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Google searching tips and hacks

Posted by Lucky on March 2, 2011

1. Use advanced search button for better and precise result.

2. To make Google Search for Bollywood or hollywood , type Bollywood | Hollywood.

3. Instead of OR you can type the | symbol, like right | wrong.

4. Boolean connectors like AND and OR are case-sensitive. They must be upper case.

5. To look for phrases, put the string in quotes : ” love is life” .

6. To make search for Synonym words or  find related terms and documents use tilde symbol before your keyboard, like this : ~ dangerous.

7. To exclude specific keyword from the search result use minus operator: program -C++.

8. Common words, like I, and, then and if are ignored by Google. These are called “stop words”.

9. The plus operator makes sure stop words are included.
Like: he+and+she.

10. To search specific filetype using the modifier filetype:[filetype:extension]. For example: programming:pdf.

11. To exclude entire file types, type like: scripting -filetype.pdf.

12. To search specific titled  pages use intitile. Like intitle:hacking.

13. If you are searching for files rather than pages – type index of as the intitle:.

14. The modifier “inurl” only searches the web address of a page: type inurl:bot.

15 . To find live webcams by typing inurl:view/view.shtml.

16. If you want to know that how many links there are to a site? Try link:sitename – for example link:www.mozilla.org.

17. Similarly, you can find pages that Google thinks are related in content, using the related: modifier. Use it like this: related:www.microsoft.com

18. The modifier info:site_name returns information about the specified page.

19. If you are looking for some old website you can directly search in google cache.Try cache:slashdot.org.

20. Looking for definations? Try “define” . For example define:watt.

21. Google can be used as a Calculator. Try this (100+8434*23-21=).

To find out square root of 542 type – (sqrt(542)).

22 you can convert currency , metrics, bytes using google, like –

(quarter cup in teaspoons)

(54 in binary)

(seconds in a year)

(5 USD in Euro)

(532353 bytes in kilobytes)

(meters in a kilometer)

23.  Remove affiliate links from product searches use -site:.

For example-




I hope you guys will find this article helpful 😉


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