11 Obscure Google Tricks You Didn’t Know Existed

Are you looking for a couple of tricks to squeeze as much as possible from your Google searches? You’ve come to the right place. Many articles will show you how to perform basic math functions, perform measurement conversions and other things. In this article I am going to show you some pretty cool search tricks you probably didn’t know existed.

If you know of a realy cool search trick that is not listed here make sure to use the comments section at the end of the article to share your knowledge.

Trick #1: Instantly Track UPS Packages

Track your UPS packages without having to log on, etc, just input the tracking number in the search field.

Trick #2: Find Great Product Reviews

If you’re looking for reviews on a product and don’t care to get bombarded with web results of sites trying to sell you the specific product, type “product name” sucks, in my case below I turned up some reviews for my camera.

Trick #3: Check Your Local Weather

Check your local weather by inputting weather “your zip code” in the search box

Trick #4: Instantly Find the Time Around the World

Want to know the time in another country/city anywhere in the world? Type time “city” and it should display the current time in that part of the world.

Trick #5: Find Local Movie Times

Want to check the movie times at your local theater? Type “movie title” “your zip code”

Trick #6: Find Your Favorite eBooks Online

Want to get a copy of an book electronically? Well, type “title of book” filetype:pdf

Trick #7: Find Album Art Instantly

Get the album cover and song list for pretty much any CD by typing “name of artist/band” “title of album”

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Trick #8: Find Rental Properties

If you’re in the market for rental property, before your hit Craig List type in rent “zip code” and view the listings on Google Maps

Trick #9: Find Car Rentals

New in town? Looking to rent a car?

Type car “zip code”

Trick #10: Ask Questions and Answers You Shall Receive…Sometimes.

What’s the mass of planet earth? Type mass of the earth

Trick #11: Get Specs on Celebrities

Want to find out how tall movie stars and other celebrities are, type their name followed by height – i.e. katie holmes height