Google Search is displayed in a minimalist package which hides the true power behind the scenes. Let’s explore some advanced Google Search Tips and Tricks that you can do right from the standard Google search page. So open up Google in a new window and give these a try!
Advanced Google Search:
Some of my favorite Google tricks and tips include these:
- Find phrases – to find sites that mention a phrase, put quotes around it like “life coach” or “restaurant marketing”
- To find files online about a topic (like whitepapers or ebooks), you can use –> filetype:pdf wine industry
- To find sites that are similar to a site (in Google’s opinion), type –> related:socialmediaexaminer.com
- IMPORTANT (and useful). To search within a site only, do this –> site:directionseo.com seo tools
Okay, so now that you’ve gone through it, which one was most useful? Did you find anything interesting?
Tom Treanor is the founder of the Right Mix Marketing blog. He’s the author of the Search Engine Boot Camp, the co-author of Online Business Productivity, and regularly speaks at industry and corporate events. His writing has been featured on the Content Marketing Institute, Social Media Examiner, Copyblogger and other leading industry blogs.