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"
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
Use the + sign to get results with both words included.
3. Find a specific type of file
Use the phrase Filetype: to only get files of one specific kind.
4. Search within a website
Use the phrase site: and only get results from a specific website.
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
Just type your calculus in the search bar and Google will do the math for you.
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
Type define: before the word and Google will define it for you.
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
When you don't remember a phrase, or a quote exactly, you can use * to fill in the missing words.