Everyone of us use Google to find something or the other. For every query searched for in Google, Google comes up with some lakhs of related posts and articles from websites around the globe in fraction of seconds. How does Google ensure that you find the right content? Google has some guidelines for users to improve its search results to find the most relevant content for the queries.
Even if you miss out some of the key words or queries while searching the results displayed would change entirely. Here are some of the guidelines by Google to find the most relevant content for your queries.
1. Keep Your Keywords Simple:
This is the most important rule while you type the phrases. Try to keep the search queries simple. Google believes in “Small is big”. More you type more irrelevant the results would be. For e.g. If you want to search for Pizza try searching “Pizza Mumbai” and avoid something like “I want a Pizza restaurant in Mumbai because I am hungry”.
2. Use mediocre words form the web:
Use simple common words from the web and try to avoid phrases out of the world. This may not make your search unique but Google will be able to find more relevant articles. Avoid something like “My head is paining” and instead of that try “Headache”, which is the most common word Google is likely to find in some of the medical websites.
3. Exact Phrase:
If you want to maintain the order of the keywords in the search results, I don’t know why, but for some reason, Google has a solution for it. At the time you type the keywords insert them in “”. E.g “To be or not to be”. Google will come up with results of same order but the same time the search results will be filtered enormously and you may miss something relevant. If you search for “Mahatma Gandhi”, then it is likely to miss put phrases like “Mohandas Gandhi” or “M. K. Gandhi” or even simply “Gandhi” will be skipped from the results. Be careful when you make use of this rule.
4. While being short be descriptive :
This may sometimes may not make sense, but yes this is one of the rule for better search results. You can be descriptive and short at the same time. If searching for ringtones, make your requirements specific. If you want ringtones of Bollywood songs specify as Bollywood ringtones. This will filter your search results to match the exact requirements.
5. Search by file type:
This is very useful when you are searching for presentations, e-books, seminars or some other documents. When searching of e-books for e.g like Wings of Fire add a suffix .pdf like Wings of Fire.PDF. Or even like Solar system.ppt for related powerpoint presentations.
6. You can even skip some of the keywords:
If you search in Google for a recipe of a cake and all the recipes turn out to have egg, which you don’t want the you can search something like cake recipe-egg. The minus sign will tell Google that you do not want the specific keyword in the search results.
7. Track packages
Google is smart enough to display the information of the parcel/package you are tracking. Even if you just enter the tracking ID of UPS, FedEx or USPS for Google to search without any quotes, you will return with the package information.
Google can also do the work of a dictionary for you if you search correctly. To get the meaning of any word just add define: before the word. E.g define:ubiquitous
Google can even do complex calculations if desired. You have to just enter the equation or calculation in the search box, and Google returns the answer. E.g 134/146+98-565cos(56.3)
10. Search by ZIP codes:
if you want to search for a shop of restaurant in the vicinity just add the pin code at the end. Eg. McDonalds 411069. Will give the locations of nearby McDonalds shops.
There are many more interesting rules. Some include searching for earthquake by typing the earthquake to view past activity. For more visit the Google Blog for Google searches.10 Tricks to improve Google search resultshttp://www.gadgetcluster.com/2013/12/10-tricks-improve-google-search-results/http://i1.wp.com/www.gadgetcluster.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Google.jpg?fit=300%2C168http://i1.wp.com/www.gadgetcluster.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Google.jpg?resize=150%2C150 GOOGLEGOOGLE