You’ve probably noticed that the built-in search tools on most websites often do a horrible job at helping you find the exact content you’re looking for on those sites.
For example, if you make even the slightest of a misspelling of a single word in your search term, the search will usually come up empty.
What’s more, most site search tools won’t suggest posts/pages from the site that are closely related to, but slightly different from the actual search term.
Google excels in situations like those, and that’s why I almost always use Google instead of a website’s native search tool.
The folks at Google have developed and refined the best search engine on the planet, and if you know how to use it correctly you can find virtually anything on the web that’s worth finding, in a jiffy.
Note: This post offers several great tips for searching Google like a pro, and you can use every one of them to help you find what you’re looking for on a specific website.
Searching any website using the powerful Google search engine is very easy. Here’s how:
1 – Visit www.google.com.
2 – Type your search query into the search box, followed by the following:
For example, if you wanted to search for all the pages on the website www.example.com that contain the phrase tips and tricks, this is what you would type into the search box:
tips and tricks site:example.com
3 – After you’ve typed your search query, click the magnifying glass to perform your search.
Google’s search capabilities are so advanced that many webmasters have replaced their sites’ built-in search boxes with a third-party site-search tool provided by Google.
But if the site you’re needing to find something on doesn’t have a Google search box on it, you can simply use the Google website itself as explained above.
Bonus tip: This post explains how to prevent Google from storing your search history and tracking your online activities.