Pretty much everyone uses Google on a daily basis to search for information on any given topic. Here we reveal how Google’s search toolscan help you ﬁnd what you need without even trying. This will explain some secret tips of search engine tools.
Search as someone else
On a shared PC, you may not want to use the same settings as other family members. Or you may want to do a search that doesn’t show up in your history. If so, you’ll need to create an additional user account for Chrome, so you can perform separate searches.
- Click ‘Add New User‘ in the Settings menu.
- Choose an icon and a name for the new user.
- Sign into this anonymous account and you’ll see the icon next to the Chrome page tab.
- Use this technique to search without having results returned that reflect your previous search history.
Use Google Now To Oreganize Every Aspect Of Your Day
Google Now takes information from your Google accounts such as your location, events in your calendar. Websites you visit and the music or videos you play. Using these details. It presents ‘cards’ that highlight useful information just as you’re likely to need it.
For example. Google Now will tell you when to leave home so you get to your doctor’s appointment on time. Google Now is built into Google search on smartphones and tablets running Android 4.1 or later. To enable it, tap the search box or open the Google app from the Apps list.
- Tap Settings and switch on Google Now.
- You must give Google permission to analyse your email and calendar content and. for the best results, give it access to your location.
- To choose what Google Now is able to view à Start Now à Open the menu. Select Settings and tap ‘Privacy & accounts‘. Review which apps can be used to provide data in Settings, ‘Phone search‘.
Research topics using Google Knowledge Graph
Google Knowledge Graph(goo.gl/T078jP) provides a way of searching for related content without having to perform multiple searches. So if you search for “horror films“, you’ll get examples of the latest and classic films. The graph is presented as a carousel of information at the top of your main search results. To perform a Knowledge Graph search, just go to www.google.co.uk and type your search query as normal. If Google has a graph relating to that topic (only a selection of subjects are presently covered), a carousel of results will appear for you to explore.
Perform handwritten searches
If you have an Android device, you can search Google using your handwriting. You need to use Chrome and enable the handwriting feature at http://www.google.com/preferences Select Handwrite. Enable, then scroll down and tap Save. Use a fingertip to spell out words in the grey bar at the bottom of the Google homepage. Google will recognize what you write and enter the word in its search box.
Stay up to date with current affairs on your mobile device
Google usually includes news stories in its search results, which contain the latest matches for your query. If you have an Android or iOS device, Google Currents delivers magazine-like contentand breaking news without you having to search for it. Download the free app from (goo.gl/F4jk77).
Discover Google’s hidden search results
Google only includes certain pages in its results, but it’s legal to take a look at the ones it doesn’t show. Go to Google Public DNS (goo.gl/9WOxNQ)to change your settings to see unfiltered results.