Have you ever used Google Search to track your package shipment? Google search is most commonly used as a tool to search and find information scattered across the web. But Google Search Engine provides much more than just search and find information and offers many other useful features. These features are not used by many of us simply because we are not aware about many of these features. These Google features and tips comes in very handy in many situations.
Here let us find out the 20 most useful Google search tips. Many of you may already know most of these features but it is worth to list down all these features for easier reference.
20 Most useful Google Search Tips
Search within a specific site
If you want your answer from within a specific site or type of site you can use the keyword “site: ” in front of the search query.
Google Unit Converter
Google Search can be used as a unit Converter you can convert from any unit to any other unit. You can convert any measurement by typing in the number and unit of measurement. For example from miles to kilometers or from Grams to Kilograms. See example below.
Google Search to Get Realtime Stock Quotes
Get the real-time stock quotes using Google search. Just type in the ticker symbol into the search box.See the stock quotes of MSFT? – Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ).
Track your Package Shipments Using Google Search
Are you using UPS, FedEx, or USPS services to send packages? Then you can check the shipment status real time using Google Search. Type the tracking number directly into the search box and Google Search will show you the status of your shipment.
Search Only for Items Within a Number Range
Search only for items within a number range by putting a string ” .” between amounts. For example search for Sony Vaio laptops between the price range of $600 and $900,
Find Zip Code and Area Code Locations Using Google Search
You can find the location details by just type in the zip code. Google will bring the details of the location. See below
Shop and Compare Across the Web
You can use the “Shopping” link on the left panel on the results page to shop for products. This features also does the prices comparison across the web.
Check the Weather, Anywhere in the World
Search weather followed by a U.S. zip code or the name of any city in the world to get the current weather and forecast. If you just enter weather it will return the weather report for your current location.
Search By File Type Using Google Search
Are you searching for a specific types of files, such as PDFs, PPTs, or XLS on any subject? Google can help you to find the most relevant results.
Get Definitions Using Google Search
Use the keyword “define:” in front of any word to get its definition. Google will bring the most relevant definition of the word. See below.
Google Search as Calculator
You can solve any mathematical equation just by typing it into the search box. Google will give you the answer.
Get the Right Time Anywhere in the World
Want to know the exact time of any place in the world? Just type the “time” keyword before the place name. Google will tell you the accurate local time there.
Google Search Currency Converter
Another useful Google search feature. You can get the current exchange rates of any currency. The format is [currency 1] in [currency 2]. See below.
Google Search to Get Sunrise and Sunset Times
Search “sunrise” or “sunset” followed by the city name will give you the exact times of sunrises and sunsets in that city.
Google Search to Fill in the Blanks
Google will fill in the blanks if you add an asterisk * in a phrase or question you want completed. For example, if you only remember few words of lyric then you can try Google Search.
Search on a movie name or just movie to see theater locations and showtimes in your area.
Get Flight Schedules Using Google Search
Get flight schedules between any two cities. Type “flights from” or “flights to” followed by the city or airport.
Google Search to Get Map of Any location
Type in the city name or zip code followed by the word “map“. Google will bring a map of the location.
Get Recipes Using Google Search
Search for a specific recipe or ingredients AND THEN select “Recipes” in the left panel to see recipe results.
Follow Your Favorite Sports Teams
Google Search will help you to get scores and schedules for your favorite NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB teams. You just need to type the team or league into the search box.
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