Tips and Tricks – Effective Internet Search Secrets

The secret to a quick and effective search is to narrow it down as much as possible. Here are a few little- known tricks that let you boost your searching power with Google:

Wildcards. When you don't know the word you're looking for, but it's on the tip of your tongue, substitute it with an asterisk (*). Google will try to fill in the blanks. For example, "holistic * for pets" returns holistic medicine for pets, holistic aroma therapy for pets, holistic care for pets and holistic veterinary medicine for pets.

Numbers. You can put 2 periods between numbers to get Google search for a range. Let's say you want a pair of dress shoes in the $100 to $200 range. Search "dress shoes mens 100..200" This also works for "Yosemite hiking trail 3..10 miles."

Definitions. Simply type in "define:word for definitions of your chosen word. You'll also see related phrases and translations.


About Brent Whitfield

Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc. providing IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.