Mostly referred as “The art of Googling”. Many times it happens that we wish to search on the Internet for some topic and we end up getting unsatisfactory results. Here is a list of hacks experts like Quincy Larson have recommended which you may consider whenever you are conducting a search for any topic.
site:example.combefore or after your keywords. Extremely helpful to search on programming websites that do not have a search functionality.
related:operator before adding the URL.
allintext:operator before the search terms.
location:operator, then add the city name.
link:operator, you can find pages that link to another url. This is probably more useful for SEOs who are searching for backlinks to a specific page.
filetype:operator to specify the particular document type you’re searching for, and Google will restrict results to pages containing those document types.
When people use Google search to hunt the web, they generally search for things using the same language that they would use for speaking. Unfortunately, websites don’t say things the way people do; instead, they try to use language that sounds professional. Let’s look at some examples.
The list goes on and on. When searching, try to use terminology you would find on a professional website. This will help you get more reliable results.
The way Google search works is to take what you search for and match it with keywords in online content. When you search for too many words, it may limit your results. That means it may actually take you longer to find what you’re looking for. Thus, it is apropos to use only the important words when searching for something. Let’s see an example.
Doing this can help Google find what you need without all the clutter. So remember, keep it simple and use important words only.
Happy Searching !