“Search Google or type a URL” are the default words that appear in the address bar or search box (also called the Omnibox) when you open a new tab in the Chrome browser. It could also show as “Search with Google or enter address” or something similar.
As the name in the bar suggests, you have two options for continuing to use Chrome: you can type a keyword of what you want to search into the Omnibox and hit enter to see the search results, or you can just enter the specific website’s URL into the Omnibox and press enter to go to that site’s page.
Different Ways of Finding Websites
There are many ways to visit websites. Options include social media, links on other websites, typing the URL into the address bar of your browser, and search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing or DuckDuckGo.
However, the two most popular methods of loading or finding a website from a Chrome browser are via searching Google or by typing the URL in the address bar.
So, which is the best method to load a particular website? Consider these as an example:
Do you want to visit Zillow by searching “zillow”? Or do you type zillow.com or www.zillow.com into the address bar?
While no one way works for everyone, depending on certain circumstances and factors, one option is better than another.
Which to Choose, Search Google or Type a URL?
There are pros and cons to each method. When you search Google, you’re able to see results from many different websites all at once. This can be helpful if you’re looking for a general idea or want to compare different results.
However, you may not always find what you’re looking for, as Google’s algorithms can sometimes be finicky.
Typing a URL into the address bar is a bit more direct. You’ll be taken straight to the website you’re looking for without having to wade through other results.
However, you have to know the exact URL of the website you’re trying to reach, which can sometimes be difficult to remember. Especially if it’s a weird brand name like Cirkul.
So, which should you choose? Ultimately, it depends on what you’re looking for and what you’re more comfortable with. Both methods have their own benefits, so try out both and see!
Fun Note About Search Google or Type a URL
According to Urban Dictionary, search Google or type a URL means:
Something you type when your life is going nowhere and you have so little going on that you have to type something so worthless.
Let’s hope you are not in that position and found this article to learn more about the search bar function. Leave a comment below if you found this helpful!