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:http://info-point.tk)

site: – This Google operator can be used to see the number of indexed pages on your site (i.e.site:WWW.info-point.tk). 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. allinurl:info-point.tk)

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 site:.edu) example (computer site:.edu)

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 FlightStats.com. 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 site:rapidshare.com inurl:users “*”

#2 site:rapidshare.de inurl:users “*”

#3 site:rapidshare.com inurl:files “*”

#4 site:rapidshare.de inurl:files “*”

#5 site:rapidshare.com inurl:users (pass|password)

#6 site:rapidshare.de 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

site:rapidshare.com inurl:users “ebooks”

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