Google Search Tips

If you were not aware, here are some of the best kept search secrets that make Google a highly useful to power users and SEO specialists.

First the basics

  • Ignore capitalization, punctuation and spelling – Search engines, with exception of perhaps, ignore punctuation and most like Google will attempt/suggest to correct your spelling
  • Exact versus broad – To search for an exact phrase, enter in your text like the following: “best restaurant in san francisco” instead of Best Restaurant in San Francisco.
  • Use ignore words with the minus sign in front of them. Strawberry Cake –butter

More advanced tricks

  • Search specific types of sites with campus housing site:edu
  • Or search a specific site such as campus housing
  • Or search for related pages

Additional features include anything from currency and math to tracking packages and using your mobile phones camera to learn about your surroundings.

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