While Google’s model for search is “keep it simple,” there are several ways to zero in on a query and narrow down your search results beyond Google’s own recommendations like using Web-friendly words and one- or two-word search terms.
To help you get the most out of your Google searches, the folks over at whoishostingthis.com have provided helpful tips and tricks in the following infographic. From their blog:
Just by learning a few formatting and punctuation tricks, you can tell Google how your search terms are related, or exclude certain words or phrases. You can also narrow down your search with criteria like location or pricing, or use Google to search within a single website.