Hack your Google experience
I bet half of the time you go to the internet you have to do a search. But do you know how can you make them more effective? Or do you just type what you think are keywords in hopes it will give you what you want?
Here are some very basic tips to introduce you to a more smooth search experience.
To do a search on a specific page.
Type site: page name so it only does search on a specific page, for example, if I want to find when I’ve talked about binge-watching on Medium I can do the following.
If I want to search something in a specific order, hi north, for example, I should use quote marks.
However, if I do it the other way around, “north hi” my search will be completely different since it’s order-specific:
Eliminating parts of the search
If I want to find out what I find North Black, this happens:
Since the band is so big, it’s all I get, however, I use tell google to not show me anything related to music, I can just tell Google the following:
Since I might not be interested in the baby content related to it I can also block it, like this:
So this was an introduction, but it definitely makes your Google experience way better than they used to be, I’ll keep finding out more and adding it to this list. Hope it is as useful as it was to me when I first found out about it.