How would you search for an exact word or phrase?
Before typing anything into the search bar on Google, you should know what exactly you are looking for; make sure you have a short and simple phrase. Now, make sure the phrase is put in double quotations; this allows Google to only search for the exact phrase side by side and not find your words all over in the pages. For example, when searching “German Rottweiler”, you must put the phrase in double quotations so it only returns results with only information about German Rottweiler’s. Otherwise if not put in double quotations it would return results with information about “German’s” and any type of Rottweiler’s, German or American. To get exact results, the double quotations must be used.
How would you search for something on a specific site?
Searching for something on a specific website can be very simple if all tools are used the right way. The most simple method to do a search on a website is use ‘Command + F’ if you are using MAC or ‘Control + F’ if you are using Windows. This will make a small window pop-up, which will allow you to type in a specific word or words (also use synonyms if your word does not return any results) and the search will direct you to those specific words on the specific website. You would be able to browse through all the exact phrases in order.
How would you correctly search for a definition?
The easiest and correct way to search for a definition on Google is by using [define] followed by the word you want to get the definition of.
How would you search for a specific product available within a specific price range?
To search for a specific product available within a specific price range you would simply start off with inserting a [$] sign in your search bar followed by the price numerically typed with two periods splitting the price range, then followed by the name of the product itself. For example, if searching for a Samsung cellphone, I would search the following: [$400..$900 Samsung Note 5].
How would you search for a specific filetype?
To search for a specific file type on Google you simply insert [filetype] followed by the type of file you are searching for. To search a file on a specific phrase or company, you simply put the phrase in double quotations followed by [filetype] and type of file (ex. ppt or excel).
How would you include or ignore words in your search?
To include words in your Google search, you will have to add [~] followed by the word. For example, if you are searching on Google for Rottweiler’s but you want to see both, American and German Rottweiler’s, you simply insert the following [“Rottweiler’s” ~ German ~ American]. On the other hand if you want to exclude words from your search you simply insert [-]. For example, if you only want to see results of American Rottweiler’s, you insert the following [“Rottweiler’s” – German].
How would you find sites/pages similar to an existing one?
To find sites/pages similar to an existing one, you simply insert the following into Google search: [related] followed by the website URL you want similar results to.
How would you confirm the exact form of a quote even if you were missing some of the words?
To confirm the exact form of a quote even if you are missing some words from the quote, you simply insert the words you know from the quote in the Google search bar with an asterisk [*] replacing the words you think you are missing.
How would search for pages containing two connected words?
To search for pages containing two connected words, you simply add [AND] between the two words to find specific results or you simply insert the two words in double quotations, in which you don’t have to add [AND].
How would you search for social media content containing a specific tag?
To search for social media content containing a specific tag, you simply insert [#] followed by the tag you are looking for in your Google search.