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Advanced Google

Created by Anamika Megwalu & Mansi Warde (Student)

General Google Search Strategies

Google Search Techniques






Automatic spell-check

Search for a specific phrase → "Computer Simulation”

Exclude words using '-' sign Games -online

[no space after minus sign]

Combine search using OR → race OR marathon

Word in the title ​ allintitle:“real-time simulation”

[no space after colon]

Words in the text ​ allintext:“real-time simulation”

[no space after colon]

Related website search

[To retrieve similar sites]

Specific document type "augmented reality" filetype:ppt

[no space after colon]

Search within a specific website "SARS fever"

[no space after colon]

View cached version of a site

[no space after colon]

Use @ for social media @orkut

Use $ to return price Laptop $500

Search # #sjsuspartans

Other Search Techniques

  • You can perform a private search on other Google products. Just type 'my' followed by a keyword. The following search return correct results: my flights, my reminders, my packages, my calendar, my events, my photos, my bills and my reservations 
    Note: You need to sign in your Gmail account first.
  • Timer ⇒ 20 min timer
  • Stopwatch ⇒ stopwatch
  • Calculator ⇒ 48512 * 1.02
  • Unit converter ⇒ degrees to Fahrenheit
  • Plot graphs ⇒ sin(x), e^(x)