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Six Google search tips to find anything faster

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There's more to Google search than meets the eye.

Google is the go-to destination when you need to find something on the web—the verb "to google" even made it into the dictionary. But while everyone's heard of the popular search engine, very few know how to make the most of it.

Behind the unassuming Google interface, you'll find a host of useful tricks to help you zero in on what exactly you want to find. Looking for an obscure recipe or rare photo? Read on to start using Google like an expert.

Include and exclude keywords

Search operators

Search operators

You can include or exclude specific keywords.

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When you type a bunch of search terms into Google, it's smart enough to understand—more or less—what you want. However, the search engine sometimes provides results that match most of, but not all, of the

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