16+ Quick Tips To Search Google Like A Master -How Many Do You Use?

Google is the most popular search engine today and has become a part of our daily lives. Who doesn't use Google to check their Internet connectivity? I do:) How do we normally use Google search feature? We probably type in our desired keywords and phrase, right?


But there is much more that we can do with Google. There are still so many of those toots that many of us still have to explore. Thanks to this post that i would better be able to remember them.razz

20 Google Searching Tips


Google Searching Tip #1 : Exclude Words


Say you want to search for a term "blogging tips" but don't want to include any search results related to "expert". Than for that, you could use the :

Blogging Tips -experts

This would exclude the term "experts" in any search results.

Google Searching Tip #2 : Specific Phrase


In case you wish to search for a specific phrase for a more specific search results you could use:

"Blogging tips"

With the use of double quotes. This would only search for the term Blogging Tips and nothing apart from it. This often helps, if you are looking for a very specific keyword in search results.


Google Searching Tip #3 : Searching For Similar Words


Now say you want to look for results that match up in context with similar keywords used in each, you could use:

"Blogging Tips" ~ pro

This would give out results for blogging tips pro as well as any thing that is similar to the word "pro", like may be "guru" or expert etc. The use of (") and (~) arrow is important.


Google Searching Tip #4 : Searching Specific Site / Blog


To search a content from your favourite website or a blog directly through Google (if there is no searching option available on the site its self), then you may use:

"blogging tips" site:www.bloggingehow.com

This would give out results for "blogging tips" from this blog.

16+ Quick Tips To Search Google Like A Master -How Many Do You Use?

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Google Searching Tip #5 : This OR That


Makes sense? You may tell Google to search for this term OR that term. Like if i want to search for they words "blogging tips" OR "make money online", i would use :

Blogging tips OR make money online

This can also be used :

Blogging tips || make money online

 ' || ' being the sign for OR operator. Make sure that you use capital 'OR'.

16+ Quick Tips To Search Google Like A Master -How Many Do You Use?

Google Searching Tip #6 : Specific Document Type


If you're looking for a power point presentation for you lecture in college on a particular topic, Google could help you out if you use:

"Physics project name" filetype:ppt
Interesting? smile

16+ Quick Tips To Search Google Like A Master -How Many Do You Use?

Google Searching Tip #7 : Looking For An Area Code


To search for a specific area code, we could use the following:

618
That would show up the place that has area code 618.

16+ Quick Tips To Search Google Like A Master -How Many Do You Use?

Google Searching Tip #8 : Phone Listing


To search for a phone number and the certain information related to that number, you could search:

phonebook:634-595-4224
 *This number is just random and wont work if searched.

Google Searching Tip #9 :Stock (Use Ticker Symbols)


If you wish to search for the stock results and the stock charts, you could take out Google's help by searching for:

To search for Apply stock results:

AAPL

or to search for Google:

GOOG
16+ Quick Tips To Search Google Like A Master -How Many Do You Use?

Google Searching Tip #10 : Numeric Range (This..to This)


Say you want to search out Top Footballers from 2000 to 2009 in Pakistan. You could use:

footballers 2000..2009

The importance is of " .. " (2 dots) that are used in between the numeric range.

16+ Quick Tips To Search Google Like A Master -How Many Do You Use?

Google Searching Tip #11 : Google as a Calculator


Did you know that you could use Google as a calculator? Simply type in your desired equation and Google would work it out for you. Use it like:

 ((11+23) * 54 ) / 29

Its pretty handy, i would say. smile
16+ Quick Tips To Search Google Like A Master -How Many Do You Use?

Google Searching Tip #12 : Word Definitions (As a Dictionary)


Use Google as a dictionary. Find out the meaning of any word like:

Define: Troll  16+ Quick Tips To Search Google Like A Master -How Many Do You Use?
16+ Quick Tips To Search Google Like A Master -How Many Do You Use?

Google Searching Tip #13 : Unit Converter



To convert any units you could use Google like:

12C in F

Or

 65 Kg in lbs
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Google Searching Tip #14 : Current Time In Popular Cities


To get to know current time in popular cities you may search like:

Time in Islamabad
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Google Searching Tip #15 : Fill In The Blanks (*)


In case you are not sure to what to write in a blank within your phrase, you could use * placeholder that would tell Google to fill those spaces with relevant meaning to give results that are very close to your entire sentence. Use it like:

Obama voted * on the * bill


The results are:

16+ Quick Tips To Search Google Like A Master -How Many Do You Use?

Google Searching Tip #16 : Exception Operator


Say you wish to search for 'The Who' that is- say a band. But when you search the keyword as you normally would, it wont show up what you want.

So by using :

[The Who]

It would show results for the 'The Who' term, that might be a band specifically.


Google Searching Tip #17 : Current Weather


To know the current weather of your city, use:

Weather in 'Your City Name'

16+ Quick Tips To Search Google Like A Master -How Many Do You Use?
Hope these simple and quick google searching tips would help you spend your online time in a more productive way.

You can also read these productivity tips to help you become a better blogger and a person as a whole:

Astalavista! biggrin

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