Struggling To Find Something? Try These Tricks

The innovations of the last twenty years have made information on just about any topic available to you any time, any where. When's the last time you looked in an encyclopedia for something instead of just "googling" it? Try some of these tricks the next time you're having a hard time finding something on Google, and see if it helps you find the information you need more efficiently!


  1. Search for specific phrases within quotation marks (“”). This way, Google will only return results with your exact phrase in them.


  1. Remove certain terms or phrases with a dash/minus (-). This will remove these words from your search.


  1. Add a tilde (~) to your keyword to include the keyword AND synonyms of that keyword.


  1. Add “site:” followed by a website and keyword to your search to search that keyword only within a specific website.


  1. Find out who is linking to any given website with “link:” This is great when you’re doing additional research or looking to improve your search engine optimization (SEO).


  1. Search within a specific time frame with two periods (..). This can help you narrow down search results to the most timely.


  1. Use “related:” to search for terms or websites that are similar to the one you’re already searching for.


Small Business Trends, 5/17/2019