Article Getting more out of Google searches

Making the most of Google search tools and advanced operators

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    Getting more out of Google searches - Making the most of Google search tools and advanced operators

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    V_R ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Moderator

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    Good article, Some of the advanced stuff I'd forgotten all about, a handy reminder. :)

    You have a rogue smiley that crept in though.

    • Specific site: You can limit your search to a specific site by putting "site:" in front of a site or domain. For example, “site:pcreview.co.uk ryzen” will bring up all mentions of ‘Ryzen’ on pcreview.co.uk. This can be a useful way to find what you’re looking for on a site that doesn’t have a good search feature.
     
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    Haha! :lol: Guess the editor missed that one...

    Glad to hear you found it useful :thumb:
     
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    V_R ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Moderator

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    Yeah I had honestly forgotten about wildcards and number ranges. Just don't use them enough I guess...

    Will make a point of doing so now!
     
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    Nice little refresher course there, Becky. :thumb:

    It's amazing what you forget.:blush:
     
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    Thanks @nivrip!

    Wildcards are really useful, but I think the search operator I use the most is 'site:' - it's great for places like reddit that have an awful built-in search. Quote marks for finding an exact group of words is pretty handy too :)
     
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    Indeed I use the site operator a lot, a lot of sites built in search is God awful!
     
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    I got frustrated with Google when I couldn't find the exact info I was looking for, and then I read an article that Google is a horizontal search engine. The executives at Google knew that a vertical search engine would be a serious threat to there dominance, so they put anti-competitive practices to hide other more effective search engines in their results. This is a web site explaining the issue: www.searchneutrality.org/
     
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