Google Search is the most used search engine in the world. According to statistics share by Netmarketshare for the month July 2014, Google holds 68.11% share of Global Desktop Search Engine Market, followed by Baidu with 19.11% share and rest 12.78% holds by Yahoo, Bing, AOL, Ask, Excite & Lycos. It may also interest you to know that Google Search provide wide variety of useful features for its user in no cost. Here we are sharing Top 8 – Most Useful Google Search Features for you.
Most Useful Google Search Tips and Tricks
1. Website Inside Search
Google Search engine allow you to search inside a particular website. It will display results matching with your searched keywords within a particular website. All you need to do is – type ‘site: example.com’ and your ‘keyword’. Type in the Google Search box site: technumero.com smartphone
2. Particular File Type or File Extension Search
You can Search for a particular File Extension like doc, pdf, xls or ppt etc. You can directly download searched file from Google Search results. You need to type ‘filetype: extension’ and your ‘keywords’. This feature among most useful google search tips and tricks which I use a lot. Type in Google Search box filetype: pdf The Great Gatsby
3. Easy Conversions of Units
You can Convert Your Measurements Easily with the help of Google Search. Google Search provides a wide variety of unit conversions from Temperature, Length, Mass, Speed, Volume, Area, Flue consumption, Time to Digital Storage; like Kilobyte to Megabyte, Pound to Ton etc. You can search by typing ‘convert: 1234’ and conversion unit from X to Y. Type in Google Search box convert: 10000 kilobytes to megabytes
4. Quick language translations for text
Google Search offers Quick Translations in 80 different Languages Worldwide i.e Portuguese, Greek, German, Italian, Hindi etc. You need to put ‘Translate’ followed by ‘your word or sentence’ into ‘language name’ in Google Search Box. You will find a webapp above Google Search results with your translation, it can be used for other languages right from your webpage. Type in Google Search box Translate: ‘I love you’ into Spanish
A separate webapp is also offered by Google for large content translations Google Translate
5. Exact definition or meaning of any word
Many times, our struggle is bit obvious to find exact definition or meaning of any particular word. Now Google Search made it very simple, you can find exact definition of any word in search results. You only need to put ‘define’ in front of any word to know its definition in Google Search box. Google Search result will show adjective, noun and history of that particular word. Type in Google Search box define: noble, meaning: noble or definition: noble
6. Universal Calculator
Google Search also works as Universal Calculator, it allow you to calculate anything by typing your mathematical calculation or equation followed by equal to symbol ‘=’. You will find a webapp in search result with your answer, after that you can use that webapp for more calculations right from your webpage. Type in Google Search box 1000*2.568-456=
7. Voice Search
Search the web by speaking, you need to click on microphone symbol showing in Google search box on Google Search home page. Click on that button then you will see a pop up screen saying “Speak Now”. Ask any question to Google or speak what you want to search.
8. Search for public data
Google search allow you to Search demographic statistics of any country. You can search population of a country, unemployment rate, Gross Domestic Products etc. You need to type name of demographic data followed by name of a state or country, and Google will display result with the latest statistical data with a graph of that specific location with other related statistics and data of other related country. Type in Google Search box Population China
I believe you should try these most useful google search tips and tricks, once and do share your thoughts with us. Do you agree with these tips? Do you think this guide is useful for you? Let’s discuss your view in the comments section below.