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  1. hjro2
    hjro2 at |


    number 10 is image search….who doesn't know how to search for an image

    most people who use google surely know how to use all of these things.

    1. Racer
      Racer at |

      I use Google so long but I dint know that I can get for my desktop as per the resolution

    2. Shalon
      Shalon at |

      Um, I have used google for 5 years, and other than the image search and google maps, I didn’t know any of this. And I know quite a few people who don’t even know about images or maps let alone the rest. granted, most of those are older people, or dumb people, or people with lives outside the net… but…

  2. Josh
    Josh at |

    Hitchhikers Guide FTW

  3. Equalizer
    Equalizer at |

    Additional info for this topic.

    If your searching for any information that is related to "Linux", type this to your url:


    All your searches will be base on Linux.

  4. frog
    frog at |

    Just remember the one thing Google will not do is find Chuck Norris.

    1. john
      john at |

      Mr T might catch him though

  5. John McDonnell
    John McDonnell at |

    I appreciate the tip about PDF files. It takes FOREVER to open a PDF file in Adobe, so it's good to know you can get a quick view to see if the file is worth opening.

    1. KPOLOI
      KPOLOI at |

      Use Foxit. Get Adobe Acrobat off your system

      1. eric jackson
        eric jackson at |

        Definitely ditch the adobe reader and go with foxit. I did when it first came out and never looked back. Adobe reader not only slows the pdf read but your entire system

  6. Houstonwino
    Houstonwino at |

    Microsoft and (especially) Apple aren't surrendering as the evil empires just yet. Google, so far at least, is settling for empire without evil. And you forgot Android on your list, open source and leaving everyone else in their dust! 🙂

  7. Curious Cat
    Curious Cat at |

    Hah.. Google will infiltrate your consciousness if you let it. It wants in, to find out everything about you, your fiends, your family, their friends, etc.. so it can package what it knows and market it back to you.

  8. thomas
    thomas at |

    yeah but i knew all this already, except the rss feeds…

  9. spammer
    spammer at |

    these are great ways to educate the users of google on what things they can do

  10. /AV/
    /AV/ at |

    Your search for "better than " is no more than a strict search. This does not mean that it's going to search for things that are better than x – it's going to search for "better than x" – displayed exactly like that – in an article.

    Putting quotes around a google search simply specifies that you want your results to contain exactly that phrase, including any misspellings, errors, omissions or anything else you may have included.

    Very useful for when you want to look up something that fits your criteria, but in no way does it actually search for things that are better than a product – the results are still going to be based on opinion, conjecture, or empirical data, depending on the source – certainly not fact.

    You can, however, make some VERY powerful searches utilizing strict searches combined with standard words as well as the minus sign, which restricts your search to documents and articles that do not contain the indicated word or phrase.

    Still a very useful tool – perhaps you should change the copy to reflect this?

  11. Cortex Cerebri
    Cortex Cerebri at |

    Found some new interesting/useful things related to Google.

    Well written.

  12. Sarah
    Sarah at |

    Tip #7, searching for products that are "better than X," is not really a search for products that are "better" — it's just a string search where Google will search for websites containing the exact words "better than X."

    As you can see, in your example, none of those products are listed because Google thinks they're better — they're listed because "better than iPad" is in the actual text of the webpage.

    1. hi sarah
      hi sarah at |

      Hi Sarah! I’ve been looking for you all my life! What’s your email address?

  13. josh
    josh at |

    number 1 is actually a joke from a movie LOL

    1. DrFrankLee
      DrFrankLee at |

      Is the joke and the movie that you and number 1 are referring to on the Google top ten list "HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY"?

    2. TW
      TW at |

      josh – logoff and open a book.

  14. sweet
    sweet at |

    what's goin' on here??? 🙂

  15. seoauths
    seoauths at |

    LOL GREAT!!!

  16. Nihar
    Nihar at |

    Thanks for the wonderful post…


  17. Keith
    Keith at |

    The best feature about the Google search bar is that it solves math problems.

  18. JEFusion
    JEFusion at |

    The last one is really hilarious…

  19. rybart
    rybart at |

    Try and google “french military victories” and pick on the irst link

  20. ios.ink
    ios.ink at |

    You have image search and video search on here but not the elmer fudd and pig Latin translation tools or “once in a blue moon” probability? Tsk.

  21. Ben
    Ben at |

    I did’nt realize how much google does and what you can actually do with it

  22. ztronics
    ztronics at |

    Google is the most innovative company in the world, it has changed the way people use internet. They always come up with new ideas to make our work easy and smooth.

  23. hellababe
    hellababe at |

    Search Where is Chuck Norris?

    1. hellababe
      hellababe at |

      and hit the “I feel lucky” button.

  24. SEO Cincinnati
    SEO Cincinnati at |

    #10. 42 is the answer, but can Google find the question?!?

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a book written by Douglas Adams.
    I believe he also wrote some of the Dr. Who scripts. Can anyone confirm?

    1. /A\V/[dev]
      /A\V/[dev] at |

      yes – he did – http://tinyurl.com/2493k32

      1. Mark
        Mark at |

        @/A\V/[dev] Thanks. LMGTFY is Awsome! I love it.

        I remember watching a Dr. Who as a kid and seeing Douglas Adams name in the credits.
        I could have “Googled” it but I was trying to make conversation; it worked.

        very cool. Thanks.

        The Hitchhiker’s Guide = The Internet!

        1. /A\V/[dev]
          /A\V/[dev] at |

          Yeah – i generally don’t use it – cause it’s often “rude” but i figured it appropriate for this article =D

  25. Richard
    Richard at |

    I’ve made my living with Google over the past ten years. I learned how to do SEO Google-style, and it’s worked out great for me. It’s not simple, but it pays pretty decent dividends.

    A couple other great things you can do with Google:

    Find the nearest Taco Bell (or any other local business) using Google Maps (also included as part of Google’s Universal Search results if the right search words are used.

    Insert news feeds and other dynamic information into your blog or web site using Google’s JSON newsfeed API.

  26. Nilambar Sharma
    Nilambar Sharma at |

    Feature 9 is awesome. I didnot know that. 🙂

  27. pranav
    pranav at |

    search for “Recursion”

  28. Wedding gowns
    Wedding gowns at |

    The “You Are Here” marker show my exact location on the map (I’m not i a city, kinda the boonies). I’d expect that using my phone b/c of GPS & tower triangulation. I’m a little surprised that they can track a nonstatic IP to my address.

  29. Craig
    Craig at |

    I found this rather useful particulrly the wallpaper search and video duration. OK some of the things were obvious but its best to remember not everyone is well versed in web skills.

  30. @quicklics
    @quicklics at |

    SMH awesome post. I knew few tips before but the dot in the email thing and the better than tip are pretty awesome

  31. Tech Wishlist
    Tech Wishlist at |

    Is it just me or the title is a bit misleading? “Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with GOOGLE”? And most of these are not even tricks for Google, but other Google products. Hmmm…

  32. kYur
    kYur at |

    #1 is referred to the game “imposibble quiz” on newgrounds.com… wherein question #42 states that “it is the answer to life, the universe and everything”. and the answer is 42

    1. Kebubble
      Kebubble at |

      Erm… Hitchhiker’s guide to the universe, maybe?

  33. Pedro Parkero
    Pedro Parkero at |

    Are the email addresses really DISPOSABLE? From what I understand from the article is that you can’t block emails from a derived email, so if it gets spammed it still goes to your original email address…

  34. Me You
    Me You at |

    The e-mail thing is wrong. As it says: these are all functionally the same address. Therefore, they are NOT disposable! You can’t eliminate one or junk it or whatever without affecting all of them.

  35. A TechnoLedge Blog
    A TechnoLedge Blog at |

    You know, as you say ; I Didn’t Know That I Could Do with Google, but now I know 😀 Hahaha, thanks for the share ..

  36. Doug Soy
    Doug Soy at |

    “Disposable” e-mail addresses? Usually this means addresses that you can throw away and shut down and you won’t get anything in the future. That doesn’t apply here.

    This article is mostly yawn city. 42. 42, really? I’m not 19 years old anymore, Douglas Adams isn’t exactly my speed. I was expecting really insightful stuff (and a couple of them are, but not as a whole)


  37. Kebubble
    Kebubble at |

    If you have Chrome of Firefox, google do a barrel roll

  38. Patchie8
    Patchie8 at |

    I just learned you can drag and drop photos from your computer and search for them in google! How awesome!


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