17 Google Tips and Tricks to Help Increase Your Productivity

17 Google Tips and Tricks to Help Increase Your Productivity

Fri, Sep 18, 2020 4:27 AM

Technology

If you have ever struggled to get the results you want, here are some google tips and tricks you can follow. While you probably use it just about every day, there may still be a lot you don't know about Google search.

First, Type Do a barrel roll in the search box and hit enter!

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Google Tips and Tricks

1. Definitions

Pull up the definition of the word by typing define followed by the word you want to define. For example, typing: define the internet would display the definition of that word.

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2. Local search

Visit Google Local enter the area you want to search and the keyword of the place you want to find. For example, typing: restaurant at the above link would display local restaurants.

3. Phone number lookup

Enter a full phone number with area code to display the name and address associated with that phone number.

4. Track airline flight and packages

Enter the airline and flight number to display the status of an airline flight and it's arrival time. For example, type: delta 123 to display this flight information if available.

Google can also give a direct link to package tracking information if you enter a UPS, FedEx or USPS tracking number.

5. Translate

Translate text, a full web page, or search by using the Google Language Tools.

6. Find Weather and Movies

Type "weather" or "movies" followed by zip code or city and state to display current weather conditions or movie theaters in your area. For example, typing weather 33173 gives you the current weather conditions for Miami, FL. Typing movies 33173 gives you a link for a time for movies in that area.

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7. Pages linked to you

See what other web pages are linking to your website or blog by typing link: followed by your URL. For example, typing link:https://www.cheapinternetserviceprovider-jna.com/ displays all pages linking to Cheap Internet Service Provider.

8. Find PDF results only

Add fileType: to your search to display results that only match a certain file type. For example, if you wanted to display PDF results only type: "dell xps" fileType:pdf -- this is a great way to find online manuals.

9. Calculator

Use the Google Search engine as a calculator by typing a math problem in the search. For example, typing: 100 + 200 would display results as 300.

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10. Stocks

Quickly get to a stock quote price, chart, and related links by typing the stock symbol in Google. For example, typing: MSFT displays stock information for Microsoft.

11. Group your search for an exact match

Group your search query for an exact match by surrounding what words you want as an exact match with quotes. For example, if you are searching for computer help, better results are returned if you surround the search with quotes: "internet deals".

12. Remove keywords from search

If your results have keywords you are not searching for, use a minus sign. For example, If you are looking for computer help but do not want pages containing "Windows" type: "computer help" -windows

13. Use number ranges in a search

Google supports number ranges, for example, if you are searching for cheap internet between the year 2010 to 2020 you can type: "cheap internet" 2010..2020

14. Use wildcards in searches

Google is capable of understanding the * wildcard in a search. For example, you could search for "fastest * in the world" to find results like "fastest birds in the world," "fastest internet in the world," and "fastest aircraft in the world."

15. Search for the Time

time in florida

16. Search for Sunrise and Sunset

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17. Play Pac-Man

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There you have it Google tips and tricks that you can enjoy and effective ways to help increase your productivity.

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