Searching on Google is no longer a task to be taken lightly. If you go about it unprepared, you’ll waste precious time scrolling through pages and pages of listings. But if you’re clever, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in a matter of seconds.

The key to an effective web search is to narrow down the query right from the start. To help you achieve this, Lifehack has highlighted 7 simple ways of filtering Google results:

  • Use the exact phrase;
  • Exclude terms with minus;
  • Employ the asterisk (*);
  • Rely on “OR”;
  • Use synonym searches;
  • Search between two values;
  • Bring up related sites.

Whether at work or at home, you’ll find yourself being able to pinpoint information in super-quick time. You’ll also find yourself having a new relationship with the internet. One where you are a confident and masterful commander.


SOURCE:  Lifehack