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Hacking Google 😻

On seeing the title of the article, Many people would be wondering
β€œMan seriously you gonna hack the google ?”
For those people my answer would be.

NOPE

Then What is this article about ? First Lets define Hacking.

Hacking can be simply defined as making a product to work in much more effective or efficient way / a strategy or technique that changes the use of a product to make some other process work other than which it is designed for.

We aren’t gonna get unauthorised access to google database, Well most people doesn’t need or care about it and also that much potential,layman doesn’t posses.So in our day to daily life, at least once we google search from child to old age people, they would search for something. Without it, It will be really hard for us to know some info instantly. Here lets see those hacks/tricks to use google search in efficient.

Hold on ! Hold on ! Not fan of reading article then might wanna check the video here LINK 😻

GOOGLE

HACK #1 : Exact Phrase

If you are looking for a exact phrase or words in google search. That must be exactly the same as you type. Then just add quotation before and after the word and search.

Example - β€œ IS HACKING ILLEGAL ?”

Now google engine fetches for the exact match and shows only those match in the result.

HACK #2 : Definition

Most students would be searching for definition of certain things and sometimes they might be ending up with google overwhelming behaviour that giving a lot information which is not required by a student.

The student might just want the definition for the word. On such cases you could add β€œDefine:” before the word which is you are looking for.

Example - Define: Engineering

HACK #3 : Time Range

This hack is for people who are into research, writing their thesis and collecting information from various periods of time. To search a topic in a particular time period you could use this hack.
First enter your topic,then starting year followed by two dots and ending year

Example - Recession 2007..2009

By searching this way google shows only results only with the particular time range.

Time

HACK #4 : Site Fetching

Sometimes you will be looking for a people or searching for a topic in specific site like Medium,Instagram, Twitter etc.
For those cases you can use this hack. Enter β€œsearch:” followed by respective site and finally the search topic

Example - search:medium.com therobinhood

This way google fetches the word in that particular site and shows the result.

HACK #5 : File Type

Next hack to filtering a particular file type through simple search.
For example lets assume you are looking for book in PDF format
in that case to get the book easily in PDF format search like this.
First type β€œfiletype:pdf” followed by the book name

Example - filetype:pdf Wings of fire

then google results will be filtered with only PDF results and this trick can be applied for any other file types too.

Bonus Hack : Downloading Movies

Bonus

Final bonus hack my favourite one. Most of times you would be looking for little old Hollywood movies or series and you would be searching google and at those times it will shows some link which keeps us redirecting somewhere.
which is frustrating. To avoid this, you can use this hack.
Just add β€œindex of ” before whatever movie or series you are looking for.

Example - index of Avengers Endgame

Most of all the first link will give you the direct link to download the movie or series and don’t look for recently released movies. Mostly it won’t be available.
Other than that it is one of the best hack of google.

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JoseXS

curious the last trick :)

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