Friday, October 21, 2011

Google Searching Secrets

1. Google can be a dictionary.  Type "definition:word" to find the definition of the word in your results (i.e.: "definition: serendipity" will track down the definition of the word "serendipity").

2. Search within a specific website. If you know you want to look up snowboarding in Wikipedia, type in " snowboarding" to go directly to the Wikipedia page about snowboarding. It works for any site, not just Wikipedia.

3. Use Google as a calculator.  You can type in almost any math equation and get your answer.  If you type " 2+8".  You will get "10".

4. Use Google to convert.  Type conversions like "How many quarts in a gallon?"?  The search results will be "1 US Gallon = 4 US Quarts."

5. Find a term in a URL. This handy trick is especially useful when searching blogs, where dates are frequently used in the URL. If you want to know about a topic for that year only and not any other year, type "inurl:2009" and your keyword to find results with your keyword in URLs with 2009 in them.


6. No need to go to Google to search in Chrome.  Just type your search directly in the address bar.

1 comment:

  1. I never knew you could just type an equation and get your answer in Google. I think that is really awesome. After I read it, I went to try it and it worked!!!!!