Google Search Tips and Tricks

Below is a list of example syntax styles for the Google search engine.

  1. Search for an Exact Phrase: “Badass Velociraptor”
  2. Search in a Specific Site: dinosaurs
  3. Search for a Definition: define: dinosaur
  4. Search for a List of Products: Click the “Shopping” link on the left panel options
  5. Search for a Specific File Type: list of dinosaurs filetype:pdf
  6. How to Include or Ignore Words: If a word is essential, put it in quotes. If you want to subtract a word, -Herbstosaurus (because herbstosaurus are lame)
  7. How to find related pages:
  8. How to replace words with synonyms: ~cool dinosaurs
  9. How to find a specific time for a country: time France (or Pangaea  if searching for dinosaur time)

About Connors Eilersen

I am a graduate (BFA) of Ryerson University, and I like to make things, design things, and think things.
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