I just don’t know how my life would be without Google.
Google's search engine has helped me a ton when it comes to online shopping, getting directions, and learning new factoids about a variety of topics.
I recently found an article on Lifehack.org which shares some tricks to make your Google-searching experience that was faster and easier. I pulled a few of them that I found most useful.
Searching for a deal? Google lets you search the marketplace by price range. If you want to search for something by price range just simply use two periods between the prices. For example, if you are looking for to purchase a television, type in the search bar "TV $50..$150. A lot of TV sales and advertisements will soon populate.
The hardest part about using Google is when you know what you want to search for, but can't remember its name or title. Or what about trying to find the title of a new popular song, but you can't remember all of the lyrics?
You can use an asterisk during your search to account for a word or phrase you don't know. As an example, if you were searching for a famous chicken pot pie, but you forgot the specific type. Just add in an * and Google will try to help you out.
Want Google to search for something using a specific word or words and in the order you typed it in? Put the phrase in quotes.
When you add the (“words”) it tells Google to search for this phrase or words in the order it is written unlike without the quotes it will search for all the words in the phrase but not necessarily in that order. the quotes allow that to happen.
If you want to find out more tips on ways to search in Google, just google it!