7 Google Search Hacks to Change Your Life


Hey Digital Fam, my name is John D Saunders and in today’s Digital Block I break down 7 Google Search Hacks to Change Your life.  Let’s Go!

I hope all is well, everyone. Sorry I missed last week’s episode, I recently took a week off to decompress on the west coast.  

Good times, good times.  

Now, I’m recharged and ready to kickass.  So, this is going to be a pretty quick fire episode, I wanted to talk about 7 really quick ways to leverage Google Search at it’s full potential.  As of right now, you’re probably already rockin’ the hell out of google search, but did you know there are a few unique ways to get REALLY relevant responses?  C’mon let’s dig in.   

1 – Search EXACT Phrases with Quotations

Search EXACT Phrases with Quotations

If you’re looking for something specific, like How to Analyze Your Online Competition in Minutes just add quotations like so:

Type in Search: “How to Analyze Your Online Competition in Minutes”

and google will serve up exact matches in organic search results.  

2 – Search a Specific Domain

Search a Specific Domain

If you want to search a specific site for content, or, you want to double check that Google has indexed all of your web pages you can include

Type in Search: site:example.com

before or after your keywords. If you leave out the keywords, Google will give you the complete list of site pages.

3 –  Using a Hyphen Can Exclude Words

Using a Hyphen Can Exclude Words

Let’s say you want to learn more about Jaguars.  The big cats, that is.  You could type

Type in Search: jaguar -car

to exclude vehicle content from organic search to help bring content that’s more relevant.

4 – Give Your Research Prowess Superpowers with Similar Content Search

Related Articles

If you’re doing research for a paper, or a blog you can find content related to specific articles you find online.  Just use:

Type in Search: related: http://www.5fourdigital.com/how-to-lower-facebook-ad-cost/

and Google will serve up similar content

5 – Instant Flight View

Flight Search

I know there are websites like Kayak and Expedia that aggregate flights.  However, you can get some pretty solid sites from doing a direct search in Google!  Try

Type in Search: lax to mia

for an instant search integration that pulls data instantly.  

6 – Search Large, More Diverse Images

Detailed Image Search Results

If you’re looking for a specific image (granny smith apples in our example) you can use a few modifiers on Google Image Search.  Just

How To: Search your term and click the search tool bar to modify what you see.

 YOu can change the size, look and even usage rights (for use on your website).  

7 – Find the Origin of an Image

Google IMage Search

This is an AWESOME tool.  Let’s say you have an image, but it’s low res and you would like to find a larger version of it.  Or, you found it online and would like to know its original website location

How To: Visit images.google.com.  Either drag and drop your image in or upload it.  Google will load all online instances of said image across the board.

Nifty, huh?

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