Tip 1: Keep it simple
Add a few descriptive words if necessary.Tired of typing? If you’re using Google Chrome, click the microphone icon in the search box and search by voice.
Tip 2: Use web friendly words
Use words that are most likely to appear on websites. For example, instead of saying
my head hurts, say
headache, because that’s the term a medical site would use.
Tip 3: Don’t worry about the little things
- Spelling. Google's spell checker automatically uses the most common spelling of a given word
- Capital letters. A search for new york times is the same as a search for New York Times.
- Punctuation. Most punctuation, like ?!,.%^*()\,, is ignored when you search.
Tip 4: Find quick answers
For many searches, Google will do the work for you and display an answer right on the search results page immediately after you type it. Try some of the searches below either by typing or searching by voice:
- Weather. Search for weather to see the weather in your location or add a city name after weather to find weather in that area. T
- Dictionary. Put define in front of any word. Try it out: define loquacious
- Calculations. Enter a math equation to see the answer, along with a calculator to solve more problems, even graphing equations. Try it out: 3*9123
- Unit conversions. Enter any conversion, like measurement or speed. Try it out: 3 dollars in euros
- Sports. Search for the name of your team to see a schedule, game scores and more. Try it out: real madrid
- Quick facts. Search for the name of a celebrity, location, movie, or song, and see quick information on the right side of the page. You can get all kinds of fast facts, photos, and other info using the knowledge graph. Try it out: albert einstein
Tip 5: Become a search expert
Want more tips and tricks to help you search like a pro? Check out the links below to learn more advanced search techniques.