Want An Easier Online Google Search Experience? Follow These 15 Killer Tips

Want An Easier Online Google Search Experience? Follow These 15 Killer Tips

15 Google Search Tips To Make Your Online Life Easier

Google Search is certainly one of the most useful things on the internet because it gives us access to so many different things we need online.

Without Google, we may not get things done easily on the internet, and maybe we would be using terms like “Binging” and “Yahooing” today, but we all love to say “Googling” or “Google it”.

Hold on, do you know how to really get the most out of Google Search?

Well I guess you answer is a dang “no”. Well, this blog post is about to tell and show you Google Search tips that will make your digital life easier.

1. Search Exact Phrases

If you're searching for an exact phrase, use quotation marks around the keywords to view results containing that exact phrase. Google will bring results that contain the exact phrase.
Like this, "how to kill a rat with a stone”.

2. Exclude a word

If your search term/s contains a keyword with several meanings, you can exclude one of the meanings by adding a hyphen (-) before the keyword.

Like this, the Superman –movie.

3. Search a specific domain

You can search within a particular URL by including the term site:example.com before or after your keywords. Maybe you have read a blog post on your favourite site, and you needed to access the same information quickly again, instead of going through several search results on Google, you get that site’s URL straight up.

Like this, site:rapportnaija.com Benefits of Bitter Kola, or, Uses of Bitter Kola Rapportnaija.

4. Generate similar content

To generate content similar to what is found on a URL you are already aware of, use the related: operator before adding the URL.

5. Search for words in body copy

To retrieve pages where all the keywords appear in the body of the page, type allintext: before the search term.

Like this, allintext: Bitter Kola.

6. Find pages that link to specific URLs

Type link: before any URL name and you will be shown all the pages on Google that link to it.

This is predominantly useful for webmasters and site owners who have core interests in SEO and are searching for backlinks to a specific page.

7. Perform calculations on Google Search

You can easily punch in the equation into Google search and get the result instantly. You can use either the letter “x” or “*” as the multiply symbol on your personal computer, while “/” is the division symbol.

8. Convert between units

Whether it is meters to centimetres, kilogrammes to grammes, feet to yards, or litres to those obscure British gallons, Google got your back.

Just type convert followed by the numbers and units you want to use, and click ‘search’.

9. Search by file type

If you're looking for a specific file on the Web, you can use the filetype: operator to specify the particular document type you're looking for and Google will restrict results to pages containing only those document types.

E.g. pdf: Safety Tips Online

10. Find your public IP address

Do you need your internet protocol address? Type IP address into the search space and you get it. Quite easy.

11. You don’t need a dictionary; just ask Google

You may be working on an academic project or you reading online and you need the meaning to a vocabulary, just type ‘define’ followed by the word you want to know the meaning.

Like this, define Diabetes, or you can do this as well, Diabetes meaning.

12. You can view flight schedules on Google

To find out flight schedules, simply use the keyword, ‘flight origin to destination’.
For example; flight Paris to Los Angeles, US.

13. Translate from one language to another

You can simply visit Google Translate to get your translation done or just use the translate keyword in Google to translate the text to another language.

E.g. Translate Je parle Francais to English.

14. Use Google as a countdown timer

This is pretty cool and handy. Just search timer for x minutes and Google will automatically start the countdown for you.

Like this, Timer for 30 minutes.

15. Track your delivery packages

If you're based in the US, simply enter your UPS, USPS or FedEx tracking number directly into Google to see tracking information about your package.


With this new Google search engine uses, you should be feeling like a Pro already. There are, however, much more of such tricks you can use to improve your Google search experience.

Do you have any Google Search tips that you think we failed to mention? Let us know by dropping it in the comments. Thanks.


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