Popular Science

Six Google search tips to find anything faster

Start searching smarter.
Google search

There's more to Google search than meets the eye.

Google is the go-to destination when you need to find something on the web—the verb "to google" even made it into the dictionary. But while everyone's heard of the popular search engine, very few know how to make the most of it.

Behind the unassuming Google interface, you'll find a host of useful tricks to help you zero in on what exactly you want to find. Looking for an obscure recipe or rare photo? Read on to start using Google like an expert.

Include and exclude keywords

Search operators

Search operators

You can include or exclude specific keywords.

David Nield/Popular Science

When you type a bunch of search terms into Google, it's smart enough to understand—more or less—what you want. However, the search engine sometimes provides results that match most of, but not all, of the

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Popular Science

Popular Science3 min read
The Artist Responsible For Those Gold-leafed Nobel Portraits Would Like To Paint Something Other Than Old White Men, Please
For two weeks every October since 2012, Niklas Elmehed’s paintings appear in thumbnails, tweets, and articles in outlets all over the world. Elmehed is the official portrait artist for the Nobel Prizes.
Popular Science1 min read
Four Stylish Leather Cases For The IPhone 11
It can cost a few hundred dollars to repair the newer iPhone screens, so unless you’re absolutely sure you’ll never drop your phone, it’s worth figuring out which case works best for you. Leather cases tend to be thinner, so they won’t make your phon
Popular Science10 min read
I Spent 13 Hours Trying To Make Mac And Cheese In A Bag. It Was A Disaster.
I never thought it was possible to be sick of mac and cheese. Now? I’m not so sure. After Panera Bread found itself at the center of a social media maelstrom for its totally reasonable method of warming up its cheesy pasta by soaking sealed bags of i