Google Apps Tip – Better Searches = Better Results

With the Internet expanding with more and more information at an incredible rate, a essential skill required for accessing this data is the ability to command the full power of a search engine. While a search engine has rules and algorithms to try and give you the best results you are looking for, it is only as strong as the search term(s) you give it. This is why Google has created a helpful flyer that lists some of the best practices for making accurate and efficient searches.


  • Using “quotes” around a phrase instructs Google to search for resources that only contain that exact phrase.
  • Using the tilde (~) character in front of a search term will instruct Google to search for the term AND any synonyms.

You can access this and seven other flyers for download or link to your website from the Google For Educators website.


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