Google has changed a lot the way we see the web. Google Search helps us find anything we want only by typing some words in a box. But that is not all. The infographic below shows how to become a master at searching by using some tips and tricks.
Some of us know already how to use parameters like: site, filetype, intitle, author and operators. But it is much easier to simply ask: Whats is that? or How do I do that? Well, that is not helpful and we should learn a bit how to communicate effectively in order to get the best search results.
Let’s take a very easy example outlined in the image below:
- what do you search: posts written by NYTimes that mention test score in college without SAT and which were written between the years 2008 and 2010.
- you will write in Google Search box-> site:nytimes.com ~college “test scores” -SAT 2008..2010
- site:nytimes.com – all the pieces of info from that site only
- ~college – it searches related words also, like higher education
- “test scores” – searches this exact string
- -SAT – the results that mention SAT are voided
- 2008..2010 – searches posts from 2008 – 2010
We have to thank Hack College for putting together this very useful and interesting infographic about search tips. I think we really needed it since there are still junk results when we search for whatever.
Created by: HackCollege