Inputting “KEYWORDS” into the search engine box would be your first attempt while finding what you are looking for in the world wide web. There are a few tips that make your searching even faster adding some indicated codes to your search input box:
[“”] DOUBLE QUOTATION
Finding Exact Word with Order: wrap double quotation marks (“”) to your search words. In example, “cool free photoshop brushes” would only find cool free photoshop brushes NOT best free photoshop brushes or awesome free photoshop brushes.
[-] Negative/Minus CODE
Words You Want to Exclude: Add a negative/minus code immediately before the world you want to exclude without space. In example, abstract background image -jpg would find you all abstract related background images but not in jpg extension. (JPEG will shown in the search results)
A Specific File Type Search: Input “filetype:(with colon)” in front of the file type name such as “jpg” or “pdf” to search that exact file type with the keywords. In example, “filetype:pdf design” would find you all PDF files that related to the word DESIGN.
To Find Within a Site: Input “site:(with colon)” before any website such as “iiiji.com” follow by the keywords would let you find the subject within the website you’ve indicated. In example, “site:iiiji.com tutorial” would find articles about TUTORIAL within the site iiiji.com.
A Placeholder: The code “*” in between keywords be treated as a placeholder, so “Freelance * Design” will find you Freelance Graphic Design, , Freelance UI/UX Design, and so on.
To Find Either One of Several Words: If you want to search for something either one of its kinds such as “design award 2010 OR 2011” will get you a result within these two years of resources. (OR must be ALL-CAP)