Saturday, October 20, 2007


Google,anyone who uses net would be knowing this word.
The word became so powerful that it was included in the oxford dictionary.
But do we really use google to it's fullest off potentials?
I think no.
There are many additional features in google search.
I posted the features which I know.

There is a concept in google search called advanced searching.

And there are some advanced search operators.

You can improve your searches by adding those "operators" to your search terms in the Google search box.

Advanced search operators include:

1.Include Search
2.Synonym Search
3.OR Search
4.Domain Search
5.Numrange Search
6.Other Advanced Search Features

"+" search

Google ignores common words and characters such as where, the, how, and other digits and letters which slow down your search without improving the results. We'll indicate if a word has been excluded by displaying details on the results page below the search box.
If a common word is essential to getting the results you want, you can include it by putting a "+" sign in front of it. (Be sure to include a space before the "+" sign.)
For example, here's how to ensure that Google includes the "I" in a search for Star Wars, Episode.

Synonym search

If you want to search not only for your search term but also for its synonyms, place the tilde sign ("~") immediately in front of your search term.
For example, here's how to search for food facts and nutrition and cooking information:

"OR" search

To find pages that include either of two search terms, add an uppercase OR between the terms.
For example, here's how to search for a vacation in either London or Paris:

Domain search

You can use Google to search only within one specific website by entering the search terms you're looking for, followed by the word "site" and a colon followed by the domain name.
For example, here's how you'd find admission information on the Stanford University site:

Numrange search

The numrange operator searches for results containing numbers in a given range. You can use Numrange to set ranges for everything from dates ( Willie Mays 1950..1960) to weights ( 5000..10000 kg truck). Just add two numbers, separated by two periods, with no spaces, into the search box along with your search terms, and specify a unit of measurement or some other indicator of what the number range represents.
For example, here's how you'd search for a DVD player that costs between $50 and $100:

Fill in the blanks "*" search

Sometimes the best way to ask a question is to get Google to 'fill in the blank' for you. You can do this by adding an asterisk "*" in the part of the sentence or question that you want filled in.
For example, here's how you'd search for who invented the parachute:

Other advanced search features

Language: specify in which language you'd like your results.
File format: specify the file format you'd like in your results
Date: restrict your results to the past three, six, or twelve month periods.
Occurrences: specify where your search terms occur on the page - anywhere on the page, in the title, or in the url.
Domains: search only a specific website, or exclude that site from your search.
Usage rights: specify the rights of usage you'd like in your results
SafeSearch: Eliminates adult sites from search results.
Page-specific: Specify pages that are similar or link to your page
Technology Search: find information related to Apple Macintosh, BSD Unix, Linux or Microsoft.

In addition to this i have found other useful features like using google as a calculator!!!!

Just type the expression you want to evaluate in the search box.(as you type in a calculator)

And money value converter!!!!

Just type the currency you want to convert in the search box.