We all know how to google something, or at least we think we do. The infographic below will help your search technique become faster, easier and more precise.
Infographic courtesy or Lifehack.org
Here are some others that where not mentioned and examples of their use. Courtesy of Howtogeek.com
The asterisk (*) is a wildcard that can match any word. For example, if you wanted to see what companies Google has purchased and how much they paid, you could use this search:
Example: “google purchased * for * dollars”
The site: operator allows you to perform a search in a specific site. Let’s say you’re looking for information on Xboxone on Justleon You could use the following search
Example: site:justleon.net xbox one
The filetype: operator lets you search for files of a specific file type. For example, you could search for only PDF files.
Example: filetype:pdf redapt inc
One word or the Other
The “OR” operator lets you find words that contain one term or another. For example, using the following search will pull up results that contain either the word “Ubuntu” or the word “Linux.” The word “OR” must be in uppercase.
Example: ubuntu OR linux
You don’t have to Google a word and look for a dictionary link if you want to see its definition. Use the following search trick and you’ll see an inline definition:
Use Google instead of pulling one out or launching a calculator app. Use the +, -, * and / symbols to specify arithmetic operations. You can also use brackets for more complicated expressions. Here’s an example:
(5 + 2) * (6 / 6)
The calculator can also convert between units. Just type “X [units] in [units]”. Here’s an example:
8 nautical miles in kilometers