According to Cambridge Dictionary, the verb "google" means
to search for something on the internet using the Google search engine (= computer program that finds information)
I did a bit of Googling and I seemed to find the kind of articles you are looking for by using the word "tips".
Consider the following two sentences.
the author did a bit of googling and ...
the author googled a few times and ...
I guess both of them pretty much mean the same thing and the former sounds more colloquial.
Is my understanding correct?