12 Hidden Features Of Google Search Engine

Google search engine features are numerous but with these awesome Google 12 search engine features, you will be amazed.

Google is used by millions of people to navigate the web every day, but how many of us really put it through its paces? Then, Adetechblog digs out a few of the search engine’s hidden gems.

1. Calculator

Google’s calculator function is far more powerful than most people realise. As well as doing basic maths (5+6 or 3*2) it can do logarithmic calculations, and it knows constants (like e and pi), as well as functions like Cos and Sin. Google can also translate numbers into binary code – try typing ’12*3 in binary’.

2. Site search

By using the ‘site:’ keyword, you can make Google only return results from one site. So for example, you could search for “site:adetechblog.com Samsung Galaxy” and only get stories on Samsung Galaxy from Adetechblog .

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3.  Conversions

Currency conversions and unit conversions can be found by using the syntax: <amount> <unit1> in <unit2>. So for example, you could type ‘1 GBP in USD’, ’20 C in F’ or ’15 inches in cm’ and get an instant answer

4. Translations

A quick way to translate foreign words is to type ‘translate <word> to <language>’. So for example, ‘translate pomme to English’ returns the result apple, and ‘translate pomme to spanish’ returns the result ‘manzana’.

5. Search for a specific file type

If you know you are looking for a PDF or a Word file, you can search for specific file types by typing ‘<search term> filetype:pdf’ or ‘<search term> filetype:doc’.

6. Check flight status

If you type in a flight number, the top result is the details of the flight and its status. So, for example, typing in BA 335 reveals that British Airways flight 335 departs Paris at 15.45 today and arrives at Heathrow Terminal 5 at 15.48 local time. Google Search: Hidden Features

7. Search for local film showings

Search for film showings in your area by typing ‘films’ or ‘movies’ followed by your postcode. In the UK, this only narrows it down to your town or city. In the US this is more accurate, as results are displayed according to zip-code.

8. Weather Forecast

Type the name of a city followed by ‘forecast’, and Google will tell you the weather today, including levels of precipitation, humidity and wind, as well as the forecast for the next week, based on data from The Weather Channel.

9. Public data

To see trends for population and unemployment rates of different cities and counties, type ‘population’ or ‘unemployment rate’ followed by the location. So for example, typing ‘unemployment rate uk’ returns the answer 7.7 percent, and shows a graph of unemployment rates over the last 10 years.

10. Related search

To search for web pages that have similar content to a given site, type ‘related:’ followed by the website address into the Google search box. For example, typing ‘related:adetechblog.com’ gives a list of other UK newspaper websites.

11. Barrel Roll

Simply type “do a barrel roll” into the search bar and Google dutifully obeys. Warning: this Google trick is known to make grown men squeal with delight.

12. Define

Google’s dictionary function allows you to type define:term and get definitions of words. So a search for define:discombobulated tells you that it is the past participle, past tense of discombobulate, which means to disconcert or confuse.

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One thought on “12 Hidden Features Of Google Search Engine

  • December 22, 2014 at 4:06 am
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    Hi There,

    Google is really awesome for their great and unique service. Most of the features you mention here are new for me and specially I like the feature “Barrel Roll” 🙂 It’s Amazing

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