Google Syntax: tips for getting the most out of your search

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    1. How would you search for an exact word or phrase?
      “french press”
      Enclose the  word or phrase in double quotations to search for a specific string of words.
    2. How would you search for something on a specific site?
      bohemian site: http://style-files.com
      To search for specific text on a site enter your search content followed by “site: _____”
    3. How would you correctly search for a definition?
      define: debonaire
      Enter “define:” followed by the word you would like defined.
    4. How would you search for a specific product available within a specific price range?
      Cards Against Humanity $15..$25
      Separate numbers with two periods (..) to find results within a specific range, such as price, date and measurement. Use only one number with two periods to indicate a minimum or maximum, ex., “camera ..$500”.
    5. How would you search for a specific filetype?
      filetype:epub eat pray love
      Enter “filetype:” followed by a file type to search for matching keywords within that specific file type.
    6. How would you include or ignore words in your search?
      cloud -apple
      Use a minus sign (-)  before a word to exclude it from your search.
    7. How would you find related pages
      related:https://www.etsy.com
      Use “related:” before a URL to search for websites with related content.
    8. How would you find a topic, searching all available synonyms of a word?
      home ~decor
      Use the “~” symbol before a word to find pages with the exact word, or words with the same meaning.
    9. How would you find the time in another country?
      time Italy
      Enter “time” followed by a country or city to generate the local time for that place.
    10. How would you find out how many Egyptian pounds you get for $20 Canadian dollars?
      20CAD in Egyptian Pounds
      Enter the  starting currency amount followed by “in” and then the desired currency. 

Resources:
http://www.powersearchingwithgoogle.com/course/ps/course.html
https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/136861?hl=en

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