Popular tools and functions


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Definitions - Type "define:" (without quotes) before a word and Google will give you the definition of that word. For example: define:amok

Calculator - Type the numbers directly into the search box. Examples:

  • For addition just type 4+2
  • subtraction type in 4-2
  • multiplication type 4*2
  • division type it as 4/2
  • to get a percentage of, type it like this 50% of 4
  • raise to a power 4^2

Search Only One Site - If you want to search for a term and only get results from one site, you just type your term followed by the "site:" operator. For example:

search engine marketing

This will return results for the term "search engine marketing" from the website.

Search In A Range of Numbers - Use "..." without the quotes. For example, if you want to find a Dell computer between $500 and $1000 type dell computer $500...$1000

Stock Quotes - To get a stock quote, type "stocks:" followed by the stock's symbol. For example, to get a stock quote for Yahoo! you would type stocks:yhoo

You can find more neat Google search tricks here and here.


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AdWords - Google AdWords is a quick and simple way to purchase highly targeted cost-per-click (CPC) advertising, regardless of your budget. AdWords ads are displayed along with search results on Google, as well as on search and content sites in the growing Google Network, including AOL, EarthLink, & Blogger. With searches on Google and page views on the Google Network each day, your Google AdWords ads reach a vast audience. When you create a Google AdWords ad, you choose keywords for which your ad will appear and specify the maximum amount you're willing to pay for each click. You only pay when someone clicks on your ad.

Google AdWords Keyword Tool - Get ideas for new keywords that can help you improve your ad relevance.


Google AdSense - Google AdSense is a fast and easy way for website publishers of all sizes to display relevant, unobtrusive Google ads on their website's content pages and earn money. Because the ads are related to what your users are looking for on your site, you'll finally have a way to both monetize and enhance your content pages. The program is free, and combines pay-per-click and pay-per-impression advertising - meaning you get paid for valid clicks on the ads on your site or search results pages as well as impressions on your content pages.


Blogger - Free, automated weblog publishing tool.

Google Desktop Search - Search your own computer. Find your files, email, web history, pages you've seen, and more.

Google's Hello - Like an instant message program, Hello lets you directly connect to your friends and share your pictures and messages.

Google Earth - Satellite imagery and maps.

Picasa - Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC.

Google Toolbar - Add a search box, and many other built in features, to your browser.

Translate - View and translate pages that are in other languages.


Google Alerts - Get email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.

Google Answers - Submit your question to researchers, set the price you are willing to pay for the answer and then wait for the answer.

Google Catalogs - Google Catalog Search includes the full content of hundreds of mail-order catalogs selling everything from industrial adhesives to clothing and home furnishings. Whether you're looking to buy for yourself or for your business, Google's Catalog Search can help.

Google Directory - Makes it easy to browse the web by topic.

Froogle - Used for locating stores that sell the item you want to find and pointing you directly to the place where you can make a purchase.

Google Groups - A Google Group is an online discussion group or mailing list that helps groups of people communicate using email and the web. Every group has a Google-hosted homepage where members can start new discussions or reply to existing topics. Every group also has its own email address, which lets members interact with the rest of the group.

Google Image Search - Search more than one billion images indexed and available for viewing.

Google Labs - Google's technology playground. Google labs showcases projects that aren't quite ready for prime time.

Google Local - Google Local locates neighborhood stores and services by searching billions of pages across the Web, then cross-checking those results with Yellow Pages data to pinpoint the local resources you want to find.

Google Maps - Google Maps is a Google service offering powerful, user-friendly mapping technology including business locations, contact information, and driving directions to anyone searching for results in the United States, Canada, and the UK.

Google Mobile - Use Google on your mobile phone.

Google News - Google News gathers stories from more than 4,500 news sources in English worldwide, and automatically arranges them to present the most relevant news first. Topics are updated every 15 minutes, so you're likely to see new stories each time you check the page. You pick the item that interests you, then go directly to the site which published the account you want to read.

Google Print - Google's mission is to organize the world's information, but much of that information isn't yet online. Google Print aims to get it there by putting book content where you can find it most easily right in your Google search results.

Google Scholar - Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

Google SMS - Google SMS (Short Message Service) enables you to send queries as text messages over your mobile phone or device and easily get precise answers to your questions.


Google's University Search - Google's University Search enables you to narrow your search to a specific school website.

Google Uncle Sam - Search U.S. government websites.

Google Linux - Linux specific search.

Google BSD Search - BSD specific search.

Google Apple/Macintosh Search - Search for Apple/Macintosh-related sites.

Google Microsoft Search - Search Microsoft-related sites.