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Searching on Google is not about typing some keywords and getting results. Google search is a powerful tool which can be used to do much more than just search the web. You can use it to retrieve desired information, translate text, do math calculations or retrieve flight details. Read on for further details

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Google search secrets

  1. 1. Google Search Secrets Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  2. 2. Why view this Presentation?• Searching on Google is not about typing some keywords and getting results. Google search is a powerful which can be used to much more than just search the web. You can use it to retrieve desired information, translate text, do math calculation or retrieve flight details. Read on for further details Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  3. 3. Defineuse the keyword define to get information about asite, product or brand. For example searchingdefine:pepsi will come up with following result.Similarly you can use define to search for otherquery terms you want information about. Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  4. 4. InfoUse info keyword to get information about a website. For examplequering info:timesoindia.com will come up with following results Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  5. 5. Exact Phraseuse double quotes to search for an exact keyword. Wrap the keywords in double quotes to get thesearch results with all the keywords in the same pattern. For example“Cloud Computing” will result in google results which have “Cloud Computing” together in same wayCloud Computing will result in google results which have Cloud/Computing/cloudcomputing/computing cloud in all possible ways.OR Keyword: use or keyword if you want to search for multiple keywords at the same time. Forexample olympics location 2014 OR 2018 will results in location of Olympic in 2014 and 2018. Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  6. 6. Search for Number rangeuse .. operator to search for number range. For example “laptop30000..50000” will get results for laptop priced between 30000 to50000. If you specify a number after two periods, it will mean theupper limit. For example “laptop..40000” will give you results oflaptop which have price of 40,000/- in their limits. Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  7. 7. AsteriskUse an asterisk within a query for any unknown term. Use * to findvariations of any exact phrase. For example "olympic *" query willresult in following output Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  8. 8. Weatheruse google to retrieve weather related information of a city. Forexample typing “weather in Bangalore” results in followingoutput Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  9. 9. File Typeyou can use google to search for a specific filetype. For example you want tosearch for presentation on Cloud Computing, you can query “filetype:ppt CloudComputing”. It will come up with only results containing power point files with“Clound Computing” as keyword. Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  10. 10. Site SearchSearching on google can be quite painful and time consuming. Results comefrom all the sites. Now imagine you are looking for “Windows 7” on Microsoft,searching whole google can be really disgusting. You can querysite:microsoft.com “windows 7”, you will now get results from Microsoft siteonly. Similarly you can use any other site to search for specific terms. Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  11. 11. Ignoring Search ResultsIf you search google with search term as “saurabh”, you will get lot of resultsfrom “saurabh shukla” as he is a known actor in bollywood. Now assume youwant to ignore all results which are for “saurabh shukla”, you can simply queryfor “saurabh –shukla” in google. It will ignore all results for “saurabh shukla”and show you other results. Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  12. 12. Related Keywordssearching for related keywords and synonym wasnever so easy. Google provides you with anoption to search for all synonym and keywords.For example “~beverage” will give you followingresults:Add “~” to any keyword to get related keywords inyour search. Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  13. 13. TranslateUse google to translate love letters . For example“translate:English to hindi I love you” results in following results Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  14. 14. LinkAs part of SEO it is critical to check the backlinks you have from searchengines like Google. Google allows you to check the link it has indexed bykeyword “link”, to use it query “link:saurabhsays.com”, it will results in followingoutput Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  15. 15. TimeGoogle can provide you with local time, for example just query“time delhi” Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  16. 16. ConversionYou can use Google to convert one unit to another, it can belength/weight/time/temperature etc, google will come up with correct results.Use following syntax: Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  17. 17. Search Nearby Stuffuse maps.google.com to search for schools, colleges, theaters,ATM, gas station around you. Use “schools near kormanagala,Bangalore, Karnataka” Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  18. 18. Flight InformationJust type a flight number without “-“ in google search query and get thescheduled time and even airport terminal details. It also works for Fedex & DHLpackets and other courier related information. Just type dispatch details andgoogle will provide you with necessary info. Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  19. 19. CacheSee the google cached page of any url, use “cache: saurabhsays.com” tocheck last captured version the URL.inurl, intitle, inanchor and intext: use search keywords like inurl, intitle,inanchor and intext to get filtered results in google, for exampleinurl: it will search for keyword in url string like “inurl: seo optimization” and willcome up with results which has mentioned search string in URL.Intitle: search for keyword in title of webpageIntext: will search for keyword in the result page Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com
  20. 20. Math CalculationsDon’t use calculators for math calculations, use google. Google math engine ispowerful to come up with results of your complex equations in minutes.You can mix and match above provided secrets to come up with desired results. Forexample if you are searching for a pdf document with a document title “Introductionto Java” in all “.edu” sites, you can use a following query string to get desired results Google Search Secrets - http://saurabhsays.com

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