Here are 8 Googling tips that you probably don’t know

1.Quotation markets

Put quotes around search terms to let you search exactly for that word.

All results will have your terms in it.

Example: “James Clear”

Gives you all James Clear search results without just “James” or just “Clear”.


If you want to exclude a term from your search, include a hyphen before that word.

Example: dolphins-football

You just want dolphins the animal not dolphins the professional football team.


Use tilde when you want synonyms to appear in the result.

Example: music ~classes

Here you only get music classes, lessons, coaching, etc.


Use this to search within a specific website only.

Example: Kevin Ryan

This searches for Kevin Ryan mentions on my website (chrishlad dot com).


5.Vertical bar

Same purpose as OR.

Example: Netflix | Hulu

Netflix OR Hulu

6.Two Periods

Use two periods to search within 2 number ranges.

Example: movies 1980..2000


Find news related to a particular location.

Example: Elon Musk location:sanfrancisco


Filter by a certain file type related to your search.

Example: warren buffet filetype:pdf

This filters out all the click bait news Buffet news article you don’t want to read.