If you use it right, Google is the most powerful tool in the world. But the truth is most people suck at it. Here are 8 Googling tips that you probably don’t know:
1- “Quotation markets”
Put quotes around search terms to let you search exactly for that word.
All results will have your terms in it.
Example: “Pakistani dramas”
Gives you all Pakistani dramas search results without just “Pakistani” or just “drama”.
If you want to exclude a term from your search, include a hyphen before that word.
You just want biryani not pulao.
3- ~ Tilde
Use tilde when you want synonyms to appear in the result.
Example: dance ~classes
Here you only get dance classes, lessons, coaching, etc.
Use this to search within a specific website only.
Example: Nawaz Sharif site:pknama.com
This searches for Nawaz Sharif mentions on website (pknama dot com).
5- | Vertical bar
Same purpose as OR.
Example: Nawaz | Shahbaz
Nawaz OR Shahbaz
6- .. Two Periods
Use two periods to search within 2 number ranges.
Example: movies 1978..2001
Find information related to a particular location.
Example: behari kebab location:karachi
Filter by a certain file type related to your search.
Example: warren buffet filetype:doc
This filters out all the click bait news Buffet news article you don’t want to read.