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How do you get better search methods with Google?


 

The average internet user does three to four Google searches per day, most of these queries simply consist of one or more terms but many people don't know that there is a smarter way to search, specifically, that uses factors. Turn on advanced search, this might sound a bit technical but it is better for the user.


We'll show you some of the most popular search operators, and examples of how they can be used, according to TheNextWeb.


If you want to search for a specific set of terms, just place it between the double-quotes.


Example: Elon Musk or if you want Google to retrieve results for any of several topics, for example, Elon musk or tesla.


And if you want Google to retrieve results that contain multiple topics, Google currently does that automatically but it can be useful especially when used with other examples, for example, Elon Musk and weeds


The minus sign can be used to exclude certain terms from the search results, the query form will display results about Elon Musk that have nothing to do with Tesla or SpaceX.

Example: Elon musk -tesla -SpaceX *


Use this when you want to search for web pages that contain two terms or phrases in a specific order, but with any amount of other words in between. Example: Elon musk * Twitter You can also use circular brackets like () to control how Google handles term/term sets Search terms and operators.


In the example, search results must contain Elon musk, but must also contain SpaceX or tesla, eg (SpaceX OR tesla) and Elon Musk.


About (X) If you want to search for multiple terms or phrases, they must be close to each other, as the search results must contain Elon Musk and SpaceX, and there cannot be more than three terms between them. Example: Elon musk About (3) SpaceX


The $ symbol is used if you want to search for specific numbers but the prices have to be. This also works for the euro (€) sign.


Location:


When you want to limit your results to a specific area.


The example will search for all pages on the web that you want that contain Elon musk.


Example: site: Elon musk.


intitle:


You can also force Google to search for a specific term or phrase within the title of web pages only. Example: intitle: Elon musk


allintitle:


If you want to do the same as an intitle: - only as long as there are multiple terms or phrases. The title of the webpage should contain all of these terms/phrases.


Note that you can also start a term or phrase with a minus sign (-) to exclude them from the result.


inurl: to find URL addresses with a specific piece of text in them.


Example: inurl: tesla


allinurl: the same as inurl: - but with multiple textual conditions.


Example: allinurl: tesla modelx


In the text:


You can use this operator to limit your search to the content area (body text) of web pages.


Example: intext: tesla


allintext: the same thing as intext: - but with multiple textual conditions.

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