How to search on Google

Google is a fabulous resource, however sometimes it doesn’t give us the search results that we want.

Here are some quick tips to get the most out of your search:

Search for an Exact Phrase

Let’s say you’re searching on Google for content about supply chain management. Instead of just typing supply chain management into the Google search box, you will likely be better off searching explicitly for the phrase. To do this, simply enclose the search phrase within double quotes.

EXAMPLE: Go to Google and type in:

“supply chain management”
(and make sure you include the quotation marks)

Exclude Words

Let’s say you want to search for content about supply chain management, but you want to exclude any results that contain the term 3PL. To do this, simply use the – sign in front of the word you want to exclude.

EXAMPLE: Go to Google and type in:

supply chain management -3PL

This OR That

By default, when you conduct a search, Google will include all the terms specified in the search. If you’re looking for any one of one or more terms to match, then you can use the OR operator. (Note: The OR has to be capitalised).

EXAMPLE: Go to Google and type in:

supply chain management OR logistics

These examples have been adapted from How to Search on Google: 31 Advanced Google Search Tips [Accessed 3.Dec.2015]. You can check out more examples by visiting this website. Happy searching!

March 16, 2016

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