读了一些关于google 搜索的诀窍，觉得挺有意思，所以我决定做点小研究，来整理一下这些诀窍。以下是我找到的： 1.Use quotes to search for an exact phrase Google might return results including the phrase, but it will also return results that include all those words—but not necessarily in that exact order. It may even suggest results that do not include those words, but related words. For example, when...
1.Use quotes to search for an exact phrase
Google might return results including the phrase, but it will also return results that include all those words—but not necessarily in that exact order. It may even suggest results that do not include those words, but related words. For example, when I search my own name: Sihan Ding. The Search results I may get can be Sihan Ding, or spread in a sentence, like xxx Sihan yyyy kidding, or even Sihan Qing (not sure why google thinks these two are related).
When you want to search for an exact phrase, you should enclose the entire phrase in quotation marks. This tells Google to search for the precise keywords in the prescribed order.
2. Use an asterisk within quotes to specify unknown or variable words
When you search
Here’s a lesser known trick: searching a phrase in quotes with an asterisk replacing a word will search all variations of that phrase. It’s helpful if you’re trying to determine a song from its lyrics, but you couldn’t make out the entire phrase (e.g. ‘imagine all the * living for today’), or if you’re trying to find all forms of an expression (e.g. ‘* is thicker than water’).
Also, ‘*’ can also represent part of a word. E.g., a search for architect* will search for architect, but also architectural, architecture, architected, architecting and any other word which starts with architect.
3. Use the minus sign to eliminate results containing certain words
You’ll want to eliminate results with certain words if you’re trying to search for a term that’s generating a lot of results that aren’t of interest to you. Figure out what terms you’re not interested in (e.g. jaguar -car) and re-run the search.
4. Search websites for keywords:
Think of the “site:” function as a Google search that searches only a particular website. If you want to see funny things in youtube, use the search “funny things site:youtube.com”. (This is perhaps not a good example, since there is already a search engine in youtube. This function is more relevant for website what does not have an in-site search engine itself, but you get my point, :) )
5. Use ‘in’ to search for the exact format
For example, search: call center analytics in pdf, means searching documents regarding call center analytics in pdf format, or ‘in doc’ for related word files, ‘in xlsx’ for excel files or ‘in ppt’ for powerpoint.
6. Use “DEFINE:” to learn the meaning of words or slang included
This is used to know the definition of a word or slang. Example: Define YOLO.
7. Search for related sites
The related qualifier is useful for finding similar sites. Searching for ‘related:bbc.com’ for instance, will bring up the websites of other news organisations that Google deems the most similar to the bbc. Note that there should be no space between ‘:’ and ‘bbc.com’.
8. Either OR
Default text searches find results with all the words of the query. By using the OR term you can search for one or another term, not just all the terms. OR searches can be useful for finding things that you’re not sure which term will be used from a known list.
9. Synonym search
Sometimes it’s useful to search for a less specific term. If you’re not sure which term will be used you can use synonym search. For example, ‘~house in Amsterdam’ will not only return you results regarding houses, but also apartments and rooms.
10. Search between two values
Searching for something with a qualifier between two ranges is a good way of answering questions. For instance, if you’re looking for the who were the British prime ministers between 1920 and 1950 a search using british prime minister 1920.. 1950 will bring up results with dates ranging between 1920 and 1950.
That’s your search term followed by two full stops and a space.
11. Search the word in the body, title or URL of a page.
Sometimes you only want to find text either within the URL, body or title of a page. Using the qualifier inurl:will search just within the url. The qualifier intext:will search within the body, while intitle:will search only within a page title. For example, intitle:review will bring up all the articles with “review” in the page title.
Note that there should be no space between ‘inurl:’ and the word you are searching.
12. Search news archives going back to the mid-1880s
Google News has an option to search over 100 years’ worth of archived news from newspapers around the world.
13. Compare foods using “vs”
Example, apple vs banana.