Do a barrel roll and many more Google Search tricks
The popularity of Google search has created an “action word.” If you want to suggest someone search over the internet, you can simply say “Google it.” Along with normal searches there are many things, like do a barrel roll for fun, calculate, search from a specific website, check your blog’s index pages etc.. We are Google tell you many Google Search Tricks to google like a pro.
Google Search Tricks
1. Do a Barrel Roll
“Do a Barrel Roll” is just a fun thing. It doesn’t help you with anything, but it can make you laugh, especially an older person or a child. When you type “do a barrel roll” in google without quotes, it makes a roll of the search page in left to right direction. That’s all it does.
Here is a video about do a barrel roll
2. Search content / item / article or anything from a specific blog / website
If you type anything in Google gives you relevant search results based on your search, but you can also type a keyword or anything to search from a specific blog or website.
Example: iPhone 6s Plus site:www.techgrapple.com
Once you type that, you will get all the relevant results from www.techgrapple.com only. Any other website or blog will not be included in the search result.
3. Check time for any country or city
You can check time for any country or city in Google search. Example: “Time: Dubai”
4. Find meaning or definition
You can use meaning as well as definition to find the meaning of any word.
Example: Meaning: Hexagon
Definition : Hexagon
5. Calculate in Google Search
You can calculate in Google Search by entering the calculation term in search, and the hit Enter. Check the screenshot below
6. Convert Currency or measurement in Google Search
You can use conversion feature in various ways, please check the screenshots
7. Check Flight Status in Google search
All you need to know is the flight number. Simply put the flight number in the search box and hit enter or tap on the search icon. Google will tell you the flight status right there. Check the screenshot
8. Look for similar websites
If you are looking for similar websites, Google makes it very easy. Just type this way for example, similar:www.facebook.com.
9. Check how many pages of your blog has been indexed by Google
If you are a new blogger or you run a website, and wants to check how many pages of your Website / blog Google has indexed. You can check it in few seconds. Check this way for example: “site:www.techgrapple.com“. This blog has a total number of 2820 pages indexed so far.
10. Check Weather in Google Search
If you want to check the weather of your own city/place. Simply type “weather” in Google search and it will tell you the weather detail if the browser has access to location enabled.
If you want to check the weather of any other city, type this way: “weather: Dubai“. It doesn’t require location access.
11. Check Stocks
Simply type “Stock: CompanyName”. You will get the result right there.
12. Look for your favorite movies
Google search can also be used as customized search to find movies based on genre or years. If you are looking for action movies released in 2001, you can type like this; Action Movies: 2001
13. Look for music in Google Search
Find the music of your favorite singer. Looking for Britney Spears’ songs? Just type “Music: Britney Spears”
14. Search Books, Artists, and other stuff
Just like Movies or Music, You can also search books, artists and other stuff whatever you want.
Google search is the most popular search engine because it’s easy to use and user-friendly. All you need is “little logic” and you can find almost anything you want. Now don’t tell me you can’t find your lost money. 😀
15. Do a backward Google Images search
You must have heard about one option that allows searching images from an image. It actually finds the specific image usage in the past, and you can find out which websites posted it first. You can learn more about this option in our Reverse Image Search article.
Related; Google Images Search Tricks
16. Find you IP Address
You can easily find you internet IP Address with a simple Google Search Trick. Just type my IP in the search field, and hit Enter. You will get you IP address.
17. Tell Google that search result must include multiple words
If you want search result to include multiple words, you need to type OR between words. e.g. iPhone 6 OR iPhone 6s OR iPhone 7. If you type this and search, articles that include those words will be shown in the result.
18. Exclude a word from search result
If you are looking for something certain, and don’t want Google to show one or some certain words, you can use Minus sign in Search Terms. e.g. –Mac “Tech Grapple”. If you want multiple words to be excluded, use a comma. e.g. -LG, -Samsung, -Motorola “Tech Grapple”. Minus sign (-) tells google to remove such results that include those words.
19. Find a certain file type
If you are looking for some certain file type, Google has made it very easy. Type in the format Search Term FileType:FileExtension. e.g. Love Story filetype:pdf. This will show only those result that includes a PDF file.
20. Tell Google Show Result only when Search term is included in article’s title, body or URL
The most relevant article includes your search terms in the Title. So you get the best result if you search this way. You need to search this way; allintitle: search Term. e.g. allintitle: Google Gravity. Google will show only those results that include Google Gravity in the title. If it includes in the body or another part of the article, Google will filter those. In the same way, you can replace allintitle with allinurl or allintext. Allintext is to look for the search term in the body of the article.
21. Find the missing word with Google Search Trick
If you can’t recall a sentence, use an asterisk in Google Search. This simple trick will find you the missing word. e.g. Every * Dog has its Day. Hit enter, and Google will tell you the correct word
22. Search between
Google allows searching between specific values. I am looking for Smartphones that cost between $100 to $150, then I will have to type like this for most relevant result; Smartphones $100..$150. So the 2 periods (dots) between the values filters the result.
23. Search from Specific Site Type
I am looking for the update on Barack Obama, but I want those updates from Government websites or channels only. So I will type Barack Obama site:.gov in Google search and hit Enter. Site:.SiteType filters the result. You should know some most popular site types. .Gov is for Government,Edu is for educational sites, .org is for organization .com is for commercial, but .org, .com, .info all these are being used by bloggers. So they may or may not be commercial, informative or Organization sites. However, Gov and .Edu are specific.
24. Know your current location
If you don’t know your current location, don’t worry. Google knows it. Type Where am I on Google, and you will come to know.
25. Search Google US version search engine from any country
If you are not in the US, you must have noticed that Google Changes its URL automatically, like Google.co.in, Google.com.pk, Google.co.uk and so on… If you want to use Google US version for search, just visit google.com/ncr
26. Google Coin Flip
You can type in search field “Flip a coin,” and Google will show flipping as processing, and then you will get the result as Heads or Tails
27. Google Tells you Love Quote
Looking for a random love quote? Ask Google, and it wastes no time. Just type in search result “Give me a love quote,” and google will show you a random Love Quote, Every time you hit search button or press enter, you will get a different quote.
28. Google Super Mario
A very popular Super Mario game that we enjoyed very much in our childhood, and still love to play. Well, Google Search Result doesn’t let you play there, but you can have a little fun. Just type “Super Mario Bros” in the search, and you will find the game detail on the right side of the page with a blinking question mark (?) icon. Every time you click on it, you will get 200 points in the way you get in the game.
29. Google Askew
Simply type “askew” in the search field, and press enter key or hit the search button. Google page will not be in straight shape anymore.
30. Google Doodles
Google keeps changing Google Logo time to time based on events, and those are known as Doodles. You can check all the Doodles here : http://www.google.com/doodles
31. Atari Breakout : Google Image Search
You mind be thinking what an image search would bring, but it’s amazing. Visit image.google.com, and type “atari breakout“, hit Enter key. Now you can play one of the games that you played a lot in traditional video game.
32. Heart Shaped Graph
Type this in Google search, and you will get a Graph with heart : (sqrt(cos(x))*cos(200x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.7)*(4-x*x)^0.01, sqrt(9-x^2), -sqrt(9-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5
33. Know the fun fact
Just Type Fun Fact in Google’s search field, and press Enter. It will show you a random Fun Fact at the top. Every time you refresh the page, you will find new fact.
34. What Sound Does a __ make
Ask Google about Animals, and it will tell you how they sound. For example, you can type “What sound does a cat make” without quote and press Enter key. Google will show the animal picture along with Sound icon. Click on Sound icon to listen to the animal sound. You can replace Cat with any other animal name.
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