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The Hottest and Quickest Ways to Search the Internet With Google.

Updated on August 22, 2016

What is Google, anyway?

If you have been searching on the Internet for a while, chances are high that you already know and have used Google. Google is the best among the most popular search engines used today. Search engines, simply, are tools that help us search for information on the internet.

Simple as it sounds, searching for information on the internet can be tiresome and time consuming. Google, however, has made a lot of advancements in their search strategies. You can now save a lot of time when finding quick information.

The modern searching.

As stated above, Google has made a lot of advancements in its search mechanisms. This helps us discover more in less time than ever before.

Have you ever wanted some information immediately, without even losing a few seconds? May be, sometimes you feel lazy to dig into the listed websites. Google solves this problem by providing some relevant information immediately after submitting your search query, together with other listed websites, in case you need to do more research.

Google does this by getting the information from the top most website.

Consider the example below. You only want to see the world's richest man, and nothing else. You do not want to open many websites and wait for them to load. This is where you need help with Google search. It displays the richest person, with other relevant websites, in case you need more information about that topic.

Google also shows the website from which it has got the immediate results from, which is usually the top most website. Google uses powerful and accurate algorithms, so you should trust its suggested immediate answer.

Google live results of the world'd richest man.
Google live results of the world'd richest man.

Benefits of modern searching.

As stated earlier, modern searching is the way to go, if at all you are looking for quick facts or information.

The benefits of this kind of searching include:

  • Saving time. Who wants to waste time? I bet you don't. The time you would have spent digging into websites to get the information is saved, because the results are shown to you immediately after pressing the search button.
  • Saving energy. Yes, this actually appears to be that Google is doing the researching work for you. Clap for yourself.

Examples

Modern searching applies to a wide range of topics, including Music, Geography, Sciences, Technology, Culture, Life styles, among others.

By the time you finish the list of examples below, you will be grateful for having landed on this post. No doubts, right? Look at your eyes, and ensure they are ready.

Maths

Math is everywhere, in school, business, offices, among other places. Of course in offices, you can use other gadgets, for example phones, and calculators, but these can be slow compared to using Google, provided you are connected to the Internet.

The only thing you need is entering "Calculator" in the search box, and you are good to go.

Online calculator using Google search
Online calculator using Google search

English

English is an internationally recognised language, so many people find themselves trying to improve their English on a daily basis.

With Google search, you can get quick access to a dictionary.

Dictionary

Very easy to use. Just enter any word you are eager to find out about. I know you may be questioning your spellings, but never worry about that, because Google tolerates the spelling errors, and corrects you.

Quick dictionary with Google Search
Quick dictionary with Google Search

.....but I am not sure of the spelling.

As I stated earlier, Google search will always forgive you for your spelling mistakes. You no longer have to worry about them any more. Of course, if you are to make any mistake, it shouldn't be far from the right one, else Google Search will not help you.

Another thing to note is that when you make a spelling mistake that has another meaning, Google Search will provide you with the definitions of the mistake, since it is still correct in the English language.

Example ....................

Health

As far as I am concerned, everyone needs to be in a good healthy state. If you are not concerned about your health, then you don't deserve a life.

Some really important health facts can be got immediately, without the hustle of digging into many websites.

Nutritional values of different foods.

Have you ever wondered what your body gains after taking some oranges? If yes, then that should take you less than 5 seconds.

It is as simple as just entering "nutritional value of orange", and you are good to go.

Nutritional values of oranges
Nutritional values of oranges

Signs and Symptoms

Usually, when we are faced with some symptoms, we start to suspect that some infections have attacked us. Why do you guess and gamble with your life, when you can get the signs and symptoms of almost any disease, as fast as you wish.

Just be lazy, and simply enter "signs and symptoms of diabetes", for example. They will be shown at the blink of an eye.


Getting signs and symptoms fast with Google search.
Getting signs and symptoms fast with Google search.

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Song release dates.

Are you are fan of music? Probably you are, and Google Search covers you good enough. You may be a good listener of a particular song, but always wonder when it was released.

Well, with Google search, it is very much easy, since you just enter "Michael Jackson we are the world release date", and you'll face it smooth.

Getting the release date of a song.
Getting the release date of a song.

How old is my celebrity?

I know, you always argue when it comes to how old your celebrities are. To save time, stop arguing, and get right to google search. You will be answered in less than 3 seconds, and you will be surprised by how young you expected that celebrity of yours to be.

In fact, when you look at the image below, you'll find out that Google Search also tries to show you the ages of other celebrities, who may be strongly connected with the one you entered, and chances are very high that you will also like to see theirs too.

Find out the age of your favourite celebrity.
Find out the age of your favourite celebrity.

Translate between different languages

Many people now days consider learning alternative languages to equip themselves. Knowing more than one language can be beneficial in the long run.

Google search offers an immediate language translation tool, which caters for more than 100 languages! Yours, may also be supported. In case it is not supported, Google keeps upgrading, and one day to come, you language will too be supported.

You think its hard, not so. Not really, its as easy as entering "i love you in Spanish", for example. Immediately, you'll be seeing the translated words as shown in the image below.

Translating from one language to another with Google search.
Translating from one language to another with Google search.

Get the current date and time

Most of us have a faced a situation of the phone date and time system resetting, usually after removing and replacing the battery. Imagine this situation, and there is no one around you to tell you the right time, so you can correct yours.

Don't worry, as long as you have an Internet connectivity. The Internet is your best friend when it comes to dates and time. Just enter "current time", and you will never lose track of your time anymore, in case the phone battery gets replaced.

Google automatically detects your current location, and gives you the correct time and date that corresponds to your location.

Still, in case you want to be more specific, you can include your current location, for example "Kampala time".

Get the current time with Google search.
Get the current time with Google search.
Get the current time with Google search.
Get the current time with Google search.

Eh, What of time in other places, far from mine?

You think Google search can show the time in your location only, you are wrong. You can get the time and date all around the world. I am in Uganda, but I can use it to get the current time and date in New York.

The image below clearly shows this. As I was busy getting ready for office work, I realised that the people in New York were still enjoying their sleep.

Get the time of other places around the world.
Get the time of other places around the world.

Sports results.

I am a football fan, and I use Google search to find out results of the matches I missed. I am not saying that Google search only provides results for football. You can use the same procedure for other sports, including rugby, cricket, tennis, basketball, just to name a few.

Its really very easy. Just enter "Chelsea vs west ham result", for example, and you will no longer feel that you missed the match.

Get results of the matches you missed.
Get results of the matches you missed.

League table standings.

Do you want to get a quick view of your favourite league table, Google search has the answer for that. By just entering "premier league table", for example, you get a quick view of it.

Get the table standings of your favourite league.
Get the table standings of your favourite league.

..... But where are the other teams.

As you can see in the image above, Google search displays only the first 5 clubs. Good enough, mine is at the top of the table. You may look for yours, and never see it. I am not teasing Arsenal fans.

Getting the full table standings is a lot easier than even getting the first table! Yes, just click on the "Full standings", just below the table. You'll then see the rest of the clubs. Again, you will be provided with an option of "Show less", in case you are only interested in the top most clubs.

You can still view the complete table standings.
You can still view the complete table standings.

Match fixtures.

Any football or any other sports fan will always want to know the teams or clubs they are to face next.

Google search provides an immediate solution for that, and I bet you will like how simple the matches are listed.

Forget about those printed match fixtures which just strain your eyes for nothing, and rather invest in the modern technology. It is as simple as just entering "Real Madrid 2016 fixtures", for example, and you will be served immediately, as shown in the image below.

You can view the next match of your club.
You can view the next match of your club.

What of other matches?

Desperate fans will never want only the next match. In fact, most of such fans already know the next match, and therefore, they need to see the next 10 matches, for example.

Google list only the next match, but in reality, it will have got all the possible matches. The only thing you need is to click on Schedules and scores, which comes after the first match is listed as you can see in the image above. Immediately, you will be shown many other matches.

As you can see, Google search get the fixtures from the Read Madrid official website, so just trust these results without any hesitation.

The image below shows how Google lists the other matches.

Apart from the next match, you can as well view other matches.
Apart from the next match, you can as well view other matches.

Conversions.

Right from school to the business world, we always find our selves with the need convert specific quantities form one form to another.

This can be metric conversions for example distance and weight, or even currency conversions for example converting dollars to pounds.

Again, this is very simple. Just enter "50 km to miles", for example, and you will be saved the maths behind the answer.

The same applies to all the other conversions. For example if you want to convert 100 dollars to British pounds, just enter "100 dollars to pounds", and you are good to go.

You can convert distances, and many others.
You can convert distances, and many others.

Greatest people of all time.

We are always curious to know the greatest people when it comes to different fields of our interest or careers. An artist will want to know the greatest artists of all time. The same applies to artists, musicians, scientists, among others.

With Google Search, you simply enter "greatest programmers of all time", for example, and before you even breath out, the results will be waiting for you.

The Image below clearly illustrates it.

Greatest programmers of all time.
Greatest programmers of all time.
Greatest football players of all time.
Greatest football players of all time.

Know the spouses of your celebrities

With just pressing enter, you will get to know who warms your dearest celebrity. It is really very hard for someone to be a true fan of an artist, for example, without the need to know their spouses.

I know celebrities keep rotating around different spouses, but they just can't escape the media, and therefore Google Search will present to you all the different spouses, your celebrity has ever had, in case they have had more than once, which I know is more likely to be true.

This is easier than writing your name. I mean, just enter "Bill Gates spouse", for example, and of course you will be expecting the one and only Melinda Gates, as shown in the image below.

You can know the spouse of your favourite celebrity.
You can know the spouse of your favourite celebrity.

Geography

By now, you my think Google search is all about sciences, and entertainment. No way, you can use it to do a lot as far as Geography is concerned.

You can use for for determining coordinates of any place, capital cities of any country, distance between different places, among others.

Coordinates of places.

Whether you are doing some serious geography, or just trying to know something new, or just for fun, you can get the coordinates your current location, or any other place you wish to.

It is as simple as eating and drinking. Just enter "Kampala coordinates", for example, and you will discover the location of that place on the globe, as the image below indicates.

You can get the coordinates of any place.
You can get the coordinates of any place.

Capital cities of countries

What do you do when you are faced with a task of wanting to know the capital city of a specific country? Do you open your atlas, of course in case you have one, or you open up google maps and navigate to that specific country.

All the above techniques work well, but they all share a common problem. They consume a lot of time. In case you need the answer very fast, you are likely not to get it in 5 seconds.

With Google search, however, wasting time is past. It is as simple as entering "USA capital", and of course you will get Washington, D.C, as the image below shows.

You can get the capital of any country.
You can get the capital of any country.

Distance between two places.

Is there anyone who has never travelled? No, of course. When we are travelling to new places, we are always interested in knowing the distance from the current location to the destination, so that we can roughly estimate how much time the journey will take.

Most interestingly, Google search can also show you the duration of the journey, especially if the two places are in the same country.

You can get the distance between two places in the same country, different countries in the same continent, and even in different continents.

Its as easy as entering "distance from Paris to New York", for example, as the images below indicate.

Distance between two places in the same country.

You can get the distance between two places in the same country.
You can get the distance between two places in the same country.

Distance between two places in the different continents.

You can get the distance between two places in different continents.
You can get the distance between two places in different continents.

Weather Forecast

Are you a business man, wondering whether you should stock jackets or umbrellas in the coming month, or you want to know whether to pack a jacket or umbrella before you leave off for work, the this feature is yours.

Google search will list the weather forecast for the specified place, and for a number of coming days. This is so easy that you just enter "London weather", for example.

You can get the weather forecast.
You can get the weather forecast.

Maps

Are you a student of Geography? You perhaps need to draw maps along your course. With this modern era, however, you do no longer need to draw maps by hand. Simply go to the Internet, get the map you want, and print it.

It sounds hard, not so? Not really, Google search makes this task simple by displaying the map that you are interested in immediately you ask for it.

What makes it even more simple is the fact that you just enter "Berlin map", for example, and you can just print it out. Now it sounds easy, right? Get going then.

You can get the map of any city, for example.
You can get the map of any city, for example.

..... Among others.

The list is endless, but you can add yours in the comments section.

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