Searching with Google is quick and easy when you need to find a definition, a meaning, a recipe or a tutorial, while when you want to find information on more specific things you may need to open more results and scroll the pages before you get to be satisfied.
Using Google Chrome to browse, you can install some extensions to enhance your search with Google, get better, more personalized, more accurate or specific exclusions.
Below, Chrome extensions to improve the search on Google, which are not to be installed all, but from which you can choose the most useful depending on the need.
1) Advanced Google search
The advanced search capabilities of Google allow you to use parameters and make the results more relevant.
This extension opens a box where you can quickly configure Google’s advanced search options, such as selecting pages updated by a certain date, excluding results that contain a word, including sites that have that word in the title or in the body of the text and several other special filters.
2) Google search filter
With this extension, it is possible to exclude some sites from searches and also to highlight other sites.
If we do not want a certain site to appear in our searches, just write it in the box of this extension.
3) Button See image
This is possible to return the button see image to be able to open the images found on Google without having to load the whole site that hosts them.
4) Search by image (by Google)
From Google Images you can search by image to find similar others, but by installing an extension You can do this search by pressing the right mouse button on any picture or image found on the internet. If you see a photo on a site that you want to search, then just press the right button to send it to search for similar images.
5) Search button from the context menu
Using Chrome, just select a text with the mouse and then press the right mouse button to search for that text on Google, saving time when copying and pasting.With this extension, you can add options to search for that phrase directly on Wikipedia or using other search engines.
6) Similar Google Pages
If you find a site that you like, it can be handy to search for similar pages with this Google extension
7) Preview image of the results
Preview is an interesting feature that allows you to see a small image of the web page of each result.
In this way, it is possible to understand if the site you want to open is good or if it is not worth it.
The extension works automatically on Google results pages.
8) Search within a site
This extension allows you to search in a specific site, something that Google can do with the site operator:
You can, therefore, stay on blogspike.com and press the button of this extension to do an internal search on this site.
9) Faster Google Search
Another great chrome extensions to improve the search on Google. This extension allows you to speed up search results uploads when they are clicked to. Thanks to this extension the result links are all direct and do not go through google.com (Google uses this system to monitor clicks).
10) Infinite Scroll
With the infinite scrolling extension, you can see all the results on one page, scrolling down the page for each search on Google. Because the extension does not load the next set of results until you scroll to the bottom of the page, the search load time will not increase.
This is the extension to use if you want to search on Google using keyboard combinations and not the mouse.
You can then select and open results using the arrow keys and Enter and use other useful shortcuts to go faster to the results.
One of the best features is the ability to view the site of a search result in a popup pane.
13) Highlight Keywords for Google Search
This is a very convenient extension that allows you to highlight, in the web page that is opened by clicking a result, the searched words, in order to immediately see where we talk about the thing that interests us.
14) Dark Theme for Google
This is the extension to change color to Google pages and see them with a black background.
15) Voice search
With this chrome extension installed you can click the microphone button that appears in the search box on the main Google page and searches by voice.