Sunday, September 7, 2008

Google Cheat Sheet

Article taken from Google Help


Here's a quick list of some of our most popular tools to help refine and improve your search.

OPERATOR EXAMPLE
FINDS PAGES CONTAINING...
vacation hawaii
the words vacation and Hawaii .
Maui OR Hawaii
either the word Maui or the word Hawaii
"To each his own"
the exact phrase to each his own
virus computer
the word virus but NOT the word computer
+sock
Only the word sock, and not the plural or any tenses or synonyms
~auto loan
loan info for both the word auto and its synonyms: truck, car, etc.
define:computer
definitions of the word computer from around the Web.
red * blue
the words red and blue separated by one or more words.
I'm Feeling Lucky
Takes you directly to first web page returned for your query.
CALCULATOR OPERATORS
MEANING
TYPE INTO SEARCH BOX
+
addition
45 + 39
-
subtraction
45 – 39
*
multiplication
45 * 39
/
division
45 / 39
% of
percentage of
45% of 39
^
raise to a power
2^5
(2 to the 5th power)
ADVANCED OPERATORS
MEANING
WHAT TO TYPE INTO SEARCH BOX (& DESCRIPTION OF RESULTS)
site:
Search only one website
admission site:www.stanford.edu
(Search Stanford Univ. site for admissions info.)
[#][#]
Search within a
range of numbers

DVD player $100..150
(Search for DVD players between $100 and $150)
link:
linked pages
link:www.stanford.edu
(Find pages that link to the Stanford University website.)
info:
Info about a page
info:www.stanford.edu
(Find information about the Stanford University website.)
related:
Related pages
related:www.stanford.edu
(Find websites related to the Stanford University website.)

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