Type in “related:[website.com]” for a quick way to do background research on companies and their competitors.
For example, search “related:reddit.com” for a list of Reddit’s competitors.
Type in “[search term] site:[website.com]” when you are trying to search within a specific website.
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You can search by region or country by combining the search operator with a top-level domain country code. For example, type in “vaccine policy site:.us” to return results specifically for the US.
Full list of the top-level domain country codes here.
This tip will allow you to find an infographic on almost every topic imaginable.
Let’s say you want to find an infographic on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), simply type in “gdpr intitle:infographic” in Google.
If you’re a working professional, this is a quick way to find industry reports or research papers in PDF format.
Simply search the title of the document you’re looking for followed by “filetype:pdf” to find them all for free.
Full list of filetype extensions here.
This is great for finding articles or reviews for a specific year!
For example, I would type in “intitle:2022 laptops for students” to stay up to date on the latest reviews.
To include a specific date range for your search results:
This is a neat way to filter your results with the most recent information!
After entering your search terms within Google Images:
Now you’ll only be left with images with clean transparent backgrounds!
You can exclude certain words or phrases when you’re searching by simply adding “-” and whatever term you want to exclude.
This is especially helpful if a term has several meanings. For example, search “meta -facebook” to exclude all results that are related to Facebook.
Combine the minus and site search operator to exclude irrelevant websites from your search.
Put quotation marks around your search terms to return the exact match in your results. This means that Google will return articles or research papers containing the exact phrase you searched for.
This is useful when you’re searching for a list of things but don’t know the exact number you’re looking for, such as “top * companies to work for in 2022”.
If you are researching a specific niche, type in “[search term] +[keyword]” to filter your search results.
For example, typing in “app annie +shopping” will return very targeted search results for ONLY shopping apps.
Type in “[search term] OR [search term]” when you may be looking for multiple possibilities.
Let’s say you’re applying to marketing jobs and want to know more about the different types, you can search “growth marketing OR content marketing OR product marketing”.
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