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101 Google tips, tricks and hacks
The definitive Google search tips guide
By Karl Hodge
March 27th 2009 | T ell us what you think [ 2 comments ]

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1. The best way to begin searching harder with Google is by clicking the Advanced Search link. 2. This lets you search for exact phrases, "all these words", or one of the specified keywords by entering search terms into the appropriate box. 3. You can also define how many results you want on the page, what language and what file type you're looking for, all with menus. 4. Advanced Search lets you type in a Top Level Domain (like .co.uk) in the "Search within site of domain" box to restrict results. 5. And you can click the "Date, usage rights, numeric range and more" link to access more advanced features. 6. Save time – most of these advanced features are also available in Google's front page search box, as command line parameters. 7. Google's main search invisibly combines search terms with the Boolean construct "AND". When you enter smoke fire – it looks for smoke AND fire. 8. To make Google search for smoke or fire, just type smoke OR fire 9. Instead of OR you can type the | symbol, like this: smoke | fire 10. Boolean connectors like AND and OR are case sensitive. They must be upper case. 11. Search for a specific term, then one keyword OR another by grouping them with parentheses, like this: water (smoke OR fire) 12. To look for phrases, put them in quotes: "there's no smoke without fire" 13. Synonym search looks for words that mean similar things. Use the tilde symbol before your keyword, like this: ~eggplant 14. Exclude specific key words with the minus operator. new pram -ebay excludes all results from eBay. 15. Common words, like I, and, then and if are ignored by Google. These are called "stop words". 16. The plus operator makes sure stop words are included. Like: fish +and chips 17. If a stop word is included in a phrase between quote marks as a phrase, the word is searched for. 18. You can also ask Google to fill in a blank. Try: Christopher Columbus discovered * 19. Search for a numerical range using the numrange operator. For example, search for Sony TV between £300 and £500 with the string Sony TV £300..£500 20. Google recognises 13 main file types through advanced search, including all Microsoft Office Document types, Lotus, PostScript, Shockwave Flash and plain text files. 21. Search for any filetype directly using the modifier filetype:[filetype extension]. For example: soccer filetype:pdf

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