30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020


Today I am going to show you the 30 most useful Google search tips and tricks. So there are a whole bunch of cool little things that you could type into a Google search to get different results. Some will really help you do research or find what you're looking for. Others go to directly to specific pieces of information.


1. Search the Custom Website


So I'm going to start with the tip that I use most often myself. That is to type the word site followed by a colon followed by a website:

For example - site:Wikipedia.com apple

In the above example, it will search for wikipedia.com website only which will include apple in it.

Make sure you include NO spaces at all in this. Then after the website name hit a space and then type your search term. This will narrow down the searches to only results for that website.

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020


This is great when you know that you just want to search that one site or you know the answer is at a particular site and you don't want to see any other search results. The resulting list will only show you search results at that domain name. Notice it doesn't matter about the prefix here. en.wikipedia.com comes up just as well as wikipedia.com. So don't worry about whether it's www or something else.


2. Search the Exact Word


When you want to search for an exact phrase and make sure that the results absolutely have to include that phrase put quotes around it. It's okay to combine this with other things. So you can type other search terms here after the quotes or before the quotes as well. 

For Example - "qasim tricks" android

In the above example, qasim tricks will definitely come in the search result with the word Android.

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



3. Exclude the Word


If you want to search for something and make sure that something doesn't appear there you can use the minus symbol. You should get results that do not include whatever is after the minus. Although, apparently, that doesn't include the ads. But the search results do actually follow that rule. 

For Example - microsoft windows -10

In the above example, it will search for Microsft Windows but the search result will not include the word after the minus which is 10 in the example. Notice I have no space there between minus and the word that I want to exclude. 

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



4. Search for the Missing Word


You can also use an asterisk to represent a missing word. You can get some interesting search results this way. Then you can find, maybe, what it is you couldn't remember but also variations.

For Example - all fairs in * and *

In the above example it will search for all fairs in which must include the word and.

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



5. Search Related Website


If you ever find a website you like and want to find more websites like it you can use related followed by colon, then the website and you'll get a list of sites related to that website according to Google.

For Example - Related:Facebook.com

In the above example, the google search will show all the website related to Facebook.com.

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



6. Using Google Dictionary


Google's got a built in dictionary. All you need to do is type the word define followed by a space, then the word, and you'll get a dictionary definition. 

For Example - define laptop

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020


If you replace define with the word etymology you actually get the history of the word.

For Example - etymology apple

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



7. Know the time of any Locations


If you want to know what time it is in a specific location just type time and then space and then the name of the location. You can use a city name, a country name, all sorts of things.

For example, time London

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



8. Find Stock Price


If you want to know a stock price or specific information about a stock you don't have to go to a special website. You could just type the symbol into Google, and you'll get a market summary.

For Example - aapl

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



9. Using Calculator in Google


Now just like with Spotlight you can use Google for calculations. You can make them pretty complex things with parentheses and functions and get results. Then it takes you into this little calculator mode where you can actually do more calculations.

For Example - (2+7)*3+sin(.5)

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



10. Conversion using the Word


You can also do conversions just using the word to. So, for instance, I can do 5 km to miles like that

For Example - 6km to miles

and you will get the conversion and then this little conversion app where you can continue to work with different numbers.

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



11. Look Nutritional Informations


You can also look up nutritional information. So the way to do that is to type something like how much and then what you're looking for, 

For Example - How much sugar in an Apple

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020


Then it will give you results here telling you that. You can substitute different things. So instead of sugar you can look up, you know, protein and instead of apple you could do banana.

For Example - How much Protien in an Banana

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



12. Get random numbers from Google


For instance you could say 

For Example - roll a dice

and you get this little animation here with a random number

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020


You can also search

flip a coin 

and another animation with a random coin side. 

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020


You could also search random number between 

For Example - Random number between 1 and 20

and then something like one and twenty and get a random number there. 

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020


Then you could actually set a minimum and maximum and generate a new random number as a result.


13. Search Range of a Number


You can use two dots to search for a range of numbers. So something like this

For Example - Olympics 1960..1970

and you'll get results that include any numbers in there.

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



14. Using OR to get both set of results


You can use OR to search for one thing or another to get both sets of results together. But notice I get something different if I capitalize OR. It's going to give me results for two different searches combined rather than searching for both things on the same page. 

For Example - monet OR cezanne

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



15. Search for the exact title


Now if you want to search for something and make sure that those exact words are in the title of the page you can use intitle followed by a colon and then what you're searching for. Usually it's more than one word so you want to put quotes around it:

For Example - Intitle:"apple rumors"

This will only give me results for the title of the page that has those two words. If you didn't include intitle you can see it will get very different results.

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



16. Narrow your Search by Location


You can use location followed by a colon and then a location name to narrow your search by area. 

For example - covered bridges location:vermont

For instance this will give a general result here but if I do location then I'll get specific results for just that area.

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



17. Find location from the area code


If you ever get a phone call from an area code you don't recognize you can always type area code followed by the three digits 

For Exampele - area code 609

and it will give you the location. 

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020


The same thing for zip code. You'll just see it here on the right on a map. 


18. Finding Zip Code from Address


Also if you have an address but for some reason you don't have the zip code you can type the address into Google and then hit return and it will return to you the address here complete with the zip code.


19. General Informations


You can search for a ton of general information on Google and come up with special screens of information. For instance you can search for sport's scores, movie times, weather. One example here is searching for a flight status. 

For Example - aa1442

So we can search for a flight by its number and you can see you get detailed information here about the flight.Whether it's on time and things like that.

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



20. Package Tracking


Another one that's really hard to demonstrate is package tracking. So when you get one of those package tracking numbers, you know, from UPS or FedEx or somewhere you can take that exact number and just put that into Google and it'll take you right to a tracking page.


21. Using Timer on Google


Through Google you can setup a timer. So you can do: 

set timer for 10 minutes

and you get this little countdown timer here. Of course you can easily just put this in another window and put it off to the side if you need a timer. Notice there's also a stopwatch functionality here in this little Google app.

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



22. Finding a specific day


Google will also give you a direct answer if you need to find a specific day for one of those holidays that changes every year. 

For Example - Memorial day 2021

You can see it just gives you the results here at the top. 

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



23. Selecting Categories


You can access a lot of Google functionality, not when you type the search term, but after you get results. Then at the top you can select different categories. So, for instance, I can narrow the search down by News, Shopping, I can go to Images and then there are a lot more options here under images.

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



24. Google Tools


In addition in big categories like that if you click Tools you can get to do things like narrow down by Time. I find this extremely useful when searching for technical information. You get a lot of old information and just going to say, Past Month or Past Year, will usually get you to the search results you want.

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



25. Google Advanced Search


Now the main Google search page is, of course, Google.com. You can type things in your address bar or go to Google.com and type them here. But there's also a special page called:

Google.com/advanced_search

If you go here you can do a lot of the things we just talked about but it's all kind of spelled out for you so it's easier to see what's available. This is very useful if you're doing research.

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



26. Use Image to search


Now if you definitely know you want images as a result you can start by going to images.Google.com and search there. But you'll also find a little camera icon here. Instead of searching for an image by typing a description you can click on this and then drag and drop an image into here. Then you get results based on the image. 

So here the only information Google had was this picture of Big Ben. But you can see it figured out what it was. It gives me search results based on that and other images that are similar to it.

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



27. Google Crisis Map


One website that a lot of people don't know about is the Google Crisis Map Site is:

Google.org/crisismap

It will show you things like the location of wild fires, and warnings, and all sorts of disaster information like where tropical storms are located and things like that. You can move around on the map through the entire world and zoom in and see specific information about different areas

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020


It's very useful when the news is being vague about some sort of disaster and you really want to zoom in to be able to find out where people are affected.


28. Google Doodles


If you go to the Google homepage instead of typing the address bar sometimes you'll be treated to special artwork to commemorate a special event or something on that day. Sometimes they're even interactive. If you want to go look at history of all those things called Google Doodles just got to Google.com/doodles.


29. Google Sky


There's also Google.com/sky. I love this because you can go to this historical sky map here and you can actually see the constellations although, of course, they're reversed. You can then look at something and then turn off historical and actually see the stars there.



You can really zoom in on things to see them. You also have a Google Moon Map as well. Also Mars too.

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020



30. Finding the PDF Files


If you are lloking for the PDF Files, then you can download the PDF files of any topic in google, for example if your topic is:

how to win friends and influence people

then in google search type:

how to win friends and influence people filetype:pdf

30 Best Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks 2020


then you will find PDF files every where and can download this in just one click. You can do this with any topic, just type filetype:pdf in the end.

So these are the 30 best Google tips and tricks, hope you found these tips useful. If you've got a favorite one then tell us in the comments below. Keep visiting QasimTricks for more contents like this.
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