- Tip #1: Fine-Tune Your Query with More Keywords
- Tip #2: Search for Either One Word or Another
- Tip #3: Include Stop Words
- Tip #4: Exclude Irrelevant Words
- Tip #5: Search for Similar Words
- Tip #6: Search for Similar Pages
- Tip #7: Search for an Exact Phrase
- Tip #8: Use Google's Advanced Search Page
- Tip #9: Search Within Your Search Results
- Tip #10: Search Google's Other Sites
Tip #9: Search Within Your Search Results
What do you do if your query generates more results than you can easily deal with—and you know that somewhere in those results is the exact page you're looking for? In this instance, you can conduct a further search within your original results.
All you have to do is scroll to the bottom of the first search results page and click the Search Within Results link. This displays a new page with a new search box; enter a new query into the search box and click the Search Within Results button. Google now searches within the original search results to generate a smaller, more focused list of matching pages.
You use the search within results feature to fine-tune your search results. Make sure to create a new query that is more specific than your original query, and you should find what you're looking for.