Monday, November 5, 2012

Top 10 Unknown Google Tricks



Below is a list of our top ten Google tricks many users don't know about.


01. Definitions

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


02. 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.


03 .Phone number lookup

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


04. Find weather

Type weather followed by a zip code or city and state to display current weather conditions and forecasts for upcoming days.


05. Track airline flight

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.


06. Track packages

Enter a UPS, FedEx or USPS tracking number to get a direct link to track your packages.


07. 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:http://www.articleflix.com displays all pages linking to Computer Hope.


08. 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.


09. 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.


10. Stocks

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