The Google search query intuitive software
We all use Google at least once a day yet we don’t fully comprehend the search engine power. For a lack of better words, Google works like a magic superhero. Just enter a few words on the search tab and the world is your oyster. Your reach for anything you’d love to know is beyond infinity.
How long does it take Pluto to go round the sun? 248 years as its 5.9 billion kilometers from the sun. How do I convert to PDF? What is the best software for an accountant? Get an internet connection and a device and you can know-it-all. It doesn’t have to be the right answer but every opinion on a subject is on Google. Yes, there are other powerful search engines but only one is used as a verb, “Google it!”
While it’s our go-to solution to most problems, there is so much you don’t know about it. In today’s world, technology has become increasingly intuitive. People are at ease with technology and have changed how they interact with it. More and more conversational and specific search queries are being used. As a result, Google delivers more relevant answers cutting down the clutter. It’s increased people's confidence in Google’s authority.
Take Filestar for example, on our homepage, all you have to do is suggest what you need to do and voila! No hustle.
Just start typing and search suggestions pop-up for you to pick what you’re looking for. You immediately focus on what you need without second-guessing yourself.
Now, Google searches use natural language. Much like having a conversation with a friend. According to Think with Google, mobile searches that start “can I…” have increased by 85% over the past few years. For this reason, businesses also have to consider conversational search phrases customers might use to find them in addition to locking keywords.
Amit Singhal, head of Google’s search ranking said, “The destiny of Google's search engine is to become that Star Trek computer, and that's what we are building.” The natural language processing and voice search are advancing towards achieving their goal. The adoption of voice, near-me, and local searches are continuously increasing.
Nonetheless, at some point, we have all searched and struggled to find the answers you need. Here are some tips to help you become a Google search sleuth.
Using the Google search modifiers
You can always bet on Google's search algorithm to return the information you need even when you are in doubt. However, if you are 100% sure of what you need, here’s what to do to refine your search.
- Use the minus (-) symbol to exclude some results. For instance ‘most-used apps – android’ this will exclude android apps from your list.
- Always use quotation marks when searching for the exact order of words. For example “memory foam mattresses” to exclude results with these words but not in the same order.
- When looking for results in a specific website enter “the best software for photographers site: filestar.com.”
Using placeholders to search
Have you ever tried to search for a movie, quote, or song but you can’t remember the title or you have bits and pieces. You can always use an asterisk and space on both sides and Google will sort you out. E.g. you should never * * than you give in the circle of life.
Add time restraints to your results
Old is gold but that doesn’t apply with information. You need the latest data on a subject to make a more informed and relevant decision. You can filter your results using Google's search tools. Click on ‘tools’ then ‘anytime’ and a drop-down menu appears allowing you to narrow down the results timeline.
With advanced Google technology, the only sure thing is it will be more responsive, intuitive, and accurate. It will affect how business marketing initiatives are carried out moving forward. But as you do business remember for consumers and Google the moto is ‘seek and you shall find’.