Google search can yield pages and pages of results that may or may not be what you were looking for. We'll show you 5 Google search tips for better results.
Tip #1: Search within a single Web site (site:)
To perform a search within a Web site, use "site:" within the search. For example, if you want to search for a review of the Asus Transformer tablet at CNET.com, type, "asus transformer review site:cnet.com."
Tip #2: Use a wildcard for words (*)
You can use the "*" wildcard to search for whole words within a search phrase. If you want to know where San Francisco Giants catcher, Buster Posey, went to high school, type, "buster posey attended * high school."
Tip #3: Exclude terms in a search (-)
A great way to slim down Google search results is by using the "-" sign to exclude words. If you want to search for "mouse" but exclude all results about computer mice, type, "mouse -computer."
Tip #4: Search a numrange (..)
You can use ".." to search within a range of numbers. To search for a laptop with an Intel Core i3 CPU between $500 and $800, type "core i3 laptop $500..$800."
Tip #5: Search synonyms (~)
To search for terms and their synonyms, use the "~" sign. As an example, if you want to search for exercise tips, typing "~exercise ~tips" will produce results that include "workout" and "advice."
For additional search tips, watch Molly Wood in the how to video below. She covers some of the tips listed above, as well as additional tips and syntax operators for better Google search results.