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25 Google Search tricks you won’t know how you ever lived without

Top 25 Google Search Tips Tricks

Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Google Search more than any other Web service as they seek out information on anything and everything. It’s pretty amazing, though, how little people really know about the world’s top search service considering how many of us use it each and every day.

Typing in a quick query couldn’t possibly be any simpler, and that is a big part of what has made Google the world’s most popular search engine by a landslide. But if you want to become a power user and fine-tune your search results in order to find the information you’re looking for as quickly as possible, there are some great tips and tricks that you’ll want to remember.

FROM EARLIER: The truth about Google and evil

In a world filled with infographics that serve no purpose other than to promote the companies that make them, is becoming fairly well-known for creating graphics that are actually quite informative and useful. Recent offerings include an infographic on six organizations secretly run the Internet and another one that serves as a guide to disappearing online.

Now, the team is back with a new graphic that contains 25 fantastic tips and tricks to help you become a Google power user.

Some people out there will be familiar with a few of the tricks listed below but we can just about guarantee that you won’t know them all. For instance, did you know that you can search for results only from one particular geographic location, or that you can use an asterisk as a wildcard to search for phrases with missing words?

These tricks and more can be seen in the full infographic, which follows below.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.