12 Google Search Tips For Best Search Results

12 Google Search Tips For Best Search Results


Many of us uses Google to search for different types of content on the internet. For instance, students mostly search for the topics related to their education. Content creators have their own several queries that they solve with the help of Google search.

With the help of Google search, people can find interesting blogs of any niche. Furthermore, people can read news articles, watch live cricket scores, and listen to songs, podcasts, audiobooks etc. And many more things can be accomplished with the help of Google search.

In comparison to other search engines, Google search gives more accurate and best matching results for the search query. And this is the reason why, about 8.5 billion searches are performed on Google on daily basis.

Moreover, according to StatCounter website, Google has the search engine market share of 91.61%. And other search engines like Bing has 3.38%, Yandex has 1.65%, Yahoo! has 1.12% , Baidu has 0.96% and DuckDuckGo has only 0.51% of search engine market share.

Coming back to the Google search, most people do not utilise Google search to its full potential. In this article you will come to know about 12 Google search tricks and tips that you can use to get better search results for your queries. So, keep reading this article and let’s see different Google search tips one by one.

Best Google Search Tips To Get Accurate Search Results:

  Use Quotes To Get Exact Matches In Search Results:

Use Quotes To Get Exact Matches In Search Results


In case you wish to search for specific words or phrases in a particular order then you should wrap the phrases or words in quotes. So, you should enter your search term something like “Your Search Query” on Google to get exact search results.

“Your Search Query”

For instance, if you search for "tips for improving writing skills" on Google. Then it will come up with the search results that contains the exact same phrase “tips for improving writing skills” with every word in the same order. As you can see in the image above.

Search Within Specific Site:

Search Within Specific Site


Do you want Google to return articles or contents on particular topic from specific site? Then to do that you have to simply add site: before the query that you are searching on Google. For instance, when you search site:novadroid360.com "Robotics" then google will fetch the article or contents from novadroid360.com that are based on Robotics.

site:novadroid360.com "Robotics"


Exclude Specific Terms From Search Results:

Exclude Specific Terms From Search Results

In case if you want that a particular term or phrase do not appear in the Google search results then you have to simply put before that term or phrase. This will show you the results excluding the word before which you have placed sign.

For instance, when you search on Google about travel places in jharkhand -wikipedia by using  sign you are telling google to exclude those results that contains the Wikipedia term. So, it will pull results from best possible sites for the query except Wikipedia. 

travel places in jharkhand -wikipedia


Use Of Wildcard Character In Search:

Use Of Wildcard Character In Search


Wildcard character * is very much helpful in Google search if you are either unsure or forgotten any term in your search question. By the use of wildcard character in your search question, Google will replace the * with appropriate search term(s).

For instance, when you search * is the best policy google will show you the results of Honesty is the best policy. It will find a suitable word(s) by itself.

 * is the best policy


Find Images of Specific Size on Google:     

Find Images of Specific Size on Google


If you are thinking of searching images of a certain size, then you should enter the mentioned key term with a colon like imagesize: and then mention the width as well as height of the image in pixels. For instance, when you search for spiderman images imagesize:1366x768 then Google will give you every image result of Spiderman topic with image size of 1366 x 768 pixels. 

This search trick is best when you are searching Google for wallpapers for your smartphones, laptops, or desktops to name a few. And there can be several other use cases of this trick. So, let’s see the next Google search tips.

spiderman images imagesize:1366x768


 Search On Google For A Particular File Type:

Search On Google For A Particular File Type


Sometimes we need to search for a certain file extension on Google such as .ppt,.pdf,.mp3 to name a few. You can do so by adding filetype:extension key term in your search question. Where extension can be any file extension such as pdf, ppt, etc.

For example, when you will search for artificial intelligence filetype:pdf then google will give you those results that are pdf documents based on Artificial Intelligence topic.

artificial intelligence filetype:pdf


Apply OR, AND Logic To Your Searches:

Apply OR, AND Logic To Your Searches


If you need to search for the two terms simultaneously on Google, then you can use AND logic between the two terms. For instance, when you will search for cars AND bikes then Google will fetch those results which will have both the terms which is cars as well as bikes.  

And in case if you want that search results should contain either of the two terms then you should use OR logic between the two terms. So, for example if you search for cars OR bikes then Google will display search results that contains either cars or bikes and may contain both terms.

cars AND bikes


 See Google Cache Version Of The Website:

See Google Cache Version Of The Website


If you want to see the cached version of a website on Google, then simply use the given key term with a colon : like cache:websitename and put the website name. For instance, if you search for cache:novadroid360.com on Google it will give cached website details of our blog. Moreover, Google stores the cache version of websites to give search results fast.

cache:novadroid360.com


Use Google As A Calculator:

Use Google As A Calculator


Let’s say you have opened Google search page and for some reason you want to calculate something on it. Then how to calculate anything on Google? Well, the answer is simple you have to simply put the expressions on search box and hit enter button on your keyboard.

Like I have entered the expression something like 50*34+73 and Google has given me the result after calculation as 1773. In addition to that it will show you the way it calculated the expression along with that it also opens up a calculator on the search page in case you want to calculate some more numbers.

50*34+73


 Search For Weather Information By Zip Code: 

Search For Weather Information By Zip Code

 

In previous tips we have seen several ways to enhance Google search results. Now, in this we all will see how to search for weather information by zip code. The only thing you need to remember the zip code to see the weather data of that particular zip code.

For instance, I have searched for the weather of zip code 32244. The format to use this search tips is simple as you have to enter weather *zip code*, where in place of zip code enter your desired zip code. And then hit enter button on your keyboard. And it will show you the weather data of that pin code or zip code.

weather *32244*


Money Conversions by using Google Search:

Money Conversions by using Google Search


Yes, you read that right you can use Google search page for money conversions purposes. For example, if you want to convert USD (United States Dollar) to INR (Indian rupee) all you have to do is simply enter usd to inr and hit enter button. It will open a page where you can perform conversions easily and several other data is displayed on the page related to both currencies. You can try this with other currencies as well.

usd to inr


Unit conversions:

Unit conversions


As you can perform money conversions on Google likewise you can also carry out unit conversions as well. Well, to do the same simply enter the units and put to word in between.  For example, if you want to convert centimeter (cm) to millimetre (mm) then you have to enter cm to mm and Google will help you with the unit conversions.

cm to mm


Final Words:

I hope that you have got the tips for effective Google search along with these tips also try to add relevant terms to your search query. In addition to that, try to add important words only to get the best search results. In case if you found this article helpful consider sharing this article with your friends and family. Thank you for reading till this end and I will soon come up with a new blog post. And have a nice day ahead and keep visiting Novadroid360.

He is a passionate Tech Enthusiast who loves to read and write about fascinating technologies. Before becoming a tech blogger he was an IT Trainer in an institute. He loves to play PC games in free time and his all time favourite PC game is GTA V. And sometimes he spends time in nature when free. Instagram

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