Some Google Trix

Basic
+ and 

The plus forces Goggle to include your entry in the search. Just put it in front of the keyword without space. The same goes for the minus. It does exclude your keyword from the search so that Google doesn’t show results containing this keyword

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Avatar +forum -movie

OR

This command returns results which contain at least one of the entered keywords. It is important to write it with capital letters because otherwise Google won’t accept it as command.

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Lamborghini OR Ferari

” “

The quotation marks are used to force Google to search the exact phrase you typed in.

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“I like Hackhound”

~

By adding this in front of a keyword (without space) you ask google to return results which contain a synonym of the word.

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HTML ~tips

This will find also pages containing the “help” or “guide”.

*

The asterix is used as placeholder for google and tells that you don’t care what word google inserts instead of the asterix. this command is especially usefull in combnation with the other commands.

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*.exe

This would return any executable it could find.

..

You can use two fullstops in order to search within a range of numbers.

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weight 50..100

This will return results like “my weight is 50 kg”, “the average weight of a man is 78 kg” etc.

Of course you can combine these commands and achieve better search results.

Advanced
daterange:

This command will return only results which have been modyfied in the given interval. Be careful because the dates must be entered in Julian Format… Otherwise this doesn’t work.

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hacking daterange:2454091-2454101

With this you can see who has been talking about hacking in the last ten days of 2006.

filetype:

Like this you can specify which type of files the results should be. Most of the common types are supported.

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cooking filetype:pdf

site:

By entering this after the keyword and adding an URL without “http: //www.” Google will search the keyword only within the given webpage.

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google site:hackhound.org

cache:

This command will show the cashed version of a webpage. This is usefull if the searched page doesnt’ exist anymore, because sometimes like this you can still open it.

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cache:www.hackhound.org

link:

When using this command you can ask Google to show you all pages which contain the link you enter after the command.

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link:hackhound.org

related:

This simply will give you results which google thinks are somehow related to the given webpage but because google isn’t a human the results sometimes aren’t really good .

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related:hackhound.org

info:

This gives you some informations about the given webpage. Isn’t very useful.

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info:hackhound.org

 

Useful
define:

You can use this command in order to recieve definitions of the searched word.

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define:hacker

weather:

This will simply show the weather in the asked city.

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weather:timbuktu

stocks:

This will return infos about the asked stock.

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stocks:goog

movie:

This will return you a page where you can enter a location in order to recieve the kinoprogram.

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movie:iron man 2

Search Engine Optimization
allintitle:, intitle:, allintext:, intext:, allinanchor:, inanchor:, allinurl:, inurl:

Because the discription of these is more or less the same I’ll write it one for all of them.
When using a command with “all” in front of it it will search all of the entered words in the asked place. It is important, that this commands can NOT be combined with others.
When using a command without “all”, this causes Google to search for the first word after the command in the space and the second word MIGHT be menioned somewhere.

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allintitle:lamborghini car

Calculating
Basic operators

You can use all the basic operators like +,-,*,/ etc.

Roots

When you want to have the squareroot of something then use sqrt(x)
If you want to have any other root then simpy type 3th root of x

Logarithms

There are two logarithms that Google knows.

  • ln(x) is the natural logarithm (that means with base e)
  • log(x) is the logarithm with base 10
Converting
Angles

Google can convert fom radian to degrees and vice versa. Simply use in degrees or degrees in radians.

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90 degrees in radian

 

Numeral systems

Just write the number you want and then write the system to which you want to convert it to. Works also for roman numerals.

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    • 10 in hex

 

  • 54 in roman numerals

 

 

Other scale units

ass=”Apple-style-span” style=”color: black;”>You can convert most of the common units by just writing the value you want to convert and then adding “in x” where x is the desired unit.

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  • 10 euros in dollars = 10 € in $
  • 20’000’000 km in light-second
  • 1 teaspoon in oz

I hope this is usefull and that not everyone already knew everything.

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