Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Google Search Tips and Tricks (Part - 1)

All the internet users in a day atleast use Google to search the information over internet. Generally the information seeker will click on the first link of the first search page. 

I like the Google Search Page because its simple and easy to use. Lets start gooogling, so do perform following steps.

Google Home Page

  • Enter your search topic or words in the textbox.

  • Now are the two buttons below the text 

    • Google Search : On click of this button, within few fracations of seconds Google will submit you the list of links as per your search words submitted in the textbox.

    • "I am feeling lucky" button on the text box will take you to the first link on the first search result page.

  1. Google's main search invisibly combines search terms with the boolean construct "AND". When you enter smoke fire - it looks for smoke AND fire.

  2. To make Google search for smoke or fire, just type smoke OR fire.

  3. Instead of OR you can type the | symbol, like this : smoke | fire

  4. Boolean connectors like AND and OR are case sensitive. They must be upper case.

  5. Search for a specific term, then one keyword OR another by grouping them with parenthesis, like this : water(smoke OR fire)

  6. To look for phrase, put them in quotes : "there's no smoke without fire"

  7. Synonym search looks for words that mean similar things. Use the tilde symbol before your keyword, like this: ~eggplant

  8. Exclude specific key words with the minus operator, new param -ebay excludes all results from eBay

  9. Common words like I, and, then and if are ignored by Google. These are called "stop words"

  10. The plus operator makes sure stop words are included. Like: fish +and chips