50 great Google Secrets and Tricks Karan Vyas September 10, 2011 Google, Inspiration 6 Comments Amazing Google Secrets, tricks and amazing facts I found all over the Internet. Just for you guyz!! Hidden secrets on Google.Google is THE most used search engine on the planet and also the best search engine. People are not utilizing the full power of Google search and other features provided by Google. People only use 3% of the total Google power. Smart Google users utilize more than the normal power of Google. We will see how to go smart on Google.Recently, I was doing some research on Google, and came across lot many interesting things about Google, and what Google can provide us. Google is just amazing in their innovations, especially the Google search technology. Google offers a wide varieties of services at your fingertips.The Google secrets and tricks are a must to know for you. Some of the tricks and secrets people already know and aware of it, and some do not know about them. Please read on to find out the Google secrets and tricks. Also Read : How to install Viber on tablet ? Android Tips and Tricks Listed down are amazing stuffs I found about Google along with snapshots: 1. Google SSL: SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer This is the new and in beta feature from Google. Google SSL is secure connection between your computer and Google server. Any third party can’t your search queries and information. The main advantage of this service is, your search visits doesn’t leave any referrer links to the visited URL. One more good feature of Google SSL is, you can speak and it types it for you. To identity whether the connection is secure or not, you need to look for the http section as https. The URL looks like this: https://encrypted.google.com Learn more from Google SSL help. 2. Google as Dictionary: Google search can be used as your fast access dictionary. Questions can be asked to Google, for example “what is Google”. Syntax: define:WORD what is <word> 3. Find a File-type with Google Search: Internet has various types of files uploaded all over, like .pdf, .doc, .ppt, .pptx and so on. It is possible to list only a particular type of files on Google Search. Syntax: filetype:pdf filetype:doc filetype:ppt word+filetype:pdf 4. Google Time in Search: Syntax: time:<Contry-Name> time:<City-Name> This feature is a real time display of the current time throughout the world. 5. Google Map with just two words: Syntax: map:<City-Name> map:<Contry-Name> 6. Google as Calculator: Google Search can recognize numbers and mathematical operators to perform calculation on the search bar. Some of the common and advanced maths operators recognized by Google are: + (Sum) – (Subraction) / (Division) * (Multiplication) ! (Factorial) ^ or ** (Exponentiation) % (Percentage) mod (modulo) sine, cosine, tan, sec, cot log, lg, ln exp (Exponential function) 7. Google as Currency Converter: Syntax: <Number>Currency-to-Convert to <Converted-Currency> 8. Check the pages indexed by Google Crawlers using: Syntax: site:<yoursitename> Eg: site:blogger-zeal.blogspot.com This feature can be used to search a particular keyword from the indexed pages: Eg: try “post site:blogger-zeal.blogspot.com” It would list all the results which has the “Post” keyword in the page. 9. Google as Weather Forecast Syntax: weather:<city-name> Eg: 10. Google search to check Flight status Syntax: <Airlines-name> <Flight-number> 11. Search a Text in the Content: To search a particular “Text” or “Keyword” or “Phrase” in the content of a website and not in the title, you can use: intext:<keyword> See the result for keyword “Blogger”. 12. Search a Text in the Title: To search a particular “Text” or “Phrase” in the titles of search results. Use- intitle:<phrase> 13. Google Search to check the stock market. 14. Search Mp3 of a particular singer/artist/album/song. You can easily find an MP3 song on the Internet easily by narrowing the search by using the syntax: ?intitle:index.of? mp3 Try searching for Linkin Park songs this way: ?intitle:index.of? mp3 Linkin Park See the result 15. All the Google Logos in one page by Google. It is nice to see all the Google Logos together. Find the Logos. A very rare beta logo from Google. 16. Google dedication to Mothers all over the world. A Google dedication for moms. Find it below: Google Moms 17. Google’s Tribute to 9/11/2001 Tragedy. Google’s Tribute message to the people who met with the 9/11 tragedy. Tribute of 9/11/2001 18. Go Green by Google. Google Green. 19. Google MentalPlex on Fool’s Day: Fool’s Day 2000 by Google. 20. Valentine’s day special by Google. Valentine’s day dedication by Google to the World here. Heart by Google. Create Google Valentines day cards from here: Google Valentine’s day cards. 21. Rare Google Search Tips: A good Google search Tips by the creators themselves for everyone. 22. Google Romance Search. Sounds funny to me. This is really cool for those who are in love. Here is Google Romance. 23. Google can search patents. Google can scan through the thousands of patents all over the world. Google Patents. 24. Google TiSP. TiSP – Toilet Internet Service Provider. Access Google from Toilet. LOL!! Have a look at Google Tisp. 25. Google Gulp. Google can now quench your thirst with knowledge. LOL.. Have a Look at Google Gulp. 26. Google Scholar. This is an awesome search engine by Google, which can search through interesting articles and academic articles/books/magazines and many more. People do not know about Google Scholar. Here is the look. Google Scholar. 27. Google Virgle. “The Adventure of Many Lifetimes” This is a 100 year plan for reaching Mars. It is nice to have a look at Google Virgle. 28. Customize your Google Search. Wow, this is a good idea by Google to customize your search entries. Google Custom Search in beta stage. 29. Google cache You can get the page last cached by the Google crawlers. It is archived by Google every time your pages are crawled. This feature can be used to check the site page, even if the site is blocked. Get your cached page using Google cache syntax as shown below: cache:<your-url> Eg: cache:www.google.com 30. Search a Term in the URLs. You can search a word or phrase in the URLs in the internet search results. Search using syntax: inurl:<word> Eg: inurl:blogger 31. Comic Version of Google Chrome. Story line for Google Chrome by Google Chrome team. Comic of Google Chrome. 32. Google Books. Find the latest books, old books, interesting books, their reviews. There are lots of categories and countless books in Google Directory. Check Google Books. 33. Google Products. Do you know you can purchase your favourite products from Google itself? Here is the link to Google Products, where you can search N number of items.http://www.google.com/products Google can actually scan through various shopping portals using this feature. 34. Google Grants. “In-kind advertising for non-profit organizations” Check Google Grants. 35. Google url Shortener. You can now shorten your lengthy URLs using Google’s goo.gl 36. Explore Flu Trends around the World using Google. “Google Flu Trends helps you to view the flu trend across globe” 37. Google is now Powered by Pigeons. Google is now powered by Pigeons? Check this out at Google PigeonRank. 38. Google Artificial Intelligence. Google CADIE is the world’s first “artificial intelligence” based tasked-array system. 39. Google research. Google news about latest Google researches happening in Google. 40. Learn Programming with Google. Google Code is the platform to learn the codings from Google. 41. Google indroduced Gmail Paper. Here is the new Gmail Paper. This is a new option available in Google Gmail. You can easily request a hard copy of your message. Google will send you. 42. Google Alerts. Using Google Alerts, you can get email or feed alerts when a new interesting search is done by someone. The topics you wish to monitor on the web like Blogging can be tracked using Google Alerts. 43. Google Catalogs. Browsing through catalogs of printed materials on the internet with Google Catalogs. Available for Apple Iphones as well. 44. Smart intelligence and humour by Google Calculator. Google can know the “Number of horns on a unicorn“. 45. Find Population using Google Search. Syntax: Population <Cities-in-USA/Countries> 46. Google Timeline. Know the Google history with their milestones in an Interactive Timeline manner on Google Timeline. Check the Google history page as well. 47. Google’s Unset History. The Google unset timeline is an archive which is maintained by Google for 20 long years. 48. People going mad searching Britney Spears. A funny one!! lol.. Google has recorded people making mistakes while searching their star this way. Google mistakes for Britney. 49. Original images of Lary Page and other Important people of Google. You can download the original images maintained by Google from their website. 50. All other features I might have missed out here. Find the other features here. Thanks for reading my article. Hope you liked them. Please share your views, ideas, anything missed out, and suggestions. ~iTechColumn Incoming search terms Google tricks and secrets Google secrets 2011 Google unknown secrets Google secrets Google search secrets Google fun facts Google tricks unknown Google amazing tricks. Google hidden tricks Google hidden secrets 2011. Google tricks in detail 50 Google secrets. 50 Google facts. 50 Google tricks. 6 Responses Keith September 11, 2011 great article with lots of useful tips. some of those tricks I’ll use everyday. Reply BZeal September 11, 2011 Thanks a lot buddy Reply AKP September 12, 2011 Great Article Fried..!!! Very useful google search tips. Reply BZeal September 12, 2011 Thanks Anand Hope you would love my next article as well.. Reply Author September 17, 2011 Nice sharing! Thanks Reply BZeal September 17, 2011 Thanks for stopping by friend… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.