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The best google tricks ever written

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by IrDA, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. IrDA

    IrDA JF-Expert Member

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    Google is the best search engine available on the Internet. Period. That’s why it is important to know how to master it with this Google tricks section! When Internet started becoming famous the only search engine available was Yahoo! Since then many things have changed, and competition has got tougher and tougher. Nowadays Google is in a prominent position and everybody uses it to search whatever available on the web. Millions of people use its powerful engine everyday, and millions of keywords are used to search. From web pages to blogs, from people sensitive information to website backdoors that only too often are used to hack, steal and damage companies, people and websites. These are just a few examples of the power Google owns and the way it can be used. But if you think to know everything about it well, think twice. As a matter of fact, Google is not just useful to make searches. In fact it can be used and “manipulated” with cool tips in ways that you can not even image, and that could solve many of your everyday problems. This is the goal of this guide: let you look at Google with different eyes and use its power in new ways. I bet that when you will have finished reading, you will consider Google as your best Internet friend, able to help you more than you would have thought.
    Did you know that you can use Google for…

    1. Track flight status Do you want to know what time your flight leave? Here is what you have to write: [your company name] flight [your flight number] Ex: british airways flight 354
    2. Get the local time from any city or location in the worldIf you want to know the time is in a certain city, write this sentence: what time is it [write here the name of the city] Ex: what time is it New York
    3. Convert everything into anything else Google is the most powerful converter and calculator ever invented. Did you know? You can convert currencies, metrics, number etc. Here are a few examples:
    4. Compare things How many times have you wished to know if something is better than something else? Here is the solution: “better than [write you what you want to compare]” Ex: “better than norton antivirus”
    5. Find Music You can fill Google in with codes that work with everything you are looking for. They are able to change the search engine in a powerful Search Operator. Here is the piece of code: -inurl:(htm|html|php)intitle:”index of”+”last modified” + “parent directory”+ description + size + (wma|mp3) “frank sinatra” Of course you can search something else instead of Wma, mp3 files, and you look for any other singer instead of Frank Sinatra.
    6. Find definitions If you don’t know the meaning of a word, you can ask Google! Here is what you have to write: [define: serendipity]
    7. Calculator With Google it is not necessary to buy a calculator. In fact, you can calculate whatever you want within the search engine. Here is how: [100+758+23-254]
    But Google goes beyond all that I have just written, and lets you search things in hundreds of different ways. Codes, Boolean search, special characters are just a few examples of what you can use with Google to fine tune your search and manage to look for something that, till some time ago, was really impossible for you to get. Let’s start this little trip by learning how Google works with the basic searches.

    1. [red white] Ok, I know, this is really simple but I want to start from here, from what you know to move towards those Google regions that will leave you speechless. This simple search will let you find those pages containing the word “red” and/or the word “white”. Nothing difficult so far, right?
    2. [red+white] This search will let you look for those pages containing the words “red” and “white”. This is a more specific request that will exclude a lot of unwanted results.
    3. ["red white"] This search will let you look for pages containing the exact sequence of two or more words that are to be next to each other and in the same way they are written. In this example, Google will look for “red white”. Nothing else will be taken into account.
    4. [red or white] This search will let you look for pages containing the words “red” or “white”.
    5. [red -white] This search will let you look for pages containing the word “red” but without the word “white”.
    6. [red ~ white] The little character you see here is called “tilde” and lets you look for pages containing the word “red” and whatever connected with the word “white”
    I bet you already knew most of these tricks to search, right? But it is not over yet. Let’s go deeper and deeper in our quest for the perfect search with this tips and tricks, and let’s learn how to make specific requests to Google.

    1. [chocolate site: cnn.com] This search will let you look for specific pages in the website CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News and containing the word “chocolate”.
    2. [intitle: chocolate: cnn.com] This search will let you look for specific pages in the website CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News having the word “chocolate” in their titles.
    3. [info: cnn.com] This search will let you look for all the information owned by Google about the website CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News.
    4. [link: cnn.com] This search will let you look for those websites that link to the website CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News.
    5. [cache: cnn.com] This search will let you see a copy of the website CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News stored in Google’s server.
    Again, Google let you search for information about different things such as: movies, stocks, flight, weather etc. Let’s find out how:

    1. [movie: lord of the rings] This search will let you look for the reviews of the movie Lord of the Ring.
    2. [stock:goog] This search will let you look for Google stock exchange information.
    3. [weather New york NY] This search will let you look for the weather in New York.
    4. [fly New York to Las Vegas] This search will let you look for flight from New York to Las Vegas.
    5. [1260 New York Broadway NY] This search will let you look for a address in New York. It will also show you a map from Google maps.
    Are you looking for sheet facts about cities, counties, people etc? Are you doing your homework and you are at loss about how to find specific information. Google can help you!

    1. [gdp italy] Gross domestic product of Italy.
    2. [population Italy] Population of Italy.
    3. [location Italy] It gives you an idea where Italy is.
    4. [capital Italy] The capital of Italy.
    5. [anthem Italy] The national anathem of Italy.
    6. [flag italy] The flag of Italy.
    7. [birthday of luciano pavarotti] The birthday of Luciano Pavarotti.
    8. [biography of luciano pavarotti] The biography ofLuciano Pavarotti.
    Did you see how many ways you can use Google to look for whatever you want? Google it is not just a regular search engine, but a powerful tool to learn, solve and understand many problems you may face during our daily life. Enjoy it!
     
  2. Inkoskaz

    Inkoskaz JF-Expert Member

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    thanks buddy!
     
  3. Michael Paul

    Michael Paul Verified User

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    thanks for sharing...
    Nawakubali sana Google..
     
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    I saved this page!
     
  5. Chamoto

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    The great power of using google operator/operand comes when you mix them up, not only that but you can include regular expressions (regex) too for example you can easily use intext:, site:, +, * (regex) operator to narrow the SERP of all my posts that has a word love in it.

    site:jamiiforums.com intext:+chamoto * +love

    All my indexed posts containing a word love
     
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    Chamoto JF-Expert Member

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    link: doesn't work any more (they don't give true results), it used to work back in 2004 before some of us abused it trying to reverse engineer their ranking algorithm (PageRank) to rank our money sites. Nowadays it's better to use inachor: or allinanchor: instaed of link: operator
     
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    MWENDAKULIMA JF-Expert Member

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    Wakuu,mnaweza kunisaidia jinsi ya kutumia google translator?msaada tafadhali,natanguliza shukrani.
     
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    Chamoto JF-Expert Member

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    Kwanini usifungue thread nyingine ili usaidiwe vizuri na kwa kukusaidia uliza swali lako vizuri yaani weka maelezo kamili (specific).
     
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    MWENDAKULIMA JF-Expert Member

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    Mkuu nilivyoona hii thread inahusu google i thought ni fursa nzuri kuuliza swali linalohusu google.Anyway, i take your suggestion on board.Thanks
     
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    K
     
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    cerengeti JF-Expert Member

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    Filetype: PDF site : www.necta.or.tz

    Hii itakuletea mafaili yote ya PDF katika tovuti ya necta.
     
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    Google ni noma kweli
     
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    pleo JF-Expert Member

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    miaka hiyo google ilitumika kama nyenzo ya udukuzi.
     
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    Viva Google... hahaha
     
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    cerengeti JF-Expert Member

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    Filetype: doc site: co.tz

    Hii inakuletea file za doc format kwenye tovuti zote za tanzania
     
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