If you have been using Google Search for a while, you will discover there are lots of thing you might be looking for but you don’t know the appropriate keywords to search and get the best result of what you are looking for. There are lots of Google Search tricks that most of us don’t know that can give you the best result of what you are looking for.
Millions of people use Google Search for a variety of reasons. Students use it for study purposes, businessmen use it for research, etc. If you have been using Google Search for a while, then you might know that Google is the home of secrets. Google has lots of search tricks you should know today.
40+ Best Google Search Tricks & Tips in 2020
So in this article, I’m going to share few best Google Search tricks and easter eggs that would help you to use Google Search in a more efficient way. So, let’s check out the best Google Search tips and tricks to maximize your search efficiency.
1. Find the Relevant Keywords
To get the search suggestions, you just need to type in the starting words of the keyword. It will automatically suggest the most relevant searches. This trick is mostly used by search engine optimizers and bloggers.
2. Use Google as a Timer
You can easily start a timer on Google Search. All you need to do is to just type in the ‘set timer + duration’ on the search box.
3. Know the Exact Sunrise/Sunset time
Do you want to know the exact sunrise and sunset time of your city? Just search for sunset sunrise + location on the search box.
4. Convert Inches into centimeter
Not many would know, but Google can convert inches into centimeters as well. Just type in the keywords like 1m into cm and it will show the calculation.
5. Google will translate for you
You can also use Google Search to translate words. Just type in the sentence and add ‘in Hindi’ or ‘in Bengali’, etc. at the end.
6. The Zerg Rush
Searching for “zerg rush” creates a search page game being eaten by ‘O’s. Click each O three times to kill it
7. Calculate Tip Amount
You can calculate the exact tip amount for your meals. Just search for ‘what is the tip for 10 dollars’ or ‘what is the tip for 1000rs’, etc.
8. Search for ‘Recursion’
Do a search for “recursion” and get stuck in a loop.
9. Find company information
Google will give you information about any company or person. Just search for terms like the founder of ‘Company name’. CEO of ‘company name’, etc.
10. Do a Barrel Roll
Search for ‘do a barrel roll’ and the search page will spin a few times. Just search for ‘do a barrel roll’ on Google Search.
11. Google Gravity
Want to Feel gravity in Google search? Just give Google Gravity a try.
12. Show weather forecast
Google will show the weather forecast for any city. Just search for ‘Location name + forecast’ on the search box.
13. Linux Terminal on Google
This trick will let you enjoy Google Like a Linux Terminal
14. Check the results of any particular website
You can check the search results of any particular website. To do this, type in site:spunkytech1.com. Replace ‘spunkytech1.com’ with your website. This is one of the useful Google Search Tricks
15. Find Movie Timings & Location
Do you want to know the exact movie times and locations? Just search the movie name + location on the search box.
16. Find the Release Date of any Movie
If you want to know the release date of your favorite movie, Just search for the Movie name+release date on the search box.
17. Find Books Written by your favorite author
If you want to find the other books written by your favorite author, Just search for Author name+book on the google search.
18. Google will search photographs from any other image
If you want to see where your photos were being used, Just right click on the image and select ‘Search Google for image’
19. Search PDF file with your terms on google
Do you want to grab the PDF file of your favorite eBook? Just search for the book name and file type. For e
Example: search for Maths formulas filetype:pdf
20. Search for Special Days
If you want to know when a particular event is holding for the year? Just search for the event name and year on the search box.
21. Check your current location
Google can also help you find your exact location. Just search for ‘what’s my location’ on the search box.
22. “Graph for (math function)” shows the function plot
Google can also help you with trigonometry problems. Just search for the function on the Search box.
23. Solve Geometry Problems
Google can even help you to solve geometry problems. Just search for the equation on the search box.
24. Convert Currency
Google search can also be used to convert currencies. For example, type in 1$ into rupees. or 1000rs into dollar, etc.
26. Population Growth Rate of any Country or City
If you want to know the popular growth of your city or country, Just search for the keywords like “Nigeria population growth rate”, US Population growth rate, etc.
27. You can check your flight status
Google can also help you check your current flight status. Just search for flight name and code on the Search box.
28. Get the local time anywhere
If you want to know the local time of your city? Just search for ‘local time’ on Google.
29. Demographics by Google
Google can also help you to find several demographics value. You can find demographic value of a company, city or country.
30. Use Google to Know the Sports schedule and Sports Scores
You can easily find upcoming or ongoing sports events with Google search. Just search for the event name on the Google Search.
31. Animated GIFs Search
Go to Google image, Now you need to click on “Search tool” and select Animated from “Type”
32. Quotation Marks For Exact Matches
You can try putting your search results under Quotation marks for exact matches for your search queries.
33. Info of a Website
If you type info:URL ( Replace URL with the website URL) and Google you show you cached version of the web page, similar web pages and web pages that link to the site by performing a single search.
34. Google Calculator
Google Search has a built-in calculator! For this you just need to type “Calc” in Google search result
35. Flip the Coin to Make Decisions
You can type “Flip a coin” in google search box and Google will filp a virtual coin for you.
36. Roll a Dice
Just like the one above, Google can roll a dice for you. You just need to type “Roll a Dice” in Google search box.
37. Set a Timer
If you need a quick timer on internet then you can try searching “set timer for 10 minutes” ( you can set the timer as long you need ) Google will start a timer for you.
38. Check weather Quickly
You just need to type Weather and your zipcode for example “Weather 12345” and Google will show you weather forecast of your current location.
39. Find out Your IP Address
If you want to find your IP Address simply type on Google “What is my ip” Google will show you the ip address.
40. Play Tic Tac Toe
You just need to type “tic tac toe” in Google search result and you can play the game on Google search page itself.
41. Play Solitaire
Just like the one above, you can play Solitaire too. Just type “Solitaire” on Google search box and you can play the Game.
42. Type Askew in Google
“askew” causes the results page to be tilted, leaning down, left to right.
43. Type Festivus in Google
“festivus” shows an image of the Festivus pole beside the search results.
44. Search “Google in 1998”
“google in 1998” on a desktop browser will generate a layout similar to the one Google used for its search engine in 1998
45. Type “Webdriver torso” in Google
“webdriver torso” turns the Google logo into the moving colored blocks. This does not work on mobile devices. This does not work when there is a Google Doodle on that day.
46. Type what sound does a cat make in Google
“what sound does a cat make” you can replace cat with other animals. Google will sound out what a cat will make.
So, these are some of the best Google Search Tricks and tips in 2020. If you know any other such tricks, let us know in the comment box below.
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