We all use the Google search engine for a variety of reasons. But effectively it is not used by many people. The results may not always be what you wanted them to be.

Google Search is more usable than we think, as strangers know. Today, we will show you how to use Google Search effectively to get the exact results you want.

1.Use The Tabs

The first is to use tabs. Whenever you search for something on Google, you will find many tabs such as Web, Image, News, Maps, etc. Choosing the right tabs will save you a lot of time.

2.Use Quotes

Searching on Google using phrases is a much more effective way. For example, if you search for “Men Hairstyles”, Google will only show you men hairstyles.
You can quickly find what you need by typing exactly the phrase you want to search for.

3.Use Plus

When you search for certain words on Google, you may find things that you do not need. For example, if you search for “Dog”, you will see a lot of information about dogs. Use plus (+) to find exactly what you need out of it

eg. Dog + Husky
If you search for “husky” you will find only

4.Use a Colon to search specific site

If we need to find articles or content on a website, we can use Colon (:) to find it effectively.
eg. If you search for apple:, you will only find apple related artciles on the Tech Corner Myanmar website.

5.Find a page that links to another page

Here are some lesser known tips. Instead of looking directly at a page, you can use this method to find pages that link to that page

eg. link:

If you do, you will find pages linked to the New York Time Official Website.

6.Use the asterisk wildcard

This tip is one of the most useful tips. Can be used to search for songs. If you hear a song lyrics and you do not remember everything, this tip is very useful if you want to know the name of the song.
Just type asterisk (*) into the lyrics you remember and Google will search for the song.

eg. love * is * prize

If you do, the lyrics will be inaccurate but will find the relevant song.

7. Find sites that are similar to other sites

Here are some tips to help you find a website similar to the one you are looking for.

eg. Search: and you will find similar shopping websites with amazon.

8. Use Google search to do math

Here are some cool tips from Google search. With these tips you can ask google to do math.

eg. 8 * 5 + 5
If you ask them to explain, they will give you 45 answers.

9. Search for multiple words at once

Instead of typing a few words, you can quickly find the answer you need by typing the complete phrase you want to search for.
For example, How to prepare for a job interview
If you search for “job interview” you will only find information related to job interview.

10. Search a range of numbers

Here are some suggestions on how to look or get an appointment for antique items.

eg. England Premier League Champion… 2004
eg. 41… 43
If you search for the example above, Google will find the exact answer to the number seven.

11. Keep it simple

If you want to find something, simply searching for words and phrases is a more effective way.
If you want to find a restaurant nearby, restaurants near me
Google will search for restaurants near you as soon as you type

12.Gradually add search terms

Searching three times over a word will give you a better answer than just searching for one word at a time.

* First try: job interviews
* Second try: prepare for job interviews
* Third try: how to prepare for a job interview

If you search for it three more times like the example above, Google will find the best answer for your search.

13.Use words that website use

Here are some tips to help you get started: When we want to find a website, we usually use the words we are using. But websites do not always use the words we speak. Therefore, you should search with the words used by websites to get a better answer.
For example, instead of searching for My Head Hurts, search for Headache relief.

14.Use Important words only

If you search for something, Google will give you better results by using only the most important words instead of many.
For example, if you are looking for a Chinese restaurant nearby
Type Chinese restaurants near me.

15. Google search has shortcuts

Another way is to use the shortcuts in Google search.
For example
* Weather * zip code * – Google will search for the weather by typing the zip code of the place you want to search in the zip code field.
* Time * place * – Google will find the time of the place by entering the place you want to find in the Place field.
* Define: * word * – Google will search for the meaning of the word by entering the word you want in the Word field.

16. Spelling doesn’t necessarily matter

You do not have to worry about spelling mistakes when searching on Google. Even if you misspell it, Google can help you find what you are looking for.

17.Use Descriptive Word

If you are looking for something, searching for words that are more practical can also give you better results.
For example, How to install drivers in Window OS? Instead of searching for Troubleshoot driver problems Windows OS, you will find a more specific answer.

18.Find a specific file

This is a little-known feature of Google Search. If you want to find a file you previously searched for, you can use these tips.
eg. * Search term here * filetype: pdf
In the Search term here field, enter the name of the file you want to search for and Google will return the file you searched for.

19.Money and Unit conversions

Here is another useful Google search tip. You can use it if you want to convert currencies from one unit to another.
For example, if you search for miles to km, Google will search for a convector that converts miles to miles.
If you type USD To MMK, Google will search for a convector that converts USD to MMK.

20.Track Your Packages

And last but not least, the Google search engine can help you find the perfect package.
Type in any UPS, USPS, FedEx tracking number into a Google search to find out where your package has arrived.

If you have any other useful Google search tips, you can add them in the comments.

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