Following is the list of Top 10 Advanced Google Search Skills provided by LifeHacker
10. Use Google to Search Certain Sites
site:lifehacker.combefore your search terms (e.g.
site:lifehacker.com hackintosh). The same goes for your favorite forums, blogs, and even web services. In fact, it’s actually really good for finding free audiobooks, searching for free stuff without the spam, and more.
9. Find Product Names, Recipes, and More with Reverse Image Search
Google’s reverse image search is great if you’re looking for the source of a photo, wallpaper, or more images like that. However, reverse image search is also great for searching out information—like finding out who makes the chair in this picture, or how do I make the meal in this photo. Just punch in an image like you normally would, but look at Google’s regular results instead of the image results—you’ll probably find a lot.
8. Get “Wildcard” Suggestions Through Autocomplete
how to jailbreak an iphoneand remove one word to see all the suggestions for
how to ____ an iphone.http://lifehacker.com/5583436/get-wi...
7. Find Free Downloads of Any Type
filetype. For example, to find free Android APKs, you’d search for
-inurl:htm -inurl:html intitle:”index of” apkto see site indexes of stored APK files. You can use this to find Android apps, music files, free ebooks, comic books, and more. Check out the linked posts for more information.http://lifehacker.com/103617/how-to-...
6. Discover Alternatives to Popular Sites, Apps, and Products
roku vs apple tv. But what if you don’t know what you want to compare a product too, or you want to see what other competitors are out there? Just type in
roku vsand see what Google’s autocomplete adds. It’ll most likely list the most popular competitors to the roku so you know what else to check out. You can also search for
better than rokuto see alternatives, too.http://lifehacker.com/5944579/discov...
5. Access Google Cache Directly from the Search Bar
cache:before that site’s URL (e.g.
cache:http://lifehacker.com). If Google has the site in its cache, it’ll pull it right up for you. If you want to simplify the process even more, this bookmarklet is handy to have around. It’s great for seeing an old version of a page, accessing a site when it’s down, or getting past something like the SOPA blackout.http://lifehacker.com/5957631/how-to...
4. Bypass Paywalls, Blocked Sites, and More with a Google Proxy
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://example.com/and you’re good to go. Check out the full list of proxies, along with bookmarklets to make them even easier, here.http://lifehacker.com/access-blocked...
3. Search for People on Google Images
&imgtype=facethe end of your search URL, as shown above. Google will redo the search but return results that it recognizes as faces!
2. Get More Precise Time-Based Search Results
&tbs=qdr:to the end of the URL, along with the time you want to search (which can include
h5for 5 hours,
n5for 5 minutes, or
s5for 5 seconds (substituting any number you want). So, to search within th past 10 minutes, you’d add
&tbs=qdr:n10to your URL. It’s handy for getting the most up-to-the-minute news.http://lifehacker.com/5888012/get-re...
1. Refine Your Search Terms with Advanced Operators
white teeth) and using quotes (like
“white teeth”). AROUND(2), for example, ensures that the two words are close to each other, but not necessarily in a specific order. You can tweak the range with a higher or lower number in the parentheses.
justin bieber -sucksif you want sites that only speak of Justin Bieber in a positive light. You can also use this to exclude other parameters—like excluding a site you don’t like (
troubleshooting mac -site:experts-exchange.com). Check out our guide to tweaking your Google searches for more of these tips, and you can also find a pretty solid list over at weblog Marc and Angel Hack Life. Search on!