Use tips in combination to maximize results.
1. Site Search
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
Exclude as many terms as you like (before or after search term). No spaces after minus.
3. OR Operator
Use it to focus on two or more specific terms (including synonyms). OR must be capitalized.
4. Double Quotes
Look for an exact phrase or uncommon spelling. The example only searches Russell with two Ls.
5. Wildcard *
Variants for a word combination. Example results include “bank prime rate” & “bank lending rate”.
6. Related Sites
Lists similar web pages. This example searches competitors to the Chinese marketplace Alibaba.
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