How to NOT Search for a Word

Sometimes a simple search in Google brings up too many results that aren't relevant to what you want.  For example, if you're searching for info on the wild cat breed of jaguars, you don't want to wade through search results about Jaguar automobiles too.

Here's the trick for how to NOT search for a word:

Put a minus sign (hyphen) immediately before a word to tell Google you don't want any search results to contain that word. So in our example, you could enter jaguar -car as your search query.  You can even "stack" synonyms, like jaguar -car -auto to refine your search even more.

The minus sign should appear immediately before the word and should be preceded with a space.

For more tips & tricks for finding what you need, read More Google search tips.