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14 Google Search Tricks That Make Life a Whole Lot Easier

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I know I have touched on this before, but this is good stuff. Huffington Post has created a list of 14 ways to make google more productive. In this article 14 Google Search Tricks That Make Life a Whole Lot Easier author Carina Kolodny covers a variety of tips for google. For instance, do you know how to do a search for fill in the blanks? Do Math? Convert Currency? Make Google Flip Out? Check out the answers at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/30/google-search-tricks_n_5338470.html.

Additional search tips for Google

Time zones – Search for ‘time in <place>’ and you will get the local time for that place, as well as the time zone it is in.

Translations – A quick way to translate foreign words is to type ‘translate <word> to <language>’.

Conversions – Currency conversions and unit conversions. For example, you could type “convert 12 inches to millimeters’ and get an instant answer.

Check flight status – If you type in a flight number, the top result is the details of the flight and its status. for example, typing in AA 1067 reveals that American Airlines flight 1067 departs Los Angeles at 7:30 AM today and arrives at Chicago terminal 3 at 1.30 PM.

Weather forecasts – Type the name of a city followed by ‘forecast’.

Public data – To see trends for population and unemployment rates of different cities and counties, type ‘population’ or ‘unemployment rate’ followed by the location. So for example, typing ‘unemployment rate’ Charleston, WV returns the answer 5.4 percent, and shows a graph of unemployment rates over the last 10 years.

 

 

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Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

June 30, 2014 at 9:00 am

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