Google is world’s biggest search engine and number one Website. Google was founded in 1996. We all use Google daily, without Google the internet is incomplete. It is very simple and easy to use website. But Google also provides advanced search option. Google’s entire codebase contains 2 billion lines of code, which is really huge. In this article, we are going to explain you in detail, Google Search Hidden Tricks & Tips.
Google is getting smarter day by day. After all, they got World Class Programmers, Google is Number One Company in the world, Google search engine is the important part of Google, more than 700m+ people use Google everyday!
Top 17 Google Search Hidden Tricks & Tips:
1.) Search for an exact phrase.
If you want to search for an exact phrase. All you need to do is place the phrase in double quotation marks (“”).
Example, let’s take a line from the above paragraph. That is
"If you want to search for an exact phrase. All you"
and see the result in the image below:
2.) Exclude one or more words from the search result.
Sometimes, one word has multiple meaning, so to avoid this problem, their is a trick to exclude one or more word from Google search result. Just put a dash or minus sign just before the word you want to exclude.
Example: Inception -Movie
Before Applying the Google Search Trick (Operator):
After Applying Google Search Trick to:
3.)Find Direct Download Link Of Any Movie.
Check this article for the complete guide: How to Find Direct Download Link Of Any Movie.
This is one of the best Google Search Trick. I prefer this over torrents. Because you do not need to waste time searching for a torrent and about the “seeds/peers”. I use Internet Download Manger” to download things, and it is really awesome. It got resume capability and great speed.
4.) Search within a site.
You can also search within a website. All you need to do is enter this code in the search term “Site: URL:
Example: site:Wikipedia.com Hollywood
Now as you can see in the screenshot below, all the Search Results are from Wikipedia.com
5.) Search for a missing word.
You can also search for a missing word. All you need to do is write * in place of the missing word.
Example: Imagination is more * than knowledge
And just take a look at the search results below, the missing word is “Important”.
6.) Search by image or URL
If you have an image and want to search for the exact image but in different sizes or similar images. You can perform Reverse Image Search.
Click on the camera icon in the search bar. Now for an image by URL or upload the image. It will search for all the images of different sizes, or similar images.
7.) Find sites with similar content to an URL.
If you want to search for websites with similar content, you can use this trick. You just need to type: related: shawshankURL
8.) Find pages whose title contains all words in the search.
You can find pages whose title contains a particular word in the title, with other terms appearing elsewhere in the document.
Example: allintitle:My Name is John
9.)Search for words in the URL
Find pages with the search query mentioned in the URL.
Example: allinurl:Ronaldo match
10.) Search for the cached version of a website.
If a website is down, then you can find the cached version of it. Just type, cache:URL
After typing that, google will re-direct you to the cached page automatically.
11.) Search for a specific file type.
You can also search for a specific file type. You just need to type the file type at the end of the search term. Some file types are: pdf, ppt, doc, txt, xls, mp4, mp3, PSD etc.
Example: FIFA Rules .PDF
Now all can filter all search results with PDF format.
12.)Find Search Results related to a particular location.
If you want to find news of a particular location, just type location:PlaceNameHere
Example: Food location:New York or News location: Dubai
13.)Search for something within a number range.
You can search for a number or price range. Separate numbers by two dots to see results that contain numbers between the given range. Cool Google Trick right?
Example: SmartPhone $200..$300
By using OR term you can search for one or another term, not just all the terms.
Example: Olympics 2012 or 2016
15.) Google Search Special Features
Google also have a few special search features that will help you find what you are looking for, faster.
- Weather <city>
- Time <city>
- <Team Name> – (see Sports score )
- <equation> (Eg: 56*54)
- Sunset <city>
- <Amount unit1> to <unit2> (eg: 1 mile to km)
- IP (It will show your IP)
- define <term>
- translate <word> to <language>
- Movie <moviename> (Showtime)
- <Flight number>
- <Tracking Number> (Package tracking)
16.) No Country Restriction
You can open Google.com instead of your country’s google website. Just add /ncr.
17.) Use Google Search Tool (Filter your search results):
If you are using Google from Computer, then you will get the “Tools” option just below the search bar, click on it, and you will see many options.
If you are using Google from the mobile browser then:
1.)First, do a Google Search
2.)Select the type of results you want: News, Videos or Images.
3.)Swipe the menu to left, as shown in the picture below
4.)Click on Search Tools, and you will get the option to filter your results.
Google Fun Tricks:
Just type the following words into Google and see the magic.
- Do a barrel roll
- The Loneliest Number
- Google in 1998
- Google sphere and press I am feeling lucky.
Cool Google Search Hidden Tricks & Tip Right?
That’s all, I hope you liked this 17 Google Search Hidden Tricks & Tips. If you know any other trick or facing any problem, then please comment below.
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