Since the early days of the internet, there has not ceased to be the use of search engines to locate the myriads of information available online. The use of search engines is indispensable to locate the information you need. If you have used the Internet for up to 10 years and over, you would remember search engines like Lycos, AskJeeves, Altavista and so on. Even though these ones have faded out and more prominent search engines like Yahoo and Bing, which is powered by software giant Microsoft, have come to stay, none of them stands out or is as popular as Google.
Today, Google as a search engine is undoubtedly the number one, such the word, “Google” has been recognized as a verb in the Oxford dictionary used as a synonym for “search.”
Now that dependence on Google for is that high, it only makes sense for one to know how to get Google to provide exactly the kind of information they want. How is this done?What follows is a list of formats which you can use to get Google to give you just what you want. These few tricks from WhoIsHostingThis.com will help you become a Google power user.
If you are looking for an exact phrase, use quotation marks like this: “the evening of December 25”
Exclude a word:
Add a hyphen “-“ before a word to exclude a search term. This is useful if you are searching for a word with several meanings. For example, you could type: Terminator –movie, to get results for the word terminator apart from the movie. SEE MORE ON PAGE2