Few days ago I posted a blog on my favourite top 5 hid­den Google search tricks at http://tehtarikkaki.com/all/my-favourite-top-5-hidden-google-search-tricks/.

I was told by many of my friends from Face­book and Twit­ter that they are use­ful tips to use Google search engine more effec­tively. Today I am to blog about another 5 obscure search tricks not com­monly used by ordi­nary web user. This will make it a total of 10 good search tips. What are they?

1. Google as flight announcer

This is par­tic­u­larly use­ful for fre­quent trav­ellers who want to know the flight time of depar­ture and arrival of any air­line. Just type air­line and flight num­ber in the Google search box. It is that simple.

FlightAK5354

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2. Google as spe­cific doc­u­ment searcher

If you want to search cer­tain doc­u­ments on spe­cific for­mat (file type like pdf, doc, xps, xls, ppt etc.), use this method topic or key­word filetype:pdf for example.

blogging tips

If you want to search Pow­er­Point pre­sen­ta­tion on “blog­ging”. Then type in blog­ging filetype:pps

blogging_pps

3. Google as a site search

A lot of times you are only inter­ested to search for cer­tain key­words or top­ics on a par­tic­u­lar web site and not oth­ers. Use this method: key­word site:www.yoursite.com. For exam­ple if you are search­ing for 7 habits in this web­site, the results returned are like this.

site search

4. Google as num­ber range search

This is a very cool search trick. And this is how it works: just add two num­bers, sep­a­rated by two peri­ods (with no spaces) into the search box with your search key­words. Num­ber range can be any­thing from year, unit of mea­sure­ment, cur­rency as you like.

If you type

Olympics 1980..1990

Google will return infor­ma­tion about Olympics from 1980 to 1990

numerical range

5. Google as research tool on a par­tic­u­lar website

For stu­dents or researchers who wish to find out more infor­ma­tion about a par­tic­u­lar web­site such as to col­lect data for a cita­tion or ver­ify your infor­ma­tion you may type info: fol­lowed by the domain, like this: info:tehtarikkaki.com

infotehtarikkaki

In the above exam­ple, Google can show you fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion for this website:

All you have to do is to click to the rel­e­vant pages as you do your research.

My two cents

With this I have given you my top 10 hid­den Google search tricks. There are a lot more com­pli­cated search tools, tips and com­mands from Google if you care to do some research. Do share these with your friends and rel­a­tives dur­ing your teh tarik or yum cha ses­sions. Send me your com­ments or do you have any fan­tas­tic search tricks to share with all of us?

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4 Comments on My another favourite top 5 hidden Google search tricks!

  1. MD says:

    well written!!!~~first time vis­it­ing ur blog n I gotta say, u rock!

  2. TehTarikKaki says:

    Hi MD, do come back often and share. Have a blessed day.

  3. Anonymous says:

    *like*

  4. AripSon says:

    great. I never knew that…
    Thanx a lot…

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