Tricks you can do with Google

Define: – This Google operator will find definitions for a certain term or word over

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the Internet. Very useful when you come across a strange word when writing a post. I use this as a Google dictionary. example : (define computer)

info: – The Google info operator will list the sets of information that Google has from a specific website (i.e. info:

site: – This Google operator can be used to see the number of indexed pages on your site ( Alternative it can also be used to search for information inside a specific site or class of sites.

link: – This Google link operator allows you to find back links pointing to your site. Unfortunately the count is not updated frequently and not all back links are shown

allinurl: – Using this Google operator will limit the search to results that contain the desired keywords on the URL structure. (i.e.

file format: – Useful Google operator for finding specific file formats. Sometimes you know that the information you are looking for is likely to be contained in a PDF document or on a PowerPoint presentation, for instance. (i.e. “fileformat:.pdf market research” will search for PDF documents that contain the terms “market” and “research”)

Google trick to search different file formats (keyword filetype:doc)

Google trick to search educational resources (keyword example (computer

Finding the time of any location (time romania)

Finding the weather of any location (boston weather)

Tracking commentary of live events (Olympic games Beijing 2008)

Using Google as a calculator (9 * 10)(143+234)(119-8)

Converting currencies (1 USD in INR)(10 US Dollars in Indian Rupee)

Find how many teaspoons are in a quarter cup (quarter cup in teaspoons)

how many seconds there are in a year (seconds in a year)

Tracking stocks (stocks:MSFT)

Finding faces (add imgtype=face to the URL)

Top Essential Google Search shortcuts

#1: Get Local Weather

Type: “weather [city name or zip/postal code]”                                                                     Example: “weather 500054″ or “weather boston”

#2: Check Flight Status

Google automagically pulls flight data from All you have to do is enter the flight number.                                                                                                                                                           Type: [flight name and/or number]                                                                                     Example: “bc254″ or “newyork21″

#3: Convert Distances

Type: “[value] [first distance unit] to [second distance unit]”                                              Example: “100 kilometers to miles”

#4: Find a Phone Number

Find a Person:

    Type: “[person’s name], [city or zip/postal code]”                                                           Example: “john smith, london”

Find a Business/store:

    Type: “[business name or type], [city or zip/postal code]”                                         Example: “book store, boston”

search trick for Rapidshare files search:

#1 inurl:users “*”

#2 inurl:users “*”

#3 inurl:files “*”

#4 inurl:files “*”

#5 inurl:users (pass|password)

#6 inurl:users (pass|password)

Suppose u need some info on ebooks. Then u can try following keyword to see all rapidshare folders having any hacking related thing in it inurl:users “ebooks”


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