50 Google Search Tips & Tricks

Posted by | August 27, 2013 | Google | 3 Comments

 

Google Search Tips and Tricks 1If you haven’t already, you should definitely check out Google’s Inside Search site, where you can explore a cool interactive graphic explaining how Google search works.

What I found especially cool is that Google decided to put all of their search tips and tricks in one place – 50 of them to be exact. While many of you are probably familiar with a good portion of Google’s search functionality, I am fairly certain that you will learn at least 1 new thing, if not quite a few more things that you can do with Google that you didn’t know that you could.

Here is the list of all 50 Google search tips and tricks:

  1. Web history
  2. Start simple
  3. Ignore spelling
  4. Use web friendly words
  5. Less is more
  6. Search with an exact phrase
  7. Use descriptive words
  8. Don’t worry about cases
  9. Search within a specific site
  10. Don’t worry about punctuation
  11. Search by file type
  12. Include or ignore words and characters in your search
  13. Find related pages
  14. Find recipes
  15. Search numbers in a range
  16. Get number conversions
  17. Get the time
  18. Get currency conversions
  19. Search the web in all languages
  20. Check the weather
  21. Get realtime stock quotes
  22. Check sport scores and schedules
  23. Search with Goggles
  24. Track your packages
  25. Get definitions
  26. Search by advanced image search
  27. Calculate anything
  28. Locate earthquake activity
  29. Search by location
  30. Search locations by zip and area codes
  31. Shop and compare
  32. Get local sunrise/sunset times
  33. Discover local business
  34. Get movie times
  35. Read public domain books
  36. Hone in on a particular range
  37. Check flight schedules
  38. Research health conditions
  39. Check flight times
  40. Get world news
  41. Search for an address
  42. Similar terms
  43. Search by voice
  44. Examine public data
  45. Get interactive financial info
  46. Find medication information
  47. Instant on mobile
  48. Use instant preview on mobile
  49. Search by location
  50. Get interactive weather

If you’d rather navigate Google’s search functionality through their interactive graphic,  click below:

Google Search Tips and Tricks 2

Also, while high level, you will probably enjoy quickly navigating through Google’s interactive graphic on how their search works.

Click on the image below to be taken to the live page where you can mouse over many sections within the graphic to reveal additional information:

How Google Search Works

 

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About Glen Cathey

Glen Cathey is a sourcing and recruiting thought leader with over 16 years of experience working in large staffing agency and global RPO environments (>1,000 recruiters and nearly 100,000 hires annually). Starting out his career as a top producing recruiter, he quickly advanced into senior management roles and now currently serves as the SVP of Strategic Talent Acquisition and Innovation for Kforce, working out of their renowned National Recruiting Center with over 300 recruiters. Often requested to speak on sourcing and recruiting best practices, trends and strategies, Glen has traveled internationally to present at many talent acquisition conferences (5X LinkedIn Talent Connect - U.S. '10, '11, '12, Toronto '12, London '12, 2X Australasian Talent Conference - Sydney & Melbourne '11, '12, 6X SourceCon, 2X TruLondon, 2X HCI) and is regularly requested to present to companies (e.g., PwC, Deloitte, Intel, Booz Allen Hamilton, Citigroup, etc.). This blog is his personal passion and does not represent the views or opinions of anyone other than himself.