This is a tutorial on advanced Google searching techniques. We all know Google is the place we turn to when we need to search for information from websites. But the search engine also has many other powerful features which can help save you valuable time and make your web searching a little more productive. Here are some advanced Google search tips…
Having a party tomorrow and want to know if it’s going to rain? Just type weather, along with the city name or zip code, and you’ll get the current forecast:
Similarly, if you want to check out a flick at a local movie theatre, type movies and the location, and you’ll get complete listings:
This is just the beginning – sports fans will love this next one. Get the score for your favorite team just by entering the team name:
Want to know if your secret lover’s flight made it in on time? Just type his or her’s airline and flight number:
Google can give you more than just weather and event information. For example, converting from one unit of measurement to another is a cinch. Just type in the conversion of what you want to know like so:
Google converts units of weight, volume, distance and more. You can also use it as a normal calculator or a currency converter, which lets you use up-to-date exchange rates for any currency pair you’d like:
Sell your dusty dictionary and atlas on eBay as you can lookup definitions and locations in seconds. Move over Webster… simply type define and then the word into Google:
For quick access to a map of any place, simply type its location and then the word map:
Looking up public data has never been this easy. You can get the population or unemployment rate of certain cities, states or counties by typing the term along with the location:
Want to see how that stock you just bought is shaping up? Enter its ticker symbol:
Are you a businessman that needs to schedule a phone meeting with someone half way across the world? Figure out what time it is over there by typing in
These are just some of the many advanced search capabilities Google supports. There are even more that we didn’t mention including phone numbers, patent numbers, package delivery tracking and more. Google is continually adding new features so if you’re searching for something, it’s likely Google will get it!
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