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Basic guide in using Google Search. Of course some of these items we are already using but others are fresh. Posting it here for your (my) guidance.

Use quotation marks " " to locate an entire string.
eg. “philippine beatles group” will only return results with that exact string.

Mark essential words with a +
If a search term must contain certain words or phrases, mark it with a + symbol. eg: +”the beatles” reunion will return all results containing “the beatles” but not necessarily those pertaining to a reunion.

Negate unwanted words with a -
You may wish to search for the term hive, pertaining to the bees and be returned a list of music links as well. To narrow down your search a bit more, try: bass -music. This will return all results with “hive” and NOT “music”. (the Hive is music band.)

This will search only pages which reside on this domain.

This will display all pages which Google finds to be related to your URL

This will display a list of all pages which Google has found to be linking to your site. Useful to see how popular your site is

Runs a spell check on your word

Returns the definition of the word

stocks: [symbol, symbol, etc]
Returns stock information. eg. stock: msft

A shortcut to Google Maps

phone: name_here
Attempts to lookup the phone number for a given name

If you include other words in the query, Google will highlight those words within the cached document. For instance, cache:www.beatles.com web will show the cached content with the word “web” highlighted.

The query [info:] will present some information that Google has about that web page. For instance, info:www.beatles.com will show information about the Beatles homepage. Note there can be no space between the “info:” and the web page url.

Used to find the weather in a particular city. eg. weather: manila


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