🍵10 Google Search tips you must know
The CS Café #54
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Google is the most powerful tool in the world.
But the truth is 99% of people are still using it like it was 20 years ago.
Here are 10 Googling tips that will save you tons of hours and boost your productivity in seconds:
1. Quotation marks “…”
This will return an exact match.
Example: you search for "customer success" and not just customer, or success.
2. Vertical Bar |
Same as using “OR”.
Search for one or the other term:
Example: Gainsight | Catalyst
3. Two Periods ..
Use two periods to search within a given time range:
Example: startups 2020..2023
This will return results that were published after a given date:
Example: customer success after:2022
You can also use a more precise format after:2022-12-17
5. Dash -
Add a hyphen before the word to narrow down and exclude in search results.
Example: customer success -software
You just want information about customer success as a field, and not customer success software solutions.
Search for a specific file type to download (pdf, docx, ppt, …).
Example: filetype:pdf “customer success metrics”
You’ll find links to PDF files about CS metrics, and nothing else.
7. Star *
Replace part of your search with anything.
Example: how to * customer success
This will return results like:
How to start a customer success department in b2b SaaS
How to become a Customer Success Manager
How to land your dream job in Customer Success, etc.
Search within a given website.
Example: productivity site:thecscafe.substack.com
This will search for productivity words in my newsletter.
9. Tilde ~
Get similar content to your search:
Example: customer success ~courses
Here you get customer success training, classes, coaching, certificates, etc.
Search for news based on location.
Example: events location:Paris
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