Finding useful information on the World Wide Web is something many of us do. We can find information about anything by searching online. Google is the most popular search engine available, but navigating it can sometimes be tricky.
But most people don’t use it to its best advantage. Do you just plug in a keyword or two and hope for the best? That may be the quickest way to search, but with more than 30 trillion pages in Google’s index, it’s still a struggle to pare results to a manageable number.
Google’s algorithm keeps improving, and without context, it’s hard for Google to know exactly what you’re looking for, especially if your inquiry is highly specific. But there are a few tricks for searching that can help you quickly find the results you’re looking for. Tricks like formatting and punctuation can really help narrow down your search.
So learn some of these tricks on how to be effective at “Googling”: