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Monday, February 28, 2011

Some Google Tricks You don't know about

Posted by Shamim Imtiaz Khan

Top 10 Google Tricks many users don't know about.

1.  Definitions: Pull up the definition of the word by typing define followed by the word you want the definition for. For example, typing: define bravura would display the definition of that word.

2.  Local search: Visit Google Local enter the area you want to search and the keyword of the place you want to find. For example, typing: restaurant at the above link would display local restaurants.

3.  Phone number lookup: Enter a full phone number with area code to display the name and address associated with that phone number.

4. Find weather: Type weather followed by a zip code or city and state to display current weather conditions and forecasts for upcoming days.

5. Track airline flight: Enter the airline and flight number to display the status of an airline flight and it's arrival time. For example, type: delta 123 to display this flight information if available.

6. Track packages: Enter a UPS, FedEx or USPS tracking number to get a direct link to track your packages.

7. Pages linked to you: See what other web pages are linking to your website or blog by typing link: followed by your URL. For example, typing link: displays all pages linking to BdTips.

8. Find PDF results only: Add filetype: to your search to display results that only match a certain file type. For example, if you wanted to display PDF results only type: "dell xps" filetype:pdf -- this is a great way to find online manuals.

9. Calculator: Use the Google Search engine as a calculator by typing a math problem in the search. For example, typing: 100 + 200 would display results as 300.

10. Stocks: Quickly get to a stock quote price, chart, and related links by typing the stock 
symbol in Google. For example, typing: msft will display the stock information for Microsoft.


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