If your searches keep throwing up lots of unwanted clutter, give your query more focus using Advanced Search.
If your searches keep throwing up lots of unwanted clutter, give your query more focus using Advanced Search. To use the Advanced settings, perform a search, click the gear
symbol in the top-right corner, select Advanced Search and then you’re to start laying down some ground rules. If you’re after something more permanent, you can change Google’s default behaviour by clicking the gear icon and selecting Search Settings. This page controls the default
SafeSearch settings, and the maximum number of search results displayed per page. If you’ve ever found exactly what you’re looking for, only to have forgotten it by the time you next sit down at the computer, you’ll be happy to know that Google keeps a record of everything you search for. Scroll to the bottom of the Search Settings page and select ‘Search history,’ then enter your Gmail password to gain access to your entire search history, including a breakdown of your most frequently visited sites and favourite search terms. You can even review your search activity by date and hour. To scrub an item from Google’s record, select the corresponding checkbox and click the ‘Remove items’ button. You can select Visual Search from the left-hand menu to review all of the images you’ve used for your Search by Images. If you want to remove any of these images from your history, select the image’s checkbox and click ‘Remove items.’