Use These 33 Google Search Tricks to Find Exactly What You're Looking For (2022)

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In a fraction of a second, Google gives you links to hundreds of millions of answers to your questions—ranging from helpful to absurd. But if you've ever clicked through to the second or third page of search results, you know that basic Google searches will only get you so far. You need advanced Google search tricks to find exactly what you're looking for.

And since Google knows everything, it provides built-in tools to narrow down your search and give you the answers you want without even having to click through to another website. You just need to familiarize yourself with a few—or 33—Google Search tricks.

1. Perform Quick Calculations

Handheld calculators are for mathematicians. Type an equation in the browser address bar (omnibar), and Google will immediately show the result in the search suggestions.

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You can also access calculators directly in Google's search results. Search for calculator, tip calculator, or mortgage calculator to get the calculator you need to appear at the top of the search results.

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Google even has advanced calculators that can graph functions such as sin and cos—or solve geometry problems such as area of circle with radius of 4.

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Would have made high school a lot easier.

2. Perform Quick Data Conversions

If you're trying to figure out the weather in another country or need to know how much flour to use when you don't have a small enough measuring spoon, Google has you covered. Search with this formula: [value of first unit] to [second unit].

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Conversely, you can search for "unit converter" to populate a conversion calculator in Google's search results. Then, use the dropdown box to select the type of data you're converting.

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Using Google's unit converter, you can convert:

  • Area (for example, square foot to square mile)

  • Data transfer rate (for example, kilobyte per second to gigabyte per second)

  • Digital storage (for example, megabyte to gigabyte)

  • Energy (for example, joule to kilocalorie)

  • Frequency (for example, hertz to kilohertz)

  • Fuel economy (for example, kilometer per liter to miles per gallon)

  • Length (for example, foot to yard)

  • Mass (for example, pound to ounce)

  • Plane angle (for example, degree to radian)

  • Pressure (for example, pascal to bar)

  • Speed (for example, miles per hour to kilometers per hour)

  • Temperature (for example, Fahrenheit to Celsius)

  • Time (for example, second to minute)

  • Volume (for example, tablespoon to fluid ounce)

3. Perform Quick Currency Conversions

If you need to convert currency, you can do that in both the omnibar and search results, too. To perform the calculation in the omnibar, use this formula: [value of first unit] to [second unit].

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Or type "currency converter" to populate a converter in the search results that lists dozens of convertible currencies.

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You can even use the tool to convert a few cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Etherium, and Litecoin. Assuming you know what those are.

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4. Plan Upcoming Vacations and Business Trips

Search for [city] to [city] to see the cost of flights from multiple airlines:

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Scroll down the page a little further to see the distance between the two locations and estimated times for the commute if you're driving, taking a bus, walking, or riding a bike.

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If there's an ocean between where you are and where you want to go, the distance and directions map won't appear. But if you need to know the distance, add the word "distance" to your query (e.g., "New York to London distance") to get the distance in miles (or kilometers, based on your settings) between the two locations.

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Another helpful Google Search trick for travel is searching for hotels [city] to find hotels and prices:

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And you can see what events are happening in a city you're traveling to in the next few days, next week, or next month by searching for [city] events.

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5. See What Time It Is Anywhere in the World

You can search for time in [city] to see what time it is in another city right now, or you can search for [city] to [city] time to see the time difference between where you live and somewhere else.

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6. Get Customer Support Information

Search for a company's name plus customer service to get the company's customer service phone number.

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7. Get Word Definitions and Etymologies

Add define before a word or phrase to get a definition of it, or add etymology before a word to see its origins (except for etymology define, which gives you the definition of etymology).

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8. Translate Words to Other Languages

And add in [language] after a foreign language word to have Google translate that word into a language you understand.

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9. Get Current Stock Prices

Enter a stock symbol—such as APPL—into Google to get the current stock price and other financial details.

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10. Find Out When the Sun Will Rise and Set

Get the time the sun will rise or set in your area by entering sunrise or sunset. You can also add a city name to your search to get the sunrise and sunset times for a different city.

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11. Set a Timer or Stopwatch

Enter stopwatch to use a stopwatch in Google Search, or search for set timer for [amount of time] to automatically start a timer.

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12. Find Your IP Address

If you don't know what your IP address is, search for IP address, and Google will reveal your public IP address.

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13. Find Your Android Phone

If you can't find your Android phone, enter find my phone to locate it on a map or make it ring. If you believe it's been lost or stolen, you can also secure your device or erase all content from it.

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14. See the Dates of Upcoming Holidays

Not sure when Thanksgiving falls this year? Enter the holiday name plus the year to find out its date.

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15. Get the Current Weather or See a Weather Forecast

Type weather to see the current temperature in the omnibar and the weather forecast for the week in the search results. If you want to see the weather forecast for an area you're not currently located in, type weather [location].

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16. Get an Update on a Flight Status

You can find out the status of a flight by searching for the flight number. Bonus: If anyone's emailed you about the flight, it'll populate with that information too.

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17. Drag and Drop a URL to Open it in a New Tab

If you want to open a webpage you're currently viewing in another tab, highlight the URL and then drag and drop it to a tab position to duplicate the page in a new tab—no cutting and pasting required.

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18. Filter Search Results by Type of Information

At the top of every Google Search results page, you'll find tabs to refine your search by category: All, Images, Videos, News, Books, and, under More, Maps, Shopping, Flights, and Finance.

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So when searching for cat gifs, for example, I can head to the Images tab to view cat GIFs, or I could go to the Videos tab to watch cat videos. Sadly, there are no cat GIF-related flights.

Editor's note: For the longest time, I always ignored the Shopping tab. What would I find there that I wouldn't find on Amazon or with a standard search? Well, when my diaper bag's zipper broke, I spent an hour trying to find the same, now-discontinued model. No luck. I mentioned it in passing to my brother-in-law, who within three minutes had sent me links to multiple options, each cheaper than I'd originally purchased it for.

19. Narrow Down Search Results by Publish Date

Just below the search bar on the default Google Search results page, you'll see a tab titled Tools. If you click the Tools tab, the navigation bar will expand to display two additional dropdown features: Any time and All results.

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Using the Any time tab, you can filter results by when the content was published or updated.

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For example, if I check for cat GIFs every day, the Past 24 hours filter will help me find only the newest cat GIFs. If I'm looking for recent research studies, I might apply the Past year filter. And if I'm looking for something very specific and know when it was published, I can use the Custom range filter to find content published within a specified timeframe.

20. Narrow Down Image Results by Image Type

If you're using Google Image Search to find images, the Tools tab lets you filter the results by size, color, usage rights, type (face, photo, clip art, line drawing, or animated), and time (date published). You can also click More > Show sizes to have image sizes listed below images.

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If you need an image that's, for example, labeled for reuse and at least 800px wide, these filters can help narrow it down.

21. Narrow Down Video Results by Duration and Quality

You can use the Tools filters in Google Video Search to filter your results by video duration (short, medium, or long), publish date (Any time), quality (filter to show high-quality videos only), and source, as well as by whether or not videos are closed captioned (All videos).

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Say you're looking for a video to embed on your blog, but everything you're finding is low-quality and really short. You want something that's high-quality and lengthy. These filters will help you find exactly what you're looking for.

22. View Cached Pages

Next to the URL of each search result, you'll see a dropdown arrow. Click on that to choose to load the cached version of that page—a snapshot of the page as it appeared the last time Google's robots visited that site.

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This is useful when a site goes down and you still want to access some of its content.

You can also access the cached version of a page using the cache: search operator; add cache: in front of the URL you want to view, and Google will open the cached version of that page.

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23. View Similar Pages

The dropdown next to the URL of any search result also sometimes (but not always) includes an option to find similar pages. Selecting Similar takes you to a list of related sites.

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For example, if you select the Similar option on the search result for Mailchimp's homepage, Google will send you to a list of search results for tools like Mailchimp.

24. Only Show Results from a Specific Website

If you use the site: search operator, Google will only show you the results from a specific website. To use the site: search operator, type site:[website address], but don't include http://, https://, or www in the website address. Here's an example:

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If you only include the website address in your search, Google will display every result it has indexed for that website. This is helpful if you own a website and want to make sure Google has indexed all of your pages (or if Google has indexed pages it shouldn't have).

But you can also add search terms to your query to look for certain information on that website. For example, if I'm writing a blog post for Zapier and want to link to another Zapier post about the best Kanban apps, I can use the site: search operator plus a search term to find only pages on Zapier that are about Kanban apps.

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It's also really helpful when you can't find the information you're looking for on a specific website. Instead of clicking through multiple pages trying to find an answer, use the site: search operator and a relevant search term.

25. Create Shortcut Keys in Chrome for Searches You Conduct Frequently

If you find yourself searching for the same thing over and over again, you can create shortcut keys in Chrome to trigger that search with only a few keystrokes.

For example, I often use the site: operator to find content on the Zapier blog, so I have a shortcut key that lets me type a few letters ("ZSS") to trigger that specific search query:

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To create shortcut keys in Google Chrome for your commonly used searches, click the three vertical dots at the top-right corner of Chrome, and select Settings.

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Then click Search engine and select Manage search engines.

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Then click the Add button that's to the right of Other search engines.

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Under Search engine, give your shortcut a name. Under Keyword, enter the shortcut key you want to use to trigger that search. Under URL with % in place of query, enter the search query you want that shortcut to trigger. When you're finished, click the Add button.

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Once you're finished, you can type your shortcut key into Chrome's omnibar and tap Enter/Return to populate the omnibar with your frequently used search.

26. Search Internationally

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Normally when you search Google, results are customized to the country Google thinks you're in based on your IP address. If you're in India, for example, you'll be directed to Google.co.in instead of Google.com. If you'd like to get results for other countries, however, you can do that with a couple of tricks.

To use Google.com instead of your local version, visit google.com/ncr and bookmark it for future use. NCR stands for no country redirect.

Alternatively, if you're redirected from Google.com to another Google site, such as Google.co.in, click the "Use Google.com" link at the bottom right corner of the page to get the international version of Google.

Depending on where you are, you might also see an option to search local Google in English, which is handy when you're traveling to places where English isn't the primary language.

27. Search for Sites that Use Specific TLDs

You can also do a country-specific search using the site: search operator plus the TLD for that country. For example, if you want to look for naan recipes and get the information only from sites in India, the search would be naan recipes site:.in.

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Here's a list of the TLDs for countries and regions around the world.

You can also use this Google Search trick to search other types of domains, such as government sites (.gov), education sites (.edu), and organization domains (.org).

28. Exclude Specific Sites/Words from Search Results

Following a hyphen - directly with a word is another Google Search operator, and this one tells Google to exclude whatever follows that hyphen from the search results.

For example, if you're looking for remote marketing jobs but don't want to see results from Upwork, you could search for remote marketing jobs -Upwork to tell Google not to show any results with the word "Upwork" in them.

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29. Find Only Exact-Match Search Results

If you want to find results that use a very specific phrase, surround your search term in quotation marks to tell Google you only want to see results that use that exact phrase.

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This is helpful on multiple occasions. Maybe you're trying to determine if something is plagiarized. Pick a unique sentence from the text in question and search for it in quotation marks to see if any exact matches show up in search results.

Or say you're trying to find the original source of a statistic you found on a website. Search for that statistic in quotation marks to find other sites citing that exact statistic.

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More Google Search operators for narrowing down your search results

Here's a little cheat sheet for some of the most useful Google Search operators, including the ones we've already mentioned:

Operator

How to Use It

Examples

* (Asterisk)

Add the asterisk as a placeholder for an unknown word or fact

Find quotes that start with "Life is like a": Life is like a *

" (Quotation marks)

Look for an exact word or phrase by putting it in quotes

Find pages that talk about the book One Hundred Years of Solitude: "One Hundred Years of Solitude"

  • (Hyphen)

Use a hyphen before a word or site to exclude it from your search results

Omit Wikipedia pages from search results: -site:wikipedia.org. Narrow results to the band R.E.M., not rapid eye movement: R.E.M. -sleep

.. (Two Periods)

Separate numbers with two periods without spaces to search for numbers within that range

Find phones that cost between $200 and $400: Android phone $200..$400. Find computer milestones that took place between 1950 and 2000: "computer milestones" 1950..2000

allintitle:

Use allintitle:[search phrase] to find pages with all of those words in the title of the page

Show pages that have both "Apple" and "notebook" in the title: allintitle:Apple notebook

allintext:

Use allintext:[search phrase] to find pages with all of those words in the body of the page

Show pages that mention Roth, IRA, and investments in the body: allintext:Roth IRA investments

allinurl:

Use allinurl:[search phrase] to find pages with all of those words in the URL

Show pages that have both "Microsoft" and "Surface" in the URL: allinurl:Microsoft Surface

AROUND(n)

Add AROUND(n) between two search terms to find pages where those terms are written on the page in close proximity. The number you choose in place of n sets the maximum distance between the terms. This is useful for finding relationships between two search terms.

Find pages that mention Facebook and Microsoft in the same sentence or paragraph: Facebook AROUND(7) Microsoft

site:

Use site:[URL] to limit search results to a specific website

Find pages on Zapier that mention Trello: site:zapier.com trello

related:

Use related:[URL] to find sites similar to a specific website

Find websites similar to Zapier: related:zapier.com

filetype:

Use filetype:[suffix] to limit results to a certain file format, such as PDF or DOC.

Find keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Office that are shared as PDF: _filetype:pdf office keyboard shortcuts___

intitle:

Use intitle:[search phrase] to search for pages that have at least one of your search words in the title

Show pages that have "Apple" or "notebook" or both in the title: intitle:Apple notebook

intext:

Use intext:[search phrase] to search for pages that have at least one of your search words in the body of the page

Show pages that mention Roth, IRA, and/or investments in the body: intext:Roth IRA investments

inurl:

Use inurl:[search phrase] to search for pages that have at least one of your search words in the URL

Show pages that mention Roth, IRA, and/or investments in the body: intext:Roth IRA investments

OR

Perform two search queries at the same time by separating your search terms with OR. This will find pages that have one of several words.

Search for pages that reference "Google Drive," "Dropbox," or "OneDrive": "Google Drive" OR Dropbox OR OneDrive

Also, it's worth noting that you can use as many search operators as you want in a single query. For example, say you wanted to find remote jobs for marketing managers, but you didn't want to see results from Glassdoor because you've already looked at all of the listings there.

You could really narrow down your search results with a multiple-search-operator query like this:

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The "-jobs" in this query helps narrow the results down to show only single jobs so that results like "the 20 best sites for remote marketing jobs" don't appear.

30. Use Google's Advanced Search Pages

If you don't want to remember all of those search operators, you have another option. Bookmark Google's advanced search page and use it to narrow your search results instead. You can specify language, region, update time, file type, and more to refine your search queries.

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Google also has an advanced search page just for images and one for videos as well.

31. Use Ridiculously Long Search Queries

Often, we use shorthand when we search on Google or type a few words explaining what we're looking for. And Google is really good at interpreting what you need in most cases. But when you're looking for something very specific that's probably not searched for very often, one of the best ways to find what you're looking for is to be long-winded when searching.

Here are a few of the search queries I've used recently that I found in my search history:

  • "can Amazon hear everything you're saying on Alexa"

  • "80% of customers use directories while researching a product or company"

  • "does Moz have an organic traffic estimation tool"

  • "how to use UTM codes for email marketing Google Analytics"

  • "is there a way to see all questions on a paginated Google Form"

  • "video recording tool for Mac that shows your picture alongside a shared screen"

And yes, I've filtered out some of the more embarrassing ones.

When you're searching for something really specific, the more information you give Google, the more likely Google will be to find results that contain the information you're looking for.

32. Use Evernote's Web Clipper to Save Things You Might Want to Reference Later

I can't tell you how much of my life I've wasted looking for things I remember reading at some point but 1) don't know where I saw it and 2) can't remember when I saw it. If you have the same issue, Evernote's Web Clipper is a huge time saver.

When you find a study or article online that you think you might want to reference again later, use the Web Clipper to save that webpage to your Evernote account.

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You can then search through your Evernote clips later right from Google's search results. Type a query as you would normally, and if any of your clips in Evernote match that query, you'll see those clips in a side panel of your Google Search results.

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33. Conduct a Reverse Image Search

In addition to searching for images using words in Google Image Search, you can actually search for images using… images.

To search for images with images, open Google Image Search and click the camera icon:

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After that, you can search for images by uploading a file or pasting a URL where the image lives.

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There are multiple reasons why you might want to search for images using images. You might want to see if other sites are using your original images without crediting you. You might need to find the original source of an image so you can reach out and ask if it's okay to use it on your site. Or you might have just taken a picture of something weird and you want to know what it is.

There are no competitions to show off your Google searching skills—and most likely the only people who will be impressed with your abilities are me and you—but you can save yourself time and clicks by mastering these tricks.

Originally published in July 2016, this post has been updated by Jessica Greene to remove references to search tips that are no longer functional and add a few new search tips that weren't included on the original list.

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FAQs

How do you find exactly what you're looking for on Google? ›

Find Only Exact-Match Search Results

If you want to find results that use a very specific phrase, surround your search term in quotation marks to tell Google you only want to see results that use that exact phrase. This is helpful on multiple occasions. Maybe you're trying to determine if something is plagiarized.

What are the hidden Google tricks? ›

20 Secret Google Hacks You Need to Know
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What are 3 methods to get better Google searches? ›

8 Tips to Help You Use Google, Other Search Engines More Efficiently
  1. Be specific with what you want. ...
  2. Use + and - ...
  3. Put key phrases in quotes. ...
  4. Use tabs to specify what you're looking for. ...
  5. Advanced search tips. ...
  6. Look for something on social media. ...
  7. Add website info into search. ...
  8. Definitions, equations, language translations.
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How do I use Google special search? ›

Common search techniques
  1. Search social media. Put @ in front of a word to search social media. ...
  2. Search for a price. Put $ in front of a number. ...
  3. Search hashtags. Put # in front of a word. ...
  4. Exclude words from your search. ...
  5. Search for an exact match. ...
  6. Search within a range of numbers. ...
  7. Combine searches. ...
  8. Search for a specific site.

How do you find exactly what you're looking for on the internet? ›

Probably the most well-known tip when conducting an online search is to type in your query within quotations (“”). In doing this, you're telling the search engine to search for the exact word or phrase. This will help you exclude extraneous information that can distract you from your main search.

How do I find exactly what I want? ›

1. Exact phrase. The simplest and most effective way to search for something specific is to use quote marks around a phrase or name to search for those exact words in that exact order.

What are the 6 hidden games on Google? ›

6 Hidden Google Games You Can Play Now!
  • Atari Breakout. Search for 'Atari Breakout' then click Images. ...
  • Snake. Type 'Google Snake Game', hit enter, then click the top result. ...
  • Zerg Rush. Type in 'Zerg Rush' then hit Enter. ...
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  • T Rex Dash.
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What are the 10 tricks of Google? ›

10 cool Google tricks we bet you didn't know!
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  • ​Shake It Trick.
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What is the best search strategy? ›

Choose search terms

Use a thesaurus to identify synonyms. Search for your concepts on a search engine like Google Scholar, scanning the results for alternative words and phrases. Examine relevant abstracts or articles for alternative words, phrases and subject headings (if the database uses subject headings).

What is the most effective search technique? ›

The answer is typically B - keywords and phrases. In most cases, you do not want to type in a long sentence or sentence fragment. Taking your search topic and translating it into the most important keywords that describe your topic is the most effective search technique.

What is the most effective way to search? ›

In this article, we explore seven steps that you can take to pinpoint specific information online.
  1. Vary Your Search Engine. ...
  2. Use Specific Keywords. ...
  3. Simplify Your Search Terms. ...
  4. Use Quotation Marks. ...
  5. Remove Unhelpful Words. ...
  6. Refine Your Search Using Operators. ...
  7. Avoid Search Pitfalls.

How do I use Google InURL? ›

InURL Search. The InURL search query is one of Google's Search Operators intended to allow users to filter down the results. It can be used quite simply by entering "inurl:" followed by the search criteria, and can be combined as part of a site search to only include results from one website or domain.

What are some examples of advanced Google search commands? ›

Here are the advanced Google search commands and operators you need to know.
  • Cache. Using the cache operator, you can find the most recent cache of a specified webpage. ...
  • Allintext. ...
  • Intext. ...
  • Inposttitle. ...
  • Allintitle. ...
  • Intitle. ...
  • Allinurl. ...
  • Inurl.
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What is advanced Google search? ›

Use Advanced Search query fields

In Advanced Search, you can choose words or phrases to include or remove from your results. You can choose: “All these words”: Results use all the words you enter. “This exact word or phrase”: Results include one exact word or phrase you enter.

Can you see if someone Googles you? ›

So, while you can't see who has Googled you, you can set up alerts whenever your name appears on a website, in a forum, or on social networks. From there, you should be able to trace the message back to the original poster and find out who they are.

How do you know if someone is Googling you? ›

You can also set up a Google Alert for your name, although your mileage may vary if you're not a public figure or extraordinarily popular. Google Analytics can also show you the keywords that bring people to your site, which may also provide some insight.

How do I know if someone Googles my name? ›

Create Google Alerts for Your Name

To create an alert for when anything gets published mentioning your name, visit Google Alerts. Make sure you're already logged into your Google Account. In the Create an alert about field, type your name and select Create Alert.

How do I find a song by humming? ›

Important:
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app .
  2. In the search bar, tap the mic .
  3. Ask "What's this song?" or tap Search a song.
  4. Play a song or hum, whistle, or sing the melody of a song. Play a song: Google will identify the song. Hum, whistle, or sing: Google will identify potential matches for the song.

How do I unhide hidden games? ›

To unhide a Steam Game, click on “View -> Hidden Games.” Right-click on the game you want to unhide, then choose “Manage.” Finally, select “Remove from Hidden,” and then the game disappears from the list.

What do you call the 9 dots in Google? ›

The grid of the nine small boxes that are found on the top right corner of the browser when using various Google products like Google Chrome and Gmail is popularly known as the “Waffle”. Google, on the other hand, prefers to call it the “App Launcher Icon”.

What is Google illusion? ›

Illusion Is A Perfect Combine Of Light & Dark Design Elements, That Deliver A Breath Taking Clean & Elegant Feel To Google Chrome. This Theme For Google Chrome Fits All Screen Sizes Making It, One Size Fits All. See our full collection: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/8pecxstudios. 1.0.1.

What are the top 10 magic tricks? ›

Magic tricks
  • David Copperfield – Death Saw (1995)
  • David Blaine – Levitation.
  • The Pendragons – Metamorphosis.
  • Lance Burton – Doves (1982)
  • Robert Harbin – Zig Zag Lady (1965)
  • David Copperfield – Flying (1995)
  • Tom Mullica – Smoking Trick (1996)
  • Paul Daniels – Chop Cup (1985)

What is magic eraser Google? ›

One of the underrated but impressive features of the recently released Google Pixel 6a is Magic Eraser, a native camera feature that allows you to remove unwanted elements from your pictures. It works like magic, allowing you to select the object you want to remove and press the Magic Eraser button.

What are the 5 most commonly used search in? ›

The Top 10 Most Popular Search Engines In The World
  • Google.
  • Microsoft Bing.
  • Yahoo.
  • Baidu.
  • Yandex.
  • DuckDuckGo.
  • Ask.com.
  • Ecosia.
24 Oct 2022

What is the most preferred search engine in 2022? ›

Meet the Top 10 Search Engines in the World in 2022
  • 1 The Best Search Engine in The World: Google.
  • 2 Search Engine #2. Bing.
  • 3 Search Engine #3. Baidu.
  • 4 Search Engine #4.Yahoo!
  • 5 Search Engine #5. Yandex.
  • 6 Search Engine #6. Ask.
  • 7 Search Engine #7. DuckDuckGo.
  • 8 Search Engine #8. Naver.
10 Apr 2022

What are the six basic search techniques? ›

General search techniques that can be used in most databases and search engines are briefly described below.
  • Subject headings. In various databases, subject headings are assigned to publications. ...
  • Fillers. ...
  • Combining search terms. ...
  • AND. ...
  • Nesting terms. ...
  • Phrase searching. ...
  • Proximity operators (NEAR, NEXT, ADJ) ...
  • Truncating words.

What are the 5 basic information search techniques? ›

Effective Search Techniques
  • Keyword Searching. Use a keyword search to search all parts of a source for the words you enter in the search box. ...
  • Boolean Searching. ...
  • Subject Searching. ...
  • Limiters. ...
  • Phrase Searching. ...
  • Using References/Works Cited Lists.
20 Oct 2022

What are the 4 types of search methods? ›

Most commonly employed search methods are geometric patterns. The six patterns are link, line or strip, grid, zone, wheel or ray, and spiral. Each has advantages and disadvantages and some are better suited for outside or indoor crime scenes.

What are the 4 search strategies? ›

Shaping a search strategy

Key concepts and meaningful terms. Keywords or subject headings. Alternative keywords. Care in linking concepts correctly.

Which is the easiest and most efficient searching technique? ›

Binary search method is considered as the best searching algorithms. There are other search algorithms such as the depth-first search algorithm, breadth-first algorithm, etc. The efficiency of a search algorithm is measured by the number of times a comparison of the search key is done in the worst case.

What are some advanced search methods? ›

Advanced Search Techniques
  • What is Boolean Searching? Most searches will return too many or too few records. ...
  • Narrowing Searches. If your search returns too many records, you can narrow your search by adding more search terms. ...
  • Broadening Searches. ...
  • Proximity, Truncation and Wild Cards.

What is Allintext? ›

allintext: Finds results containing all of the specific words somewhere on the page. AROUND(X) This proximity search finds pages containing two words (or phrases) within X words of each other.

What is the difference between inurl and Allinurl? ›

Note: There must be no space between the inurl: and the following word. Putting inurl: in front of every word in your query is equivalent to putting allinurl: at the front of your query, e.g., [ inurl:healthy inurl:eating ] is the same as [ allinurl: healthy eating ]. In URLs, words are often run together.

What is the difference between inurl and site? ›

The "inurl:" operator searches for specific text in the indexed URLs. You can pair “site:” with “inurl:” to find the sub-domain in the full URL. Why would you use this instead of #3? On the one hand, "inurl:" will look for the text anywhere in the URL, including the folder and page/file names.

What does search engine give 4 examples? ›

A search engine is a platform on which a user can search the internet content. Google, Yahoo, Bing, Baidu, and DuckDuckGo are popular search engines. Google is one of the most used search engines worldwide that is used with the Chrome browser.

What are the different types of Google searches? ›

It is commonly accepted that there are three different types of search queries: Navigational search queries. Informational search queries. Transactional search queries.

What does * do in a Google search? ›

Put minus (-) in front of any term (including operators) to exclude that term from the results. An asterisk (*) acts as a wild-card and will match on any word. Use (..) with numbers on either side to match on any integer in that range of numbers. Search prices with the dollar sign ($).

What is the difference between Google Search and Google advanced search? ›

Google Advanced Search uses advanced search operators – or special commands and parameters – that modify Google searches to narrow down searches into more detailed and specific results.

What does * do in search engine? ›

The asterisk is a commonly used wildcard symbol that broadens a search by finding words that start with the same letters. Use it with distinctive word stems to retrieve variations of a term with less typing.

What is the most searched person on Google? ›

The 100 Most Searched People on Google in 2022
  • The most searched person on Google today: Queen Elizabeth (The Queen died in Sep 2022)
  • The most searched person on Google in 2022: Will Smith (Will smith holds the record for most Googled Person of 2022 after he slapped a fellow actor on stage at the Oscars in Mar 2022).
19 Sept 2022

How do I get Google Easter Eggs? ›

Google search Easter eggs
  1. Search for Askew.
  2. Search for Recursion.
  3. Search for the answer to life the universe and everything.
  4. Search for do a barrel roll.
  5. Search for zerg rush.
  6. Search for “text adventure“
  7. Search for “conway's game of life“
  8. Search for “anagram“
9 Oct 2018

What are the 12 resurrection eggs? ›

They are a set of plastic eggs like the ones used in an Easter egg hunt, but they don't carry chocolate or jelly beans. Inside each egg is a symbol that represents a part of the story of Jesus's death and resurrection. You open the eggs during Holy Week and learn about the events they represent in the Bible.

What is a hidden Easter egg? ›

Easter egg (media) is a term used to describe a message, image or feature hidden in a video game, film, or other that's usually an electronic medium. It's those little sneaky hidden messages in your favourite film that you love to spot and makes you go “ahhhh, clever!”.

What did Google Easter egg look like 1998? ›

"google in 1998( see it )" on a desktop browser will generate a layout similar to the one Google used for its search engine in 1998. "googly eyes( see it )" will cause a pair of googly eyes to slide from the top of the page to cover each letter "O" in the top Google logo.

What is the name of chocolate eggs Easter? ›

Easter eggs, also called Paschal eggs, are eggs that are decorated for the Christian feast of Easter, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus.

What does the fox say Easter? ›

What does the Fox say?” – Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding. Or: “Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!”

What is the hidden game in Google? ›

Text Adventure (Google Chrome)

To access this well-hidden Google Chrome game, open Google in Chrome, then type “text adventure” into the search box. Next, press Ctrl + Shift + I , then type “yes” in the Console that appears. The text adventure will then begin.

What is cheat mode on my phone? ›

If you do a voice search for "up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right", Google will speak back "Cheat mode unlocked. Unlimited free Google searches." Of course, Google searches are free (not counting ads and personal data) and unlimited anyway, but it is still a fun trick.

What does Konami code do to Google? ›

As reported by Android Police, swiping your finger around the app like the Konami code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left right) will bring up a virtual keypad with three buttons—A, B and Start. Pressing B, A and then Start will unlock an achievement, dubbed “All your game are belong to us”.

Does my phone have Easter egg? ›

Open the Settings app on your phone, scroll down, and tap on the About phone section. Then, tap on Android version until a new screen with a clock appears. On the clock, move both the clock hands to 12:00 for Android 12, and the Easter egg will appear on your screen.

What is the Android Easter egg app on my phone? ›

The Easter egg is a hidden feature in the Android operating system, which can be accessed by performing some specific steps in the settings menu. Every Android device comes with this hidden feature. The process of unlocking this feature is mostly similar to the recent version of Android.

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