tips for better googling

Discussion in 'Computer Forum' started by cYpHeR, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. cYpHeR

    cYpHeR Banned

    * Download and install the Google toolbar. Not only does it put the
    Google search box into your browser full-time, but it also blocks pop-up
    ads and fills in forms for you. For Windows at
    http://toolbar.google.com. (Ad blocking, form-filling and Google's
    search box are already built into the Apple's Web browser, Safari.)


    * Phrase your question in the form of an answer. So instead of typing,
    "What is the average rainfall in the Amazon basin?", you might get
    better results by typing "The average rainfall in the Amazon basin is."


    * This is an old one, but very important: Put quotes around phrases that
    must be searched together. If you put quotes around "electric curtains,"
    Google won't waste your time finding one set of Web pages containing the
    word "electric" and another set containing the word "curtains."


    * Similarly, put a hyphen right before any word you want screened out.
    If you're looking up dolphins, for example, you'll have to wade through
    a million Miami Dolphins pages unless you search for "dolphins -Miami."

    * Google is a global White Pages and Yellow Pages. Search for
    "phonebook:home depot norwalk, ct," Google instantly produces the
    address and phone number of the Norwalk Home Depot. This works with
    names ("phonebook:robert jones las vegas, NV") as well as businesses.


    Don't put any space after "phonebook." And in all of the following
    examples, don't type the quotes I'm showing you here.

    * Google is a package tracker. Type a FedEx or UPS package number (just
    the digits); when you click Search, Google offers a link to its tracking
    information.


    * Google is a calculator. Type in an equation ("32+2345*3-234=").


    * Google is a units-of-measurement converter. Type "teaspoons in a
    gallon,"
    for example, or "centimeters in a foot."


    * Google is a stock ticker. Type in AAPL or MSFT, for example, to see a
    link to the current Apple or Microsoft stock price, graphs, financial
    news and so on.


    * Google is an atlas. Type in an area code, like 212, to see a Mapquest
    map of the area.


    * Google is Wal-Mart's computer. Type in a UPC bar code number, such as
    "036000250015," to see the description of the product you've just
    "scanned in." (Thanks to the Google Blog, http://google.blogspace.com,
    for this tip and the next couple.)


    * Google is an aviation buff. Type in a flight number like "United 22"
    for a link to a map of that flight's progress in the air. Or type in the
    tail number you see on an airplane for the full registration form for
    that plane.


    * Google is the Department of Motor Vehicles. Type in a VIN (vehicle
    identification number, which is etched onto a plate, usually on the door
    frame, of every car), like "JH4NA1157MT001832," to find out the car's
    year, make and model.


    * For hours of rainy-day entertainment, visit http://labs.google.com.
    Here, you'll find links to new, half-finished Google experiments-like
    Google Voice, in which you call (650) 623-6706, speak the words you want
    to search for and then open your browser to view the results.
    Disclaimer: It wasn't working when I tried it. (Ditto a lot of these
    experiments.)

    * Poke around the "Services & Tools" link on the Google.com home page
    and you'll find some of the better-known lesser-known Google features,
    if that makes any sense.


    For example, there's Froogle (product search), News, Groups (Internet
    discussion boards), Google Catalogs (hundreds of scanned-in product
    catalogs), Images (find graphics and photos from other people's Web
    sites), Blogger (publish your own online journal), Google language
    translation, Google Answers (pay a couple of bucks to have a
    professional researcher find the answers for you) and much more
     
  2. bob-bobby

    bob-bobby Extinct or Banned!

    nice info dude , keep rocking :rockon:
     
  3. nik_bokacheley

    nik_bokacheley :help: I'm a mad :sadbye:

    good info..........:)..I love googling..;)
     
  4. Addy Pant

    Addy Pant Highway Star

    Google is the best! I remember hearing some of this info before. You can use Google as a dictionary by typing define: word. Also like the hyphen, you can put a plus ign to include that word in your search as words such as the, an etc are not included in the search. Anyway that was cool info!
     
  5. rocking_devil

    rocking_devil Banned

    have you guys checked out the google maps and satellite yet?!?
     
  6. rocking_devil

    rocking_devil Banned

    downloaded the keyhole demo the other day though it is xpired now , it was ****in drool ing cool.was showing superb images far more better than the satellite images far superior enough to host a nice spy work.anywayz they are just graphical images but the contents are all real.
     
  7. Alfons

    Alfons C.F.H

    u can put a minus sighn if dont want a word !!!
    and +pdf for a pdf file !
     
  8. amit82cse

    amit82cse Silent observeR

    You can specify the site to look for results using site: tag. For example if i want to serach topics on Windows CE only on msdn, i will type "Windows CE site:msdn.microsoft.com"
     
  9. amit82cse

    amit82cse Silent observeR

    You can directly go to the definition of a word using define: tag. For example "define:taboo"
     
  10. akkyy21

    akkyy21 #%@!$&


    Hehe,.. better go on that site n search Windows CE. :p:
     
  11. Addy Pant

    Addy Pant Highway Star

    I already said that in my above post.
     

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