Gone are the days when people used to head towards libraries and search in a pile of books for the information they needed, because this is the world of internet. We can find internet access almost anywhere, even you can activate data package on your cellphone to keep this service accessible. When one has internet connection, it's impossible not to use Google search.
Whatever information you are looking for in Google search, it will display thousands of results, and sometimes it is confusing that which result is the most trustworthy. For that reason, Dimplify has come up with 10 effective methods you can use in Google search to get more appropriate results.
Synonyms can be very helpful while searching online. To take out a list of websites that include information on the given subject rather than just a particular phrase, you can use the symbol "~" in your search.
For example, when you type "healthy ~food", this will show you the results about healthy eating, recipes, and other dining options.
When you happen to read an interesting article over a website and you want to share it with your friends or just want to read that article again, you can directly reach that article by entering the name of the website and phrase or any keyword from that article in the Google search bar.
In case you forget the complete phrase, number, or any keyword you want to search for, you can include the symbol of "*" in place of that phrase/word/number you are unable to recall. This will show you a number of results for what you were looking for.
It's okay if you don't remember so many words in a phrase that you want to look for. In this case, Google offers a simple solution. Try to write the first and the last word of the phrase and include the word "AROUND + (the approximate number of words you think are missing)" in between those words. For example, "I wandered AROUND(4) cloud".
If you want to search about a certain topic that includes all the searches in a specific period of time, write in the Google search bar the starting and the ending period separated with three dots. For example, to search about all the scientific discoveries during the 20th century, type "scientific discoveries 1900...2000".
If you are looking for the name of an article, write "intitle:" before the search expression, without any space. And if you want to find the name of the URL, write "inurl:".
While searching over the internet, if you reach any interesting website that you wish you could find many other similar ones, type "related:" with the address of that website, without using any spaces in between.
When you want to look for a complete phrase over the internet, type that phrase in the search bar within the quotation marks. This will show the results of those websites that include that whole specific phrase. This is the best way to look for the lyrics of a song.
Whereas, if you will not include the phrase within the quotation marks, the results will show all those websites that include any word from the given phrase in any order.
When you enter a query in the search bar, there may be some words you don't want to include in your search. To remove those unimportant words, type minus symbol "-" before that word.
E.g. You are looking for a list of interesting books, but you don't want to buy them, here you can write it as shown in the picture above.