Google Secrets

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Google search has been a blessing for developers, ummm not only devlopers, bloggers, surfers and i guess everyone who is using the immense power of internet. They are the best in the business with their superb algorithms. Google search has some hidden easter eggs through which one can utilise the power of in Google a fun rather tricky way.
So here we go with a bunch of amazing tricks:

e-Books,e-Music,e-Movies with Google:

Do you wanna download any pdf file, word document or mp3 file? Google can be the first place to look forward to, isn’t it? You must be wondering what could be the trick in that, well an enormous amount of free downloadable files can be easily accessed at Open Web Directories. Its like turning Google into Napster of 2000, isn’t it VOW !!

So here is the tricky url syntax:

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(your choice) “name”

“your choice” can be either of the following file types:
-> wma|mp3 for Music
-> pdf|doc for Ebooks
-> mpg|wmv for Videos

and “name” can be any specific music file, movie or book, you are looking for.

For example:

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(wma|mp3) “Shakira”

This is a Google search string for searching open web directories containing downloadable Shakira music files.

Ofcourse, you can always bookmark the search result for future use. Don’t worry, just enjoy !!
Lots of free downloadable stuff with Google:

Haven’t you fed up with searching for free wallpapers, stock images or social sites and getting nothing out of the search results??? Have your ever thought, why this happen when you have made right search queries, The only possible answer to this can be the most popular and most likable word “free”, it attracts spams. Anyways, don’t be upset, we do have a trick for that also. All you have to do is to direct Google to numerous available social media sites which have an active community of users who have already reviewed and ranked various “free” items that may interst you.

So here are some tricky queries:
-> free “stock images”
-> free “ringtones”
-> free “desktop wallpaper”
-> free “wordpress templates”
-> free icons

Have fun with your favourite free stuff!!
Free Anonymous Web Proxies with Google:

All you have to do is look through the search results returned by the queries below, find a proxy that works, and enter in the URL of the site you want to browse anonymously.

Use the following query and enjoy:

-> inurl:”nph-proxy.cgi” “start using cgiproxy”
-> inurl:”nph-proxy.cgi” “Start browsing through this CGI-based proxy”
Search only Faces with Google Image Search:

You can use this trick on Google Image search to filter the search results so that they include only images of people. This search can be performed just by appending the string &imgtype=face at the end of the after URL you perform a standard Google Image search.

See also....

Google extra - All in one Google search
10 Tips For Google Image Search
Top 100 Search Engines Other than Google



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