Freelancers! Get clients from this google hack!
- February 8, 2023
- Posted by: Liz C
- Category: Uncategorized
GOOGLE SEARCH HACKS for Freelancers!
There is a little-known method for using Google to find clients from requests made by business owners. Most people will just type in something like “Need a websites Chicago” and get some results, but that search term doesn’t nail down exactly what you are searching for.
Most people don’t know that you can use Google operators, aka “Boolean search” to narrow a search to a specific context; the context of a biz owner seeking information or a person to solve a problem that they have.
These are the searches we use:
inurl: This limits the search to a website
– The minus sign eliminates a result from the search “ ” Quotes search for exact terms
+ Requires both or multiple terms for a result
Using these operators, we can construct a search term (also known as a query) that is more targeted to what we need:
“I need someone” + “marketing” + “SEO” + “Hire”
This query requires the results to include all terms included in quotes.
Remember: the spaces, quotes, and plus signs are important!
Now you can also limit the term to a specific site and even add a city or state:
inurl:craigslist.org “I need someone” + “marketing” + “SEO” + “Hire” New York
And let’s say we keep getting results from Upwork and don’t want that site in our results:
inurl:craigslist.org “I need someone” + “SEO” + New York -upwork.com
For more info on using Google Operators, check out the site below: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2466433?hl=en
Now go get those gigs!
Tip#2 Save that search in an RSS feed to get new updates of small business owners needing your services.
( I’m all about automation)
Tip #3 Follow @siliconbeachacademy for more ways to get clients and get our resources at siliconbeachacademy.com