10 Tips to use Google search like a Pro

Here are a few tricks to Google like a Pro! Learn these simple tips to instantly find exactly what you're searching for.

1. "Quote marks"

1. "Quote marks"

Put the words between quote marks to search for an exact, specific phrase. This way, you'll only get results that contain these exact words in this specific order.

2. Include a term

2. Include a term

Use the + sign to get results with both words included.

3. Find a specific type of file

3. Find a specific type of file

Use the phrase Filetype: to only get files of one specific kind.

4. Search within a website

4. Search within a website

Use the phrase site: and only get results from a specific website.

5. Exclude a term

5. Exclude a term

By using - before a word, you'll only get results that don't include it.

6. Use Google as a calculator

6. Use Google as a calculator

Just type your calculus in the search bar and Google will do the math for you.

7. Use Google as a currency converter

7. Use Google as a currency converter

All you need to do is type the currencies you want to convert in the search bar.

8. Use Google as a dictionary

8. Use Google as a dictionary

Type define: before the word and Google will define it for you.

9. Either OR

9. Either OR

Use OR to search for one or another term, not just all the terms. It comes useful when you're not sure which of them you actually need.

10. Use * to fill in the blanks

10. Use * to fill in the blanks

When you don't remember a phrase, or a quote exactly, you can use * to fill in the missing words.

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