Everyone uses Google for random queries, but it's way more powerful than a traditional search engine. Check out these Google tips and tricks that'll change the way you look for stuff online for good.
1. Exclude certain words from a google search by adding a minus sign (-) followed by the words you want to exclude.
2. If you search your favorite food, and then click “Search Tools", you can filter recipes based on ingredients, cook time and calories. Perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions.
3. Search within a website by typing “site:” followed by the URL of the site and your search terms
4. Have Google do math for you by simply searching the equation
5. Adding “intitle:” infront of your search term will only produce results with that term in the title of the webpage
6. Do two Google searches at once by adding ‘or’ between the search terms
7. Find hilarious GIFs easier by clicking “Search Tools” and then changing “Type” to animated
8. Type "translate 'language A' to 'language B'" to put a translator out of a job.
9. Use Google News to search 100 years' worth of digitized newspapers just as you would the internet.
10. Search for sites that link another site on their pages by searching “link” and then the website
11. Searching the name of a holiday will tell you what date that holiday is on
12. Convert currency and units
13. Don’t remember the name of a song you heard? Fill in the blanks of any search with asterisks (*) and Google will try to complete your search for you.
14. Looking for a PDF or Powerpoint on a specific topic? You can search by file type by searching “filetype:PPT”
15. Putting the search term in quotation marks will search for words in that exact order
16. Putting “..” between two numbers will search within that range.
“Donkey news 2008..2010” will only show news articles from 2008 to 2010, while “digital camera $200..$300” will only show cameras within that price range.
17. If you include the word “anagram” in your search, Google will make anagrams for you. Even if you’re trying to define anagram.
18. Define a word by typing “define:” followed by the word.
19. Set a timer by typing “set timer for” and then the amount of time.
20. Google has a built in calculator for tipping, just search “tip calculator”
21. Search for “Songs by” and the name of a band, then Google will display all of their songs.
22. Search for “Books by” and the name of an author, Google will display all of their works.
23. You can even search for plane information by searching the flight number
24. If you need to know what time the sun will rise or set, just search it on Google
25. Search for the origin behind words by adding “etymology” onto the end
26. Google will also let you pitch two foods against each other
27. If you search for “Google gravity” and hit "I'm feeling lucky" then you'll get a rather literal definition of gravity
28. Ask Google for "recursion" and you'll get recursion
29. Ask Google to "do a barrel roll" and it'll do a barrel roll
30. Search “Atari Breakout” on Google Images and you can play the legendary block breaker with the results.
31. If you Google "zerg rush", you'll have to protect your search results from being eaten by Google's o's. Yes, this is a thing.
32. If you hit 'I'm feeling lucky' without actually typing anything into the search box, you'll get a catalogue of all the Google doodles — all the way back to 1998