Searching Google like a Boss

Searching Google like a Boss

Our daily lives revolve around searching on Google for almost everything. It’s a simple, yet essential task. As per a report, Google processes approximately 63,000 search queries every second, translating to 5.6 billion searches per day. Now, that’s a lot of information on the web. You should learn to effectively search the web using Google. Use these pro tips and start searching Google like a boss.

Keep it simple Silly!

If you are searching for a particular topic, be as specific as possible. E.g. if you are searching for a celebrity, simply type the name, like Tom Cruise. Furthermore, if you want to get the movies of that celebrity name movies, like Tom Cruise Movies.

Spelling: Who cares!

Google has its spell checker, you don’t have to worry about the spelling. Try to be as close to the word as possible. Keep your focus on the subject.

Use Unique keyword

Try multiple unique keywords to get relevant results. If you are looking to download an mp3 song say “My Heart will go on“, do not merely enter the song name. Try this keyword instead My Heart will go on mp3 download. Using these unique keywords, you specify the type of file you wanted and is available for download as well.

Keywords are case-insensitive

Yes, you heard it right, John Miller and JOHN MILLER will fetch you the same results. Try it yourself.

Special Characters, Punctuation are exempted from Search

Google ignores punctuation such as full stop, comma, and brackets,  as well as special characters like !@#%^&*()[]/ so don’t even try to use them.

Less is Good

Start your search using one to three keywords and then filter those results by adding keywords gradually. Let us suppose you want to get all the information about James Bond characters in the bond movies. Try searching James bond and then filter by adding actors, cars, places, etc.

Quotation marks for exact search

If you want results for an exact keyword and in the exact order try putting quotation marks around the keyword. This is helpful if you are looking for quotes or a phrase. Try searching “quality is not an act”.

Speech recognition: Searching by voice

Google have launched audio speech recognition, you can use this feature in google chrome, android supported devices. Just tap the microphone button and and start speaking. Try it here below.

Searching in a particular site

There are times when you want to search content from a specific website Adding site: followed by site name in your search keyword. E.g. Try this keyword “PHP for beginners“.

Searching by File Type

If you are looking for content in PDF, excel, word, or any other format. Try searching using filetype: followed by the file extension. E.g. Try this keyword “PHP books filetype:pdf“.

Get movie timing in your city theater

The most sought-after thing for a movie buff is the movie timing, try entering the keyword “movie and your location” and hit enter. You will be getting all the show timing, movie details, theater location.

Discover restaurants, local business around your city

If you are feeling hungry after reading all the above tricks, grab some grilled chicken at KFC . Find out the nearest outlet around. just enter <brand or store> in <your city>. E.g KFC in kolkata or McDonalds in kolkata.

Search Google Images using advanced image options

On the Google home page, provide the keyword first, select the Images tab. once the result is available select the tools tab/button to get advance options.

Search Images on google using Advanced image search

Get time for a city or country

To get the time for a particular city or country in an instant just enter time followed by city or country name, E.g. Time Kolkata.

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Vikash Kumar on

These are some nice tricks. Very good. Keep posting.

Rajiv Shaw on

Very nice tips.. Excellent post

Shahriaz Khan on

Nice one. Helped me searching things more faster now.


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