Top 10 unknown Google tricks

Below is a list of our top ten Google tricks many users don’t know about.

  1. Definitions – Pull up the definition of the word by typing define followed by the word you want the definition for. For example, typing: define bravura would display the definition of that word.
  2. Local search – Visit Google Local enter the area you want to search and the keyword of the place you want to find. For example, typing: restaurant at the above link would display local restaurants.
  3. Phone number lookup – Enter a full phone number with area code to display the name and address associated with that phone number.
  4. Find weather – Type weather followed by a zip code or city and state to display current weather conditions and forecasts for upcoming days.
  5. Track airline flight – Enter the airline and flight number to display the status of an airline flight and it’s arrival time. For example, type: delta 123 to display this flight information if available.
  6. Track packages – Enter a UPS, FedEx or USPS tracking number to get a direct link to track your packages.
  7. Pages linked to you – See what other web pages are linking to your website or blog by typing link: followed by your URL. For example, typing link: displays all pages linking to Computer Hope.
  8. Find PDF results only – Add filetype: to your search to display results that only match a certain file type. For example, if you wanted to display PDF results only type: “dell xps” filetype:pdf — this is a great way to find online manuals.
  9. Calculator – Use the Google Search engine as a calculator by typing a math problem in the search. For example, typing: 100 + 200 would display results as 300.
  10. Stocks – Quickly get to a stock quote price, chart, and related links by typing the stock symbol in Google. For example, typing: msft will display the stock information for Microsoft.



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