Use These 33 Google Search Tricks to Find Exactly What You're Looking For (2023)

Google knows everything. Want the weather forecast? Ask Google. Need directions to a restaurant? Search Google. Have a weird rash or wonder why your dog won't stop eating grass? Google it. At your own risk.

In a fraction of a second, Google gives you links to hundreds of millions of answers to your questions—ranging from helpful to absurd. But if you've ever clicked through to the second or third page of search results, you know that basic Google searches will only get you so far. You need advanced Google search tricks to find exactly what you're looking for.

And since Google knows everything, it provides built-in tools to narrow down your search and give you the answers you want without even having to click through to another website. You just need to familiarize yourself with a few—or 33—Google Search tricks.

1. Perform Quick Calculations

Handheld calculators are for mathematicians. Type an equation in the browser address bar (omnibar), and Google will immediately show the result in the search suggestions.

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You can also access calculators directly in Google's search results. Search for calculator, tip calculator, or mortgage calculator to get the calculator you need to appear at the top of the search results.

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Google even has advanced calculators that can graph functions such as sin and cos—or solve geometry problems such as area of circle with radius of 4.

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Would have made high school a lot easier.

2. Perform Quick Data Conversions

If you're trying to figure out the weather in another country or need to know how much flour to use when you don't have a small enough measuring spoon, Google has you covered. Search with this formula: [value of first unit] to [second unit].

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Conversely, you can search for "unit converter" to populate a conversion calculator in Google's search results. Then, use the dropdown box to select the type of data you're converting.

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Using Google's unit converter, you can convert:

  • Area (for example, square foot to square mile)

  • Data transfer rate (for example, kilobyte per second to gigabyte per second)

  • Digital storage (for example, megabyte to gigabyte)

  • Energy (for example, joule to kilocalorie)

  • Frequency (for example, hertz to kilohertz)

  • Fuel economy (for example, kilometer per liter to miles per gallon)

  • Length (for example, foot to yard)

  • Mass (for example, pound to ounce)

  • Plane angle (for example, degree to radian)

  • Pressure (for example, pascal to bar)

  • Speed (for example, miles per hour to kilometers per hour)

  • Temperature (for example, Fahrenheit to Celsius)

  • Time (for example, second to minute)

  • Volume (for example, tablespoon to fluid ounce)

3. Perform Quick Currency Conversions

If you need to convert currency, you can do that in both the omnibar and search results, too. To perform the calculation in the omnibar, use this formula: [value of first unit] to [second unit].

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Or type "currency converter" to populate a converter in the search results that lists dozens of convertible currencies.

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You can even use the tool to convert a few cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Etherium, and Litecoin. Assuming you know what those are.

4. Plan Upcoming Vacations and Business Trips

Search for [city] to [city] to see the cost of flights from multiple airlines:

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Scroll down the page a little further to see the distance between the two locations and estimated times for the commute if you're driving, taking a bus, walking, or riding a bike.

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If there's an ocean between where you are and where you want to go, the distance and directions map won't appear. But if you need to know the distance, add the word "distance" to your query (e.g., "New York to London distance") to get the distance in miles (or kilometers, based on your settings) between the two locations.

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Another helpful Google Search trick for travel is searching for hotels [city] to find hotels and prices:

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And you can see what events are happening in a city you're traveling to in the next few days, next week, or next month by searching for [city] events.

5. See What Time It Is Anywhere in the World

You can search for time in [city] to see what time it is in another city right now, or you can search for [city] to [city] time to see the time difference between where you live and somewhere else.

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6. Get Customer Support Information

Search for a company's name plus customer service to get the company's customer service phone number.

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7. Get Word Definitions and Etymologies

Add define before a word or phrase to get a definition of it, or add etymology before a word to see its origins (except for etymology define, which gives you the definition of etymology).

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8. Translate Words to Other Languages

And add in [language] after a foreign language word to have Google translate that word into a language you understand.

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9. Get Current Stock Prices

Enter a stock symbol—such as APPL—into Google to get the current stock price and other financial details.

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10. Find Out When the Sun Will Rise and Set

Get the time the sun will rise or set in your area by entering sunrise or sunset. You can also add a city name to your search to get the sunrise and sunset times for a different city.

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11. Set a Timer or Stopwatch

Enter stopwatch to use a stopwatch in Google Search, or search for set timer for [amount of time] to automatically start a timer.

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12. Find Your IP Address

If you don't know what your IP address is, search for IP address, and Google will reveal your public IP address.

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13. Find Your Android Phone

If you can't find your Android phone, enter find my phone to locate it on a map or make it ring. If you believe it's been lost or stolen, you can also secure your device or erase all content from it.

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14. See the Dates of Upcoming Holidays

Not sure when Thanksgiving falls this year? Enter the holiday name plus the year to find out its date.

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15. Get the Current Weather or See a Weather Forecast

Type weather to see the current temperature in the omnibar and the weather forecast for the week in the search results. If you want to see the weather forecast for an area you're not currently located in, type weather [location].

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16. Get an Update on a Flight Status

You can find out the status of a flight by searching for the flight number. Bonus: If anyone's emailed you about the flight, it'll populate with that information too.

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17. Drag and Drop a URL to Open it in a New Tab

If you want to open a webpage you're currently viewing in another tab, highlight the URL and then drag and drop it to a tab position to duplicate the page in a new tab—no cutting and pasting required.

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18. Filter Search Results by Type of Information

At the top of every Google Search results page, you'll find tabs to refine your search by category: All, Images, Videos, News, Books, and, under More, Maps, Shopping, Flights, and Finance.

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So when searching for cat gifs, for example, I can head to the Images tab to view cat GIFs, or I could go to the Videos tab to watch cat videos. Sadly, there are no cat GIF-related flights.

Editor's note: For the longest time, I always ignored the Shopping tab. What would I find there that I wouldn't find on Amazon or with a standard search? Well, when my diaper bag's zipper broke, I spent an hour trying to find the same, now-discontinued model. No luck. I mentioned it in passing to my brother-in-law, who within three minutes had sent me links to multiple options, each cheaper than I'd originally purchased it for.

19. Narrow Down Search Results by Publish Date

Just below the search bar on the default Google Search results page, you'll see a tab titled Tools. If you click the Tools tab, the navigation bar will expand to display two additional dropdown features: Any time and All results.

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Using the Any time tab, you can filter results by when the content was published or updated.

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For example, if I check for cat GIFs every day, the Past 24 hours filter will help me find only the newest cat GIFs. If I'm looking for recent research studies, I might apply the Past year filter. And if I'm looking for something very specific and know when it was published, I can use the Custom range filter to find content published within a specified timeframe.

20. Narrow Down Image Results by Image Type

If you're using Google Image Search to find images, the Tools tab lets you filter the results by size, color, usage rights, type (face, photo, clip art, line drawing, or animated), and time (date published). You can also click More > Show sizes to have image sizes listed below images.

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If you need an image that's, for example, labeled for reuse and at least 800px wide, these filters can help narrow it down.

21. Narrow Down Video Results by Duration and Quality

You can use the Tools filters in Google Video Search to filter your results by video duration (short, medium, or long), publish date (Any time), quality (filter to show high-quality videos only), and source, as well as by whether or not videos are closed captioned (All videos).

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Say you're looking for a video to embed on your blog, but everything you're finding is low-quality and really short. You want something that's high-quality and lengthy. These filters will help you find exactly what you're looking for.

22. View Cached Pages

Next to the URL of each search result, you'll see a dropdown arrow. Click on that to choose to load the cached version of that page—a snapshot of the page as it appeared the last time Google's robots visited that site.

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This is useful when a site goes down and you still want to access some of its content.

You can also access the cached version of a page using the cache: search operator; add cache: in front of the URL you want to view, and Google will open the cached version of that page.

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23. View Similar Pages

The dropdown next to the URL of any search result also sometimes (but not always) includes an option to find similar pages. Selecting Similar takes you to a list of related sites.

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For example, if you select the Similar option on the search result for Mailchimp's homepage, Google will send you to a list of search results for tools like Mailchimp.

24. Only Show Results from a Specific Website

If you use the site: search operator, Google will only show you the results from a specific website. To use the site: search operator, type site:[website address], but don't include http://, https://, or www in the website address. Here's an example:

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If you only include the website address in your search, Google will display every result it has indexed for that website. This is helpful if you own a website and want to make sure Google has indexed all of your pages (or if Google has indexed pages it shouldn't have).

But you can also add search terms to your query to look for certain information on that website. For example, if I'm writing a blog post for Zapier and want to link to another Zapier post about the best Kanban apps, I can use the site: search operator plus a search term to find only pages on Zapier that are about Kanban apps.

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It's also really helpful when you can't find the information you're looking for on a specific website. Instead of clicking through multiple pages trying to find an answer, use the site: search operator and a relevant search term.

25. Create Shortcut Keys in Chrome for Searches You Conduct Frequently

If you find yourself searching for the same thing over and over again, you can create shortcut keys in Chrome to trigger that search with only a few keystrokes.

For example, I often use the site: operator to find content on the Zapier blog, so I have a shortcut key that lets me type a few letters ("ZSS") to trigger that specific search query:

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To create shortcut keys in Google Chrome for your commonly used searches, click the three vertical dots at the top-right corner of Chrome, and select Settings.

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Then click Search engine and select Manage search engines.

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Then click the Add button that's to the right of Other search engines.

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Under Search engine, give your shortcut a name. Under Keyword, enter the shortcut key you want to use to trigger that search. Under URL with % in place of query, enter the search query you want that shortcut to trigger. When you're finished, click the Add button.

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Once you're finished, you can type your shortcut key into Chrome's omnibar and tap Enter/Return to populate the omnibar with your frequently used search.

26. Search Internationally

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Normally when you search Google, results are customized to the country Google thinks you're in based on your IP address. If you're in India, for example, you'll be directed to Google.co.in instead of Google.com. If you'd like to get results for other countries, however, you can do that with a couple of tricks.

To use Google.com instead of your local version, visit google.com/ncr and bookmark it for future use. NCR stands for no country redirect.

Alternatively, if you're redirected from Google.com to another Google site, such as Google.co.in, click the "Use Google.com" link at the bottom right corner of the page to get the international version of Google.

Depending on where you are, you might also see an option to search local Google in English, which is handy when you're traveling to places where English isn't the primary language.

27. Search for Sites that Use Specific TLDs

You can also do a country-specific search using the site: search operator plus the TLD for that country. For example, if you want to look for naan recipes and get the information only from sites in India, the search would be naan recipes site:.in.

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Here's a list of the TLDs for countries and regions around the world.

You can also use this Google Search trick to search other types of domains, such as government sites (.gov), education sites (.edu), and organization domains (.org).

28. Exclude Specific Sites/Words from Search Results

Following a hyphen - directly with a word is another Google Search operator, and this one tells Google to exclude whatever follows that hyphen from the search results.

For example, if you're looking for remote marketing jobs but don't want to see results from Upwork, you could search for remote marketing jobs -Upwork to tell Google not to show any results with the word "Upwork" in them.

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29. Find Only Exact-Match Search Results

If you want to find results that use a very specific phrase, surround your search term in quotation marks to tell Google you only want to see results that use that exact phrase.

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This is helpful on multiple occasions. Maybe you're trying to determine if something is plagiarized. Pick a unique sentence from the text in question and search for it in quotation marks to see if any exact matches show up in search results.

Or say you're trying to find the original source of a statistic you found on a website. Search for that statistic in quotation marks to find other sites citing that exact statistic.

More Google Search operators for narrowing down your search results

Here's a little cheat sheet for some of the most useful Google Search operators, including the ones we've already mentioned:

Operator

How to Use It

Examples

* (Asterisk)

Add the asterisk as a placeholder for an unknown word or fact

Find quotes that start with "Life is like a": Life is like a *

" (Quotation marks)

Look for an exact word or phrase by putting it in quotes

Find pages that talk about the book One Hundred Years of Solitude: "One Hundred Years of Solitude"

  • (Hyphen)

Use a hyphen before a word or site to exclude it from your search results

Omit Wikipedia pages from search results: -site:wikipedia.org. Narrow results to the band R.E.M., not rapid eye movement: R.E.M. -sleep

.. (Two Periods)

Separate numbers with two periods without spaces to search for numbers within that range

Find phones that cost between $200 and $400: Android phone $200..$400. Find computer milestones that took place between 1950 and 2000: "computer milestones" 1950..2000

allintitle:

Use allintitle:[search phrase] to find pages with all of those words in the title of the page

Show pages that have both "Apple" and "notebook" in the title: allintitle:Apple notebook

allintext:

Use allintext:[search phrase] to find pages with all of those words in the body of the page

Show pages that mention Roth, IRA, and investments in the body: allintext:Roth IRA investments

allinurl:

Use allinurl:[search phrase] to find pages with all of those words in the URL

Show pages that have both "Microsoft" and "Surface" in the URL: allinurl:Microsoft Surface

AROUND(n)

Add AROUND(n) between two search terms to find pages where those terms are written on the page in close proximity. The number you choose in place of n sets the maximum distance between the terms. This is useful for finding relationships between two search terms.

Find pages that mention Facebook and Microsoft in the same sentence or paragraph: Facebook AROUND(7) Microsoft

site:

Use site:[URL] to limit search results to a specific website

Find pages on Zapier that mention Trello: site:zapier.com trello

related:

Use related:[URL] to find sites similar to a specific website

Find websites similar to Zapier: related:zapier.com

filetype:

Use filetype:[suffix] to limit results to a certain file format, such as PDF or DOC.

Find keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Office that are shared as PDF: _filetype:pdf office keyboard shortcuts___

intitle:

Use intitle:[search phrase] to search for pages that have at least one of your search words in the title

Show pages that have "Apple" or "notebook" or both in the title: intitle:Apple notebook

intext:

Use intext:[search phrase] to search for pages that have at least one of your search words in the body of the page

Show pages that mention Roth, IRA, and/or investments in the body: intext:Roth IRA investments

inurl:

Use inurl:[search phrase] to search for pages that have at least one of your search words in the URL

Show pages that mention Roth, IRA, and/or investments in the body: intext:Roth IRA investments

OR

Perform two search queries at the same time by separating your search terms with OR. This will find pages that have one of several words.

Search for pages that reference "Google Drive," "Dropbox," or "OneDrive": "Google Drive" OR Dropbox OR OneDrive

Also, it's worth noting that you can use as many search operators as you want in a single query. For example, say you wanted to find remote jobs for marketing managers, but you didn't want to see results from Glassdoor because you've already looked at all of the listings there.

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You could really narrow down your search results with a multiple-search-operator query like this:

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The "-jobs" in this query helps narrow the results down to show only single jobs so that results like "the 20 best sites for remote marketing jobs" don't appear.

30. Use Google's Advanced Search Pages

If you don't want to remember all of those search operators, you have another option. Bookmark Google's advanced search page and use it to narrow your search results instead. You can specify language, region, update time, file type, and more to refine your search queries.

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Google also has an advanced search page just for images and one for videos as well.

31. Use Ridiculously Long Search Queries

Often, we use shorthand when we search on Google or type a few words explaining what we're looking for. And Google is really good at interpreting what you need in most cases. But when you're looking for something very specific that's probably not searched for very often, one of the best ways to find what you're looking for is to be long-winded when searching.

Here are a few of the search queries I've used recently that I found in my search history:

  • "can Amazon hear everything you're saying on Alexa"

  • "80% of customers use directories while researching a product or company"

  • "does Moz have an organic traffic estimation tool"

  • "how to use UTM codes for email marketing Google Analytics"

  • "is there a way to see all questions on a paginated Google Form"

  • "video recording tool for Mac that shows your picture alongside a shared screen"

And yes, I've filtered out some of the more embarrassing ones.

When you're searching for something really specific, the more information you give Google, the more likely Google will be to find results that contain the information you're looking for.

32. Use Evernote's Web Clipper to Save Things You Might Want to Reference Later

I can't tell you how much of my life I've wasted looking for things I remember reading at some point but 1) don't know where I saw it and 2) can't remember when I saw it. If you have the same issue, Evernote's Web Clipper is a huge time saver.

When you find a study or article online that you think you might want to reference again later, use the Web Clipper to save that webpage to your Evernote account.

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You can then search through your Evernote clips later right from Google's search results. Type a query as you would normally, and if any of your clips in Evernote match that query, you'll see those clips in a side panel of your Google Search results.

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33. Conduct a Reverse Image Search

In addition to searching for images using words in Google Image Search, you can actually search for images using… images.

To search for images with images, open Google Image Search and click the camera icon:

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After that, you can search for images by uploading a file or pasting a URL where the image lives.

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There are multiple reasons why you might want to search for images using images. You might want to see if other sites are using your original images without crediting you. You might need to find the original source of an image so you can reach out and ask if it's okay to use it on your site. Or you might have just taken a picture of something weird and you want to know what it is.

There are no competitions to show off your Google searching skills—and most likely the only people who will be impressed with your abilities are me and you—but you can save yourself time and clicks by mastering these tricks.

Originally published in July 2016, this post has been updated by Jessica Greene to remove references to search tips that are no longer functional and add a few new search tips that weren't included on the original list.

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  8. Use image search when looking for a job.
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What is the most famous cheat code? ›

#1: The Konami Code

This is hands down the most famous of all cheat codes. Perhaps because it is has appeared in more than 100 games made by Konami, unlocking a different feature in each one of them. It was created by Kazuhisa Hashimoto who was developing the video game Gradius back in 1985.

What is the Konami Code? ›

Players would enter up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A and Start on a controller to activate the "Konami code." It was first used in the game Gradius, but later made famous on Nintendo with Contra.

What does the Konami Code do on Google home? ›

If you recite the Konami Code ("Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right") to Google Now, the app will respond, "Cheat mode unlocked!

What are secret Easter eggs? ›

Easter egg (media) is a term used to describe a message, image or feature hidden in a video game, film, or other that's usually an electronic medium. It's those little sneaky hidden messages in your favourite film that you love to spot and makes you go “ahhhh, clever!”.

What is the 2 22 22 Easter egg? ›

Type in 2/22/22 into Google's search bar and your computer screen will be showered with a graphic of confetti and a bunch of twos, followed by a message that reads “Happy Twosday 2You!” A palindrome is a word, phrase or numerical sequence that can be read the same backward and forward.

What are the 7 Easter eggs of Google? ›

  • The Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything. This is really one of the coolest Google Search Easter Eggs, especially for those who read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. ...
  • Baker's Dozen. ...
  • Bletchley Park. ...
  • Conway's Game of Life. ...
  • Play Atari Breakout in Google Images. ...
  • Askew. ...
  • Flip a Coin. ...
  • Fun Facts.

What do most hackers use to hack? ›

Some of the most famous hacking tools in the market are Nmap (Network Mapper), Nessus, Nikto, Kismet, NetStumbler, Acunetix, Netsparker, and Intruder, Nmap, Metasploit, Aircrack-Ng, etc.

What is the greatest hack of all time? ›

In 2013, a hack compromised three billion Yahoo accounts, including names, security questions, passwords and contact details. To make matters worse, the hack repeated itself in 2014, with another 500 million accounts hacked. Yahoo has won the title of the largest single entity to be hacked in internet history.

What do hackers hack the most? ›

Financial Institutions: It may seem obvious, but hackers often target financial institutions in hopes of exposing personal information, such as Social Security numbers, or gaining fraudulent access to financial services, such as credit cards.

What is a bouillon search? ›

Boolean searches allow you to combine words and phrases using the words AND, OR, NOT (known as Boolean operators) to limit, broaden, or define your search. A good researcher should know how to do a Boolean Search.

What are 5 common Boolean searches? ›

Boolean operators are specific words and symbols that you can use to expand or narrow your search parameters when using a database or search engine. The most common Boolean operators are AND, OR, NOT or AND NOT, quotation marks “”, parentheses (), and asterisks *.

What does * do in Boolean search? ›

The asterisk serves as the truncation (or wildcard) operator. Unlike the other operators, it should be appended to the word to be affected. Words match if they begin with the word preceding the * operator.

Which search engine does Hackers use? ›

(1) Shodan

Shodan is popular for the identification of IoT infrastructure across the globe. If you are a security analyst and performing pentest on the IoT infrastructure, Shodan is a must tool in your arsenal.

What is the safest search engine? ›

Here is our list of the 12 most popular and trustworthy private search engines to choose from:
  • DuckDuckGo.
  • StartPage.
  • Qwant.
  • Searx.
  • SearchEncrypt.
  • Gibiru.
  • Yippy.
  • Ecosia.
Jan 5, 2023

What is the best search engine that doesn't track you? ›

DuckDuckGo (DDG) is a popular privacy search engine. Like Brave, DDG doesn't build user profiles, so it will always show the same search results to all users. And it prevents online tracking of searches or clicks.

What searching on Google can lead to jail? ›

Child Pornography

This search can lead you to jail. Because child pornography falls under the sexual exploitation of children. This will lead to difficulties under POSCO. India has strict laws against child and minor pornography online.

Do police monitor Google searches? ›

While police do not actively monitor Google searches, they are able to obtain a warrant for your search history if they have probable cause to do so.

How do I scare Google assistant? ›

Assistant features
  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. Switch to the home you want to share.
  3. At the top, tap Add Invite home member. ...
  4. Enter the name or email address of the person you want to invite to your home. ...
  5. Review what's shared when you add someone to your home. ...
  6. Review the person's access to your home.

Why is Google not letting me search what I want? ›

Restart your phone

Performing a simple system reboot can fix Google search not working on Android in most cases. Restarting your phone will close all running apps and processes, refresh the system, and repair some software-related issues. So, restart your phone to see if it will fix the Google search issue.

How do I turn on Google Custom Search? ›

Remove a site from Google Custom Search
  1. Go to Google Custom Search Engine and log in with your Google account.
  2. Next to the name of your custom search engine, select control panel.
  3. In the left-hand column, choose Sites. ...
  4. Check the domains you want to remove from searches, and then select Delete.
Sep 30, 2022

How do you refine a search on Google? ›

You can use symbols or words in your search to make your search results more precise. Google Search usually ignores punctuation that isn't part of a search operator.
...
Overall Advanced Search
  1. Go to Advanced Image Search.
  2. Use filters like region or file type to narrow your results.
  3. At the bottom, click Advanced Search.

Why is Google not showing what I want? ›

Restart your device and try your search again. If you're able to connect to the Internet, update the Google app to the latest version. To check if you get results, try your search again. When you clear an app's cache, you delete data stored in a temporary area of the device's memory.

What question does Google Cannot answer? ›

Google has no answer for questions about effort, worth, desire, character. We have these answers inside of us. School is a place for asking and answering these types of questions. If you can Google it, it shouldn't be part of the curriculum.

Why is Google limiting my searches? ›

Google uses the information it collects about you to make your search results more accurate and relevant. But by shaping the content you see to match your perceived interests, it also places you in a “filter bubble." This means you may miss out on useful sites that Google's algorithms deem less suitable for you.

How do I turn on restricted search on Google? ›

Turn SafeSearch on or off

If you manage your own Google Account, you can turn on SafeSearch for your personal account or browser. On your computer, go to SafeSearch settings. Turn SafeSearch on or off. If you find a Lock at the top right, your SafeSearch setting is locked.

Are Google searches Personalised? ›

With personalization, you get Google Search results tailored for you based on your activity. Personalization is only used if it can provide more relevant and helpful information. This page explains how Google shows personalized results and how to control them.

Where is my activity history? ›

On your Android phone or tablet, go to myactivity.google.com. Scroll down to your activity.

How do I use custom commands in Google? ›

You can create your own commands for your Google Assistant with IFTTT.
...
Create or edit Applets
  1. On your computer, go to IFTTT.com.
  2. At the top right, click your username New Applet. If This.
  3. Search for "Google Assistant v2".
  4. Click Google Assistant v2 .
  5. Choose a trigger.
  6. Complete the trigger fields.
  7. Click Create trigger.

How do I do a deep clean on Google? ›

Clear your junk files
  1. On your Android device, open Files by Google .
  2. On the bottom left, tap Clean .
  3. On the "Junk Files" card, tap. Confirm and free up.
  4. Tap See junk files.
  5. Select the log files or temporary app files you want to clear.
  6. Tap Clear .
  7. On the confirmation pop up, tap Clear.

What is Google search fixer? ›

This add-on works by spoofing the relevant user-agent information so that Google Search sends the Chrome-specific page to Firefox for Android. It also adds a rider to that information which should hopefully make it clear to those paying attention that users are actually using Firefox, not Chrome.

What are Boolean operators in Google search? ›

Boolean operators are words or symbols used as conjunctions to combine or exclude keywords in a search. Using these operators, you are able to focus your search on the results that will be most helpful. Google also has a few additional operators that work to refine results.

How many times has my name been googled? ›

While it's not possible to reveal who they are, you can at least use the same tools they're using. So, while you can't see who has Googled you, you can set up alerts whenever your name appears on a website, in a forum, or on social networks.

Why can't I say OK Google nothing happens? ›

If your Google Assistant doesn't work or respond to “Hey Google” on your Android device, make sure Google Assistant, Hey Google and Voice Match are turned on: On your Android phone or tablet, go to Assistant settings, or open the Google Assistant app. and say, “Assistant settings.”

How do I search for only keywords? ›

By enclosing the phrase in quotation marks. The search appliance only returns documents that include the exact phrase you entered. By using phrase connectors—such as hyphens, slashes, periods, equal signs, and apostrophes—in between every word of your search query.

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