50 Life Saving Googling Tricks

50 Life Saving Googling Tricks

Google, the main driving force in everybody life has got a bunch of Easter egg tricks which can improve your searching speed and make you Hacker man/Hacker girl. These are various methods of accessing specific type of content. These tricks can be used both in Android device and desktop (Some of them are android specific). All the tricks are tried and well tested by me. Let’s jump straight into these: (Wait till the end for bonus trick !)

  1. Search for keywords in page titles

Example: intitle: hacking

  1. Search for phrases in page titles

Example: allintitle: get twitter followers

  1. Search for keywords in blog post titles

Example: inblogtitle: tricks

  1. Search for phrases in blogpost titles

Example: allinblogtitle: get facebook friends

  1. Search for keywords in page text

Example: intext: hacking

  1. Search for phrases in page text

Example: allintext: how a network work

  1. Search for exact matches

Example: “social media posting schedule” infographic

  1. Search for keywords in anchor tests

Example: inanchor: snapchat

  1. Search for phrases in anchor tests

Example: allinanchor: Instagram marketing trick

  1. Search for keywords in URLs

Example: inurl: hacking

  1. Search for phrases inURLs

Example: allinurl:how to get more sales

  1. Search for content by a specific author

Example: allinpostauthor: kaustubh gupta

  1. Search for words near each other

Example: marketing AROUND(6) ecommerce

  1. Search for phrases near each other

Example: “content marketing” AROUND(6) “ecommerce strategy”

  1. Search for synonyms

Example: birthday party -décor

  1. Search for alternative TLDs (top-level domains)

Example: site: ebay*-site:ebay.com

  1. Search for a phone number

Example: phonebook: Anmol

  1. Search for a movie

Example: movie: Kapoor and sons

  1. Search specific types of domains

Example: site: .gov

  1. Search for multiple specific types of domains

Example: healthcare site: gov

  1. Search for hashtags

Example: #blogger

  1. Search using a range of numbers

Example: dell laptops $400-$600

  1. Search within a date range

Example: ecommerce strategies daterange: 24/12/2014- 24/12/2018

  1. Search a specific site

Example: kaustubhgupta.com maharaja

  1. Search related sites

Example: related: theverge

  1. Search maps

Example: map: Uganda

  1. Get Google to “fill in the blank”

Example: drove my chavy to the levee but the leeve was*

  1. Get more information about a website

Example: info: google.com

  1. Get a definition

Example: define: hacking

  1. Get the weather

Example: weather: Delhi

  1. Get words

Example: facebook marketing tips -hootsuite

  1. Exclude multiple

Example: facebook marketing tips -hootsuite -bufferap

  1. Exclude exact phrases

Example: facebook marketing tips -“facebook contacts”

  1. Exclude multiple phrases

Example: facebook marketing tips –“facebook contacts”-“facebook ads”

  1. Exclude subdomains

Example: site: digitialmarkerter.com -inurl:www

  1. Include words

Example: email marketing platforms reviews+ expenditure

  1. Include phrases

Example: how to get more followers+” Instagram live”

  1. Use an AND command

Example: ecommerce AND shopify

  1. Use a customized AND command

Example: “Instagram marketing” AND “pinterest marketing”

  1. Use an OR command

Example: ecommerce platform shopify OR magento

  1. Use a customized OR command

Example: “content marketing” OR “social media marketing”

  1. Use an alternative to OR command
Example: social media marketing Instagram Facebook
  1. Identify pages that are not secure

Example: site: ebay.com -inurl:https

  1. Identify unnecessary text files

Example: site: yoursite.com filetype:txt -inurl:robots.txt

  1. See cached version of website

Example: cache: theverge.com

  1. Narrow your search to a specific location

Example: vegan bakery loc:New York city

  1. Track stocks

Example: stocks: Maruti

  1. Restrict results to a particular news source

Example: health care source: politico

  1. Use Google as a calculator

Example: in:mph in the speed of light

  1. Search by filetype

Example: inboud: marketing filetype:pdf

Time for bonus trick:

index of “anything” - it gives you indexed pages of the title provided. It is the master trick as anything can be viewed, downloaded or loaded available on the servers.

Example: index of movies 2019


As you can see, all links are cached and now clicking on any of them automatically starts downloading that particular file

All the tricks mentioned may not work all the time but they are handy in situation where one needs to find a specific section of web.

Happy Googling!

Kaustubh Gupta
Kaustubh Gupta That Data Guy, Habitual Writer and Tech Enuthusist