One of popular spot for any kind problem solving, research & information is Google search engine. It satisfy people in knowing their curiosity, news or other needs. The simple way to use Google search is typing words (query) in Google search bar & hit enter. It will show all results including that term as per Google search pattern. These results will be in millions of pages to look for. Google has introduced many features & techniques in Google search to make it more specific and useful for users. It is becoming smarter day by day in showing search results. Try below Search tips, tricks & techniques to use Google like as professionals:-
View Time of City
It is very simple search query. If you want to know time of New york, Simply type Ney work time in Google & search. It will show time of city instantly.
Know upcoming festival date
Google remember all upcoming festival dates. Just simply type name of festival in Google & hit enter. For example Search Deepawali in Google. It will show festival coming on Sunday, 3rd November.
Know Currency conversion rate
Currency conversion is very easy task to do with Google search. for example search 1 USD = INR in Google search. It will show you current conversion rate of currencies.
Searching flights from one airport to another is very easy. For example if you want to search flights between New york to London. Simply search as fly New york to London. It will show all flights in search result showing their time schedule.
Operator Use in Search
(i)Google search could be refined in a more efficient way using Operators while searching. We can search for exact query in Google using Quotations as “Query words”. It will give you exact answer for the query. By searching this way you will get exact results having same pattern of words searched in query.
(ii)Another popular Operator search is use of – operator in Google search queries. For any query we can exclude words by putting – sign before the word as recipe –potato. This query will show only results about recipes which haven’t potato included in them.
(iii)Same way we can use + operator in searching. It will show results focusing on specific word. For example recipe +tomato. It will show results having tomato in recipes.
(iv)We can search using reference numbers in search queries. To use this we need to put query like this Nokia phone $100..$300. This query will show results in reference range of phones having value between $100 to $300 only.
(V)Synonyms searching ~word putting ~ sign before any word in Google search will search synonyms of that particular word.
Direct Calculation in Google Search
Google search is good solution for your quick calculator needs. To do so simply type calculation figure in Google & search. It will calculate & show result in calculator by Google.
Public Data Statistics
You can find public data statistics result in Google by searching related terms. If you want to know population of a city. Search Population of New York, and it will show you population statistics of New York. Same way you can know unemployment rate, gender ratio etc. in Google Search.
Travel Attractions in a popular City
To search for travel attractions in a particular city, search Attractions in New York. In search results you will see all travel hot spots within New York with cool images. It is good way to look for travel destinations in a city you are a stranger.
Sunrise/Sunset in a City
It is really helpful to recognize sunrise/sunset when you traveling another city. To get sunrise time in a city search like as sunrise New York. The same way you can search sunset New York. And it will show you time of sunrise/sunset.
Movie Showtime in a City
To search movie show time in your city search this way movie riddick. It will display show schedule in your city of that particular movie in various popular cinemas. It is a cool tip to know any movie playing timings in cinemas.
Filetype:pdf/doc/ppt/avi File extension search
If you want search results to show in some specific file types, You can guide Google to do so. Just add extension of that filetype adding .pdf/doc/ppt/avi etc. file extensions with searching words. It will show result in specific file format to you.
It is not a Google search trick. It is a kind of Google search useful for students. Everyone can search via Google Scholar at here http://scholar.google.com . It is very useful in finding study related articles, research papers, reference books etc.
Intitle:word, Intext:word searching
It is advance search option for users if they want Google to limit to search online titles or text only of results listed in search result. Intitle:word will let you search query within the titles only of results, It will ignore body text of result. Intext:word will search only for text part of any search result.
Know Stock details
You can know latest Stock details directly via Google. To do so you should have remember the stock name of a brand. Search Stock:brand name to view stock value. For example to view Stock value of Google, We need to search Stock:Goog.
Search related sites
Searching related sites in Google is really helpful feature to look site on similar purpose. For searching similar sites we need to query as Related:siteurl. For example to view sites like facebook.com we will query it related:facebook.com . And it will show us similar results.
Parcel Package Tracking
You can track your courier parcel directly on Google via putting general acknowledgement parcel tracking number directly in Google. It will show your parcel tracking status in results.
Search Google Patents
Google patents is another good feature to view patents all over the world. It is useful for businesses to view and download about any particular patent. It have all kind information about a particular patent as design, sketches, styles, technology etc. You can search patents here https://www.google.com/?tbm=pts
Google Cache search using
Cache is most recent version of a page when Google crawled that page. It maybe different from current version because in meanwhile there maybe other content updates on that page. A normal user can use cache for view specific page of site even when site is down. To view cache of any site simply search cache:site url .
Google groups is good option for users to look up search results within existing groups in Google. You can search in Google groups here https://groups.google.com/forum/#!overview
Searching in Google Maps
We all use Google maps to view places in different locations. You can use it in more smart way by following below technique:-
(i) if you want to know about petrol pump in a zip code place, search Petrol Area Zip code. It will show all petrol pumps available in that particular area.
(ii) If you want to know about sweet shops in an area. Search Sweet Area Zip code. It will show all sweet shops nearby in the area.
(iii) If you want to know about restaurants in an area. Search Food Area Zip Code. It will show listing of all restaurants in that area.
Weather of a City
To get climate of a city simply type City name followed by weather. To search New York weather, You need to query New York Weather. And it will show all weather related information about site. It will show temperature, humidity, wind speed etc. conditions of that city.
We tried to include all most used search tips & tricks here but still seeing the wideness of Google search concept, there are some other good search techniques in your mind. Let us know if you have any suggestions or query about it, We will be glad to know that.[ssba]