Thursday, September 29, 2011

Become a Search-Smart Internet User with Google Tips

Today a simple Google search can help you to quickly find exactly what you need if you know the best methods for searching.

Here's how to find . . .
Weather--Type "weather" followed by the city and state, zip code, or city and country.
Time--Type "time" and the name of the city.
Calculation--Enter the calculation you'd like done in the search box.
Unit Conversion--Enter the desired conversion into the search box.
Synonym--Place a tilde (~) immediately in front of your search term.
Definition--Type the word "define", a space, then the word you want defined.
Spell Checker--Simply type a word into the search box, and it checks for the most common spelling.  The "did you mean . . .?" result indicates an alternate spelling choice.

Want to know the name of a song or some words to a forgotten song?  Just type in the lyrics you know, using an asterisk (*) in place of the missing words, and Google will find your song.  Try this one, and let me know in the comment section below what you found.  "* * is in my ears and in my".

Many more search features are available.  To learn how to use them, click this link to become a search-smart Internet user.