Search Secrets That Will Save You Time

By | August 7, 2019
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Search Secrets That Will Save You Time

Today, we’re going to show you some search secrets that will save you time. These are really little tricks we use all the time and we’re going to share them with you. We wrote this article and took the screenshots for it using Google search, but many of these little “secrets” will work on other search engines – like DuckDuckGo and Bing – although results can and do vary.

First a couple of “Google” only tips.

When searching using Google have you ever notices the Settings link? You can see it in the screenshot below.

Cloudeight InfoAve Search Tips

If you click on “Settings” > “Search settings” you’ll have several options that can enhance your search results. You can see them below.

Cloudeight InfoAve Search Tips

Cloudeight InfoAve Search Tips

And if you click on “Settings” > “Advanced search” you’ll see some very useful tips on how to make your searches more productive.  There are some excellent tips in “Advanced search” as you can see below:

Cloudeight InfoAve Search Tips

Here’s a mostly pictorial, search secrets tutorial! 

All of the following were done using Google search. If you don’t use Google, try them in your favorite search engine, some of them will work, others will not.

Translate right from the search bar…

Cloudeight InfoAve Search Tips

Get directions – no need to open maps.

Cloudeight InfoAve Search Tips

Need detailed directions? No problem…

Cloudeight InfoAve Search Tips

Convert stuff!

Need to convert Metric to U.S. measurements or U.S. to Metric? No problem! See? Use the keyword “covert”.

Cloudeight InfoAve Search Tips

Cloudeight InfoAve Search Tips

Find Distances

How about air miles. Want to find out how many air miles it is from one place to another?

Cloudeight InfoAve Search Tips

And travel times

You can also see how long it takes to fly from one place to another. Use the keywords “travel time”.

Cloudeight InfoAve Search Tips

Books by your favorite author

Do you want to find books written by your favorite authors? Not a problem! Just type “Books by author’s name” (no quotes).

Cloudeight InfoAve Search Tips

Cloudeight InfoAve Search Tips

Need a quick recipe?

How about finding a quick recipe? No problem!

Cloudeight InfoAve Search Tips

Cloudeight InfoAve Search Tips

Remember: You can do almost anything with a search engine…

Things like finding out the lowest place on Earth.

Cloudeight InfoAve Search Tips

The ways you can use your favorite search engine are virtually unlimited. Try different things and see if they work. And if they don’t, they don’t. But if they do you’ve found a new search secret of your own. 

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