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    20 Great Google Secrets

    Google is clearly the best general-purpose search engine on the Web (see

    www.pcmag.com/searchengines

    But most people don't use it to its best advantage. Do you just plug in a keyword or two and hope for the best? That may be the quickest way to search, but with more than 3 billion pages in Google's index, it's still a struggle to pare results to a manageable number.

    But Google is an remarkably powerful tool that can ease and enhance your Internet exploration. Google's search options go beyond simple keywords, the Web, and even its own programmers. Let's look at some of Google's lesser-known options.

    Syntax Search Tricks

    Using a special syntax is a way to tell Google that you want to restrict your searches to certain elements or characteristics of Web pages. Google has a fairly complete list of its syntax elements at

    http://www.google.com/help/operators.html

    . Here are some advanced operators that can help narrow down your search results.

    Intitle: at the beginning of a query word or phrase (intitle:"Three Blind Mice") restricts your search results to just the titles of Web pages.

    Intext: does the opposite of intitle:, searching only the body text, ignoring titles, links, and so forth. Intext: is perfect when what you're searching for might commonly appear in URLs. If you're looking for the term HTML, for example, and you don't want to get results such as

    www.mysite.com/index.html

    , you can enter intext:html.

    Link: lets you see which pages are linking to your Web page or to another page you're interested in. For example, try typing in

    link:http://www.gurusresource.com

    Try using site: (which restricts results to top-level domains) with intitle: to find certain types of pages. For example, get scholarly pages about Mark Twain by searching for intitle:"Mark Twain"site:edu. Experiment with mixing various elements; you'll develop several strategies for finding the stuff you want more effectively. The site: command is very helpful as an alternative to the mediocre search engines built into many sites.

    Swiss Army Google

    Google has a number of services that can help you accomplish tasks you may never have thought to use Google for. For example, the new calculator feature

    http://www.google.com/help/features.html#calculator

    lets you do both math and a variety of conversions from the search box. For extra fun, try the query "Answer to life the universe and everything.

    Let Google help you figure out whether you've got the right spelling—and the right word—for your search. Enter a misspelled word or phrase into the query box (try "thre blund mise") and Google may suggest a proper spelling. This doesn't always succeed; it works best when the word you're searching for can be found in a dictionary. Once you search for a properly spelled word, look at the results page, which repeats your query. (If you're searching for "three blind mice," underneath the search window will appear a statement such as Searched the web for "three blind mice.") You'll discover that you can click on each word in your search phrase and get a definition from a dictionary.

    Suppose you want to contact someone and don't have his phone number handy. Google can help you with that, too. Just enter a name, city, and state. (The city is optional, but you must enter a state.) If a phone number matches the listing, you'll see it at the top of the search results along with a map link to the address. If you'd rather restrict your results, use rphonebook: for residential listings or bphonebook: for business listings. If you'd rather use a search form for business phone listings, try Yellow Search

    http://www.buzztoolbox.com/google/yellowsearch.shtml

    Extended Googling

    Google offers several services that give you a head start in focusing your search. Google Groups

    http://groups.google.com

    indexes literally millions of messages from decades of discussion on Usenet. Google even helps you with your shopping via two tools: Froogle
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    http://froogle.google.com

    which indexes products from online stores, and Google Catalogs
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    http://catalogs.google.com

    which features products from more 6,000 paper catalogs in a searchable index. And this only scratches the surface. You can get a complete list of Google's tools and services at

    http://www.google.com/options/index.html

    You're probably used to using Google in your browser. But have you ever thought of using Google outside your browser?

    Google Alert

    http://www.googlealert.com

    monitors your search terms and e-mails you information about new additions to Google's Web index. (Google Alert is not affiliated with Google; it uses Google's Web services API to perform its searches.) If you're more interested in news stories than general Web content, check out the beta version of Google News Alerts

    http://www.google.com/newsalerts

    This service (which is affiliated with Google) will monitor up to 50 news queries per e-mail address and send you information about news stories that match your query. (Hint: Use the intitle: and source: syntax elements with Google News to limit the number of alerts you get.)

    Google on the telephone? Yup. This service is brought to you by the folks at Google Labs

    http://labs.google.com

    a place for experimental Google ideas and features (which may come and go, so what's there at this writing might not be there when you decide to check it out). With Google Voice Search

    http://labs1.google.com/gvs.html

    you dial the Voice Search phone number, speak your keywords, and then click on the indicated link. Every time you say a new search term, the results page will refresh with your new query (you must have JavaScript enabled for this to work). Remember, this service is still in an experimental phase, so don't expect 100 percent success.

    In 2002, Google released the Google API (application programming interface), a way for programmers to access Google's search engine results without violating the Google Terms of Service. A lot of people have created useful (and occasionally not-so-useful but interesting) applications not available from Google itself, such as Google Alert. For many applications, you'll need an API key, which is available free from
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    http://www.google.com/apis

    See the figures for two more examples

    Thanks to its many different search properties, Google goes far beyond a regular search engine. Give the tricks in this article a try. You'll be amazed at how many different ways Google can improve your Internet searching.

    Online Extra: More Google Tips

    Here are a few more clever ways to tweak your Google searches.

    Search Within a Timeframe

    Daterange:
    (start date–end date). You can restrict your searches to pages that were indexed within a certain time period. Daterange: searches by when Google indexed a page, not when the page itself was created. This operator can help you ensure that results will have fresh content (by using recent dates), or you can use it to avoid a topic's current-news blizzard and concentrate only on older results. Daterange: is actually more useful if you go elsewhere to take advantage of it, because daterange: requires Julian dates, not standard Gregorian dates. You can find converters on the Web (such as

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    http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/JulianDate.html

    but an easier way is to do a Google daterange: search by filling in a form at

    http://www.researchbuzz.com/toolbox/goofresh.shtml or http://www.faganfinder.com/engines/google.shtml

    . If one special syntax element is good, two must be better, right? Sometimes. Though some operators can't be mixed (you can't use the link: operator with anything else) many can be, quickly narrowing your results to a less overwhelming number.

    More Google API Applications

    Staggernation.com offers three tools based on the Google API. The Google API Web Search by Host (GAWSH) lists the Web hosts of the results for a given query

    http://www.staggernation.com/gawsh

    When you click on the triangle next to each host, you get a list of results for that host. The Google API Relation Browsing Outliner (GARBO) is a little more complicated: You enter a URL and choose whether you want pages that related to the URL or linked to the URL

    http://www.staggernation.com/garbo/

    Click on the triangle next to an URL to get a list of pages linked or related to that particular URL. CapeMail is an e-mail search application that allows you to send an e-mail to google@capeclear.com with the text of your query in the subject line and get the first ten results for that query back. Maybe it's not something you'd do every day, but if your cell phone does e-mail and doesn't do Web browsing, this is a very handy address to know.

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    Google secrets


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    method 1
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    put this string in google search:

    "parent directory " /appz/ -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums

    "parent directory " DVDRip -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums

    "parent directory "Xvid -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums

    "parent directory " Gamez -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums

    "parent directory " MP3 -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums

    "parent directory " Name of Singer or album -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums

    Notice that i am only changing the word after the parent directory, change it to what you want and you will get a lot of stuff.


    method 2
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    put this string in google search:

    ?intitle:index.of? mp3

    You only need add the name of the song/artist/singer.
    Example: ?intitle:index.of? mp3 jackson

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      1. Either/or
          Google normally searches for pages that contain all the words you type in the search box, but if you want pages that have one term or another (or both), use the OR operator -- or use the "|" symbol (pipe symbol) to save you a keystroke. [dumb | little | man]

      2. Quotes
          If you want to search for an exact phrase, use quotes. ["dumb little man"] will only find that exact phrase. [dumb "little man"] will find pages that contain the word dumb and the exact phrase "little man".

      3. Not
          If you don't want a term or phrase, use the "-" symbol. [-dumb little man] will return pages that contain "little" and "man" but that don't contain "dumb".

      4. Similar terms
          Use the "~" symbol to return similar terms. [~dumb little man -dumb] will get you pages that contain "funny little man" and "stupid little man" but not "dumb little man".

      5. Wildcard
          The "*" symbol is a wildcard. This is useful if you're trying to find the lyrics to a song, but can't remember the exact lyrics. [can't * me love lyrics] will return the Beatles song you're looking for. It's also useful for finding stuff only in certain domains, such as
          educational information: ["dumb little man" research *.edu].

      6. Advanced search
          If you can't remember any of these operators, you can always use Google's advanced search.

      7. Definitions
          Use the "define:" operator to get a quick definition. [define] will give you a whole host of definitions from different sources, with links.

      8. Calculator
          One of the handiest uses of Google, type in a quick calculation in the search box and get an answer. It's faster than calling up your computer's calculator in most cases. Use the +, -, *, / symbols and parentheses to do a simple equation.

      9. Numrange
          This little-known feature searches for a range of numbers. For example, ["best books 2002..2007] will return lists of best books for each of the years from 2002 to 2007 (note the two periods between the two numbers).

      10. Site-specific
          Use the "site:" operator to search only within a certain website. [site:dumblittleman.com leo] will search for the term "leo" only within this blog.

      11. Backlinks
          The "link:" operator will find pages that link to a specific URL. You can use this not only for a main URL but even to a specific page. Not all links to an URL are listed, however.

      12. Vertical search
          Instead of searching for a term across all pages on the web, search within a specialized field. Google has a number of specific searches, allowing you to search within blogs, news, books, and much more:
              * Blog Search
              * Book Search
              * Scholar
              * Catalogs
              * Code Search
              * Directory
              * Finance
              * Images
              * Local/Maps
              * News
              * Patent Search
              * Product Search
              * Video
      13. Movies
          Use the "movie:" operator to search for a movie title along with either a zip code or U.S. city and state to get a list of movie theaters in the area and show times.

      14. Music
          The "music:" operator returns content related to music only.

      15. Unit converter
          Use Google for a quick conversion, from yards to meters for example, or different currency: [12 meters in yards]

      16. Types of numbers
          Google algorithms can recognize patterns in numbers you enter, so you can search for:

              * Telephone area codes
              * Vehicle ID number (US only)
              * Federal Communications Commission (FCC) equipment numbers (US only)
              * UPC codes
              * Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airplane registration number (US only)
              * Patent numbers (US only)
              * Even stock quotes (using the stock symbol) or a weather forecast regarding the next five days
      17. File types
          If you just want to search for .PDF files, or Word documents, or Excel spreadsheets, for example, use the "filetype:" operator.

      18. Location of term
          By default, Google searches for your term throughout a web page. But if you just want it to search certain locations, you can use operators such as "inurl:", "intitle:", "intext:", and "inanchor:". Those search for a term only within the URL, the title,
          the body text, and the anchor text (the text used to describe a link).

      19. Cached pages
          Looking for a version of a page the Google stores on its own servers? This can help with outdated or update pages. Use the "cached:" operator.

      20. Answer to life, the universe, and everything
          Search for that phrase, in lower case, and Google will give you the answer.
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