Top 10 Google search Tips & Tricks

Most of us use the Google search to find or locate something on the web. But normally even after searching multiple times, all we get is disappointment. In this article i will share some of the Google search tips and tricks which will boost your search efficiency to a whole new level.

Google has encoded some rules to search over the web. These rules are defined as syntax of Google search. Using the proper syntax for a particular type of search will help you get your desired results faster than ever.

1) Currency Conversion

Syntax : <currency1> to <currency2>
Suppose if you want to convert Dollars in Indian Rupees. Then you can just type usd to inr and search. You will get the result as 1 U.S. dollar = 56.1608447 Indian rupees

google-currency

[code]Input : 50$ to inr<br />
Result : 50 US$ = 2 808.04223 Indian rupees<br />
Input : 2 pound to dollar<br />
Result : 2 British pounds = 3.09900 U.S. dollars[/code]

2) Calculator

Syntax: <number> <operator> <number>
If you are not getting your calculator and need one urgently then you can just go to Google. And use their syntax to calculate or carry out your desired operations on the numbers.

google-calculator

[code]Input : 5 + 10<br />
Result : 15<br />
Input : 500 – 235 / 25<br />
Result : 490.6[/code]

3) Graph Calculator

Syntax: Put any graphical mathematical equation to see Beautiful static / animated graph.
I was not knowing about graph, but while using google calculator i came across this amazing feature. Click here to see one of the amazing heart graph on Google using a mathematical equation.

google-graph

[code]//try out these codes, one line at a time<br />
sin(x)/x, 1/x^2<br />
graph ln(x)<br />
sin(x)<br />
cos(x)<br />
tan(x)[/code]

4) Find local time

Syntax: time in <place>
If you want to find the local time of any particular place. You can just type in ‘time in name_of_that_place‘ to get the time of that certain place. For example, I can type in ‘time in india‘ and the result is : 19:34 Wednesday (IST) – Time in India.

google-time

[code]Input : time in london<br />
Result : 15:08 Wednesday (BST) – Time in London, UK[/code]

 5) Weather

Syntax: weather <place>
If you want to find the weather of a certain place, just type in that syntax and your desired place. For example,  if i type “weather mumbai” then i will get the result shown in the image below.

google-weather

6) Unit Conversion

Syntax: <unit1> to <unit2>
Suppose if i want to convert kilograms to grams then i can just type in “kg to g” to get the desired conversion. Similarly you can convert any other unit you want using Google search.

google-unit-conversion

7) Exclude Keywords in Search

Syntax: <search string> <excluded string>
If i want to search something excluding a certain keyword then i can use the syntax mentioned above. For example, if i search for “Webhosting -free” then it will exclude all the results containing the keyword free. And only the remaining results will be displayed. Or lets say if i search for my name excluding the keyword facebook like this : “omkar bhagat -facebook“. Then only the results which do not contain the word facebook will be displayed.
Note: there is no space between minus sign and excluded string.

8) Definitions

Syntax: define: <keyword>
If you want to get the definition of a certain word then just type in define: word. For example, if i want definition for technology, i can just type in “define: technology“.

google-define

9) Searching related websites

Syntax: related: <website>
If you want to get sites related to certain website then just type in related: website_address. For example, if i want to get related websites to wikipedia website, then i can just type in “related: www.wikipedia.org“.

10) Excluding certain websites

Syntax: <search_text> -site:<sitename>
If you want to search something but don’t want results from a certain website. Then you can just use the above syntax. For example, if i want to search for technology but don’t want results from wikipedia, then i can just type in “technology -site: www.wikipedia.org“.

I hope this post was quite informative to you guys. Thanks for reading. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Top 10 Google search Tips & Tricks”

  1. Intresting…also i would like to add/question…i read a certain command which allows you search basically anything that google basically hides(not necessary classified info) from the general search results…For e.g if i would search for C++ in the search window i would get a standard list of results but searching with ‘
    “intitle:index of” C++.pdf ‘ in the search window will give me a host of other results…..how relevant are they?

    1. @facebook-100000009920222:disqus
      Intitle: is Google syntax that restricts Web search results to only list Web sites that contain a keyword in their title. The keyword should follow with no spaces.
      Example:
      intitle: c++
      This will find sites containing ‘c++’ keyword in their site title.
      This command or syntax will give you results which are highly relevant.
      ‘Title’ means the text which is between and tags.
      The Title of this webpage is shown in the browser tab, “Top 10 Google search Tips and Tricks : Codefap.com “

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