11 unknown tricks in google search

  • November 14, 2016
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Thinking what more is there to know about Google search? I mean its Google search after all, type whatever you want to search, press enter and everything in the world related to your topic is displayed in front of your eyes. But believe it or not the search engine has plenty of tricks up its sleeve.

Here’s an overview of 11 Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search:
11. Use quotes to search for an exact phrase
One well-known, simple trick while searching a phrase in quotes is that it will yield only pages with the same words in the same order as what’s in the quotes. It’s one of the most vital search tips, especially handy if you’re trying to find results containing a specific a phrase.eg.search “This attitude is extremely effective”
10. Use an asterisk within quotes to specify unknown or variable words
Now this is a trick very few might know, searching a phrase in quotes with an asterisk replacing a word will search all variations of that phrase. This is mainly useful if you’re to find out a song from its lyrics and if you don’t know the entire phrase.eg.”Im gonna give you my*”
9.Use the minus sign to eliminate results containing certain words
If you are trying to search for a term that is generating a lot of results that aren’t of interest to you by eliminating the results with certain words. Just find out the terms you don’t want and re-run! eg.search iron -man
8.Search websites for keywords
Well if you want to see every time TIME.com mentioned Google, use the search “Google site:TIME.com”. Pretend of the “site:” function as a Google search that searches only a particular website.eg.search site:curiousmob.com airlines
7. Search news archives going back to the mid-1880s
If you want to stay updated with the world news then Google’s the place to be, it has an option to search over 100 years’ worth of archived news from newspapers around the world.eg. search British
6.Compare foods using “vs.”
You can receive side-by-side comparisons of all the facts, so if you’re in a dilemma and can’t decide between a burger or pizza for dinner you can always Google.eg search.beef vs salmon
5. Filter search results for recipes
You can filter recipes based on ingredients, cook time and calories if you search your favorite food, and then click “Search Tools” right under the search bar. This is perfect if you have certain dietary restrictions. eg. search teriyaki chicken
4. Use “DEFINE:” to learn the meaning of words—slang included
If you want to know the meaning of the words then use “DEFINE” before the word like “DEFINE: mortgage.” For words that appear in the dictionary, you’ll be able to see an etymology and a graph of its use over time alongside the definition. It also works for slangs or acronyms. eg.define:democracy
3. Tilt your screen by searching “tilt”
A fun addition by Google engineers, this you must find out yourself by typing ‘tilt’ without quotes.eg.tilt
2. Play Atari Breakout by searching it on Google Images
Now you can just search “Atari Breakout” (without quotes) on Google Images and enjoy the legendary brick breaker game available for easy access on Google.g. atari breakout
1. Search images using images
If a photo looks strangely familiar or you want to know where it came from then all you have to do is save the image, and then search it on Google Images (with the camera button), you’ll be able to see similar images on the web.
Bet you didn’t know many of these tricks which can be used in Google Search, try them out, they make your life a little more convenient!