8. When you’re not quite sure what’s missing from the equation.
If you’re not sure whether episode three or seventeen reveals the plot twist, type an asterisk after your key term or phrase. Doing so will expand your search results to include information that could maybe, possibly be even the slightest bit relevant. That way, nothing is ‘skimmed over’ or forgotten. Once again, it’s Google hacks to the rescue.
9. When you know it’s either this or that.
You’ve narrowed it down to Jennifer. Now you just need to know whether you mean Aniston or Lawrence. Enter the “|” symbol (hint: it’s on the backslash button) or “or” between your two, three, or four possible choices. From there, sit back and let the answer find you.
10. When you need to find that one website that posted that one article.
Have you ever focused more on the actual information within a website rather than the name of the domain itself? To locate the original URL, or the ‘missing link,’ type “intitle:” followed by your topic in the search bar. Don’t forget to eliminate the spaces here. Once it’s all said and done, you should be able to find the information you were looking for.
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