How often do you turn to Google? Every day? Multiple times a day?
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When it comes to finding what you want, some tricks make the job easy. Here are 10 Google tips to try:
1. Filter search results by date
Let’s say you’re researching, and you only want to find results from the past five years. If you filter by date, you can make sure old links aren’t clogging your search results.
Here’s what to do. First, type in your phrase. Then, tap on Tools, click on Any Time and click on Custom range.
Then, a little box called Custom date range will pop up, along with a calendar. You can insert the start and end dates. This way, you’re filtering results to ensure you don’t get a single search result outside these time boundaries. From there, just hit Go.
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2. Exclude keywords you don’t need
It’s annoying when you’re looking for one thing, and results for another keep coming up. With this trick, you can exclude keywords you don’t need.
Do you need to exclude a word? Place a minus sign (-) in front of the word you don’t want.
Throw a plus sign (+) in front of any word you want to stress as important.
3. Search for files