Google is considered to be most powerful and intelligent search engine in the world, and currently the most used website in the world as ranked by Alexa. Google has become a necessary tool for us to navigate the web easily and precisely. A world without Google is something we don’t even want to imagine in our lives, because without Google we are like blind people in the world of internet.
But if you think that Google can only show up websites according to your search, then you are missing out the whole Google fun in your life. Google can make things faster for you, and can fetch information that you want in seconds without you having to browse other websites for getting that information, with the help of its new Knowledge Graph.
To make you familiar with the Google world, I am going to discuss some great techniques which you can apply to Google for getting your desired information with ease and speed.
6 Ways to Get Information Quickly in Google
Get Movie Showtimes Instantly
You can get local show times of movies from Google search itself almost instantly without having to visit any other websites for getting the movie timings. To do this, all you need to do is search like this, “movie name timings” on Google search. For example, I am here searching for movie timings for the movie “The Amazing Spider Man”, so I have searched for “the amazing spider man timings” on Google, as you can see below,
Now since I want to get the local timings of the movie, so I will have to select my location in the box marked as “City”, like this,
Now that I have selected my location as “Kolkata”, it’s time to click on “Get Showtimes” button to get the current showtimes for the movie in my city.
And as you can see above, Google shows the current timings in the movie theatres in my city for the searched movie in an easy to read list form. So, this is a time saving feature in the Google search for movie lovers, as they can easily and very quickly find the local movie timings on Google.
Get Currency Conversions Instantly
If you have currency conversions to do, then Google search is the right place to start with. In Google search you can just type the amount followed by the source currency and then the final currency and then search for.
Like if you want to convert 100 US dollars to Indian Rupees then you can simply type “100 dollars to indian rupees” on the Google search box, and hit Enter. Google will automatically show you the converted amount on top of other search results. So, that’s a quick and easy way to convert currencies with the inbuilt Google converter in Google search.
Get Other Conversions too
Google search can also perform other conversions like currency conversion. You can also perform conversions of length, weight and volume too using just Google search. You just need to type the amount followed by source unit and then the final unit, and your conversion will be done.
For example, if you want to convert 60 Kg to Pounds, then you can simply write “60 kg to pounds” in the Google search box, and hit Enter. You will be presented with the answer at the top of other search results by the Google converter. You can also try this with different units like litre, ton and anything that comes to your mind.
Know About People Easily
With Google search you can know about famous people easily and precisely without having to visit any other site for getting suitable information about the person. Google search now shows relevant data of the person queried for along with a current photograph of that person in a box beside the search results for a quick view of the information about that person.
For example, if I want to know about the actor Christian Bale, then I would just search for his name on Google, and Google will show me the relevant information about Christian Bale, along with his current picture, his popular movies and some related facts and actors, all within a box, formatted for easy and quick viewing.
Get Answers to your Questions Instantly
Stuck on a question? Need answer fast? Well, Google is there to help you out with your problems quickly and in an easy way. Just put your question in the Google search box, and if it’s a common question, then Google will come up with a well-defined and well-organised answer right beside the search results. But if it’s not a common question, then you can always dig deep into the Google search results for an answer.
For example, if I want to know about the capital of India, then I can just put up the question in the Google search box, like “capital of India”, and Google will show up a box which contains a map showing the position of Delhi, and some information about the capital, in a well organised manner so that it’s easy for anyone to pick up data from the results box.
Do the Math Online
With Google search you can do many mathematical calculations on the go, and instantly without having the need to open up separate calculator software for doing the task. Google search can do most calculations easily. To perform calculations with Google search you just need to state the calculation either in statement or in mathematical for (if you can), in the search box, and the result will be displayed to you.
For example, if you want to perform a simple calculation like 500 x 30, then you can state it either as “500 multiplied by 30”, like this,
Or you can also state it like this “500*30” in the Google search box, and Google will come up with the answer instantly.
You can also perform calculations like what is the value of sin 30°, then you can simply write “sin 30 degrees” in the search box, and you will have your answer.
Well, this brings me to the end of the topic, and I hope now you have learned how to use Google in a better and efficient way so that it not only stays as a search engine to you anymore, but more than a search engine for the web. If you know any other tricks for using Google more efficiently then do share with us via the comments section below, and we would also love to have your queries regarding this topic.
So, do you think Google is still only a search engine for web?
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