I will share some tips to get more value in your Google search when researching in order to write about something. These tips are not new and I am sure most of the people already know them, but it is very helpful for Internet beginners.
If you want Google to search for your words exactly as you have written them then put your words between quotation marks:
If you are interested in a topic, then you can tell Google to look for similar words too adding a tilde before the word:
You get that symbol by pushing shift + ` in an English keyboard.
Search in a specific website
This option is really useful when you need to have an idea about how other posts about the same subject look in the place where you are about tu publish. Do it
Or you can focus in a specific type of webs:
Type of file
Yes, it is also possible! Are you looking for a pdf?
other example: filetype:docx
Remove searches with a specific word
Sometimes there is another topic that uses the same words, but are not related with yours. For example, if you look information about the fruit apple you could try
-software -hardware -computer
And you will remove all the sites with these words.
These are the most basic tools Google offers you, and they are very useful in some researches.