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4 Google Tricks

Updated on November 17, 2023
By Pete Freitag

Here are four things I didn't know you could do in a google search until recently:

  1. Fuzzy Search - Search for ~music player, and google searches for music player, mp3 player, audio player, and other words that have similar meanings to music.
  2. Number Ranges - Searches for a range of numbers, for example mp3 player 20..60 GB will match 20, 40, and 60GB mp3 players (and any other number in between).
  3. Wildcard - When you place a * in your query, google will match any word in between. For example: apple * player matches apple ipod player, apple mp3 player, etc.
  4. Search Page Title only - Use the allintitle: operator to search only page titles. For example: allintitle:ipod Searches for any page with ipod in the title. You can also use intitle: to match just one word.

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4 Google Tricks was first published on September 21, 2005.

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nice find! I use +,-,* regularly, and allintitle together with the rest of the advanced operators are documented at, but I had never seen tilde (~) and the range operator (..) as used here... feels kinda perlish :).

can you say where these are documented?

by Emmanuel Okyere on 09/21/2005 at 7:16:45 PM UTC
ok... a quick search turned this [] up. thx :)

by Emmanuel Okyere on 09/21/2005 at 7:21:01 PM UTC
This tricks are great.
by bedava mp3 indir on 03/11/2006 at 1:18:26 PM UTC
Hi is there any one can help me to get in to google search when the search as done Turkish carpet...Thanks
by Ekrem on 04/16/2006 at 11:05:22 AM UTC
if you type google backwars "elgoog" and hit im feeling lucky it will make all of google backwards. hahahahahahhahaha
by elmer fudd on 05/16/2006 at 11:01:15 AM UTC
I like wat happens when u press elgoog it make me ......lmafo....Rofl
by Josue Calvo on 05/22/2006 at 1:00:49 PM UTC
type"google gothic"in search bar and click imfeelinglucky
by jazir on 07/28/2007 at 3:52:22 AM UTC
type in google easter eggs in the search bar then click i'm feeling lucky
by Joe on 08/05/2007 at 8:10:49 AM UTC
just type in any color plus google and click im feelin lucky. It's sweet.
by Asher on 12/12/2009 at 1:07:44 AM UTC
Type "Google gravity" and Click "I'm feeling Lucky." :)
by Shane on 09/30/2010 at 5:02:12 AM UTC