9 Best Google Search Hidden Tips and Tricks

If you are a regular internet user, you might know that Google has several hidden tricks and tips that are quite useful for web browsing. There are certain times when we don’t get the desired results.

Doesn’t matter if you are using your phone for web browsing or your PC, these 9 tips and tricks will work on your devices and will certainly make your experience easier and better.

Google Search Hidden Tips and Tricks

So, this article is all about the best useful google search tips & tricks, which are safe to use and which provide the best value for your searches.

1. Google search trick to find related sites

With this, as the name suggests, you will be able to find related sites of any particular website. To benign with you have to google search “related WEBSITE NAME” and click on the search option. 

Google search trick to find related sites

For example, if I want to find similar sites like Youtube, I will have to google ‘Related Youtube.com’ and it will show me the results which will include similar sites like youtube.

2. Google search tip to find similar and unknown images 

With the help of this trick, you would be able to find the source and other information regarding a particular image that you have on your device. 

Google search tip to find similar and unknown images
  • So, firstly, you have to go to google’s home page and click on ‘images’ in the top right section. Or, you can directly visit the google images page by google searching ‘Google images’. 
  • There you can see a camera icon in the search bar. Click on it and upload the image you want to search for. 
  • Now, it will upload and search for the images and will show you the results. 

3. Useful search trick to find the perfect result

Sometimes, you might have noticed that Google shows extra unrelated websites in your search results. So, if you want Google to show you the precise results only then this trick can be really useful.

Useful search trick to find the perfect result

If you want to search for anything, you have to put the word inside the double quotations and then search. For instance, if you want to look for the best VPN apps, you have to write like: “Best VPN Apps” and then Google will only show you the results which include this keyword and won’t show you related websites in the search result.

4. Useful trick to find the directly downloadable format 

Let’s be honest, finding the download links of anything on google can be really hectic. Different websites have their download link dig deep inside the website and keep on redirecting from one site to another. 

This trick will help you get the direct download link in the results itself. You will be saving time as well as save yourself from the hassle of finding the right file.

Useful trick to find the directly downloadable format

For this, you have to add a suffix to your search by adding ‘Filetype: enter a file type’ in the end. So, for instance, you want to find a PDF of a book named The alchemist. So, you have to search ‘The alchemist filetype: pdf’ and it will find you the PDF formats only in the result and you can then download as well. 

In the same way, you can use this trick for different file types like DOCX, PPT, etc. This trick is one of the best from all Google Search Hidden Tips and Tricks.

5. Google search trick to search within a website.

If you want anything from a particular website and searching within the website isn’t giving you the result you wanted, then this trick can be a great help for you.  

Google search trick to search within a website

Some websites have a poor search engine or it won’t give you the result for any spelling error in your search. So, what you can do is enter what you are looking for and then enter the site from where you want to find the results. 

So, let’s take an example of our site. You want to find the best apps for android from our site. So, you can just type in google as ‘the best apps for android technicaljayendra.com’. Google will show you the results from our site only which will be related to android apps. You can use the same format for other sites and content as well. 

6. Google search engine trick to include and exclude keywords

Using this trick, you can customize your search and can make sure that your search results will include a certain keyword in every result displayed. You can also use this trick to exclude certain keywords. 

So, to include keywords, you can search for something on google and include a ‘+ your keyword’ in the end. For instance, you want to know about making better videos using B-roll. So, you can also google search ‘How to make better videos +broll’ and it will only show you the results which will have ‘Broll’ mentioned in their content.

Google search engine trick to include and exclude keywords

And, to exclude keywords, you can search for something on google and include a ‘- your keyword’ in the end.  For example, you have to search ‘How to make better videos -Broll’ and it will only show you the results which will not have ‘Broll’ mentioned in their content.

This tool comes really handy when you know you could get different results for the same keyword. For example, apple is a fruit and also the name of a big tech company. Using this trick, you can exactly search what you are looking for.

7. Google search trick to search by time range 

This trick can be useful when you are looking for any search result in any time range. Suppose you want to know about the best apps for android. Searching the same will also include results from web pages that were written in 2015. But you want the latest results in 2020 only. 

Google search trick to search by time range
  • You first have to search for something on google.
  • On the results page, you can see there’s an option of ‘Tools’ below the search bar. Click on it.
  • You can see another filter written ‘any time’ on it. 
  • Here you can set any time range or you can enter a certain time range according to your choice. 

8. Google search tip to combine different tricks

So, till now, if I have told you about 7 google search tips and tricks. But did you know you can combine multiple tricks in a single google search

Google search tip to combine different tricks

For example, in tip 3, I told you about modifying search which will include a certain keyword in every result. And, in tip 6, I told you about including and excluding certain keywords from the result. You can combine them to get the perfect result for you. 

Let’s take that example for android apps again. You can search like: How to make “better videos” -broll. This will show you the results in which “better videos” must be there but won’t include ‘broll’ in it. Just like this, you can combine multiple tricks into one search.

9. Google search advanced search trick. 

This trick is really overpowered for any search. If you don’t want to remember all of those search operators that I mentioned above, you have an advanced option. 

Google search advanced search trick

In the search result, you can see the setting button under the search bar. Click on it and navigate to ‘Advanced search’. You can use it to narrow your search results. You can specify language, region, update time, file type, and more to refine your search queries.

FAQs

How do I get better searches on Google?

You should search the keywords only, include/exclude keywords, use quotes, and use advanced search options in Google to get better search results.

What are the hidden Google tricks?

There are many Google Search Hidden Tips and Tricks like google advanced search, ask google to math, search lyrics to get the songs, play games and do a lot more on google.

What cool things can Google do?

You can play games like Pacman and Atari Breakout, make google pronounce big numbers ,Do a barrel roll on search results and lot other cool things using google. 

Conclusion

All the above Google Search Hidden Tips and Tricks that I have discussed are very useful for all the users. They can save you a lot of time in getting your desired results from google searches. 

If you know any other trick or tip that you think should be included in the list let me know in the comment section.

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Satish Shah
Member of Team TJ - Tech Enthusiast, and Programmer

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