25 Easy Google Tips And Tricks To Help You Find Exactly What You’re Looking For

Posted by , Updated on August 20, 2015

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You can find pretty much anything in Google. After all, it’s the number one search engine out there…by far. Google has gotten so good at figuring out what you’re looking for that it even finishes your search query for you (with sometimes hilarious results). It’s true, Google is the number one place to go for online searches. However, just because it’s the most popular search engine out there, doesn’t mean you are guaranteed to find what you’re looking for. Sometimes, you have to play with Google a little bit to find that specific cat video or that elusive fail gif. Professional Googlers know what to do to find such rarities, but do you? Well, if you don’t you’re about to. Whether you’re a level expert googler or just a soccer mom trying to figure out how to get to practice on time these are 25 Easy Google Tips And Tricks To Help You Find Exactly What You’re Looking For.

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Ok so we'll start with the obvious (you'd be surprised!). Placing a phrase in quotation marks will search for exactly that phrase. This means the word order and spacing will be preserved.

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Use asterisks as placeholders. This is especially useful if you're searching for a phrase but can't remember some of the words.

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Exclude terms by place a hyphen directly in front of them

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To only search for GIFs, just click on "Search Tools" while you are in Google Image Search. Now select "Type" and choose "Animated".

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Use two periods to set a range, for example when searching for a certain price.

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