Google Search Tricks and Tips

 A large number of people use google to search content which they like.Google is surely leading search engine so it will be good that i share with my readers on how to search more exactly and easily what they want.All i got this by experience and a bit surfing and i will try to sum up all thins here.

1.Find specific URL:
Inorder to find specific url containing something like /portals/0 or anything like call/index.php. Then we shall use a google dork like

inurl:'term to search'   e-g  inurl:'/portals/0'  and you will get results in no time.

2.Limit searches to a particular site:
I use this one all the time, and it’s particularly handy because many site’s built-in search tools don’t return the results you’re looking for (and some sites don’t even have a search feature). If i am looking for movies songs in site then i will try:

movie name    or simple i may say      content type site:

3.Use of OR:
Putiing capital OR in between terms will search both the terms, either that term or the other.
ipod OR mp3 player

4.Use of related:
Including related: and the  URL searches for the results that are somehow related to that

5.Use of ~ :
Putting text a~ infront of a word searches for a word but also for its synonyms. e-g searching for cat~nutrition will give you result of nutrition and food,protein etc, so we can use:

6.Use Google as a calculator:
Google has a built-in calculator — try entering a calculation like 110 * (654/8 + 3). Yes, your computer also has a calculator, but if you spend most of your day inside a browser, typing your calculation into the browser’s search box is quicker than firing up your calculator app.

7.Get quick currency conversions:
Google can also do currency conversion, for example: 100 pounds in dollars.
(Note: there are many online sites for doing this in more authentic way.)

8.Search for specific document types:
Google can search the web for specific types of files using the “filetype:” operator. If you’re looking for PowerPoint files about hackersthirst, for example, you could try:

hackersthirst filetype:ppt

9.Search within numerical ranges using the .. operator:
Say, for example, you want to look for information about Olympic events that took place in the 1950′s, you could use this search: 
 Olympics 1950..1960
10.Area code lookup:
Need to know where a phone number is located? Google will let you know where it is, and show you a map of the area, too. For example type this and search:

11.Phone Listing:
Let’s say someone calls you on your mobile number and you don’t know how it is.  If all you have is a phone number, you can look it up on Google using the phonebook feature thats so simple but the number must be in :P.
phonebook:617-555-1212 (note:  the provided number does not work – you’ll have to use a real number to get any results).

12.Word Definitions:
If you need to quickly look up the definition of a word or phrase, simply use the "define:" command.

Example: define:hacking

So, guys which one is your favourite search type.