Be Aware Of The Powerful Google Operators That Will Make You “King Of Search”

Must Read

End Of Free Ride For Ola And Uber: GOI Sets New Rules For Cab Aggregators!

For long Ola and Uber have been enjoying the free ride on charging surge price from customers...

Amazon Gets Slapped With Penalty As GOI Prepares To Tighten The Noose On Ecommerce Players!

In a recent move, the Indian Government slapped Amazon on its wrist for not mentioning the country...

Backed By First-Time Shoppers, Flipkart And Amazon Dominated Festive Online Sales in India

It seems like Flipkart and Amazon squeezed the most out of the month-long festive season in India...

Millions of people around the globe google for information related to almost anything. This Search Engine God has satisfied the hunger for relevant information for millions. But yet most of them are not aware of some of the powerful operators that can be used in Google search, making your search experience the best. Here are some of the useful Google operators.

define:

To know the definition of words, use “define:” operator followed by your word in the search box. For example, for knowing the word ‘ambiguity’, you will have to type as:

define: ambiguity

Advertisements

define operator google

filetype:

Some times, you would like to download specific files like pdf or doc files. So this tip will come in handy. Type “filetype:” followed by the file type like pdf, doc, xls, ppt, rtf (rich text format), swf (shockwave flash), kml, kmz (google earth), dwf (autodesk). For example to get results for “extinct animals” in pdf format, type:

extinct animals filetype:pdf

filetype operator google

related:

Find out the list of similar web pages or sites by “related:”. For example, to see all related social networking sites like Facebook, type:

related:facebook.com

time:

To find out the current time of any country, just type “time:”, followed by the name of the place. For example type time: USA

Advertisements
weather:

To find out the current weather of a particular city type “weather:” followed by the name of a city. For example type weather:Bangalore

stocks:

To know the graph and statistical details about the stock rate of any company, use “stocks:” followed by the company name. For example type stocks:facebook

period:

To know any details between a period, all you have to do is type the query followed by the two years. For example type war 1900..2000, to know about the details of war between the year 1900 to 2000

AND /OR:

By typing  “and” in between two words, you will include search results with both the words in the web content. By typing “or” in between two words, you will get results for either of the two words. For example;

facebook and orkut

facebook and orkut or twitter.

– Not:

If you are searching for a query and in the results you are getting results along with some other unwanted results, then you can specify “-” before a word, which you don’t want in your results. For example you want to search for hiphop but in the search result you are also getting hiphop music and hiphop songs, to exclude music and songs, you can type

hiphop -music

hiphop -songs

hiphop -music -songs

facebook and orkut or twitter -linkedin

link:

“link:” followed by a url, can be used to find the pages pointing towards the url or website (backlinks). For example type link:www.dazeinfo.com

info:

Use “info:” followed by a url to find out the information about that site. For example you can type info:www.dazeinfo.com

site:

If you want to search any information within a website, use “site:” followed by a word. For example

site:www.dazeinfo.com google

site:www.dazeinfo.com samsung galaxy

You can also exclude some websites from search result, for that you need to type a word followed by “-site:” and a url.

site operator google

~ Similar:

This symbol “~” can be used to find out search results with similar words. For example

~stupid jokes

So now you might get results for nonsense jokes, stupid jokes, idiot jokes etc.

tilde-operator-google

“phrase”:

You can enter words or a phrase or a query within double inverted commas for which you will get results with all the exact words. For example type “zombie shooting games”

Search by image:

In case you come up with a picture online and don’t know the name of the element in the picture and you want to search for details or pictures related to that image, then drag and drop that image into the Google image search bar. You will get the similar images and details of that image.

Google Vertical search:

While searching for any query you can just try to click image, news, blogs, videos etc available at the left panel of Google search for the same query. You can also click on more tools options to search results based on date (sort by date), places nearby you, sites with images etc.

inurl, intitle, inanchor, intext:

You can type a word after “intitle:” to find results with the words appearing in the title of the content in a webpage. For example intitle:cake

Similarly you can use “inurl:”, “inanchor:”, “intext:”, to find out words in the url, anchor and text of a webpage respectively.

allinurl, allintitle, allinanchor, allintext:

The only difference between inurl and allinurl is that, only one word can be typed after “inurl:” where as more than one word can be typed after “allinurl:”. So you can type a word after “allinurl:” to find results with the words appearing in the url of the content in a webpage. For example allinurl: dark chocolate cake

Similarly, you can use “allintitle:”, “allinanchor:”, “allintext:”, to find out words in the title, anchor and text of a webpage respectively.

cache:

You can use “cache:” to show the cached display of a webpage. For example cache:www.irs.gov

“phrase” lyrics:

Type a name of the song or the main words in a song within double quotes and you will be able to find out the lyrics of a particular song, cool isn’t it. For example type lyrics: “part of me”

safesearch:

For safer search results, you can type words preceded by “safesearch:”. For example, you can type safesearch:breasts

2 COMMENTS

  1. Then we said that what is the weather again it misses then we said today’s weather, then also it does not understood the question and instead of that asks I like to do a web search for what the weather is. Then we tried many times and finally S voice answered that things looks promising and would return for the weather information but for the New York and not London so failed in this attempt. On asking this question from Siri that what the weather like and Siri informs helpfully that you have to turn to the location in the settings. And after Siri returns with a weather forecast so this round goes to Siri.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Google Is Dragged To Court For Spying On Employees And Firing Them!

It seems like Google is finally going to pay their dues for spying on their employees!

Exclusive: PhonePe Raises ₹5,000 Crore At A Valuation of ₹45,000 Crore

The digital payment company PhonePe has raised Rs 5,000 crore (approx $690 million) in a fresh round of funding. After the new...

Pre-Pandemic Level Job Recovery To Not Become A Reality Till 2024!

The COVID-19 pandemic led to millions of job losses all around the world. Now, while many reports suggest the global economy is...

Apple Mac Devices Are Being Affected By A New Malware Meant To Spy And Steal Information

If you are a Macbook user, then beware! There’s a new form of malware doing rounds on the internet and specifically targeting...

Decoding Slack Acquisition: A Move To Give Microsoft Taste Of Their Own Medicine?

The acquisition of Slack has left many surprised. The popular workplace messaging app Slack recently sold its business to...

The Launch of ATT Feature Will Make Apple-Facebook Privacy Feud Nasty

Apple's firm stand has itched Facebook's co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. Much of today's internet usage has become heavily...

In-Depth: Dprime

Will ‘TikTok By Microsoft’ Be A Winner?

For the last two years, TikTok has been in the public eye for all sorts of reasons. First, it was the exploded...

Facebook Subscription Model: Looking Beyond Ad Dollars?

Seldom do job listings create a stir this gripping. However, when the job listing in question is a stealth post from Twitter,...

Will The Online Food Delivery Market in India End Up Becoming A Two-Horse Race?

It's pretty much evident that the food delivery space in India is all set to get riled up soon enough as one...

More Articles Like This