Just Google it.
These days “just Google it” has become a reflex response to someone asking for information about a topic.
But there are better ways than Google (which is tracking your activities, harvesting your personal information and selling it all for profit).
I recommend “just DuckDuckGo it” instead.
AND to get the absolute most out of your searches get in the habit of POWER-SEARCHING by using the following enhancements:
|NO GOOGLE||DO NOT Google it. Use an alternate search engine that actually respects your privacy online.|
I recommend DuckDuckGo. It also comes as a browser too.
|” “||Use Quotes. Placing quotation symbols around the search term limits results to exactly what is inside the quotes.|
|–||Use Dashes. Place a hyphen (minus sign) before a word to exclude it from your search.|
|~||Use Tilde. Bet you didn’t even know that is what ~ is called. Place it before a word to include synonyms of that word in the search.|
|Site:||USE Site: Use after a word to limit search to a specific site. example radishes site:shojiwax.com|
||||Use the vertical bar. Works the same as using the word OR. example shopping shoes | boots|
|..||Use 2 period dots. Lets you search within a set timeframe example pirates 1800..2021|
|Location:||Use Location: Limits search to a set location. example nursing Location: Australia|
|Filetype:||Use Filetype: Limits search to a particular filetype (pdf is the most useful).|
|Dump Google||There. I said it twice.|