Dec 28, 2018

More Google Tips

Either this or that is effective if you are not exactly sure of the information you are searching. Put in a few potential variations of what you are looking for, and separate them by typing the “|“ symbol. You can also use "or". Then it is easy to choose the result that makes the most sense. For instance, "Chuck or Tom".

If you need to find websites on a given subject rather than those that include a specific phrase, add the "~" symbol to your search. For example, if you search for the term "healthy ~food" you will get results about the principles of healthy eating, cooking recipes, as well as healthy dining options.


Sometimes you read an interesting article on a website and find yourself subsequently wanting to share it with your friends or simply reread it. The easiest way to find the desired piece of information again is to search within the website. To do this, type the address of the site, then a key word or entire phrase from the article, and it should come up immediately. For instance try shubsthoughts Google (no " marks).

If you found something you really like online and want to find similar websites, type in "related:" and then the address of the site, without a space between them. For example try related:twitter.com.

If you type in the words i love you without quotation marks, Google will show the results where these words appear in any order on a website. However, if you type "i love you" within quotation marks, you will get only those results where these words appear in the order you typed them. This is a great way to find lyrics to a song when you might just remember one line from it.