If you want to become an expert when it comes to searching on Google, follow these steps that we explain below.
Boolean operators in Google
Boolean operators form the basis of mathematical sets and the logic for searching databases. Operators connect your search words to narrow or broaden the results. The three basic Boolean operators are: AND, OR, and NOT, but there are many more that can simplify your search function.
Operator that shows you results with all the words you put in the search. For example, computer AND tablet, thus restricting the results displayed by the search engine.
You must always use it in capital letters and it will show you results that obtain one term or the other, that is, both should not necessarily appear. For example, ball OR ball.
Quotes are one of the most useful Google secret codes. Restrict search results to only pages that contain a exact phrase. For example, “the best travel apps”.
Parentheses are useful when you want use more than one secret code. The combinations can be endless. For example, (“best Smart TVs” OR “best TVs”) – LG. In this case, you would get related results that exclude Smart TVs or LG brand televisions.
Using map:barcelona (or any other place) Google returns results with maps of the city or place indicated.
If what you want is to find a direct definition of a worduse define:boolean or any other word you don’t know what it means.
Really handy if you want to limit search results to a specific web page. For example, site:adslzone.net.
For the most moviegoers, with this operator you will find information related to the movie that you establish in the search. For example, movie:dune.
@ and #
Especially suitable for finding tags associated with Twitter with @ or hashtags with # in the social networks that they use them like Instagram or Tik Tok.
Other tricks to search on Google
This is not the end. While not using the Boolean operator codes, there are other features that will greatly simplify your Google search experience. For example, voice search. On the right margin of the Google search bar you will see that there is an icon in the shape of a microphone and this can help you search just like you do on your mobile with the Google Assistant.