In our previous search segment, we discussed some of the basics. Now, let's look at some more advanced helpers.
- Put an asterisk * in a phrase or question you want completed and Google fill in the blanks. For example, you can find the lyrics to a song even if you only remember a few words. For example: [Tie a yellow * around that old *]
- With my daughter recently going to Japan, this one is really handy. Want to know what time it is someplace else? Use Google for your time. [time Tokyo Japan]
- Looking for an Acer Laptop but only want to spend around $400? You can enter [Acer Laptop $300..$400] (without the brackets). See the two dots? That tells it that you are looking within that range. How cool is that?
- Looking for a tutorial but consider that is might be named something else such as guide, manual or other term? [~tutorial use google] and Google will use synonym keywords of 'tutorial' to help you search.
- Have a Google Account? Did you look for something earlier in the day but forgot how you got there? Google has a "history" section allowing you to review your Google actions for the day, the week or longer.
- Did your search result in poor results? Scroll down to the bottom of the search engine page and click "Give us feedback". Let Google know and they will improve.