Useful Google Search Terms

This is mostly a post to help me remember, but I've found these Google search tips useful over time.

When learning a subject

  • diagram [ topic ]
  • [ topic ] plain terms
  • eli5 [ topic ] * ELI5 = Explain it like I am 5
  • how to [ topic ]
  • [ topic ] tutorials
  • [ topic ] wikipedia

Thanks Benny Wong!

When fixing or working on a project

  • how to [ topic ]
  • video tutorial [ topic ]
  • manual pdf [ topic ]
  • youtube [ topic ]

When traveling and wanting non-touristy experience

  • off the beaten path [ city ]
  • hole in the wall [ interest (eg. coffee, beer, antiques) ] [ city ]
  • unknown [ city ]
  • budget [ city ]

(These next "hipster" few seem cheesy, but these areas tend to have great restaurants, shops, bistros.)

  • hipster coffee shop [ city ]
  • hipster restaurant [ city ]
  • hipster district [ city ]
  • brewery [ city ]
  • [ interest ] [ city ] – for example “dinner Tokyo”
    • Then navigate to images, find the most intriguing photo, and go there