Top 10 obscure Google Search tricks

“When it comes to the Google search box, you already know the tricks: finding exact phrases matches using quotes like "so say we all" or searching a single site using site:lifehacker.com gmail. But there are many more oblique, clever, and lesser-known search recipes and operators that work from that unassuming little input box. Dozens of Google search guides detail the tips you already know, but today we’re skipping the obvious and highlighting our favorite obscure Google web search tricks.”

My favourites are:

  • “What time is it in Halifax” or any other city
  • Money conversion – “10 US dollars in Canadian money” (my favourite lately)
  • Get to blocked sites by surfing the Google cache – “cache:example.com"
  • Find related terms and documents, add tilde (~nutrition returns results with the words nutrition, food, and health in them)

Source: Lifehacker