Can you suggest tips for a better Google Search?

Dr.Sunil Vaswani June 8, 2013

Can you suggest tips to relevantly do Google Search? So that instead of many irrelevant results…

  1. Sonesh Lakhani
    June 15, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    lean the google seach and get the cetified certifficate

  2. Chinmay Sarupria
    June 9, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    If you want to search pdf,ppt then you simply have to do like this:
    filetype:pdf keyword

    Replace keyword with whatever you want to search about.

    And if you want to search all PDF on MakeUseOf then use this: filetype:pdf

    Google also has a page about Search Tips & Tricks

    12 Tips to Search Google Like An Expert

    15 Awesome Google Search Tips and Tricks

    20 Search Tips for Google Masters

  3. Leland Whitlock
    June 8, 2013 at 11:46 pm
    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani
      June 9, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      Thanks for relevant links

  4. Vishal Mishra
    June 8, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I am telling you some tips/tricks which are most commonly used :-

    (1) If you want a particular phrase in an particular order only you can use double quotes, for example - "how to use google" - this will only show results which include this phrase in this order only.

    (2) If you want results on some type of file only then you can use- filetype: for example search- how to use google filetype:pdf - this will show results only on pdf files.

    (3) If you want to search only a particular website then you can use the keyword site: for example- how to use google - this will show results only from that particular website.

    (4) If you want definition of some word then you can use the word define, for example- lotus define - this will show you the definition if lotus.

    There are many other tips/tricks but these are the most useful one.

    You can learn many more tricks on this website by Google itself.

    Thank You

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani
      June 9, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      Thanks for sincere and elaborate answer

  5. Patrick J
    June 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Well, you can use DuckDuckGo instead of Google, as it has quite a great user-experience.

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani
      June 9, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      Seems an enterprising endeavor

  6. ha14
    June 8, 2013 at 10:55 am
    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani
      June 9, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks ha14

      Yes Boolean search criteriae

      Can you enlighten on searching files for eg. pdf , ppt easily?

    • ha14
      June 9, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      title filetype:pdf
      (filetype:pdf OR filetype:ppt)
      quotation mark to conduct exact phrase search
      "title" -precision filetype:pdf
      "title" and another keyword-precision filetype:pdf
      (tile or title) and another keyword -exclusion filetype:pdf
      (tile or title) and another keyword filetype:pdf
      (tile or title) and another keyword (filetype:pdf OR filetype:ppt)
      "title" and ("title" or "title") and not "title" filetype:pdf

      Becoming a Google Search master in 5 minutes

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    • Dr.Sunil V
      June 25, 2013 at 4:40 pm


      Thanks also for adding few lines or a title for each link.
      Appending a gist or relevant lines from your links helps

  7. Tina Sieber
    June 8, 2013 at 10:50 am

    We have a cheat sheet with Google Search Tips.

    And I recently wrote an article on Boolean Search Logic, which will help you construct better searches. It also contains links to other articles on the topic.

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani
      June 9, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      Thank you for the sincere replies and links = both links from MUO

      Humble respects,
      from Dr.Sunil

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