Google Search Tricks and Tips


We all love Google. You have solved your problems, homework, wrote reports, created presentations etc using Google. Here’s a cheat sheet of few of Google Search tricks that will astonish you and help you use Google even more effectively a

Replace your keyword inside quotes.

  • Get ready-made ppts/docs for your project using:
    filetype:pdf/ppt/doc global warming.

    find ppts, docs, pdfs of a certain keyword

    find ppts, docs, pdfs of a certain keyword

  • Find books by author:
    books by ‘author name’

    Books by author

    Books by author

  • Find movies by actors/actresses/directors/producers
    movies by ‘name’
  • Search for weather using:
    Weather ‘city name’ or ‘zip code’

    Weather in a city

    Weather in a city

  • To search for definition:
    define ‘your word’

    definition of word

    definition of word

  • Use Google as calculator, by entering equation in search bar.
  • Find nutrition value of food:
    ‘food1’ vs ‘food2’

    Nutritional values of food

    Nutritional values of food

  • Get movies playing in your area instantly using:
    movies ‘zip code’ or ‘city’ (Use city name in India).
  • Get scores of your favorite team by entering name of your team in search bar.
  • To lookup your public IP address enter in search bar:
    ip address
  • Find time in a particular place using:
    time ‘city/country name’
  • Check status of any flight:
    flight ‘flight number’ airlines

    Flight status

    Flight status

  • Convert metric to imperial or vice versa:
    60 kg to lbs, 23 celsius to Fahrenheit,  50 mph to kmph
  • Forgot maths formulae? Google
    solve cylinder volume (select what you want to solve).

    geometric formulas

    geometric formulas

  • URLs:
    intitle:Server 2012 windows (will search for websites having title ‘Server 2012’).
    inurl:Server2012 (gives results where server 2012 lies in the URL).
    site:geekstarts.info (shows you all pages of website. You can combine it with a keyword you want to search).
    link:geekstarts.info Server 2012(To restrict your searches to a particular website use).

You can also check infographic by HackCollege

Google Search

Google Search

Happy Googling 🙂

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