Monday, July 16, 2012

30 Awesome Google Search Tips To Become a Better Searcher

Author: Gagan Masoun
30 Awesome Google Search Tips To Become a Better SearcherAll people love Google search engine. Because Google is a perfect search engine ever.Many people are addicted of Google search and many others have set it not only as their default search engine, but also their browser homepage. And there's a good reason for that. Google isn't just s search engine, but a smart search engine.

I am also addicted of Google search, I search something daily new in Google for learning or entertainment. It does a lot more than that. If you are the kind of person who searches Google by trying different combinations of keywords until finally getting what you're looking for, then let me tell you this. You are performing search in a primitive style, and it isn't 2005 anymore. In addition to providing easy access to billions of web pages, Google has many special features to help you to find exactly what you’re looking for. Some of their most popular features are listed below:

30 Awesome Google Search Tips


You can easily check the weather of any city. 
weather Patiala, India

2.Stock Quotes 

To see current market data for a given company or fund, type the ticker symbol into the search box. On the results page, you can click the link to see more data from Google Finance.

3.Time ( World Clock )

For see the time in any city, type in “time” and the name of the city.
time Bathinda

4.Sports Scores 

to see scores and schedules for sports teams type the team name or league name into the search box.
san francisco 49ers

5. Sunrise & Sunset 

For precise times of sunrises and sunsets type “sunrise” or “sunset” followed by the city
sunrise Goa


Enter the calculation you’d like done into the search box.

7.Book Search 

Write the name of the author or book title into the Google search box. Then, click on “Books” from the left-hand navigation to view book content. You can click through on the record to view more detailed info about that author or title.
Journey of Souls Michael Newton


Search about recent earthquakes in a specific area type “earthquake” with the name of city and state or U.S. zip code
earthquake california

9.Unit Conversion 

For Unit conversion just enter your desired conversion into the search box
65 cm in foot

10.Public Data 

To find trends for population and unemployment rates of counties, type "population" or "unemployment rate" followed by a state or county.
population India

11.People Profiles 

Enter the name of person with some identifying words about him or her to see a list of people with that name.
Gagan Masoun

12. Synonym Search

If you want to search not only for your search term but also for its synonyms, place the tilde sign (~) immediately in front of your search term.

13.Dictionary Definitions 

Definition for a word or phrase, simply type the word “define” then a space, then the word(s) you want defined.
Define blogging

14.Spell Checker 

Great tool provided by Google for automatically checks spell.If it thinks you’re likely to generate better results with an alternative spelling, it will ask “Did you mean: (more common spelling)?”. Click the suggested spelling to launch a Google search for that term.

15.Local Search 

For searching store, restaurant, or other local business you can search for the category of business and the location and you will see the search results right on the page, along with a map, reviews, and contact information.
Punjabi food London

16.Movie Listings/Showtime

To bring up movie listings in search results, use the syntax below
movie: Bol Bachchan

17.Health Conditions 

Get information about a common disease or symptom.


To find information about most generic and brand name prescription drugs.

19.Poison Control 

You can quickly find the U.S. poison control hotline (1-800-222-1222) by entering “poison control” or similar phrases into the search box.
poison control

20.Wild Card Search

If you can't remember a word in a phrase, a quote or a proverb, you can replace it with a sterick. Google's algo will figure it out
rainy mood Rain makes everthing better*

21.Accessing blocked/unavailable sites 

If a website is down, or has been blocked, you can ask Google to fetch a cached version of it. Google regularly caches webpages. Simply, write 'cache:' followed by a URL in Google search

24.Flight Tracking 

To see flight status for arriving and departing type in the name of the airline and the flight number into the search box.
Alaska Airlines 1268

25.Flight Schedules 

Type “flights from” or “flights to” followed by the city or airport of interest.
flights from india to canada

26.Currency Conversion

Type the conversion you’d like done into the Google search box.
150 USD in Rupees

27. Maps

You can directly search for places without going to Google maps
maps: Bathinda, India

28. Find Related Web Pages

You can search for web pages that have similar content to a given site, type “related:” followed by the web page URL.

29.Fill In The Blank 

‘fill in the blank’ by adding an asterisk (*) at the part of the sentence or question that you want finished
mark zuckerberg founder *

30. URL Search 

Similar to title search, but this trick will search for keywords among URLs.
These were some best tricks I had for you. If you know of any more, then please let us know in the comments section below! I will add that tricks in this tutorial :)


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