Google Tips and Tricks

Post date: Jan 29, 2015 3:57:40 PM

The Search Bar in Google can do a lot of things, you can enter a word, or two, a phrase, or put the line in Quotes "Four Score and Seven" and it will pull up all articles matching that exact phrase. But there are even more ways to search.

Site: (com, org, net, etc...) used it specifies that you only want sites with the specified domain type.

filetype: (xls, pdf, doc, etc...) to only return certain files

link: (Find linked pages, or show pages that point to your domain, great to find out if that advertising partner listed your site...)

define: (dictionary like return)

movie: (find reviews or show times)

weather (pulls the weather report for your location)

stocks: (find current stock prices)

Then there are active calculations, do math: 1+1 or advanced math with fractions 1/2 or power of (2^5 or 2**5)

Convert units (200 Euros in USD) or (150lbs in kg) or (35 in hex).

For more cool tips and tricks, see