Google, undoubtedly is the most popular search engine. May be you are using google for a long time, but do you know the advanced searching techniques to get the best results out of google?
It's never too late. A few search techniques you must know, are below. For ease of understanding, each technique is explained with an example.
Click here to try it yourself.

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From India , Bangalore
Glad to know that you guys liked it. I’ll add more techniques as I find time. Cheers, Biju.
From India , Bangalore
Excellent thread for those people who were not using these features of google, for analysis of the competitors websites the knowledge on these tricks is quite essential. I'm already using some of these features.
From India , Pune
Nice collection.. I also tried to find some of techniques.
By putting double quotes around a set of words, you are telling Google to consider the exact words in that exact order without any change. Google already uses the order and the fact that the words are together as a very strong signal and will stray from it only for a good reason, so quotes are usually unnecessary. By insisting on phrase search you might be missing good results accidentally. For example, a search for
  • [ "Alexander Bell" ] (with quotes) will miss the pages that refer to Alexander G. Bell.

From India , Bangalore
Great information biijuu.
Google search is now part of our life, however apart from simple search Google also supports various advanced search techniques by introducing various operators and search-tags.
Like '+' and '-'.
You can search in the title of page by prefixing 'intitle:' as prefix to your search query and many more..

From India , Bangalore
Before you search, make a plan!
Putting together a search is a three-step process.
1. Identify your concepts
2. Make a list of search terms for each concept
3. Specify the logical relationships among your search terms
There are also optional things you can do to focus a search. This is known as field searching, and is covered later on in this tutorial.

From India , Bangalore
* Google is a full-text search engine , which uses computerized to index millions, sometimes billions, of pages, allowing for much narrower searches than searchable subject index, which searches only the titles and descriptions of sites, and doesn't search individual pages

* Google is case-insensitive . If you search for Three, tHRee, THREE, or even THREe, you get the same results.

* Singular is different from plural . Searches for apple and apples turn up different pages

* The order of words matters . Google considers the first word most important, the second word next, and so on

* Google ignores most little words , including include "I," "where," "how," "the," "of," "an," "for," "from," "how," 'it," "in," and "is,“. Google ignores most punctuation , except apostrophes, hyphens, and quote marks

* Google returns pages that match your search terms exactly

This techniques are indeed needful to search the exact term quickly.

From India , Bangalore
Most people use a search engine by simply typing a few words into the query box and then scrolling through whatever comes up. Sometimes their choice of words ends up narrowing the search unduly and causing them not to find what they're looking for. More often the end result of the search is a haystack of off-target web pages that must be combed through. We can do better than that, using this techniques.
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