Top 8 Most Useful Google Search Tips and Tricks

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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.

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Desktop Search Engine Market Share July 2014

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

Top 8 Most Useful Google Search Tips and Tricks
Website Inside Search

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

Top 8 Most Useful Google Search Tips and Tricks
Particular File Type or File Extension Search

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

Easy Conversions of Units - Top 8 Most Useful Google Search Tips and Tricks
Easy Conversions of Units

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

Quick language translations for text
Quick language translations for text

A separate webapp is also offered by Google for large content translations Google Translate

Also Read: 6 Google Search Features with Real-Time Results You Must Try

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

Exact definition or meaning of any word
Exact definition or meaning of any word

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=

Universal Calculator
Universal Calculator

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.

Voice Search
Voice 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

Search for public data
Search for public data

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.

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2 thoughts on “Top 8 Most Useful Google Search Tips and Tricks”

  1. Avatar of Mcnicoll

    I really find these tips handy and useful. Thank you for the awesome article.

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  2. Avatar of Anamika

    Hi, you really share a great information as most of us don’t know about this and your tips are really very useful. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful content and keep sharing more content like this!

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