Dec 2, 2009
Ten Tips for Smarter Google Searches

1. Use the Correct Methodology
2. Conduct an "Either/Or" Search
3. Include or Exclude Words in Your Search
4. Search for Similar Words
5. Search for an Exact Phrase
6. List Similar Pages
7. Fine-Tune Your Search with Other Operators
8. Search for Specific Facts
9. Search the Google Directory
10. Use Googles Other Specialized Searches
no shit sherlock

Not just typing a word or not typing a work, explicitly excluding any results with a certain word in it.

Attaching a minus sign immediately before a word indicates that you do not want pages that contain this word to appear in your results. The minus sign should appear immediately before the word and should be preceded with a space.

Quite a few people don't know about this behaviour, your comment is kinda makes me think neither did you!