Google Tricks and Tips!

Last Update: December 10, 2014

One of my friends on Facebook posted an article via Time Magazine titled “11 Google Tricks That Will Change The Way You Search”

I wondered if this information might be useful to any of us here at WA.

There are some things in this article, some of us will already know. For example, if you put your search word or phrase in inverted commas (“...”) then your search will only bring up pages that have those words in the same order. Could this help us affiliates when carrying out our Key word searches?

What about being able to do a Google search only on one particular site. For example if you want to find out how often ‘Google’ is used in then you would use the following search term...Google site: – interesting right?

All in all this article describes 12 so called ‘tricks’ up Googles sleeve! (even though the article title states 11!)...

    1.Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

    2.Use an asterisk within quotes to specify unknown or variable words

    3.Use the minus sign to eliminate results containing certain words

    4.Search specific websites for key words

    5.Search news archives going back to the mid-1880’s

    6.Compare foods using “vs”

    7.Filter search results for recipes

    8.Use “DEFINE” to learn the meaning of words – slang words included

    9.Tilt your screen by searching ‘tilt’

    10.Play Atari Breakout by searching for it on Google images

    11.Search images using images

    12.Press the microphone icon on Google’s search bar and say “flip a coin” or “heads or tails”

Some of these are obviously just for fun, (I’m loving no. 9), and some only work depending which device (Laptop, mobile phone etc) or operating system. Some of them we could use to help those visiting our websites. Say you have a ‘food’ niche of some sort you could share with visitors to your site ‘trick’ number 6 or 7 for example!

Have a look for the detail in this interesting article and see what you think! Here’s the link.

Happy searching!

Dawn :D

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SoupGypsy Premium
What a marvelous resource. Thank you.
azgorilla Premium
Interesting info. I went to the link and took a quick look. Since it was great info, I saved it to my favorites to really look into it more seriously at a later time.

Thanks for the helpful input.

:) Tom
velcarlson Premium
Hi Dawn, thank you for the wonderful information and for sharing it with us. My best to you! Vel
Christabelle Premium
Thank you for sharing this with us! :)
Debbi26 Premium
Never saw #9 and never noticed #12 either.