Kenya is one of the largest consumers of the Internet with high speed data connection!
In a fraction of a second, we can find out everything from the latest corruption scandals to celebrity breakups in the country.
But more often than not, we have to sift through a vast body of knowledge to get the information we need, and this can take hours rather than minutes!
However, did you know that you can easily find what you need in Google with just a couple of clicks? Here are 10 ways how!
1. Either this or that
Sometimes we’re not sure that we’ve correctly remembered the information or the name we need to start our search.
But this doesn’t have to be a problem!
Simply put in a few potential variations of what you’re looking for, and separate them by typing the “|“ symbol.
Instead of this symbol, you can also use ”or.”
Then it’s easy enough to choose the result that makes the most sense.
The English language is blessed with synonyms.
Sometimes this can be very convenient when doing research online.
If you need to find websites on a given subject rather than those that include a specific phrase, add the “~” symbol to your search.
For example, if you search for the term “healthy ~food” you’ll get results about the principles of healthy eating, cooking recipes, as well as healthy dining options.
Sometimes you read an interesting article or watched a video on a website and find yourself wanting to share it with your friends or simply view it again.
The easiest way to find the desired piece of information again is to search within the website.
To do this, type the address of the site, then a key word or entire phrase from the article, and it should come up immediately.
When our cunning memory decides to prevent us from recalling that one
Just use this in the place of the word/phrase you can’t remember, and you should be able to find the results you’re looking for.
If you have trouble remembering the longer part of a phrase, try writing out the first and last words and putting “AROUND + (the approximate number of missing words)“ between them.
For example, ”I wandered AROUND(4) cloud.”
Sometimes we urgently need to acquaint ourselves with events that occurred during a certain period of time.
To do so, you can add a time frame to your search query with the help of three dots between the dates.
For example, if we want to find out about scientific discoveries during the 20th century, we can write:
To help find the keywords and name of an article, type “
In order to find the words from a URL, use ”
If you’ve found something you really like online and want to find similar websites, type in “related:”
And then the address of the site, again without a space between them.
Framing the search term within quotation marks is the simplest and most effective way to find something specific and in the exact order you typed it in.
For example, if you type in the words I’m picking up good vibrations without quotation marks, the search engine will show the results where these words appear in any order on a website, as opposed to the specific order in which you typed them.
If, on the other hand, you type “I’m picking up good vibrations” within quotation marks, you’ll get only those results where these words appear only in the order you typed them in.
This is a great way to find the lyrics to a song when you only know one line from it.
To remove unimportant search words from your query, simply write a minus symbol before each one.
For example, if you want to find a site about interesting books, but you aren’t looking to buy them, you can write the following: