Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Google Search Tips and Tricks (Part - 2)

  1. You can also ask Google to fill in a blank. For Example : Action are Reaction are *

  2. Search for a numerical range using the numrange operator.
    For example, search for LG TV between Rs 15000 and Rs 25000 with the string LG TV Rs15000..Rs25000

  3. Google recognises 13 main file types through advanced search, including all Microsoft Office Document types, Lotus, PostScript, Shockwave Flash and plain text files.

  4. Search for any filetype directly using the modifier filetype:[filetype extension].
    For example: soccer filetype:pdf

  5. Exclude entire file types, using the same Boolean syntax we used to exclude key words earlier:
    For Example: rugby -filetype:doc

  6. In fact, you can combine any Boolean search operators, as long as your syntax is correct.
    For Example: "sausage and mash" -onions filetype:doc

  7. Google has some very powerful, hidden search parameters, too.
    For Example "intitle" only searches page titles. Try intitle:herbs

  8. If you're looking for files rather than pages – give index of as the intitle:parameter. It helps you find web and FTP directories.

  9. The modifier inurl only searches the web address of a page:
    For Example : giveinurl:spices a go.

  10. Find live webcams by searching For Example: inurl:view/view.shtml

  11. The modifier inanchor is very specific, only finding results in text used in page links.

  12. Want to know how many links there are to a site? Try link:sitename
    For Example:

  13. Similarly, you can find pages that Google thinks are related in content, using the related: modifier.
    For Example :

  14. The modifier info:site_name returns information about the specified page.

  15. Alternatively, do a normal search then click the "Similar Pages" link next to a result.