Everybody loves to search Google. Whether it is for personal or official, most of us browser Google. Indeed Google is the most preferred search engine on the net. A recent study reported that as many as 54% use Google as search engine, then next comes Yahoo (19%) followed by MSN (13%). This statistics shows how Google is popular among all the known search engines.
Ironically, many of us do not know how to get better search results in Google. Google has made some operators so that we could get efficient search engine results. This blog post will throw a highlight on those operators.
“+” (plus sign):
If we prefix the keyword with plus sign, then Google returns the results which contain that keyword. For example, +music shows the results that contain the word music in it.
“-” (minus sign):
If we prefix the keyword with minus sign, then Google will show the sites that does not contain that word. For example, -music shows the results that do not contain the word music in it.
“|” (pipe sign):
This means OR. For example, music|movie results in the documents that contain one of those words.
“…” (Quotation mark):
This results in the sites that contain the full phrase. For example, “free music” in Google results in the sites that contain free music.
If we use ~ symbol with the word, then it shows similar sites. For example, ~home results in the sites that contain the words similar to home like house, apartment, flat, mansion etc.
“*” (star sign):
It results in wildcard search. For example, *free results in the documents that contain free something line free music, free movies, free software, free ebooks, etc.
This operator results in the pages of the desired site. For example, site:www.onlinedownloads.org will result in the sites that are part of OnlineDownloads.ORG
This operator results in the sites that are similar to Google. So the search results in similar sites that you are searching for.
This results in the information about the website you are searching for. For example, info:www.google.com will show the information about Google.
This results in the Google cache pages. It is used when the site you are searching for is down; then Google displays the cache pages. It is also helpful when the webmasters lose their site accidentally.
Google has a built in calculator that solves arithmetic problems. It can even solve complex mathematical problems such as 5035+9*9.
Google provides you a currency converter in its search box. You can convert USD into GBP, INR into USD and many more.
These are only some of the unique functions provided by Google as the search engine. Google knows your needs and serves you the best. Access the above operators and have an efficient Google results.