Almost every one of us uses Google “the Search giant” on a 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 it offers many less known features like currency conversion, Calculator and few more.
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 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
Now Google will directly give you the Definition in the search page itself. Isn’t it the easiest way!
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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 or not you want to translate the page. 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.
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
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 Founded in?
Hm, seems a 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.
5. Use Google as a 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”
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”
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 a 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.
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Above I have mentioned 8 powerful, Time saving Google tricks. What you say, you knew this before?Do let us know in the comments.
34 thoughts on “8 Interesting Google Tricks That You Might Not Know”
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 😀
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.
Great list, i don’t think Google will ever have any kind of competition from anyone in the world! That’s for sure..
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
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.
Glad that you liked it. And your right Google has lots of tools and thanks for adding value to the post. 🙂
That is why Google is called internet god because it offers every solution; eespecially the alerts it provides is a great service which saves blogger from doing lot of hard work to search updates on his niche
Ya awesome article about google. Google have many magics and peoples does’t know.
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 😀
Excellent article. Really a good research. That backlink checker is a new information to me. Keep writing Tashreef.
Thanks Akil 😀
Now this is something i didn’t know before i.e. searching of only pdf files.
Glad that it helped you Aashish
Thanks for the comment 🙂
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…
And i’ll try to include all the other tips and tricks in Future post 🙂
And i’ll try to include all the other useful tips in my future post 🙂
Nice share indeed.
Type site:shoutmeloud.com on google to see how much pages of this site get indexed by google 🙂
You can also set timer on Google.
e.g. set timer for x minutes
Visit this guide to know more.
And you are right Google has many useful tools which enhances the experience of users
Really nice article. Alongwith currency conversion and mathematical calculator, unit conversion is very useful tool.
For eg. try meter=feet
Thanks again Tashreef
Thanks Sagar 🙂
And thanks for sharing another tip.. It worked perfectly with the result of
really amazing tricks , its very helpful for me… Thanks …. 🙂
Thnask Amit 😀
So, which one is most useful to you ?
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 !
Glad that you liked it 😀 and yes Calculator is one among the handy tools by Google
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.. 🙂
Same here Kashish, i do use Calculator and Currency converter frequently 😀
Thanks for stopping by
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.
Glad that you liked it 😀 and yes we are unaware of lots of useful tools
Hey Tashreef, really amazing tricks you have posted here. Google is full of amazing tool 🙂
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.
Google always ads something new in its search results, and search the related images are one among them 😀
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.
Thanks Ankur 😀
And Thanks for mentioning another great PageSpeed tool, PageSpeed shows where we can make improvements to our site.
Our readers can visit http://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/
to check the performance of their blog