Posted: 7 January, 2015 by Justin Hill

Googling. We've been doing it wrong

Tips and tricks on how to Google like a boss

Tags: google, tips and tricks, tech, kim kardashian, kanye west, life hack

While Google is getting pretty smart at answering our terribly worded questions (usually at 4am on a Sunday morning), we all agree that we could use a little hand to get what we need, the first time around...

Here are some helpful handy tips on how to Google like a boss - they're so easy even your Nanna could do it...


 

To search one site only – type ‘site:’ and the web address into the search barTo search for an EXACT PHRASE – put quotation marks around your phrase in the search bar

To EXCLUDE something from your search – put a dash ahead of the item

To search within a year range – put the first year followed by two fullstops, then the second year

Need quick definitions? Type DEFINE: and the word you want to check in the search bar

Need a quick calculation? Use +, -, *, / and brackets like you would in Excel

Don’t know the lyrics to a song? Type out the parts of the lyric you know and put an asterix around the word you’re not sure on. Google will search that phrase knowing that the words you’ve asterix’d could be anything

Want pizza nearby? You don’t even need to put your suburb in, just type ‘Pizza Places Nearby’ and Google will use your GPS to figure it out for you!

Tags: google, tips and tricks, tech, kim kardashian, kanye west, life hack

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