Published On: Sat, Sep 3rd, 2016

Seek And You Shall Find: Awesome Google Search Tips

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chromeThere is nothing more frustrating than getting really useless results when you are trying to find something using Google Search. Do you think you could do more browsing with Chrome? Follow these tips and start using Google Search and Chrome like a boss.

1. Double Your Search Results by Using OR

Want to compare the results for two different things in the same search results? Use OR in your search. Lets say you are thinking of taking a trip to Italy, but dont know if you want to get a hotel in Florence or Rome. By searching hotels Rome OR Florence your search results will give you side-by-side hits for hotels in both cities. If you dont use OR youd get results like The Rome Hotel in Florence, which wont really help you decide where to stay this summer.

2. Incognito Browsing on Chrome

Incognito Mode is an easy way to use the internet without letting everyone have a look at where youve been, or what youve been doing. Remember thoughyoure not really invisible to the world. Your internet provider and other authorities can still see you on the internet. Its just a way to stop the browser itself or other people who might use the same computer from keeping tabs on your tabs. Go to the Chrome menu in the top right hand corner and select New incognito window from the drop down menu.

3. Whos Making All That Noise?

Ever open up a bunch of tabs as you flit around the internet and then all of a sudden have one of them start playing a video or music? This can be more than just annoying since that website could be playing something you or anyone else whos in the same room with you rather not hear. When this happens on Chrome, the offending tab making all the noise will have a little icon of a speaker on the tab. Just look for it the next time you cant tell where that annoying noise is coming from.

4. Fill in the Blanks with Asterisks

Trying to remember the name of a book and only have a few of the words in the title? How about a lyric from that song you like so much but can never remember all the words to? Using asterisks in the place of the words you dont know is an easy way to fill in the blanks. Format your search like this: It was the * of times, it was the * of times putting asterisks wherever you dont know the right words.

5. Setting a Price Range with Periods

Its depressing to shop online and only get results for products that are way outside of your price range. Google Search lets you set a defined range of prices when you include two periods in between the lowest and highest amounts youre willing to pay. Say you want a pair of vintage roller skates under $50, type vintage roller skates $5..$50 to get rolling.

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