1: Search within a site
To search within a particular website
without visiting it, just use the URL in your search query. For example, ‘andy murray site:bbc.co.uk’ will only bring back results for that term within the BBC site.
2: Exclude words from search results
You can exclude words or sites from your searches by placing a ‘-‘ before the word. As an example, ’jaguar size -car’ will remove all results that include any mention of cars in them.
3: Find exact phrases
If you use quotation marks, you can search for an exact phrase
and be much more likely to receive accurate results. For example “I predict a riot” should return results for the song.
4: Fill in the blanks
You can place a ‘*’ within any phrase to fill in the blanks if you need to know the missing words. Make sure you use quotations as well for wellknown phrases or lyrics.
5: Search within a range
If you are looking for products within a particular price range, use two dots to specify this. For example ‘cars £8,000..£12,000’ will only bring back results in that range. It works for all numbers.
6: One or the other
Sometimes you want to search for two words and need to see results if one or both is mentioned. Use ‘OR’ to specify that you want to see both sets of results; for example, ‘rock OR jazz’.