How To Search For information On Google That 96% Of People Don’t Know About

Google is one of our main ways of gathering information, whether it’s looking for things for your business or personal items you’re looking to purchase. However, sometimes we can end up sifting through a huge variety of information that just isn’t what we’re looking for, which can sometimes take hours rather than minutes. This is exactly why we’ve pulled together a list of the most effective ways of searching for your desired information on Google to get what you want in seconds.

Either this or that

Sometimes we’re not entirely sure whether or not we’ve remembered the information correctly in order to search for it properly, but this doesn’t have to be a problem! Simply pop in a few potential variations of what you’re looking for and separate them by using the “|” symbol (next to the Z on the keyboard) or instead of the symbol you can also use “or”. Then it makes it easy for you to pick the results that make the most sense.

Search using synonyms

Our language is rich in synonyms. Sometimes this can be convenient when doing research online. If you’re trying to find websites on a particular subject rather than those that include a specific phrase, then add the “~” symbol to your search.

As an example, if you search the term “healthy ~food” you’ll be getting results about the principles of healthy eating, cooking recipes as well as healthy dining options.

Searching within websites

Sometimes you can read an interesting article on a website and then find yourself wanting to share it with friends or reread it and the easiest way to find the desired piece of content is to search within the website. To do this, you need to type the address of the site, then a keyword or an entire phrase from the article which should then bring it up immediately.

The power of the asterisk

When our fantastic memory decides to have a bit of a moment and stops us from recalling that one keyword, phrase or number we need in order to find what we’re looking for, then all is not lost as you can turn to the powerful “*” symbol. If you use this in place of the word/phrase you can’t remember then you should be able to find the results you’re looking for.

When lots of words are missing

If you’re missing half of a phrase, then nine times out of ten you just give up. What you should try is writing out the first and last words and putting “AROUND + (the approximate number of missing words)” between them.

Finding similar websites

If you’ve found something that you really like online and want to find some similar websites, type in “related:” and then the address of the site, again without a space between them, so it should look something like this, “”.

These are ways that help you step up your searching game and find the information you desire quicker than usual.