There are over 2.4 million searches every minute on Google. Sifting through irrelevant results can suck up much of your time. A study by consulting firm, McKinsey, found that employees spend an average of 1.8 hours daily, or 9.3 hours each week, searching and gathering information. This can be a productivity sinkhole as more web results keep getting added to the internet every day.
You can save time on your personal and work-related searches with these “secret” Google search tips. They will help you narrow down your search results and improve productivity by helping you find the information you need more quickly.
SEARCH A SPECIFIC WEBSITE USING “SITE:”
Sometimes you need to find information on a specific website. For example, you might need to locate a government statistic that you know is out there but can’t seem to bring up on a general search. You can use Google to search keywords on a specific website by using the “site” function.
In the search bar use the following: site:https://www.websitename.com/ keyword Be sure to put a space between the last slash and the keyword you're searching for. This will bring up search results only for that one specific URL.
FIND FLIGHT INFORMATION WITHOUT LEAVING GOOGLE
When you need to access flight information, you’re often on the go. Either getting ready to head to the airport or waiting for someone to arrive. Having to load multiple site pages in your browser can take valuable time. Instead, get your flight results directly from Google.
Just type in the flight number and the name of the airlines, and you’ll get a listing of flight information without having to click to another page. You can even tab to choose flight info for that same flight on different days.
NARROW DOWN TIMEFRAME USING THE “TOOLS” LINK
One frustration is when you’re looking up something like a population or cybersecurity statistic and you end up with results that are too old to be relevant. You can spend valuable time paging through the search results, or you can tell Google what time frame you’d like to search.
To narrow your search results by a specific timeframe, do the following:
· Enter your keyword and click to search.
· Under the search bar, click the “Tools” link.
· Click the “Any time” link.
· Choose your timeframe.
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Article used with permission from The Technology Press.