Friday, April 13, 2018

Little Known Google Search Tricks You Should Know

Demographics

If you have ever wondered how many people live in a particular city, country, or even continent then the first is for you.
Type: “population [location]” Example: “population london”
Type: “unemployment rate [location]“ Example: “unemployment rate london”

Calculate Your Tip With “Calculate Tip [$$$]”

No longer need that app on your phone to figure out how much to tip your server.
Just type in “Calculate Tip [Bill Total]” into the search bar.
A screen pops up that’ll help you toggle the percentage.
And it will even split a bill for multiple people with the click of a button

Get a Word’s Definition

This one is Great!! If you ever want to know the definition of a word without having
to go to dictionary.com or Merriam-Webster or, God forbid, a book
Just type in “Define [Term]” and Google will find and highlight the definition for you.

Translation

Type: “translate [words] [language]” Example: “translate read carefully french”

Weather

Type: “weather [location]” Example: “weather london”

Sunrise Location or Sunset Location

Yep another easy one
Type: “sunrise [location]” Example: “sunrise london”
Type: “sunset [location]” Example: “sunset london”

Get Time in a Different Time Zone

Some of these tips ae about as basic as it gets
If you’re planning for your trip and want to figure out how far ahead or behind you’ll be
It’s as simple as typing “Time in [city_name]”
Google will automatically return the time in that particular city!!!

Searching For things Near Me or even by a Certain Location

If you search for anything (restaurants, movie theaters, grocery stores, bars, etc.) with “near me,”
Google will give results based on your current location.
If you’re going to be traveling, or just want to see what there is to do in a certain city, you can do that, too.
Looking for the best tourist attractions in a city.
Typing “Attractions [city_name]” will allow Google to create a special list of the top attractions for you to check out

Get a Customer Service Phone Number?

If you need to get in contact with a company’s customer service department If they list it Google will provide it by typing in
“Customer Service [Company Name]”

Find works from your favorite authors and artists

Find all the books your favorite author has ever written simply by typing in "books by", then your author's name.
You can do this with albums ("albums by") as well. This is a great way to find past works (or future works) that you might not be aware of.

Find the origins of common words

Find out the origins - or etymology - of a specific word by typing in the word plus "etymology.
For example, if you type in "flour etymology" you'll see that it is Middle English: a specific use of flower in the sense
‘the best part,’ used originally to mean ‘the finest quality of ground wheat’....
The spelling flower remained in use alongside flour until the early 19th cent."

Compare the nutritional value of one food with another

Not sure if that piece of pizza is going to be better for you than say a cup of broccoli?
Ask Google to compare the nutritional value by typing in "pizza vs. broccoli", or anything else you'd like to compare.
Google will come back with all pertinent nutritional and caloric information - it's up to you what you choose to do with that information, of course.

Listen to songs by your favorite artist

If you want to listen to a particular song by your favorite artist, or maybe even explore their discography,
just type in "artist" and "songs", i.e., "Carole King songs". You'll get a complete list of songs, plus videos and biographical information.
You can also listen to the songs right there within your Web browser; note that this feature isn't always available for all artists.

Find what those symptoms are similar to

Type in something you're experiencing health-wise, and Google will list out similar diagnoses based on what you're experiencing.
For example, a search for "headache with eye pain" brings back "migraine", "cluster headache", "tension headache", etc.

Use Google as a timer

Need to keep those cookies from burning while you're browsing your favorite sites?
Simply type "set timer for" whatever amount of minutes you're looking to keep track of and Google will run it in the background.
If you attempt to close the window or tab that is running the timer, you'll get a popup alert asking if you really want to do that.

Graphing Calculator Anyone

For all you new-gen calc nerds and engineering students, the search bar actually doubles as its very own graphing calculator.
The coolest thing is there’s no secret to it. Just type your equation into the search bar and watch
Google give you the coordinates and draw the graph. Calculation Nerds Rejoice!

Make Google do tricks

There are a multitude of fun tricks that you can make Google do with just a couple simple instructions:
Type in "do a barrel roll" and Google will rotate the results page a full 360 degrees.
Type in "askew" and your page 'leans' to the right a bit. Searching for anything else via Google puts it back to where it was.
Type in "zerg rush" and your search page returns with 'O's eating the search results. Clicking each 'O' three times stops this.
Type in "blink html" into your Google browser.
Type in "answer to life, the universe, and everything," and Google has a pretty clear answer
Type in "the loneliest number" in the search box and some fun Google tricks show you a calculated number
Type in “Google Gravity” Click “I'm Feeling Lucky” instead of hitting the return key or clicking “Google Search.”
Type in “Atari Breakout” and click on "Images" just below the search bar. Will start a ball game by combining all the images.
Type in “Pacman” and click on play Type in “Solitaire” and click on play

Find the roster of any sports team

Get a detailed roster breakdown of your favorite sports team simply by typing in "team roster" (substituting the name of your team for the word "team").
You'll see a full-page color roster, with player information.

Find a quote

Use quotation marks to search for an exact quote and its origin.
For example, if you knew the partial lyrics to a song, but weren’t sure of the singer or the songwriter,
you could simply frame the snippet that you did know in quotation marks and plug it into Google.
More often than not, you’ll receive the full song lyrics as well as author, when it was first released, and other identifying information.

Find related sites

Using Google, you can use a little known command that will bring up sites related to a specified site.
This comes in handy especially if you really enjoy a particular site, and you’d like to see if there are others that are similar.
Use “related:” to find sites that are similar; for example, “related: rshweb.com”. 


Find Linked sites 

You can also use Google to find web sites Link to a specified domain or website. Example,  “link: rshweb.com/wordpress-hosting"

  

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