Google search engine is too deep that you can never explore it completely. We use it daily but we never use it completely to its full potential. But search engine got pretty nifty tricks which you can use to take a deeper dive into the sea of internet.
Google SEARCH NEWS ARCHIVES
You know you can use Google News to search for news which dated back to the 1880s. You just have to type the keyword or words you are looking for into the Google News search bar, and then click on Search Archive.
USE QUOTES TO SEARCH FOR AN EXACT PHRASE
This one is a very common and simple trick. What you have to do is just put the phrase in between quotes this will only yield webpages with the same word in the same order as it’s in the quotes. Because everyone follows whatever there is in quotes then why not Google.
Use an asterisk within quotes to specify unknown or variable words
This one is not that known with people. So here what you need to do to harness the power of this trick. So if you are searching a phrase in quotes with an asterisk replacing a word will search all variations of that phrase. It comes in handy if you are searching for a speech or song.
Use the minus sign to eliminate results containing certain words
If you don’t want some words then you can eliminate them yes you can use this trick to eliminate the word or words you don’t want to show up in your results. You just have to use a minus term in front of that word and that word will be excluded from the search results.
Search websites for a word
So you want a particular article or a page from a particular website then what to do. It’s simply just using the “ site: “ function which you have to use like this “ Word site: Website Name“.
Hungry but on diet and confused. You know what you can use google search to help you decide what you should eat. Yes, you just have to use “Vs” between two food names to get a nutritional comparison of those food items. This basically works on mobile phones and if you use it on your desktop then don’t blame us we haven’t told you.
You can tilt your mobile screens just for fun then you can use the keyword “TILT” in google search and then just laugh out loud (LOL, we don’t embrace short forms).
Get the meaning of any word
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Now there’s no need to buy thousand-page dictionary and waste minutes to find a word. Google is here to make it easy. You just have to use “Define:” before the word to get the meaning of that and you can get the meaning of these modern-day slangs also.
Search Images using Images
Just saw a weird image ( not that type of ) and want to know what that is, then just use google image to find out. You have to tap that camera icon on Google Images
Play Atari Breakout
You can play Atari Breakout on google just by searching Atari Breakout within quotes on Google Images and you know why it’s even on Google because Google engineers love this game.