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Amazing Google Search Tips

Updated on February 28, 2013

Google is not only search engine you can do more with Google search. Here in this article I am going to show some tips, try this all tips and find out what you can do with Google.

Google as a DICTIONARY

You can use Google search as a dictionary. You can find definitions for a word. For this just type ‘define:’ and type the word. Here is example.

Google Filetype Search

You can find particular file type, i.e. if you want to find some pdf files or some ppt files or any other file type, (and if you think you will never find it with Google) than try this, type ‘filetype’ in search box followed by your desired file type. Here is example.

In above image see search term and search results.

Google as a CALCULATOR

You can use Google as a calculator. Simply enter your numeric terms and get instant result. See below example.

Google as a Convertor

You can use Google as a unit converter, like this.

See three circles in picture, there are many different options, try it.

Check TIME

Want to find out what time it is in any city? Just type time followed by city name and instantly you will get result.

Search by Image

You can also search by giving Google an image URL, or uploading an image. See below image.

Weather Search

Want to find out about weather in your city or any city in world? Just type ‘weather’ followed by desired city name and instantly you will get current temperature (in Celsius and Fahrenheit), wind and humidity detail. See below image.

Sunrise & Sunset

To see the precise times of sunrises and sunsets for many U.S. and worldwide cities, type “sunrise” or “sunset” followed by the city name.

Currency Conversion

Google has built-in currency converter. Just enter the conversion i.e. 1$ = Rs or other whatever you want and you will get answer instantly also from result you can change currency. See image or try yourself.

Search in a range

Search for a range of numbers, like searching for budget mobile between $100..$300, or searching history like President1900..1950. Put a string between your search.

Synonym Search

If you want to search for a word and all its synonyms than try this. Simply place the tilde sign (~) immediately in front of your search term.

Real Time Stock Quotes

Type company ticker symbol in google search box and get real time stock quotes.

Track Packages

Track your UPS, FedEx shipment or parcel instantly, just entre tracking number in google search box and find when will you get your parcel.

Search by Location

Want to find store or hotel or anything else in particular location? Try this. Entre your search term followed by zip code and Yippy.

Movie Show Times

Want to know movie show time at your nearest theatre? Simply entre movie name and you will get local show times.

Flight Schedules

In Google search box enter “flights to” or “flights from” and the city or airport name to get a schedule. It includes departure and destination to get the specific route.

Voice Search

This is something new and exciting. For Google Search App for iOS and Android, you can directly ask Google a question and the search app can speak back to you.

Exact Phrase

You can search for exact set of words, quotes or phrases. Use “..” quotation marks around words and you will find exactly what you want.


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