By AN Jay on January 13, 2009

11 Great Hidden Things Google Can Do That You Should Know

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Google, A leading search engine that we use every day to search content on internet. There is no doubt that this is a damn powerful search engine but Google.com is not only for searching the stuffs. In addition to providing easy access to billions of web pages, Google.com has many amazing features to help you to find exactly what you’re looking for. Some of the most useful features that you can use in your daily life are discussing below. These are 11 Great Hidden Things Google Can Do That You Should Know, You can use these features without leaving the Google.com and I am sure majority of you did not aware of all the things listed below that Google can do for you.

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How To Browse Any Website Via Google Cached Pages

Google automatically takes a “snapshot” of each page it crawls and archives it. This “cached” version allows a webpage to be retrieved for your end users if the original page is ever unavailable (due to temporary failure of the page’s web server). The cached page appears to users exactly as it looked when Google last crawled it, and Google display a message at the top of the page to indicate that it’s a cached version of the website. You can access the cached version by choosing the “Cached” link on the search results page.

google cache

If you want to prevent all search engines from showing a “Cached” link for your site, place this tag in the <HEAD> section of your page:

<meta name=”robots” content=”noarchive”>

To allow other search engines to show a “Cached” link, preventing only Google from displaying one, use the following tag:

<meta name=”googlebot” content=”noarchive”>

How To See The Weather For U.S. And Other Worldwide Cities

Are you a frequent traveler or planning to travel somewhere. Probably, you want to know before you go that how is the weather there? Google brought the easiest way for you to see the weather details. You can now see the weather for many U.S. and worldwide cities. You will just need to type “weather” followed by the city and state, U.S. zip code, or city and country.

Google Weather

Weather {City Name}

How To Use The Google Calculator From Simple To Complex Calculations

Google is not as simple as most of us think. You can convert google to calculator anytime to solve simple maths questions to advanced calculations. Google’s calculator was designed to solve problems without a lot of math syntax, so you may occasionally find calculator results when you didn’t even realize you were searching for the answer to a math equation. To use Google’s built-in calculator function, simply enter the calculation you’d like done into the search box.

Simple Maths

Simple Maths

Advanced Maths

Advanced Maths

Below you can find few math syntax Google can recognize.

  • + for addition
  • - for subtraction
  • * for multiplication
  • / for division
  • ^ for exponential (x to the power of y)
  • % for modulo (to find the remainder after division)
  • choose X choose Y fines the number of possible subset groups of Y out of the set of X.
  • th root of creates the nth root of a number
  • % of finds percentages X % of Y finds X percent of Y.
  • sqrt finds the square root of the number that follows
  • ln logarithm base e
  • log logarithm base 10
  • lg logarithm base 2
  • ! factorial – This must follow the number you wish to factor.

Possibly you can not find any complete instruction or how-to-use about Google calculator. But that is your limits to find those functions that I did not mention or don’t know. Feel free to share with us as well.

How To Get Related Information About Any Website

This is specially for SEO experts, web designers etc if they want to find out information about any website quickly. This will show you the description of the website,  get to see the cached page, similar pages, link to pages, pages from the website, web pages that contain the searched url.

Google website info

info:{url} This does not accepts space between info, colon(:) and url.

How To Convert Different Currency With Google 

Most of the time, we need to convert our local currency to other international currency just to know that how much would it be for us. Here’s a simple yet great solution that Google can give you. If you want to see that what is the cost of new Dell Laptop in your local currency, you will just need to type 500 USD in AED. You can ask to convert more or less than one unit as well, even the smallest difference for most currencies. Google Currency Converter is a part of Google Calculator.

Google currency converter

{current currency with or withour number} in {desired currency}

How To Get Updated With Airline Flight Status

Either you are at home or in your office and you will need to rush to airport because you will have a flight. Don’t worry, if you need to get the flight status Google is still there for you. To see flight status for arriving and departing, type in the name of the airline and the flight number into the search box. You can also see delays at a specific airport by typing in the name of the city or three-letter airport code followed by the word “airport”.

Google Flight status

{airlinename flightnumber}

How To Track UPS, Fedex or USPS Package Shipping Directly From Google

Google really provided services in a diversified way. How? Because you can track packages by typing the tracking number for your UPS, Fedex or USPS package directly into the search box. Google will return results that include quick links to easily track the status of your shipment.

If you’ve entered a valid UPS or FedEx tracking number, Google’s first result will lead you directly to tracking info for your package.

How To Use Google For Unit Conversion

You can use also Google to convert between many different units of measurement of height, weight, and mass among others. Just enter your desired conversion into the search box and Google will do the rest. Google Unit Converter is a part of Google Calculator.

Google unit converter

You can ask Google to recognizes most common measurements, including weight, distance, time, mass, energy, and monetary currency.

{current unit} in {desired unit}

How To Use Google For Dictionary Definitions

To see a definition for a word or phrase, simply type the word “define” then a space, then the word(s) you want defined. To see a list of different definitions from various online sources, you can type “define:” followed by a word or phrase. Note that the results will define the entire phrase.

Google dictionary

define {word}

How To Know The Time In Any Other City Or Country With Google

Where Google given us lots of easiest way to process our work, we can also check the current time of any city or country. To see the time in many cities around the world, type in “time” and the name of the city.

Google time

time {cityname}

How To See The Map For Any City Or Country With Google

Are you traveler or new to any city or even no one of them? If you are looking to see the map of the city or country you are currently living or some other location. Google has a easiest solution for you. Type in the name or U.S. zip code of a location and the word “map” and Google will return a map of that location. Clicking on the map will take you to a larger version on Google Maps.

Google Maps

{location} map





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I normally do a search like this: “keyword site:sitename.com” to search a particular site. That always saves my life, as I hate using the search feature that is normally present on the site.

Great tricks. No more need to Google for a site that will answer these questions.

Er; factoring and factorial are not the same thing.

You can of course also combine unit conversion and currency conversion, ie.

“98 australian cents per litre in US dollars per gallon”

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For ex: i want to search for resumes of designers, so i will say> intext:visual designer inurl:resume(or)CV filetype:doc(or)pdf.

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I think you just read http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/features.html and threw this list together

I usually use the Google Translator to read foreign blogs too: http://translate.google.com/translate_t?hl=en#

Google recently started doing cinema times and reviews as well, type in any currently showing film to see what I mean.

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It can even help you with your web hosting and speeding up load times, that is if you incorporate JavaScriptlibraries in your site. http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxlibs/

It is a new knowledge to me :) thanks for sharing this :)

Yes i know what you mean, I found a tool on http://www.eziseo.com that will perform a traffic website conversion calculation and tell you your ROI for your volume of visitors.

isn’t there a way to have google interact with a database? I was talking to someone about this the other day, any thoughts would be great…

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google calculator is fun :)

I’m glad somebody else mentioned that Google calculator also has physical constants built in:

Type in:

speed of light in furlongs per fortnight

Google says:

the speed of light = 1.8026175 × 10^12 furlongs per fortnight

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I’ve included a link of this onto my site.

I haven’t heard of the define: thing. Nice to know.

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I like this : speed of light divided by number of horns on a unicorn times once in a blue moon

“! factorial – This must follow the number you wish to factor.”

I stopped reading after this. 5! = 5*4*3*2*1. Factorial is not the factorization of a number, simply the product of all integers between the specified number and 1.

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One thing you missed. If you type in site:anyurl.com you get a crawl of all the pages listed on google of that specific web site. And you can see if you are listed at all. Works great when at the start of an SEO campaign and want to know if you are even listed.

Cool, but sometimes I think these developers have too much time on their hands.

Great tips. I already log onto Google about a thousand times a day, so now it will be a thousand and one.

Gr8 post :) thanx…….

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