We’ve all been there. You type in an exact, specific, and seemingly perfect search term into Google hoping to get answers to your query only for the search engine to return nothing. Or rather, with everything. How are we supposed to find exactly what we want if there are millions of results for every little word or phrase we search? Well, we have our ways.
Search engines are the backbone of everyday internet use, but are you aware of the hidden tips and tricks available to improve your search?
Here are some pointers that'll save you Googling 'how to Google'.
Here's how to get the most out of your everyday Google searches.
Search exact phrases
Exclude a word
Search within a site
Search for words in text
Search for the words in title
Search for words in URL
Finds news related to particular location
Search for a particular filetype
Search for a number range
Check out the infographic for Google Search Features and other ways to search including Google search tricks, Google Images search tips, Google goggles, Google Trends, Google Books and Google Scholar plus a few fun tricks below.