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Google Search Tricks:
Well let me tell You what actually google tricks mean. Google tricks/google tips, does not mean hacking google, Using the below Google operators, we can get the desired google result very quickly. Well we can name this as hidden google secrets or Advanced google searching. .
Google Trick -1 :- GOOGLE OPERATOR
Type the following highlited words in google search box.
Google has several google operators that can help you find specific information, specific websites or inquire about the indexing of your own site, below you will find the most important ones:
Click on the example google trick, and You will be redirected to google.
define: – This google operator will find definitions for a certain term or word over the Internet.
Very useful when you come across a strange word when writing a post. I use this as a google dictionary. example : (define computer)
info: – The google info operator will list the sets of information that
Google has from a specific website (i.e. info:http://hack2007.50webs.com)
site: – This google operator can be used to see the number of indexed pages on your site (i.e.site:www.hack2007.50webs.com).
Alternative it can also be used to search for information inside a specific
site or class of sites.
link: – This google link operator allows you to find backlinks pointing
to your site. Unfortunately the count is not updated frequently and
not all backlinks are shown
allinurl: – Using this Google operator will limit the search to results
that contain the desired keywords on the URL structure. (i.e. allinurl:dailyblogtips)
fileformat: – Useful Google operator for finding specific file formats. Sometimes you know that the information you are looking for is likely to be contained in a PDF document or on a PowerPoint presentation, for instance. (i.e. “fileformat:.pdf market research” will search for PDF documents that contain the terms “market” and “research”)
Google trick -2 Top 10 Cool Google Search Tricks
well as we have gained enough knowledge regarding google operators, lets have a look at the following 10 cool google search tricks. Click on the example google trick, and You will be redirected to google.
1. Google trick to search different file formats (keyword filetype:doc)
2. Google trick to search educational resources (keyword site:.edu) example (computer site:.edu)
3. Finding the time of any location (time romania)
4. Finding the weather of any location (boston weather)
5. Tracking commentary of live events (Olympic games Beijing 2008)
6. Using Google as a calculator (9 * 10)(143+234)(119-8)
7. Converting currencies (1 USD in INR)(10 US Dollars in Indian Rupee)
8. Find how many teaspoons are in a quarter cup (quarter cup in teaspoons)
9. how many seconds there are in a year (seconds in a year)
10. Tracking stocks (stocks:MSFT)
11. Finding faces (add imgtype=face to the URL)
google trick -3 Top Essential Google Search shortcuts
#1: Get Local Weather
Type: “weather [city name or zip/postal code]” Example: “weather 500054″ or “weather boston”
#2: Check Flight Status
Google automagically pulls flight data from FlightStats.com. All you have to do is enter the flight number.
Type: [flight name and/or number] Example: “bc254″ or “newyork21″
#3: Convert Distances
Type: “[value] [first distance unit] to [second distance unit]” Example: “100 kilometers to miles”
#4: Find a Phone Number
Find a Person:
Type: “[person’s name], [city or zip/postal code]” Example: “john smith, london”
Find a Business/store:
Type: “[business name or type], [city or zip/postal code]” Example: “book store, boston”
Google trick -4 :Google search trick for Rapidshare files search:
#1 site:rapidshare.com inurl:users “*”
#2 site:rapidshare.de inurl:users “*”
#3 site:rapidshare.com inurl:files “*”
#4 site:rapidshare.de inurl:files “*”
#5 site:rapidshare.com inurl:users (pass|password)
#6 site:rapidshare.de inurl:users (pass|password) Suppose u need some info on ebooks. Then u can try following keyword to see all rapidshare folders having any hacking related thing in it site:rapidshare.com inurl:users “ebooks”
or you also could just change rapidshare with other file sharing website such as fileserve, etc