How to Search Effectively on Google

google-logo1As we all know Google has become a household name in terms of searching for anything online. If you want to find something just “Google it”. Even little kids knows Google… almost everyone knows Google. You can find almost everything on Google but it depends on how you use Google. Here are some searching tips to help you “Google”.

Google Phrase Search
Google provides phrase search using quotes.
Examples:
“Basketball Schedule”
“Help on PHP” codes in php

Google Book Search
Google helps you to get the world’s information online by bringing online books.
Examples:
Books about Computer
Books about nature

Google Cached Links
Google takes a snapshot of each web page at any website. This will show all cache pages on Google.
Examples:
cache:http://www.pctechnotes.com
cache:http://www.wordpress.com

Google as Calculator
You can also use Google as a calculator and also use it to resolve math equations.
Examples:
6+5*13.5
5^2 (9 raise power 3)
sqrt(55) (Square root of 15)
1 mile = ? yards
1 yard = ? cm
1 kg = ? pound
80 F = ? C

Google Currency Conversion
Convert any curreny on Google anytime
Examples:
1 USD = ? PKR
1 Pound = ? USD
1 USD = ? Yen

Google Definitions
Use Google as a online dictionary
Examples:
define:animal
define:universe
define:technology

Google Weather
Google can also provide world weather. You can search weather of your location.
Examples:
Weather Manila, Philippines
Weather Tokyo, Japan

Google Stock Exchange
Google can provide and display stock exchange statistics for any company. (Note you must type the ticker symbols, not the company name.)
Examples:
stock:MSFT
stock:INTC

Google Question Answer
Google can answer any of your straight forward questions.
Examples:
Population of India
Capital of Philippines

There you go, hope my Google search tips help you search more effectively.

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