How to search on Google like a Pro?

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Tricks that can help you for searching on Google like a Pro

There are millions of websites Google manages to enlist them on its search engine. There are about 100+ techniques that a webpage requires to pass to be on top of the list. Google rates every webpage according to their way of presenting the information about the topic. Google has multiple algorithms to test these webpages and rates according to them. The highest rating acquired page tops the list on Google’s search engine. Google also provides special weightage for the websites that are been regularly top of the list.

Sometimes it happens that the webpage with better content lacks to be in the top 10 because they must be failing to pass the other techniques. However, if the webpage regularly provides good content then it might get at the top of the list in a few days. Google also modifies itself as the users’ requirement and gives the search result according to their previous activities.

Well here we have some amazing tricks that can make you use the google search like a Pro.

Tricks to search on Google like a Pro

1. Exact Words and Phrases

Quotation marks are used to search for an exact phrase or a word, For example, perform the following search and you will only get pages that contain the word “Android” followed by the word “Rookies”

“Android Rookies”

2. Excluding a Word

The Minus(-) sign allows you to specify words that shouldn’t appear in your results. For example, if you are looking for the pages about Linux distributions that don’t mention Ubuntu, use the following search

Linux distributions -Ubuntu

3. Site search

The site: operator allows you to perform a search on a specific site. For example, let’s say you are looking for information on Smartphones on Android Rookies. You could use the following search

site:androidrookies.com Smartphones

4. Related Words

The tilde (~) operator is the opposite of enclosing a single word in quotes, it searches for related words, not just the word you type. For example, if you run the following search, you would find the search results with words similar to “Smartphones”

~Smartphones

5. Time Ranges

A little-known search operator allows you to specify a specific time range. For example, use the following search to find results about Ubuntu from between 2015 and 2020

ubuntu 2015..2020

6. The Wildcard

The asterisk (*) is a wildcard that can match any word. Each * represents just one or more words. Google treats the * as a placeholder for a word or more than one word. For example, the following search will provide you with results having anything at the place of the asterisk

Smartphone *

7. File Type

The filetype: operator lets you search for files of a specific file type. For example, you could search for only PDF files

filetype:pdf Smartphone

8. ‘Intitle’

The ‘intitle:’ searches only in the page’s title for a word or a phrase. For example:

“Android vs iPhone”

9. ‘Intext’

Search for a word or phrase(in quotes) but only in the body/document text. For example:

intext:”Android vs iPhone”

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