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8 Interesting Google Tricks That You Might Not Know

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8 Interesting Google Tricks That You Might Not Know

Almost every one of us uses Google “the Search giant” on daily basis for various reasons. Being the world’s largest search engine Google Provides a lot of tools and services. Google search is undoubtedly popular for providing relevant search results, and at the same time it offers many less known features like currency conversion, Calculator and few more.

Google Search Tricks Feature

There are some tools (Google tricks) provided by Google which are unknown for the masses, but they are really effective. So, today I will share some of those Google tricks which will make your search more easier than before.

Best of 8 Less-known Google Tricks

1. Find Definition of any Word

 If we don’t know the definition of a particular word, then normally we Google it and Google brings the most accurate results in the search, then you visit that webpage to get the definition. So, do you think this is the easiest way to do it? No, the easiest way is to type your query like this “Define YourWord” and the get the result quickly.

Example: Define Oxygen

Google Define

Now Google will directly give you the Definition in the search page itself. Isn’t it the easiest way!

2.  Translate any Major language to English

We know about Google translator, whenever you visit a non-English page in chrome a pop-up bar appear asking whether you want to translate the page or not. That was easy, but what if you have to translate some lines of information from social networking site like Facebook or somewhere else. Are you going to open your dictionary? Well, the easiest way is to use another Google Service called Translate tool. To translate anything Go to Translate.Google.com > in the first fielded copy paste the information you want to translate and the tool will show you the translated words in the second field automatically.

Google translator

3. Use Google for Mathematical calculation

Why disturb your calculator for basic math like Addition, Subtraction or multiplication when you can do this on Google itself.  To use Google Calculator Type “Calculator” in Google Search bar or simply put the equation.

Example: 200×10 or Calculator

Google calculator

4.  Find Key Details of Any Company

So, how will you try to find the key details of a Company? For example, what if you have to find Key Details of Nokia including Present CEO, Founder, Founded in, Short bio and Logo?

Will you use Wikipedia? Or will try to search answer for each query like

Nokia Founder?
Nokia Logo?
Nokia  CEO?
Nokia Founded in?

Hm, seems bit time consuming work, but an alternative for this is Google itself. How?

In Google Search bar just type the company name and Google will show you the short description of the company at the side of search results including Logo, Fonder, co-Founder, Present CEO etc.

Example: “Nokia”

GooGle Nokia

5. Use Google as Currency Converter

We have various currency converter widgets available for Windows OS which automatically updates itself with latest currency exchange rates. But what if you don’t have one? We also have numerous websites which can produce up to date Exchange Rates, but for that you have to visit the site and you will get the result in 3 clicks from the website.

Now, what if you can get the up to date Currency Exchange rate directly for the Google Search? This is a very simple method. Type “Currency Converter” in your Google Search bar and Google will bring you a currency converter in the Search result page. Now type the amount and select the currencies for which you want to get the Exchange rates.

Example: “Currency Converter”

Currency Converter

6. Google Local Search

In India we have Just Dial which provides results for Local search related queries like nearby restaurants, Cinema hall, Malls etc. But as an alternative you can also use Google Local Service tool to get the relevant and quick suggestions based on your queries.

Visit Local.Google.com and type the keyword you want the result for.

Example: Type “Restaurant” or “Airport

Google local search

This will find you the nearest Airport or Restaurant (if) available in your area.

7. Find only PDF Files

If you have to find only files of PDF Type then you can add a file type to your search.

Example: “Dell File Type: PDF”

This will find you the Dell related documents in PDF files only, this comes handy when you have search for Manuals of particular device.

8. Find the Pages Linked to your website

This may not be the best solution for bloggers to check backlinks, but still it’s a good way to see what other pages are linking to our blog or to any domain. To do this type “Link: Followed by the URL”

Example: Link:http://www.Shoutmelaud .com

This displays all the pages linking to the url.

Above I have mentioned 8 powerful, Time saving Google tricks. What you say, you knew this before?Do let us know in the comments.

This is a guest post by Tashreef Shareef from TechSwatch. If you would like to write for ShoutMeLoud, Check our guest posting guidelines.

Article by MOHAMMED SHAREEF

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  • Werner

    You could use the search field for direct conversion of currencies too. I’m always using it when I find something interessting on reddit which is in Dollar. I’d just type “45 dollars in euro” an BAM there you go. And it works for metrics, too. Just type “34 feet in meter”.

    Pretty nice, huh? Love it :D

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  • Rufus Evison

    I was intrigued so I tried the company search on a company I know. Instead of company info I got back a set of links to pages that mention the company. I assume I am just being blind to something obvious. What am I missing? the company I tried was fusepump ltd which I tried with and without the ltd.

    Reply
  • Piyush Mathur

    Hi Tashreef,

    Great list, i don’t think Google will ever have any kind of competition from anyone in the world! That’s for sure..

    Piyush

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    • Tashreef Shareef

      Hi Piyush,
      In my opinion Google certainly has competitions and one of them is “Bing” and only competition force them to make improvement. No competition = No Improvement

      Reply
  • Adesh Saxena

    Hi Tashreef,

    Thanks for lot of tricks. I was also using these tricks but apart from these , Google have lots of tricks. Few of Imp Tricks and Tools I would Like to recommend i.e., Google Form, Google Cache, Google Exact Search, Google Scripting, Google HTML Mail, Google Images Search (Uploading Image From PC). Any way day by day Google is coming with lots of tricks and I am sure these tricks will be helpful for us.

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    • Tashreef Shareef

      Hi Adesh,

      Glad that you liked it. And your right Google has lots of tools and thanks for adding value to the post. :)

      Reply
  • Edson Hale

    That is why Google is called internet god because it offers every solution; especially the alerts it provides is a great service which saves blogger from doing lot of hard work to search updates on his niche

    Reply
  • Abhay

    Ya awesome article about google. Google have many magics and peoples does’t know.

    Reply
    • Tashreef Shareef

      Hey Abhay,

      Thanks for the comment. You are right most of the people are unaware of these things and that’s why we ” Bloggers” are here to let them know :D

      Reply
  • Akhil

    Excellent article. Really a good research. That backlink checker is a new information to me. Keep writing Tashreef.

    Reply
  • Aashish Sahni

    Now this is something i didn’t know before i.e. searching of only pdf files.
    Thanks man!

    Reply
  • Harmeet singh

    These google tips are really very useful for me.Thanx for sharing these tips with us.Can you tell about some other google facts in next article…

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    • Tashreef

      Thanks Harmeet,

      And i’ll try to include all the other tips and tricks in Future post :)

      Reply
    • Tashreef Shareef

      Thanks Harmeet,
      And i’ll try to include all the other useful tips in my future post :)

      Reply
  • Debarpan

    Nice share indeed.
    Type site:shoutmeloud.com on google to see how much pages of this site get indexed by google :)

    Reply
  • Prince

    You can also set timer on Google.
    e.g. set timer for x minutes
    Visit this guide to know more.
    http://www.seroundtable.com/google-timer-17167.html

    Reply
  • Tashreef Shareef

    Thanks mukesh,
    And you are right Google has many useful tools which enhances the experience of users

    Reply
  • Sagar Desai

    Really nice article. Alongwith currency conversion and mathematical calculator, unit conversion is very useful tool.
    For eg. try meter=feet

    Thanks again Tashreef

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    • Tashreef Shareef

      Thanks Sagar :)

      And thanks for sharing another tip.. It worked perfectly with the result of
      1=3.28084 :D

      Reply
  • Ankit

    really amazing tricks , its very helpful for me… Thanks …. :)

    Reply
  • Pritam

    Hi ,
    I din’t know about the calculator ..rest are familiar to me..
    Thanks for tricks buddy. I’ll share this with my friends :)

    Keep coming with such post !

    Reply
    • Tashreef Shareef

      Hey pritham,

      Glad that you liked it :D and yes Calculator is one among the handy tools by Google

      Reply
  • Kashish

    For me, the calculator and currency convertor are of the most use. Didn’t knew about the pdf trick, going to use that alot too.. :)

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    • Tashreef Shareef

      Same here Kashish, i do use Calculator and Currency converter frequently :D

      Thanks for stopping by

      Reply
  • Mayank

    Thanks for sharing these tools with us. I didn’t know about the last three tools. Google is full of so many tools that we don’t know even 10% of them.
    Keep sharing such useful posts.

    Reply
    • Tashreef Shareef

      Hi Mayank,
      Glad that you liked it :D and yes we are unaware of lots of useful tools

      Reply
  • Mukesh

    Hey Tashreef, really amazing tricks you have posted here. Google is full of amazing tool :)

    Reply
  • Vijesh

    Hi Tashreef,
    These are really interesting facts about Google, nowadays there are many features included in the Google search like you can compare some foods like Olive Oil vs Butter and you will get a comparison chart. We can also search related images etc anyways thanks for the share.

    Reply
    • Tashreef Shareef

      Hi Vijesh,

      Google always ads something new in its search results, and search the related images are one among them :D

      Reply
  • Ankur Upadhyay

    Very nifty tricks Tashreef.. There are many other google tools too like Google PageSpeed tools which are still unknown to many users. Thanks for sharing this information.

    Reply

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