Google has become an important part in our lives.Everyday we search Google at least 2-3 times.Google has some fantastic potential for you to find whatever you are after on the internet.Google is now the most used search engine all over the world.So much information is on the web, its mind boggling. Thankfully we have search engines to swift through them and categorize them for us. Unfortunately, there is still so much info that even with these search engines, its often a painstakingly slow process to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Google is clearly the best general-purpose search engine on the Web.But most people don’t use it to its best advantage. Do you just plug in a keyword or two and hope for the best? That may be the quickest way to search, but with more than 3 billion pages in Google’s index, it’s still a struggle to pare results to a manageable number.But Google is an remarkably powerful tool that can ease and enhance your Internet exploration. Google’s search options go beyond simple keywords, the Web, and even its own programmers. Let’s look at some of Google’s lesser-known options.
#1 Use Google to find if a site is secure or not
If you are in doubt about any site’s security then use this url to find out whether a site is dangerous or safe to enter.Google’s Safe Browsing technology examines billions of URLs per day looking for unsafe websites.See image for further ease.
#2 Use Google as a Dictionary
There are many online dictionary sites such as dictionary.com, yourdictionary.com, oed.com etc, but you can use google search as your personel dictionary.All you have to use a proper keyword (see above) and your word and one click needed.
#3 Use Google as a Calculator and Tip Calculator
calculator and tip calculator
If you want to deal with some calculations and you don’t have a calculator then you can use Google search to calculate your calculations.You can also use it as a tip calculator and find how much tip you have given to the waiter at restaurant.
#4 Use Google to find the Origin of a word
#5 Use Google to find distance between two places
distance between place 1 and place 2
If you are planing to go somewhere away from your home and don’t know how far is it from there, then you can use google search to find the distance between any two places.Search will show you distances on the basis of a particular route.
#6 Use Google to find Restaurants in a City
restaurants in City
Suppose your wife is very tired today and she doesn’t want to cook that night then you can take her to any nearby restaurant to you.Just use above keyword and google will show you a list of restaurants near your home or in your city.
#7 Use Google to find your public IP Address
#8 Use Google to find a file with particular extension
Keyword filetype:file extension
If you want to search query with particular file type extension, then you can use google search by just using above mentioned keyword.For eg if you search with any keyword with filetype extension pdf, then in search result only pdf files will be shown related to used keyword.
#9 Use Google to convert your numbers into words.
#10 Use Google to convert International Timings
time standard time 1 to standard time 2
If you are present in country “X” and wants to know the timings according to any other country “Y” , then you can use google search for that.An example is shown in image.To know different time zones codes go here, http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/
#11 Use Google to Translate from one Language to another
translate language 1 to language 2
This feature of google search is very useful for all.No person in the world who knows all languages.Google translator can be used to translate from language to another language.Moreover it can be used as a free proxy.Don’t worry I’ve shown below, keep reading.You can also use this for more translations, https://translate.google.com/
#12 Use Google to find related websites
Finding related websites can be useful in multiple purpose. But it is not an easy task. Now Google have made it easier for us find the related websites.You can do it by using above keyword.For example, if you want to find related websites like Netlix then just search for related:netflix.com
#13 Use Google to sort Pricing of products
keyword price 1..price 2
If you want to get search result within particular price range then you can use above command.For example, suppose you want to buy hp laptops within particular price range say $350 to $500 then search hp laptops $350..$500 and now you’ll get results about hp laptops ranging from $350 to $500 only.
#14 Use Google to find tourist locations
location name attractions
Suppose if you have reached to a new place as a tourist or guest or whatever, you can find attractive places there by just searching you location name attractions.Popular places at your location will be shown in the result.
#15 Use Google to find Customer Service Number of any Company
company name customer number
If have bought any product or want to solve any query about any company and you don’t know the customer number of that company then you can search google for it in only one click.NOTE : Only popular companies customer numbers are shown.
#16 Use Google to find Flights details
flight location 1 to location 2
#17 Use Google to search sites on the basis of TLD
TLD=Top Level Domain, TLD is nothing but a kind of domain extension which comes after domain name.For example, .com, .in, .edu, .org and much more.You can filter your google search related to particular TLD of any site.For more TLD go here
#18 Use Google to find the Stocks of a Company
#19 Use Google to convert Currencies, Temperatures & Dimensions
currency 1 to currency 2 , temperature 1 to temperature 2 , dimension 1 to dimension 2
#20 Use Google to find Social Tags
#21 Use Google to find Movie release date
movie name release date
#22 Use Google to find Download Links quickly
-inurl:htm -inurl:html intitle:”your query” filetype
If you are getting problem in finding direct download link for any file, then there are some search string which can help you to do so. Here is an example, Suppose I want to get direct link of Deadpool movie with file extension mkv, then use the following command as shown -inurl:htm -inurl:html intitle:”deadpool” mkv .This will show you only those results which have download links for deadpool movie in mkv file format.
#23 Use Google to access Blocked sites, use as Free Proxy
Google translater can be used as a free proxy.Suppose I want to search for kat.cr, but this site is blocked in my country so I’ll use google translator as a free proxy.Just change the url as http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://kat.cr/ , Now try to open and Bingo! site has opened.See proof below.
#24 Use Google to track your Phone
find my phone
If you forgot you phone in anywhere in your city (assuming phone is all right), then you can track your phone easily by find my phone search but just make sure you must be login to google account associated with that mobile number.
#25 Use Google to find the Info about any site
Want to find any info about a particular site.Use info:anysite.com. It may be kept in mind that info like Google’s cache of that site, sites linking to that site, sites containing the name of that site etc will be shown, which are not any security threat.
#26 Use Google to find the exact Location of a place
#27 Use Google to see you Search your browsing History
Other Google Urls very important to us
- https://passwords.google.com – For viewing your stored passwords in Google and Android
- https://maps.google.com/locationhistory – For viewing your location history.
- https://security.google.com/settings/security/activity -For viewing your logging locations to find out if someone else is using your account or not.
- https://accounts.google.com/SignUpWithoutGmail – Create a Google account without creating a new gmail account.
- https://www.google.com/takeout – Export all of your Google data from Google servers including contacts, gmail messages, your videos from youtube etc.
#28 Use Google to find What people are searching across the world
#29 Use Google to set Alarm or Stopwatch
set timer to time
#30 Use Google to find Direct Download links of mp3
intitle:index.of?mp3 Your song name
#31 Use Google to get search results from particular website only
Site:website.com your keyword
#32 Use Google to find the pages linking to particular websites
#33 Use Google to see Weather Forecast of a City
#34 Use Google to find Movies Showtime in your City
#35 Use Google to find a Specific File Type
#36 Use Google to see the 3-D modelling of a Chemical Compound
#37 Use Google to find news related to particular Country
#38 Use Google to find the Graph of a function
Just search for any function and graph will be shown of that function.Go here to basic idea about functions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graph_of_a_function
#39 Use Google to find the upcoming Events in a City
#40 Use Google to find the timings of Sunrise and Sunset in a Country
City Name:sunrise and sunset
#41 Use Google to find the Calories in Foods & Fruits
#42 Use Google to search for local time in a City
#43 Use Google.com instead of your Country wise Google Search
When you use google search in a particular country, then it will give results according to that country and instead of google.com some country wise google domain is used to get the search results.For example if you live in UK, then Google search Url will be google.co.uk, if you are in India, then Google search Url will be google.co.in by default.To remove this ambiguity just use google.com/ncr and now your default search will become Google.com.See image below.
#44 Use Google Image search tool to find only images
#45 Use Google News search tool to find only news
#46 Use Google to remove unwanted sites in your results
keyword -site:site you want to remove
#47 Use Google to Play animals sound
#48 Use Google to file a Copyright Complain
File a copyright complain at Google here to take a website content down from google search results, if they are stealing your content or whatever may be the reason.
#49 Use Google Find out what day is it in N day
what day is it in N days
#50 Use Google to have fun
- Search and see the special shape exp(-((x-4)^2+(y-4)^2)^2/1000) + exp(-((x +4)^2+(y+4)^2)^2/1000) + 0.1exp(-((x +4)^2+(y+4)^2)^2)+0.1exp(-((x -4)^2+(y-4)^2)^2
- Search fun facts or i’m feeling curious
- Search do a barrel roll
- Search tilt
- Search Google in 1998
- Search zerg rush
- Search pacman
- Search blink html
- Chrome is also a game. when you are not connected to internet open any webpage.It will show No internet Connection.Press the space bar to activate and your Chrome tab will quickly turn into a moderately addictive game. The T-Rex will run and your mission is to prevent it from bumping into the saguaros.