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Original Air Date: Mar 11, 2016

Google Range Search Operator

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Google’s by far the most powerful search engine on the Internet, but it also means that you often get millions of results that aren’t really relevent.

To help narrow search results, Google has created a large number of query operators and punctuation that can significantly improve the quality of the information that gets displayed.

One of the lesser known power tools is the ‘range’ variable because it can quickly filter results to only provide information in a given numerical range.

By putting two periods with no spaces between a set of numbers, you’re telling Google to do it’s best to limit the results to those parameters, which is does pretty well.

For instance, if you’re doing historical research for a specific time period, you can use Russian Revolution 1800..1900 or if you’re shopping for a smartphone in specific price range, type smartphones $250..$350.

Keep in mind, including the format of the numbers, dollars for example, will help to further refine your search results.