Tricks to Improve Google Searches

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If you know Google well enough, you can find what you’re searching for without clicking on a single link. Most of Google’s built-in shortcuts are intuitive: to search for movie times, just search for the movie you want to see. To find the release date of a video game, type in release date and the name of the game. Other tricks may be harder to find, so check out our list of the best Google search shortcuts to hone your Google-Fu, as well as the five handy things you can do with Google’s new Knowledge Graph feature (which gives you lots of information on a subject in the right-hand side of the page).

They also list some plugins that help you scan search results more easily, not have to click through multiple pages of results, and highlight where your search keywords appear on the pages you click through to. Then they explain some Google features you don’t need to install anything for, including how to used advanced search operators to get more specific results, and how to block future results from websites that never seem to include what you actually wanted.

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