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5 secret Google Search tricks you need to know

5 secret Google Search tricks you need to know
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It's safe to say that without Google Search, the Internet as we know it wouldn't exist. Google made it possible to find websites in a way search sites before it couldn't match. Even a decade later, it's still the standard that every other search site tries to match.

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That isn't to say Google Search doesn't have its share of problems. It's not great with privacy - learn how to stop it from tracking your search history - and thanks to advertising and personalizing it doesn't always return the results you want to see. That's why some people prefer alternative search sites that respect your privacy, like these three.

Still, most people are going to stick to Google anyway - even with privacy worries, it still gets 78% of global search traffic, with 1.2 trillion searches a year. That being the case, you might as well get the most use out of it you can.

In fact, it can do a lot more than you probably think it can. I've rounded up some things you can type into Google Search that you might not have realized.

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