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These Tricks will Help You to Search on Google Faster

According to “Internet Live Stats”, Google processes 40,000 search queries per second. If you go wider, then it means that there are 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion per year which is a big number. According to Statista, 1,168m people use Google, 239m people search on Baidu, Yahoo is used by 292m, Microsoft Bing users are in 269m and Yandex is used by 74m users across the world.

If you look at the number game, then Google is the winner. If you are reading this article, then it means you are here at this page from Google. As most of the people using Google as their default search engine, where it becomes important to write about a few tricks that can make this default search engine more friendly and useful.

List of Advanced Google Search Queries

These are few of the most useful and helpful search queries that will help you narrow down your search for the specific file for which you are looking.

1. How to Find a Specific File Format?

If you are a student, teacher or office worker and looking for some specific files such as Word, PDF, Flash, Doc etc. these queries will help you in narrowing down your search results to your desire output.

You can replace the Phrase “Keyword” with the terms you want to search on Google.

  • Keyword filetype:swf (To search for Adobe Flash File)
  • Keyword filetype:pdf (If you want a Portable Document Format)
  • Keyword filetype:ps (To search for Adobe PostScript)
  • Keyword filetype:dwf (To retrive AutoDesk Design Web Format)
  • Keyword filetype:kml (To search Google Earth)
  • Keyword filetype:xls or filetype:xlsx (For any Microsoft Excel)
  • Keyword filetype:ppt or filetype:pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • Keyword filetype:doc or filetype:docx (For Microsoft Word)
  • Keyword filetype:txt or filetype:text (To search for a Text file)
  • Keyword filetype:xml (Extensible Markup Language)

2. Use Words that Would be in a Title or Link of a Website

If you are doing Internet marketing and looking for websites with an option for article contribution or something like this, then the following queries will help you in the best way.

  • Your keyword intitle:write for us
  • Your keyword intitle:write for me
  • Your Keyword intitle:contribute
  • Your Keyword intitle:submit article
  • Your Keyword intitle:submit a guest post
  • Your Keyword “guest post”
  • Your Keyword “guest article”
  • Your Keyword “become an author”
  • Your Keyword “guest post guidelines”
  • Your Keyword “guest author”

3. Search for all the Pages of a Specific Website

If you are looking on your competitors website and want to know about all their pages indexed in the Google, then this query will help you to easily explore about their website status in the search engine.

4. To find website with a specific TLD

If you want to donate to a non-government organization (NGO) and want to find the website best for donations in any country then these queries will be beneficial for narrowing down your search results.

  • Your Keyword +
  • Your Keyword + (for UK NGO’s Websites)
  • Your Keyword + (for Indian NGOs)
  • Your Keyword + (for Pakistani NGOs)
  • Your Keyword + (for Australian websites of NGOs)

5. Add Your Search Query to Quotes

Using quotes while searching for something specific helps search engine to understand your query in a better way and as a result, you will get only the required output from the database. Adding your keywords/phrase within quotes will help Google in searching for the whole phrase rather than searching for a specific word.

Adding quotes to the search term will give the results matching exactly with your query rather than the result you get through standard search. It is recommended while doing/creating research papers.

6. Use Google for Math

Google can also be used to do math directly without opening a calculator. With the help of Google Search Box, you can do the basic math problems i.e. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and basic Trigonometry questions.


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7. Google Can Understand Zip Codes

Google can understand the Zip codes of all locations around the world. If you enter the Zip code with your search query, Google will give you the specific results for that specific location. This query normally used when retrieving the weather information for a specific region.

By entering Weather M4C 1M5 in the Google search box, you will get the Weather report for Toronto, Canada as M4C 1M5 is the Zip code of Toronto area.

Final Words

If you are a regular searcher on Google or if you are a business guru, blogger, Digital Marketer, Student, Teacher and regularly looking for something new, then try out these tricks. You can also find plenty of other search terms besides these listed in this blog. If you think, we have missed something basic in this blog post, please feel free to give us your feedback in the form of comments or contact form.

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