50 Google Search Tricks you may not aware of

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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

http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=suspiciouswebsite.com

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.browsing_safe_site

#2 Use Google as a Dictionary

define word

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.use_google_as_dictionary

#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.use_google_as_calculator

#4 Use Google to find the Origin of a word

etymology word

If you are a student of history then you’ll love to find the origin of a particular word.This will give you complete history about that word.origin_of_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.Use Google to find distance between two places

#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.Use Google to find Restaurants in a City

#7 Use Google to find your public IP Address

ip address

There are many ways to find IP address but many amateurs don’t even know how to find their public IP address.They can use google search to find their IPs online, very easy just search ip address.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.Use Google to find a file with particular extension

#9 Use Google to convert your numbers into words.

yournumber=word

Use google search if you want to convert your numbers or numericals to words.You can easily convert large numbers into words in Google. But it can convert up to only 13 digits.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/Use Google to convert International Timings

#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/Use Google to Translate from one Language to another

#12 Use Google to find related websites

related:website.com

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.comUse Google to find related websites

#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.Use Google to sort Pricing of products

#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.Use Google to find tourist locations

#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.Use Google to find Customer Service Number of any Company

#16 Use Google to find Flights details

flight location 1 to location 2

Google search can be used to find the flights details between any two locations.Flight search result will include flight name, departure time and required fair. Use Google to find Flights details

#17 Use Google to search sites on the basis of TLD

Query site: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

http://www.iana.org/domains/root/dbUse Google to search sites on the basis of TLD

#18 Use Google to find the Stocks of a Company

company name:stocks

If you are curious to find the stocks of any company then search company name:stocks to know the stocks of that company.The result will also show Mkt cap, P/E ratio and Div yield.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

Google search can be used to convert Currencies, temperature and dimensions.See the image below for this.Use Google to convert Currencies, Temperatures & Dimensions

#20 Use Google to find Social Tags

@YourTag

Search any social tag on google search in only click.Just use @YourTag and result will be clear.Use Google to find Social Tags

#21 Use Google to find Movie release date

movie name release date

You can find any movie name release date along with country release just by using command movie name release date.Use Google to find Movie 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.Use Google to find Download Links quickly

#23 Use Google to access Blocked sites, use as Free Proxy

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://blockedsite.com/

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.Use Google to access Blocked sites, use as Free Proxy

#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.Use Google to track your Phone

#25 Use Google to find the Info about any site

info:anysite.com

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.Use Google to find the Info about any site

#26 Use Google to find the exact Location of a place

Zip code

Enter the zip code directly to find the details of that location quickly with single click. For example,Use Google to find the exact Location of a place

#27 Use Google to see you Search your browsing History

https://history.google.com/history/

You can find your browsing history over Google, but don’t worry it will be visible to you only.Use Google to see you Search your browsing History

Other Google Urls very important to us
  1. https://passwords.google.com – For viewing your stored passwords in Google and Android
  2. https://maps.google.com/locationhistory –  For viewing your location history.
  3. https://security.google.com/settings/security/activity -For viewing your logging locations to find out if someone else is using your account or not.
  4. https://accounts.google.com/SignUpWithoutGmail – Create a Google account without creating a new gmail account.
  5. 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

https://www.google.com/trends/hottrends/

Want to see what people are searching across the world, then click on the above Url.Use Google to find What people are searching across the world

#29 Use Google to set Alarm or Stopwatch

set timer to time

Google search can be used as a Stopwatch and Timer. Just see the following image and you’ll be clear.Use Google to set Alarm or Stopwatch

#30 Use Google to find Direct Download links of mp3

intitle:index.of?mp3 Your song name

Facing problem in finding mp3 link of any song, just use above command in Google search and you’ll see only those results which have direct link of that mp3.Use Google to find Direct Download links of mp3

#31 Use Google to get search results from particular website only

Site:website.com your keyword

If you want to get search results from a particular website only then use the above command.This will remove the search results from other sites.See the Example below. Use Google to get search results from particular website only

#32 Use Google to find the pages linking to particular websites

link:website.com

Only those pages will be shown which are linking to a particular website ,i.e if any of the pages used links from that site then only those pages will be shown.Use Google to find the pages linking to particular websites

#33 Use Google to see Weather Forecast of a City

City forecast

Weather Forecast of any city in the world can be found by google search with an instant.Use Google to see Weather Forecast of a City

#34 Use Google to find Movies Showtime in your City

movies City

What movies are going to be shown in a city can be seen easily by Google search.Use Google to find Movies Showtime in your City

#35 Use Google to find a Specific File Type

filetype:extension keyword

Search any filetype extension with a keyword in google search and only search with that file extension will be shown.Use Google to find a Specific File Type

#36 Use Google to see the 3-D modelling of a Chemical Compound

compound name

Search any chemical compound in google and you can see its 3-D representation with other properties.You can also search for chemical compound formula.Use Google to see the 3-D modelling of a Chemical Compound

#37 Use Google to find news related to particular Country

news:country

Find the news related to any country.Just use news:countryname and news results will be shown from that country only.Use Google to find news related to particular Country

#38 Use Google to find the Graph of a function

function name

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_functionUse Google to find the Graph of a function

#39 Use Google to find the upcoming Events in a City

City name:events

Curious to find upcoming events in your city just use above command in google search.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

To find the sunrise and sunset time in any country.You can use both as simultaneously or for each.Use Google to find the timings of Sunrise and Sunset in a Country

#41 Use Google to find the Calories in Foods & Fruits

Food/Fruit Name:calories

If you are interested in finding the nutritional details like calories and other contents of any food or fruit then just use above command.See example.Use Google to find the Calories in Foods & Fruits

#42 Use Google to search for local time in a City

time City

To find whats the time in any city just use time city to find the time.Use Google to search for local time in a City

#43 Use Google.com instead of your Country wise Google Search

https://www.google.com/ncr

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.Use Google.com instead of your Country wise Google Search

#44 Use Google Image search tool to find only images

https://images.google.com/

Only search related to Images will be shown here.Use Google Image search tool to find only images

#45 Use Google News search tool to find only news

https://news.google.com/

Only search related to News will be shown here.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

If you don’t want to get search results from a particular website then remove it by using -Site: command.For ease see image below.Use Google to remove unwanted sites in your results

#47 Use Google to Play animals sound

animal sounds

For having fun use google search to find the sounds produced by different animals.Don’t worry it’ll play the sound also.Use Google to Play animals sound

#48 Use Google to file a Copyright Complain

https://support.google.com/legal/troubleshooter/1114905

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.Use Google to file a Copyright Complain

#49 Use Google Find out what day is it in N day

what day is it in N days

You can also find the day after n days with Google search.See the example.Use Google Find out what day is it in N day

#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.Chrome is also a game

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