Same Same: Using Synonyms in Google
You can always get more out of a Google search by using simple tricks and tips to refine your results.
Google links with an infinite number of sites, meaning that finding what you need in a search can be challenging.
One useful trick is to use the ‘~’ symbol (known as a ‘tilde’) to search for both a word and its synonyms.
Say we were looking for cheap glasses. If we type this phrase directly into Google, here are the results:
Using the tilde in front of the word ‘cheap’, Google will return web pages that not only list ‘cheap glasses’, but that also list glasses that are inexpensive, low-cost, discount etc.
This is a fast and simple way to find what you’re looking for, particularly for those moments where you can’t quite put your finger on what you need.