Google Searches: Tips for Using the Search Engine Efficiently

1. How would you search for an exact word or phrase?
To search for an exact word or phrase, simply type it within quotation marks.
Example: To search for the song The Ring of Fire, type: “The Ring of Fire”

2. How would you search for something on a specific site?
To search for something on a specific site, type “site: (web address)” after the subject.
Example: To search for music videos by Lana Del Rey, you would type: “Lana Del Rey site: youtube.com”

3. How would you correctly search for a definition?
To search for a definition, type “define: (word)”
Example: If you want to know the definition of the word Satire, type: “define: satire”

4. How would you search for a specific product available within a specific price range?
To search for a specific product available within a specific price range, you would first type the product name followed by the lowest to highest price separated by two periods.
Example: Canon camera $800..$1100

5. How would you search for a specific filetype?
To search for a specific filetype, type “filetype:” followed by the type you are searching for.
Example: If you wanted to search for gifs you would type: “filetype: gif”

6. How would you include or ignore words in your search?
To include words in your search type a “+” (addition symbol) before the word. To ignore words in your search type a “-“ (minus symbol) before the word.

7. How would you find related pages?
To find related pages, type “related:” followed by the URL.

8. How would you find a topic, searching all available synonyms of a word?
To search using all available synonyms for a word, insert a tilde symbol (~) before the word you are searching.
Example: ~ sushi

9. How would you find the time in another country?
To find the time for another country, simply type “time” before the chosen location.
Example: time Tokyo

10. How would you find out how many Egyptian pounds you get for $20 Canadian dollars?
Type the following: “20 CAD to Egyptian Pound” 

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