Google Syntax: Making Google Easier

Google is one of the easiest tools to use on the internet. Just type in what you’re looking for and most likely you’ll get it. But there are actually even easier ways to find the results you’re looking for. Here are a list of Syntaxs to know to enhance you’re Google skills.

How would you search for an exact word or phrase?

To find an exact word or phrase just put ” around the word or phrase.

For Example: “How tall is Dwight Howard?”

How would you search for something on a specific site?

To search something from a specific site just type in what you’re looking for, followed by site:, then the site you want to search on.

For Example: James Bond site: IMBD.com

How would you correctly search for a definition?

To search for a definition just put define: before the word.

For example:  define:orgranization

How would you search for a specific product available within a specific price range?

To find a specific product for a specific price range just put the first price, followed by “..”, followed by the next price.

For example:  Shoes $50..$100

How would you search for a specific filetype?

To search for filetype just include filetype: and then the type of file you are looking for.

For example: Test notes filetype: .doc

How would you include or ignore words in your search?

To include or ignore words in your search just put either a + or a – in front of the word.

For Example: Toronto Sports -leafs

How would you find sites/pages similar to an existing one?

To find similar pages just put related: in front of the existing one.

Example: related:www.tsn.ca

How would you confirm the exact form of a quote even if you were missing some of the words?

If you are missing some of the words, just include a * instead of the missing word.

For example: Never going to give you up, never going * you down

How would search for pages containing two connected words?

To connect two seperate words just use a tidle key in between ~.

For example: ice~hockey

How would you search for social media content containing a specific tag?

To search for a specific social media tag use # to find the tag.

For example: #TMLtalk

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