Google Tips

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Google Search Tips 2005

Here are some search syntax basics and advanced tricks for You might know most of these, but if you spot a new one, it may come in handy in future searches.
  • A quote/ phrase search can be written with both quotations ["like this"] as well as a minus in-between words, [like-this].
  • Google didn’t always understand certain special characters like [#], but now they do; a search for [C#], for example, yields meaningful results (a few years ago, it didn’t). This doesn’t mean you can use just any character; e.g. entering [t.] and [t-] and [t^] will always return the same results.
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