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Google Search Tips
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Here are some intersting [Image: googlelogo_color_116x41dp.png] searching tips 
  • Web history
    • Web History offers you a log of websites you've visited, a timeline of your actions and the ability to search your own online history. Try it out at http://www.google.com/history.
  • Start simple
    • No matter what you're looking for, our motto is "keep it simple." Start by entering a basic name or word. If you're looking for a place or product in a specific location, enter the name along with the town or zip code.
  • Ignore spelling
    • Google's spell checker automatically defaults to the most common spelling of a given word, whether or not you spell it correctly.
  • Use web friendly words
    • A search engine works by matching the words you enter to pages on the web. So using words that are most likely to appear on pages will yield the best results. For example, instead of saying my head hurts, say headache, because that's the term a medical website would use.
  • Less is more
    • Simple, one or two word search terms will usually give you the broadest results. Start with short search terms, then refine your results by adding more words
  • Search with an exact phrase
    • Put quotation marks around words "[any word]" to search for an exact phrase in an exact order. Keep in mind that searching with quotes might exclude relevant results. For instance, a search for "Alexander Bell" will miss pages that refer to Alexander G. Bell.
  • Use descriptive words
    • The more unique the word, the more likely you are to get relevant results. So [celebrity ringtones] is probably better than [celebrity sounds]. Keep in mind though, that even if the word has the correct meaning, if it's not the one most people use, it may not match the pages you need.
  • Don't worry about cases
    • Search isn't case sensitive. A search for new york times is the same as a search for New York Times.
  • Search within a specific site
    • Precede your query with site: if you know you want your answer from within a specific site or type of site (.org, .edu). For example: site:edu or site: sltalkz.info.
  • Don't worry about punctuation
    • Search ignores punctuation. This includes @#%^*()=\ and other special characters.
  • Search by file type
    • Search for specific types of files, such as PDFs, PPTs, or XLS, by adding filetype: and the 3-letter file abbreviation.
  • Include or ignore words and characters in your search
    • Highlight common words and characters such as the and &if they are essential to your search (as in a movie or book title) by putting quotation marks "the" around them. You can also use the minus - sign to specify particular items you don't want in your results, like ingredients in a recipe.
  • Find related pages
    • Use the related: operator to find pages that have similar content by typing related: followed by the website address. For instance, if you find a website you like, try using related:[insert URL] to locate similar websites.
  • Find recipes
    • After searching for a specific recipe or ingredients, select "Recipes" in the left panel to see recipe results.
  • Search numbers in a range
    • Stay within your budget by searching only for items within a number range by putting a string .. between amounts.
  • Get number conversions
    • Convert any measurement -- like miles to kilometers or ounces to liters -- by typing in the number and unit of measurement.
  • Get the time
    • To see what time it is anywhere in the world, search timeand the city or country.
  • Get currency conversions
    • Get current exchange rates by searching [currency 1] in [currency 2].
  • Search the webin all languages
    • When you're searching, click "More search tools" on the left panel of your results page, then select "Translated foreign pages." The feature will choose the best language in which to search and deliver results translated back in English.
  • Check the weather
    • Search weather followed by the name of any city in the world to get the current weather and forecast. Enter weather by itself to get the weather report for your current location.
  • Get realtime stock quotes
    • Typing any ticker symbol into the search box will get you realtime stock quotes that update live in your search results. Click the link on the results page for a detailed market analysis from Google Finance.
  • Calculate anything
    • Enter any math equation into the search box and we'll calculate your answer.
  • Search by location
    • Add a zip code to the end of any place search like barbecue ribs and get results showing the nearest rib joints, along with phone numbers, a map, and even reviews. If you don't include your zip code, we may suggest places near you.
  • Search by voice
    • To search the web by speaking, tap the microphone button on the Google search box on your home screen, or press down for a few seconds on the physical search button on your phone to activate the "Speak Now" screen. Voice Search for Android supports Voice Actions on Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above.
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