Updated August 29th, 2019.
Fourth in a series of Google search tips.
Read them all:
- How to restrict your Google search to a single website
- How to search Google Images by color
- How to search Google for different kinds of pictures
- How to search Google for the newest results
- How to get better Google search results
Sometimes Google gives you articles that are too old to be useful to you. For example, if you’re searching for restaurant reviews you probably don’t want articles that are ten years old. Here’s how you tell Google you only want the new stuff.
Let’s say you’re looking for the best tacos in Austin. You go to Google and search. You get almost 6 million results– way too many.
You need to narrow things down. With restaurant reviews, “newer” is usually better than “older,” so let’s restrict Google’s search results to the newer ones..
- Step 1: Click “Search Tools”
- Step 2: Click “Any Time” and change it to something else. (I chose “within the last year”)
This is a set of results I can work with!
Note: you can set a custom date range. If you want to read articles written during the presidential election of 2000 you can.
You can sort the results by date or by “relevance” (as secretly defined by Google):
Pro Tip: the best tacos in Austin are at Torchy’s. Here’s their menu.Copyright 2008-2023 Christian Boyce. All rights reserved.
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