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Tips on using Google search efficiently

Google is the world's most popular search engine because it's the best one. Most of us use it daily but are we using it to it's full potential? Read on and we'll give you some tips that'll help you get more from Google.

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Did you know that you can get Google to define words for you? Rather than using Dictionary.com, type define: and then the word you're interested in.

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When you're looking for information on a particular quote, perhaps lyrics running through your head or part of a famous speech which you'd like more information on don't just type the words as Google will search for each word you've typed. Instead put the words into speech marks.

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When you're looking for information on a particular quote, perhaps lyrics running through your head or part of a famous speech which you'd like more information on don't just type the words as Google will search for each word you've typed. Instead put the words into speech marks.

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Were you aware that Google can be used to bring up a list of prices for an item that you're interested in? If you've got a specific budget, you can cut this list down by typing the product's name followed by the lowest and highest amount you can afford, for example: Sony Xperia Z3 £200..£300

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If you're the type of person who always has a browser open, you can use Google to make calculations rather than wait for Excel to load up. If you're interested in a percentage for example, type the percentage you're after and the value, for example 20% of 500

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If you'd like Google to search within a specific website, perhaps YouTube.com for example you can do this by typing your query followed by "site:youtube.com".

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If you'd like Google to search within a specific website, perhaps YouTube.com for example you can do this by typing your query followed by "site:youtube.com".

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Aside from searching within a specific site, you can also search within a specific type of site like .org or .edu for example. To do this type: "site:org." after the query.

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Searches ignore punctuation so don't waste your time typing any in. If you're interested in learning more, head to google.com/insidesearch/tipstricks/all.html

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