Below is a list of top ten Google tricks many people who use Google don’t know.
Type “weather” followed by a zip code or city and state to display current weather conditions in your area. For example, typing weather 1520 gives you the current weather conditions for Benoni Gauteng.
Pull up the definition of the word by typing define followed by the word you want to define. For example, typing: define bravura would display the definition of that word.
Visit Google Local enter the area you want to search and the keyword of the place you want to find. For example, typing: restaurant at the above link would display local restaurants.
Phone number lookup
Enter a full phone number with area code to display the name and address associated with that phone number.
Track airline flight and packages
Enter the airline and flight number to display the status of an airline flight and it’s arrival time. For example, type: delta 123 to display this flight information if available.
Google can also give a direct link to package tracking information if you enter a UPS, FedEx or USPS tracking number.
Translate text, a full web page, or search by using the Google Language Tools.
Pages linked to you
See what other web pages are linking to your website or blog by typing link: followed by your URL. For example, typing link:https://www.mortalcomputers.co.za displays all pages linking to Mortal Computers.
Find PDF results only
Add fileType: to your search to display results that only match a certain file type. For example, if you wanted to display PDF results only type: “dell xps” fileType:pdf — this is a great way to find online manuals.
Use the Google Search engine as a calculator by typing a math problem in the search. For example, typing: 100 + 200 would display results as 300.