Google is the best search engine of this time and they are enhancing heir system day by day. More than 80% search engine market is covered by Google and now they are exploring other areas as well. If you are a Google fan and ask Google Uncle about your questions then here are some shortcuts which may make your life bit easier.
These shortcuts are used for searching a Phone Number, Movie Showtime, Back-links, Limited Search, Data Range Search, Page Information and many more. Details about the search query is provided in the first column and the second column is having an example for using that query on Google Search.
Finds Pages That Have..
|nokia phone||the words nokia and phone|
|sailing OR boating||either the word sailing or the word boating|
|"love me tender"||the exact phrase love me tender|
|printer -cartridge||the word printer but NOT the word cartridge|
|Toy Story +2||movie title including the number 2|
|~auto||looks up the word auto and synonyms|
|define:serendipity||definitions of the word serendipity|
|how now * cow||the words how now cow separated by one or more words|
|% of||percentage; 50% of 100|
|^||raise to a power; 4^18 (4 to the eighteenth power)|
|old in new (conversion)||45 celsius in Fahrenheit|
|site:(search only one website)||site:websearch.about.com “invisible web”|
|link:(find linked pages)||link:www.lifehacker.com|
|#…#(search within a number range)||nokia phone $200…$300|
|daterange:(search within specific date range)||bosnia daterange:200508-200510|
|safesearch: (exclude adult content)||safesearch:breast cancer|
|info: (find info about a page)||info:www.websearch.about.com|
|related: (related pages)||related:www.websearch.about.com|
|cache: (view cached page)||cache:google.com|
|filetype:(restrict search to specific filetype)||zoology filetype:ppt|
|allintitle: (search for keywords in page title)||allintitle:"nike" running|
|inurl:(restrict search to page URLs)||inurl:chewbacca|
|site:.edu (specific domain search)||site:.edu, site:.gov, site:.org, etc.|
|site:country code (restrict search to country)||site:.br “rio de Janeiro”|
|intext:(search for keyword in body text)||intext:parlor|
|allintext: (return pages with all words specified in body text)||allintext:north pole|
|book(search book text)||book The Lord of the Rings|
|phonebook:(find a phone number)||phonebook:Google CA|
|bphonebook: (find business phone numbers)||bphonebook:Intel OR|
|rphonebook:(find residential phone numbers)||rphonebook:Joe Smith Seattle WA|
|movie:(search for showtimes)||movie:wallace and gromit 97110|
|stocks:(get a stock quote)||stocks:ncesa|
|weather:(get local weather)||weather:97132|
I got the whole list on About.com and thought to share that with all of you. Some of the search tips like Phone Number, Movie Show Time etc are relevant for United States citizens, rest of the search shortcuts can be used by any one.
Please share the shortcut you use most of the time on Google search or if you can add anything in the list is appreciated.