Learn how to optimize upstream tools that provide downstream results, especially if they are frequently used. Arguably one of the most utilized tool for the world…Google search.
Here are tips/tricks to optimize this everyday tool.
- Use quotation marks to search for a phrase instead of seperate words.
- Place minus sign to ignore a word (e.g. pancakes recipe -flour).
- Use “New Incognito Window”, disabled IP address and location tracking. Press Ctrl+Shift+N.
- Use an asterisk to find a word don’t remember (e.g. America the *).
- Look for similar sites with “related:”.(e.g. related:reddit.com).
- Search for topic on specific site with colons (e.g. Lebron James site:espn.com).
- Search multiple phrases at once with “OR” (e.g. “pancake recipe” OR “waffle recipes”).
- Gradually add search items terms. This 3 step process provides more targetted results.
- First Try – Data Science Interviews
- Second try – Prepare for Data Science Interviews
- Third try – How to prepare for Data Science Interviews
- Use words that website use, don’t talk to google like a human.
- “I have a broken phone screen” could be replaced with “iphone screen replacement”
- “I want to make more money” could be replace with “high paying jobs”
- Use important and unqiue words only. Keep it simple.
- “Where can I find a car mechanic in my city” replace with “mechanic nearby”.
- Check time in other countries (e.g. time hk). I use this alot dealing with global workforce.