Hands down, Google not only provides the best search results but also the greatest. Everything you could ever want to discover is just a few words away. However, although Google is minimal in design and aimed to keep search simple, many people still aren’t getting the best out of the search engine.
It’s all too common to receive search results unrelated to your query but this is mainly in part of the user error; search on Google uses keywords to provide the best results – without knowing which keywords to use, you’ll obviously receive the wrong results.
Additionally, new features added to Google give users the ability to find multimedia such as pictures, video and discussions happening in real-time on social media services such as Twitter and blogs.
To create the best Google search experience, each of the following tips are ones you can easily understand and get the most out of your queries when using the search engine.
♦ Tip 1: Understand the right keywords ♦
To get the best results, you must understand keywords related to what you want to discover.
For example: Although you may want to learn about your specific shoes, don’t just type in ‘shoes’, actually type in the exact name-brand of the shoe, shoe size, color and other features that is a part of its own unique design.
An easy way to use keywords without thinking too hard is to just ask questions; type out a question in Google and search results will automatically pick up keywords in your question to display results.
♦ Tip 2: Pick and poke ♦
It used to be “surfing the net”, now it’s “poking the net”. When you’re given a list of results in Google, poke around by visiting sites and pull out information you can use to refine your overall results; utilize tab features in browsers so you don’t have to go back and forth.
♦ Tip 3: Use suggested search ♦
If you make a typo or use a phrase which you believe to be accurate within Google, you’ll often be given a list of suggested searches. Many times, due to the intelligence of the search engine, results in suggested search will be accurate to what you’d like to find – use these to pick around until you land with the exact results you want in Google.
In all, Google is made to be the simplest of the search engines; not only can you find great pictures from describing the simplest detail but also other forms of media using keywords such as people, places, colors and more to find exactly what you want – get searching!