Google Search

We all spend lots of time in front of computers. If you've ever used the internet, chances are, you have performed a Google Search. If you've done a Google Search, you have probably not always come up with what you looking for. Then, this article is for you!

Check out my first article on Google Search Tips, 5 Google Search Tips.

Synonyms

You can use a ~ directly in front of a word to search for the typed in word and its synonyms. For example, "car ~guide," will return car guide and car manual. It's a great way to get popular keywords in one search. In this case, you wouldn't care if you got a car guide or car manual as long as it contained information you cared about. 

Range

Wouldn't it be great to find a way to look for Laptops between $300 and $400 in price in a Google Search? Well, it is quite simple to do actually. The syntax is "Laptop $300..$400", and voilà. This can save a lot of time by removing searches you don't care about. In this example, a laptop may have the best reviews ever, but it wouldn't matter if it was $1500! 

Conversions

I'm one of those people lucky enough to essentially have internet access wherever I go. This makes Google my go-to tool for conversions. Google allows you to use its built-in calculator to do conversions. For example you can type in, "1 C to F" and the answer will appear right on the search window. There is no need to go to click on one of the hits anymore. If you are buying an item from another country, you can perform currency conversions as well. Other conversions may take some tinkering, but they should prove to be worthwhile. 

Dictionary

Google has a built-in dictionary and it is quite easy to use. The syntax for it is "define:" followed the desired word. For example, "define: map" would yield the results below. Again, this is another time saver because you do not need to go to another website to get the information you need.

Google Dictionary

 

Linked Pages

I think this is a gem for those writing on Infobarrel. If you wanted to see if others were linking to your articles, this is for you! You simply type in "linked:Inforbarrel.com" and all sites linking to the desired URL will show up. Of course, if you wanted to map out the URL's pointing to an article, you need to change the URL to match the article's URL. 

 

I hope these tips boosted your productivity today! Let me know if you found it helpful, by leaving a comment or if you want to just Hi, that's cool too!