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6 Google Tricks That Will Turn You Into an Internet Detective

This article originally appeared in The New York Times.

Like it or not, Google is most people’s portal to the internet. And when you’re searching for something simple — like the latest news about Iran — Google will usually get you what you want on the first try. But if you’re trying to find something a bit more niche, you may need to do some digging. Here are a few tricks to keep up your sleeve that will make life easier.

Use quotation marks to find a specific phrase

It’s one thing to search for a couple of words, like , and find the product(s) you’re seeking. But let’s say you need more specific information — like the dimensions of the speaker drivers inside that soundbar. Searching for does not return any pages that list that particular spec, nor does including the word . Instead,

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