Friday, March 15, 2013

Advanced GOOGLE Search Techniques

Advanced GOOGLE Search Techniques

Google, undoubtedly is the most popular search engine. May be you are using google for a long time, but do you know the advanced searching techniques to get the best results out of google?

It's never too late. A few search techniques you must know, are below. For ease of understanding, each technique is explained with an example.....

1>Type in Google :- nokia phone 
Result :- the words "nokia" and "phone"
2>Type in Google :- sailing OR boating 
Result :- either the word sailing or the word boating
3>Type in Google :- "love me tender" 
Result :- the exact phrase love me tender
4>Type in Google :- printer -cartridge 
Result :- the word printer but NOT the word cartridge
5>Type in Google :- Toy Story +2 
Result :- movie title including the number 2
6>Type in Google :- ~auto 
Result :- looks up the word auto and synonyms

7>Type in Google :- define:serendipity 
Result :- definitions of the word serendipity
8>Type in Google :- how now * cow 
Result :- the words how now cow separated by one or more words
9>+ 
addition; 
Type in Google :- 978+456
10>-
subtraction; 
Type in Google :- 978-456
11>* 
multiplication; 
Type in Google :- 978*456
11>/ 
division; 
Type in Google :- 978/456
12>% of 
percentage; 
Type in Google :- 50% of 100

13>^ 
raise to a power; 
Type in Google :- 4^8
14>old in new (conversion) 
Type in Google :- 45 celsius in Fahrenheit
15>site:(search only one website) 
Type in Google :- site:websearch.about.com "invisible web"
16>link:(find linked pages) 
Type in Google :- link: ranasaani.blogspot.com
17>#...#(search within a number range) 
Type in Google :- nokia phone $200...$300
18>daterange:(search within specific date range) 
Type in Google :- bosnia daterange:200508-200510
19>safesearch: (exclude adult content) 
Type in Google :- safesearch:breast cancer
20>info: (find info about a page)
Type in Google :- info:www.websearch.about.com

21>related: (related pages)
Type in Google :- related:www.websearch.about.com
22>cache: (view cached page) 
Type in Google :- cache:google.com
23>filetype:(restrict search to specific filetype) 
Type in Google :- zoology filetype:ppt
24>allintitle: (search for keywords in page title) 
Type in Google :- allintitle:"nike" running
25>inurl:(restrict search to page URLs) 
Type in Google :- inurl:chewbacca
26>site:.edu (specific domain search) 
Type in Google :- site:.edu, site:.gov, site:.org, etc.
27>site:country code (restrict search to country) 
Type in Google :- site:.br "rio de Janeiro"
28>intext:(search for keyword in body text) 
Type in Google :- intext:parlor

29>allintext: (return pages with all words specified in body text)
Type in Google :- allintext:north pole
30>book(search book text) 
Type in Google :- book The Lord of the Rings
31>phonebook:(find a phone number) 
Type in Google :- phonebook:Google CA
32>bphonebook: (find business phone numbers) 
Type in Google :- bphonebook:Intel OR
33>rphonebook:(find residential phone numbers) 
Type in Google :- rphonebook:Joe Smith Seattle WA
34>movie:(search for showtimes) 
Type in Google :- movie:wallace and gromit 97110
35>stocks:(get a stock quote) 
Type in Google :- stocks:ncesa
36> weather:(get local weather) 

Type in Google :- weather:97132