If you know the latest Google search tricks then you have all the access to all the knowledge there is on the internet. In this article i will show you a list tricks and tips you can apply to search faster and better. Last year we shared some interesting tricks on how to search on the internet, you can get it here. We will keep this post as fresh as possible. Let’s get going.
You Can Do Mathematics on Google
Google search engine is a very powerful machine and so can actually handle math problems for you. This is handy if you need to do some quick math but without doing it in your head. Example, type 3*7+20, it will give you answer. All you have to do is just type your math problem or equation into the search field to turn Google into a basic calculator. You can also type “calculator” into the search field, and one will materialize. You can also see a calculator that will give the value different currency. Example type Dollar to Naira.
2. Timer and Stopwatch
This particular Google search trick is super useful and many don’t know it. If you are doing any activity that is time conscious then this feature in the google search engine will be very useful for you. If you want want a timer function, simply type “timer” and it’ll bring up a default countdown clock of five minutes or type “stopwatch” it will bring up 0s 00 and will count up.
3. Quick Translator
There are about over 100 languages on Google search and they are right at your finger tips. Select the language you need to translate, then search for any word or phrase. Type any word of your chosen language and Google search engine will interprets for you.
4. Stay Up To Date
This is one very useful trick. Here is how it works, Google knows your location, and can give you localized content. Google the word “weather” and you’ll get a detailed daily forecast along with outlooks for the coming days. You can also get a forecast on months to come. It doesn’t stop there, you can get weather of any place on the map. Simply type “weather in Ikot Ekpene” or any other point on the map, and you’ll receive a detailed meteorological update.
5. Quick and easy search methods
We covered some the tips below in our last year tips. Check it out here.
If you don’t need all the filters that come with Advanced Search, you can use several shortcuts for regular searches. For example, if you’re looking for something exact, add quotation marks to the word or phrase (e.g., “The Last Dance”).
Do you need to exclude a word? You can add and remove words in your search query. To do that place a minus sign (-) in front of the word you don’t want.
Throw a plus sign (+) in front of any word you want to stress as important.
You can also search a site directly by placing site: directly in front of the URL, then follow it with your search term. So it would look like this: site:infocontemporary.com “google” You can use the same method to search for related content (related:).
Put @ in front of a word to search social media, or add # in front to search hashtags. Use * in place of an unknown word or as a placeholder. You can even search within a range of numbers like this: 2002..2018.
6. Run two searches at the same time
This is one Google search tricks that many people don’t know about. Yes you can wrong two unconnected search on Google. Simply separate your search like this “word” “Paris,” , the search engine will look up “word” and then we look for “Paris.”
If you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for, Google can combine searches. All you need to do is add your search terms and separate them by “and” or “or.” You can also read more on this site.