Over at Dumb Little Man we find a list of 20 tips for good Google Searches. Some of this you may have seen before. Here are my favorites:
7. Definitions - This is my favorite! Simply type "define:" and your word and you'll get back several definitions from popular dictionaries.
8. Calculator - I use this one all the time. Just type: 835/15 into the search bar and get the results. You can use +, -. * and / for simple math.
10. Site-specific search - There are times when I want search results only from a particular website. For instance, sometimes I'm looking for a particular person in my parent organization. Simply enter: Smith site:cmalliance.org and see the results from only that domain.
15. Unit Converter - "Enter: 35 miles in kilometers" and get the answer back: 35 miles = 56.32704 kilometers
Here were some new ones for me that I need to try:
13. Movie show times - Enter "movie:," the title of the movie and your zip code and you'll see the returns for all the show times for your flick.
16. Types of numbers - you can enter telephone numbers, ISBN numbers, patent numbers and a several others and get results specific to that item.
The others are great too. Make sure you check out the post for the other 14 great tricks.