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Top 6 Google Search Tips For Journalists

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Use tips in combination to maximize results.

1. Site Search

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Use site: to restrict by domain (org, ca) or website (site:nytimes.com). Enter search term before or after site:url. No space after the colon.

2. Exclude Terms

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Exclude as many terms as you like (before or after search term). No spaces after minus.

3. OR Operator

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Use it to focus on two or more specific terms (including synonyms). OR must be capitalized.

4. Double Quotes

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Look for an exact phrase or uncommon spelling. The example only searches Russell with two Ls.

5. Wildcard *

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Variants for a word combination. Example results include “bank prime rate” & “bank lending rate”.

6. Related Sites

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Lists similar web pages. This example searches competitors to the Chinese marketplace Alibaba.

 

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Top 6 Google Search Tips For Journalists
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Even a fraction of a percent improvement with Google search brings immediate journalism results. Tips include: Site Search, Exclude, Double Quotes, Wildcard
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