Besides the fact that Google is the best search engine today, you cannot just go to Google search and throw in some words and expect the best results. You need to know how to structure your search phrase for the best results.
I will discuss a few techniques that I use most when searching using Google.
|Using double quotes||When you enclose your phrase with double quote, google will show results of your search in the same order.||“the best school in Tanzania”|
|filetype:||Shows results of a particular format for example pdf, doc, docx, ppt etc.||malaria symptoms in children filetype:pdf|
|site:||shows results from a particular website, for example if you want to search for admissions information from a particular university||admissions site:hkmu.ac.tz|
|in||the in keyword is used to convert units for example km to miles, kg to lbs, convert currency etc||km in miles, kg in lbs, usd in gbp|
|$||Search for a price||laptop $500|