15 Google Search tips and tricks you must know


“Google it” is perhaps one of the most used catchphrases in the digital era. For any problem or any information, the standard reply is “Google it” which indicates the massive popularity Google’s search engine has. Google search is by far the most used search engine on the planet and to its credit Google has made it more than just a search tool. Here we list 20 things that you can use Google search apart from searching for random or useful things:

Get to know the latest movie showtimes : Just type ‘movie showtimes’ and Google search will give you the list of movies that are playing in cinemas near you

Get to know about events in the city : If you want to know about a food festival or cultural events happening in your city then Search immediately tells you all about it. For instance, if you type “food festival”, Google Search will list out all festivals happening around you. Fun2Ind.com

Look for recipes for dish : As soon you search for a recipe, a box will list all the top sites that have the matching recipe for any particular dish

Sports scores, matches and other details : For sports fans, this is a nifty feature. For example, if you want to know Manchester United’s last game results and other details, all one you’ve to do is type “Manchester United” and Google Search will list it out.

Help in job search : A feature needed for all job seekers or those looking for a change. Just type “jobs near me” and Google Search will list out all the available jobs around you.

Get to know about colleges/universities : For those looking for information about colleges, one just has to type the name of a college and Google Search tells you the basic information about universities/colleges.

All health related information : Rather than going to a website to know about common ailments and diseases, Google Search gives all the information in a small box about them.

Splitting bills amongst friends : For instance, if four colleagues order a pizza to make a boring work day exciting then all one has to do is type “tip calculator”. Just make the tip to 0% and divide the amount amongst the people. MobAsk.com

Easy currency converter : Rather than visiting a specific website to convert currencies, all one has to type the two currency names. For example if you want to calculate $500 into rupees then just say “USD to INR” and enter the amount.

Get to know about your upcoming appointments and flights : If you have booked a flight recently then all you need to do is type is “my flights” and Google Search will give you all the details about your upcoming flights. Same can be done with appointments.

Get to know the calorie counts of various food items : Type “how many calories in a samosa” and you will get the answer right there in Google Search.

Get to know word meanings and synonyms : For instance, you don’t know the meaning of any word then you don’t have to visit a dictionary site as Google Search gives that information in a separate box.

Searching with an image : If you’ve a particular image and want to know the details (size, search, etc.) Click on the camera icon in Google Images and Google will also tell you the origin and other details about the photo.

Learn how to say huge numbers correctly : 1457890. A bit difficult to say in words, isn’t it? Simply type “1457890 = English” and you will get the answer in Google Search.

Site specific searches : If you’re keen to know search results from just one source then this trick comes in handy. For instance, you want to read all the Apple iPhone articles published on The Times of India then just type “apple iphone site:timesofindia.com”

 

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