Friday, 16 December 2011

10 Awesome Google Search Hacks

 You may be spending hours in searching with Google.
So learn some Google search hacks to get effective search results.

1. Identify Local Time for Any City in the World using Google
If you want to know current local time in a particular city, use the following method. To see the current local time in Milan do the following.

time Milan

2. Search for Keywords with Similar Meaning using  Google
Instead of searching for only the given word, using ~ before the keyword you can instruct Google to search for webpages with the exact given word or the words which has same meaning. In the following example, giving ~tutorial also searches for keywords guide, manual, reference etc.

Linux Installation ~tutorial

3. Match Any Single Word in the Search Using *
While searching, if you are not sure about which keyword to be placed in the phrase, you can match any single word using *.
For example, if you want to search for examples of Jedit editor substitution, and you are not sure whether to search for “Jedit editor find and replace examples”, or“Jedit editor search and replace examples”, then use * , which will match either find, search or any other word, as shown below.

Jedit editor * and replace examples

4. Use OR in Google Search
Using OR operator in between the words makes the following kind of search possible in Google. Following example will search for Cuda examples or Cuda programs.

Cuda examples OR programs
The keyword OR should be in uppercase

5. Identify Definition a Word
To view the definition of a word use the following method.
 define: Operating System

6. Mathematical Calculations using Google
Normally for doing the metric conversions we will be using some online conversion websites or conversion softwares.
You can use the Google search box as your scientific calculator as


7. Unit Conversion using Google
The following will show the equivalent pounds for one kg.

kg in pound

8. Money Conversion using Google
Following converts US Dollars in Rupees.


9. Translate Using Google
Use Google to translate whatever word you wish to see in other language.

translate hello into French

10. Identify Local Weather for Any City in the World using Google
To see the current weather in Berlin do the following.
 weather Berlin