Since the inception of the internet, we can find information through some quick typing and then it's just a click away from us. Whether you want to satisfy your hunger pangs or write a thesis on something, Google is the key to any and every information in this world.
While some people make mistakes with the kind of search they are used to follow, others tend to follow the apt. pattern but there are some tricky ways that can save your time and energy to get quick access to information.
Sometimes while searching for a particular article within a website, we tend to go through the entire website and then search within the categories, that is a totally wrong approach. The efficient way is to type the website name and then the keyword. The desired article would be seen immediately in the search box.
Suppose you wish to search for a particular essay or poem and you don't remember half of the senctence, you can include the forgotten part using "AROUND" and then the number of words you don't remember, just type "AROUND(5)".
If you want to search a specific title or url, you can find your required information through keywords. Yes, we aren't just bragging but it is actually possible. You just have to type "inurl" (before the keyword and without any spaces in between). For example, if you wish to search a particular title and the keyword is 'papaya', just type "intitle:papaya".
Note: Don't forget to separate the word "intitle" or "inurl" and the keyword using ":".
We are often bugged by unnecessary words while searching something that limits our search process. The best way to minimalise it is just typing the unwanted word after "-" sign.
While we search for a particular word Google diverges us from our required search by listing all those websites where that word exists in their title or URL. To keep your research narrow and limited to your area of interest, just type the area where you wish to focus on. Like if we type "clean" we might get information about that word wherever it exists, instead of this fashion try to use "~ (then the area where you would like to navigate further)". Like in the picture above "clean ~nails" will give you the entire information about this topic and would not let you deviate.
Use asterisk i.e (*) in place of forgotten keywords, phrases or figures. This little symbol is just to make sure that in a case of unknown figures and words, it will help you come up with the desired search.
In case you forget about the appropriate information between two fields, then you can use "|" also by using "or" between both the variations and you are good to go!
If you want to search for a particular topic within two years, then you can simply put "and" but if you want to research between some successive time periods of say four or ten years then you can separate the starting year and the ending year with "...".
This helps mainly if you want to search a particular song, article, a dialouge or a phrase from some book. To search for an entire phrase use quotation marks.
If you wish to enlarge your search and look out within other websites matching the basic website, then you can type "related:(the website on the basis of which you are looking out for similar results).