If there is one skill that you have to learn because it is the most important in our time, then this skill is definitely mastering the use of the Google search engine. This applies to you, whatever your age, field of study, or specialty of your work. !
Yes, Google is the place from which you can access anything on the Internet, but in fact, not everyone is good at dealing with it as it should, in order to really reach what they want.
In this article, I will discuss with you a wide range of Google search secrets, which will enable you to access exactly what you want on the Internet very quickly and easily.
This article will enable you to use Google as a professional?
First, advanced Google search commands
Search command in a well-defined sentence
When you put a search word or phrase inside quotation marks, you are instructing Google to show results that contain that particular sentence. This is very important, because Google usually shows a lot of results that do not contain the exact words we type, as results may appear for synonyms of the search word you are looking for.
Example: “make money online”
Search command with a specific numeric rate
Google allows you to search in certain numerical rates, this is very useful in the case of searching for events in specific years, for example, or searching for products whose price ranges between two specific amounts.
Example: Canon camera $300..$500
The results will come for Canon cameras ranging in price from 300 to 500 dollars.
The search command excludes certain words
By using this command, you are telling Google that you want to search for a specific search phrase, excluding a word related to the topic, and the search results will return web pages that address the topic without addressing that word.
Example: As it is known, there is a brand of cars called Jaguar, and there is a predator that belongs to felines called by the same name.
Try the word: jaguar
Then try: Jaguar - a car
Then try: the jaguar - an animal.
In the first case you will get mixed results, in the second case all results that talk about the Jaguar will be excluded, in the third case all results that talk about the jaguar will be excluded.
Search command by linking keywords together
This is important if you want to search for a keyword, provided that it is related to another word or words.
Here we use the (+) sign to link the keywords we are looking for.
Example: Configuration in search engines + wordpress
Here, all the search results will talk about configuring sites that use WordPress, and the results will come related to the word WordPress specifically and not others.
search using or (OR) command
This command is useful if you want to search for more than one similar term, to get results that talk about this or that term. We use this sign (|) to separate the two words.
Example: “Internet Marketing” | “Online Marketing”
Here the OR command is used with the exact and definite sentence command at once.
Search command for a specific file type
By using the filetype command next to the search word and specifying the desired file type, search results will appear only for pages containing that file type.
Example: Dostoevsky's book filetype:pdf, here you will see results for pages containing only the pdf file.
Search command in a specific location
By typing the word :site and then the name of any site, you can give a command to Google to show search results from that site only.
Example: make money from YouTube site:seo7u.com
Search for links that match your keywords
With the :inurl command, you can tell Google to bring you results that contain links with specific words.
This will bring you the search results with the word "Seo7u" in the link.
Search command for topic titles that match the keywords
With the :intitle command, you can instruct Google to return search results whose title contains the search words.
Example: intitle:kik, here you will see results that contain only the word "kik" in their title.
Note the typing format is as in the image below in all these commands.
search command formatting
Webpage search command to get pages with similar content
With the :related command, you can get pages that are similar in content to any web page you want.
With this, you can get web pages similar in content to the page in our example above.
Social media search command
All you have to do here is to type the search word or phrase and then @, then any social networking site you want. You will only get search results on your chosen social networking site.
Example: donald trump @facebook
Secondly, commands to get quick answers on the Google page directly
Through the commands below, you can get immediate answers and results directly on the Google search results page.
Search command by defining a word in the English dictionary
This command works only in English, through the Define command with the Google command, you can see a definition from the dictionary for any English word you choose.
Calculation command (calculator)
Through Google, you can perform any calculation, and the result will appear to you immediately.
Example: 7 * 7, you will get the result of the calculation, in addition, Google will understand that you want to perform calculations, so it will show you an advanced calculator to perform other calculations.
Find out the current time anywhere in the world
All you have to do in this case is to write the time now and then the name of the country or city you want.
Example: The time is now England London
The command to know the weather anywhere in the world
Here too, all you have to do is By typing the weather in, and then typing the name of the city or country in which you want to know the weather.
Example: the weather in Paris, you will get the temperature throughout the day, the possibility of rain or not, the degree of wind, and some other information.
Order to know flight schedules
You can in an instant get the flight schedule between any two cities by using a simple search phrase.
Example: flights from Cairo to Dubai
Unit conversion command
There are many units of measurement that are used in one country and not used in others. For example, in Egypt we use the kilometer, but in America the unit of measurement is the mile.
Example: convert mile to km
A box will appear with all the units of measurement used for each type of measurement. You can choose the measurement type from the dropdown menu. Then choose two units of measurement to compare between them, this includes currencies as well.
Third, anatomy of the search page (Google Home)
1- Sign in
Through this small button you can sign in to your Google account, it is known that the Google logo is one account for all the services you provide.
Signing in with Google during the search is very important, on the one hand, all the searches you have done are saved, and on the other hand, there are some services and settings that you must sign in to be able to use them.
2- Google products
By clicking on these dots that form a square, a list of some of the most important and most popular Google products and services will drop down. It is worth noting that these products are just a sample, by clicking on the “More” button shown in the image below, more services will appear.
This is also not all Google services.
3- Images or pictures
Because of the importance of searching in images, Google gives it a special link on the home page, enabling you to search only images of all kinds.
This is a direct link to Google's email service.
5- Address bar
This indirect point has been addressed in our topic here because it is linked to two points at the core of our topic “Secrets of Google Search”.
You can write the search sentence directly in a rectangle or the link bar, and the search process will be performed directly, without the need to go to the main page of Goal.
Google has a special link for each of the countries.
For example, this is the Google search engine link for France
This is the search engine for the state of Egypt
Each of these links is specific to a specific country with the aim of improving the visitor's experience, and improving search results to match the people of that country. It is worth noting here that you can control this, for example, if you are Egyptian and travel to France, you can use the Egyptian Google search engine by going to the dedicated link, but in any case there are many who prefer to use Google.com (the general search engine), if you are one of the They use this link:
6- The rectangle for writing keywords
Something obvious and everyone knows it!
7- Search button
Also, something obvious, you can replace it by pressing the Enter button on your keyboard if you are using a computer.
8- Change language button
Google can know your country by the IP of your device, so if you are using a language other than your own, you can change the language with one click.
9- I'm feeling lucky . button
This button will take you directly to the first result of any search word, suitable for cases of moving to specific sites, for example, if you want to go to the Seo7u site: just write the Seo7u in the search box and then click the “I’m feeling lucky” button. You will go directly to the Seo7u site.
10- Voice search
One of the great Google search tools, that lets you search by speaking keywords instead of typing them.
This feature will be covered shortly.
11- Setting button
This part is very important and many do not know anything about it and have not approached it before.
When you press the setting button, a list of five text links will appear. This is the function of each of them, respectively:
search setting In the image above, in the far north above you will find three links: search results , languages , help.
The most important one is the search results which are shown in the image above.
You will find that they are divided into transverse tables separated by lines, which are in a row.
The first table: Enables you to turn on Safe Search (its function is to block sexual content)
The second table: You can increase the number of search results displayed on each page, the default is 10.
The third table: This option makes Google show you results personally according to your previous activities.
Fourth table: Enables you to activate the Speak search results feature when you use Voice Search.
Fifth Table: This gives you the option to open the search results in a new tab in your Internet browser.
Sixth table: will be taken up shortly.
Seventh table: You can set the country in which you use Google.
In the end, you have to press the save button to save the options you prefer, as for the Language, Help tab.
One is concerned with changing the language used by Google, and the other contains help articles that Google makes available to serve its users.
Through it, you can perform an advanced search that includes many options. Most of these options were addressed in the search commands we discussed above, but Google provides them here in the form of options for ease of use.
History (My Activity)
From here, my friend, you can access an accurate record of all your searches on Google.
It is a help page that Google provides to its users, containing some important information and articles on using Google.
A great tool that enables you to send an opinion or make a complaint to Google from any violating web page, and you will also find a link to this tool in the drop-down list when you press the Setting button. You will also find a link to it on every page of the search results.
Send a complaint or offer an idea
When you press this button, a window will pop up in front of you as shown in the image. In the place of the first arrow, write your complaint or idea. As for the second arrow, it is a method provided by Google, which enables you to take a screenshot from the search results page, and also enables you to shade the result. for which you would like to file a complaint.
Fourth, specialized search engines affiliated with Google
Yes, when you perform a search on Google, you will get a variety of results, but Google has search engines that are more specialized in certain types of results.
image search engine
This is the Google search engine that specializes in searching for images. You can search through it using keywords or using voice search. You can also search by uploading an image from your device, or searching with an image link on the Internet.
After the results appear, you can filter the results according to many variables, including:
Filter photos by color, type, size or date. On the search results page at the top, click on the Tools button, then set the filter options.
video search engine
Run a search, then choose a video from the selection bar at the bottom of the search rectangle on the search results page.
You will see all the videos related to the search word used, the results will not be from YouTube only, but from many other sources besides YouTube, also by clicking on the tools button as in the example of the image search engine, you can filter the videos according to quality, according to time or According to the source.
Search engine places on the map
All you have to do is go to the main page of Google Map, and type the name of any city, restaurant or famous store (Google coverage varies in terms of accuracy and comprehensiveness depending on the country). Type the name of the place you want, then press search and it will appear on the map with precision. You can zoom in and out on the map to get more details, or to know the places around the place you are looking for.
Google earth . search engine
Do you want to take a tour around our beloved blue planet while you are in your place? Turn off the lights, grab your favorite drink and start your tour now with Google Earth. Different from the places search engine, Google Earth is a natural 3D simulation of planet Earth.
Google News search engine
You can choose the news by country or by field (scientific, political, economic, etc.). You can also personalize your account according to your interests and according to your country, so that the news you are interested in appears on the home page, and from the sources you want as well. Click the gear button at the top right and set your Google News account.
Google Alerts (on-demand search engine)
Google Alerts is not exactly a search engine as the previous ones, but it is a tool based on the Google search engine, through which you can select topics of interest to you, and put them in your account.
When a web page is published about the topics you have selected, it will be sent to you in an email.
Google Books search engine
This is another amazing specialized search engine, through which you can search for any keyword in millions of online books.
Google will show you the pages related to your search phrase in all the books that dealt with that phrase (found in the Google Library project).
Academic search engine Google Scholar
This is a search engine for everything that is academic, through which you can access scientific research, university curricula, and many academic scientific books.
Google Patent search engine
This is a search engine that specializes in patents. You can find out a lot of information about any patent you want through this great search engine.
Hot events search engine Google Trends
Through this search engine, you can find out the most interesting events of the audience at a particular time. You can search for any word also to measure the audience's interest in it over a specific period of time.
voice search engine
Here in order to use this search engine, you must have a microphone connected to your computer (you can use it from your mobile phone). You can set your account to speak quick answers to you, and you can activate the feature to speak answers from the Search setting fourth table.
The wonderful thing about voice search, is that it represents a live discussion between you and Google, for example: press the microphone button and then say Magdi Yacoub, the results that talk about Dr. Magdi Yacoub will appear to you, press the button again and say How old is he, here is Google He will understand that you are talking about Magdi Yacoub without mentioning the name, and the tooth will be pronounced.
Fifthly, general tips and ideas about searching on Google
In order to get accurate results, avoid writing general words
Searching for general words will make the search results more crowded and diverse, and you do not need that, of course, especially in the case of obtaining information about a specialized sub-topic, for example, a search phrase such as (Egypt’s history) will bring you very many and varied search results because it is not specific, As for the phrase (the Pharaonic history of Egypt), it will bring you more specialized and targeted results.
But the sentence (The History of Pharaonic Egypt, Fifth Dynasty) will be better, better, and more specialized.
The order of the search sentence makes a difference in the order of the search results
The search engine Google works according to the priority of words and accordingly prepares the results and arranges them. For example, the search results for the sentence YouTube case study are different from the search results for the sentence YouTube case study, you can try it yourself.
You must possess the spirit of a curious seeker (don't give up easily)
Formulate your research sentences differently. The topic you are looking for may have been addressed but in a different form than you thought.
Read the search results and try to reach the end of a new thread, to start the search process over in a more professional manner.
Letter case, punctuation, and spelling are all unimportant
In the case of searching in English, writing the words in capital letters does not bring different results than Write it in small letters, also it is not important to end your research sentence with a question mark or a period.
Do not forget to share the topic with your friends in order to benefit.