Productivity 213: Shortcuts For Google

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Productivity 212: Shortcuts For Internet Browsing

Web Searching For Specific results

  • Search for only academically approved content under scholar.google.com
    • Add “solved” to the end of the search when trying to find the answer to a problem
  • Exclude the term from the search
    • -keyword
  • Search for the exact phrase
    • “key word”
  • Search by author
    • author:johnson
  • Search for a type of file
    • filetype:[pdf]
  • Search in a specific location
    • location:nyc
  • Show all results from the designated number range (date, measurement, prices, money, etc.)
    • 2000..2010
  • Search in:
    • Title
      • Search only results with the word in the title
        • intitle:keyword
      • Search results with all the words in the title
        • allintitle:keyword
    • Text
      • Search for the words in the text:
        • intext:keyword
      • Search for all the words in the text
        • allintext:keyword keyword2
    • URL/Site
      • Search inside the URL for the following strings of words
        • allinurl:keyword keyword2
      • Search a specific site
        • site:website.com
      • Search for sites that only link to a specific URL
        • link:website.com
      • Search sites that are related to the specified site
        • related:website.com
      • Get a 90-day history of virus attempts on visitors
        • safebrowsing:website.com
  • Extremely specific results & tools
    • Find an airline’s aircraft location
      • UA 117
    • Dictionary definition for the word being typed
      • define:keyword
    • Translations
      • translate keyword to spanish
    • Calculator
      • (2*30)/6+4
    • Unit conversion
      • 132 cups in liters
    • Set a timer
      • set timer 15 minutes
    • Weather
      • weather brooklyn
    • Sunrise/Sunset
      • sunrise tomorrow
      • sunset honolulu
    • Time
      • time
      • time tokyo
    • Compare foods’ nutritional values
      • [food 1] vs [food 2]
    • Stock quotes
      • GOOG
    • Sports scores
      • Lakers
    • Your public IP address
      • ip address
    • Package tracking
      • 1Z519215G59F45621311112
    • Sample exams
      • site:edu [school subject] exam
    • Avoid country-specific website redirecting
      • google.com/NCR – stands for No Country Redirect
    • Find a direct download link for a movie
      • [movie name] -inurl:(htm|html|php|pls|txt) intitle:index.of “last modified” (mkv|mp4|avi)

Web Searching For Broader results

  • Search for related words
    • ~keyword
    • related:keyword
  • Search for various common terms associated with the keyword
    • * search (in this example, will search for “web search”, “house search”, etc.)
    • there is a * that never goes * (fills in the most commonly used answers
  • Search either/or terms
    • keyword OR otherkeyword
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