Google is the fastest and really powerful among all the search engines worldwide. There are a lot of things you can do with Google. For example, reading books comics, watching videos, viewing pictures, downloading files, videos & documents, and many more things.
Along with that, there are many Google hacks and tricks that you should know as well. You can perform these Google tricks using a specific keyword, quotes, or hyphens, etc. So without wasting our time, let’s get into further
Here I’ve listed 21 Google Search Tricks that everyone should know:
1. Search posts of a specific time
Sometimes we’re looking for fresh articles like the latest news, articles, etc but when we try to search it on Google, it shows the old articles. So in that case, we can search for articles for a specific time. To do this, search anything from Google then click tools, now you can choose a specific time. Here you can choose a custom time range as well.
2. Using quotes (” “)
Google is a really smart search engine but sometimes it doesn’t show the articles which you’re looking for. In that case, we can use the phrase within quotes (” “) to find the exact article containing the same phrase. For example, if we search the “irankup” within quotes, it will show the articles containing the exact phrase.
3. Using the asterisk (*)
Asterisk (*) works like a placeholder in the Google search engine. It is really useful to find missing or unknown words in a phrase. For example, if you search the sun rises *, Google will complete the phrase. You can try some different phrases too like songs name, book name, etc.
4. Flip a coin through Google search
Now you can toss a coin with the help of Google search. Search Flip a coin in Google search bar and it will toss a coin for you in between heads and tails.
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5. Check the time of another region with Google search
If your smartphone doesn’t have a world clock app and wants to know the real-time of another country then don’t worry. Checking the real-time of another country/region with Google search is really simple. To check the time of another region search Time in your country name. For example, to check the time of London just search for Time in London.
6. Tilt the Google search using “Askew” keyword
Have you ever tilt the Google search page, if not then this cool search trick is for you. Type “Askew” or “Tilt” (without quotes)in Google search bar and hit enter, now you’ll see the tilted search page. This is kinda fun.
7. Use Google Reverse image search
Google reverse image search is really a cool search trick that everyone should know. Google is not limited to the word, we can also use the image to search for similar images too. For example, Sometimes we look at an image and want to search for similar photos but most people don’t know how to do that. Follow these steps to search the similar or related images:
- Open Google Images webpage
- Click on the camera logo
- Click on upload an image
- Now choose and select the files
- That’s it. It will take a few seconds to upload the image and brings the related images in Google search.
8. Search articles within a specific website
Some people like reading articles from only one specific website just like I like to read articles from the Neil Patel website but the problem is if they search the title on Google search, it brings lots of pages from the other websites. In short, Use site: keyword to search the articles from a single source (website). For example, search the best tricks site:irankup.blogspot.com will show you articles from only the irankup website.
9. Use the Define: keyword
You can use Define: keyword to search the definition of anything. For example, you can search define: energy in Google search to read about energy.
10. Using Related: Keyword in Google search
The “Related:” is a useful Google search keyword that is used for searching related things like websites, articles, etc. For example, “Related:Amazon.com” will bring the related website to amazon except for amazon.com itself.
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11. Use Google search as a calculator
Sometimes our smartphone doesn’t have the calculator app, Google provides a scientific calculator within Google search. To use a calculator, search “Calculator” or “Scientific Calculator” without quotes. Now you can see a calculator on the top of the page.
12. Search anything nearby you from Google search
Google is a very smart and intelligent search engine among all. He knows everything that what we want to search exactly. There are some useful Google search tricks or commands you can use to save your time from asking a person. Just type these commands & search it on Google or you can directly ask these from Google assistant
- What am I?: It will tell you the exact location where you’re.
- Hotels nearby me: To find hotels nearby you
- Petrol pump near me: To search for a petrol pump at your location
- AMT near me
- Bank nearby me
- College/University near me
- Shop nearby me
13. Search specific file format using filetype: keyword
This is one of my favorite Google search tricks. In case, if you’re searching a file on Google search then using the filetype: keyword will save a lot of time. For example: If I search Python filetype:PDF, It will show you only the Python-related results containing PDF file. Try it yourself.
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14. Perform quick mathematical operations with Google search
There’re various operations you can do without calculating much and without wasting your time. For example
- Changing Fahrenheit to Celcius or Celcius to Fahrenheit. for example 30 degree to Fahrenheit
- Converting currency like the dollar to euro or rupees to dollar i.e. 100 dollars in rupees.
- Finding the Area of Triangle, Circle, square, etc i.e. area of the square.
- Can calculate percentage very quickly i.e. 51% of 4500.
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15. Use Google search to set Timer
If you don’t want to use the clock to set the timer or somehow your smartphone doesn’t have a clock app, you can use Google to set the timer for you. Search set timer, choose the time and ready to go. You can Google assistant to set the timer quickly.
16. Use Google as a Stopwatch
You can use Google search as a stopwatch too. Search “stopwatch” without quotes on Google and click start to start the stopwatch⏱. Use Google assistant to set stopwatch real quick.
17. Use a minus sign to hide the pages containing that word
We can use the minus ( – ) sign to exclude that word from the Google search page. It confirms that word before the minus sign will not be shown on the search page. For example, “Best cool tricks -internet” (without quotes) will show all the tricks related posts but the Internet word will be excluded.
18. Do a barrel roll
This is a really cool trick with Google search. You can roll the Google page by using the “Do a barrel roll” keyword. Simply search it on Google it will do a barrel roll for you. You can also try “Do a barrel roll 10 times” that will roll the Google page 10 times.
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19. Google Gravity
Google gravity is also a really fun Google trick you can perform. Type Google Gravity on the main Google search and click on I’m feeling lucky. Try it and see what happens next.
20. Play Atari Breakout with Google search
Atari breakout was a really popular game for keyboard phones. You can still play this game without downloading it from the Google play store. Search Atari Breakout game on the Google search and click on the first link, from here you can play Atari Breakout game.
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21. Compare two things using “VS”
You can use the “VS” keyword to compare things like food, processors, companies, etc. For example, Apple “vs” Google will compare both companies.
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