TECH TIPS: Top 10 Google Search Engine Tips
What’s the best search engine? Well, for the fourth year in a row, Google was voted the best search engine by Search Engine Watch.
It certainly is my favorite Search Engine. So here are my top 10 search engine tips to use with Google. Some of these may work in other search engines, but some are unique to Google only. Go ahead – try them out yourself.
Google is not case
sensitive – that is, you can use
all small letters when you are doing your searches. So don’t bother with
the Shift Key.
Google ignores common
words like a, about, an, and,
are, as, at, be, by, from, how, i, in, is, it, of, on, or, that, the, this,
to, we, what, when, where, and which. If you use any of these words in
quotes with other words, then they are not ignored.
Use Quotes to include all
Use the + or – sign
to include additional words or not include additional words in the search
Combine the terms
Limit your search to a
Search for a website (url)
but only know one word on the website:
Find related sites to a
Looks for specific
Microsoft Works (wks, wps, wdb)
Microsoft Write (wri)
Rich Text Format (rtf)
Text (ans, txt)
Adobe PostScript (ps)
Lotus 1-2-3 (wk1, wk2, wk3, wk4, wk5, wki, wks, wku)
Lotus WordPro (lwp)
Get a definition for a
word (one of my favorite search features)
OK – try some of these neat search features – expand your horizons – but don’t steal anyone’s term paper!
Here are some websites you can learn more about searching with Google.
That's it for this week - have a great week next week and a Very Merry Christmas!
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