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Google hacking

Posted on: September 21, 2008

Google hacking part-1

There are many search features in GOOGLE but i have included important ones that are used in day to day life.

Weather:
To see weather information just type in “weather” followed by the city or state name
eg. weather bhopal

Time: To see time at different places type in “time” and the name of the city.
eg. time london

Calculator:
To do maths complicated problem just type any mathematical expression followed by a “=”
eg. 2*(3+5/2)+999999-1=

Unit Conversion:
You can use Google to convert between many different units of measurement of height, weight, and mass among others. Just enter your desired conversion into the search box and we’ll do the rest.
Eg. 10.5 cm in inches

Dictionary Definitions: o see a definition for a word or phrase, simply type the word “define” then a space, then the word(s) you want defined. To see a list of different definitions from various online sources, you can type “define:” followed by a word or phrase. Note that the results will define the entire phrase.
eg. Define computer

Currency Conversion:
To use built-in currency converter, simply enter the conversion you’d like done into the Google search box
eg. 1 indian rupee in usd

Plus (+) Operator: Google ignores common words and characters such as where, the, how, and other digits and letters that slow down your search without improving the results. If a common word is essential to getting the results you want, you can make sure we pay attention to it by putting a “+” sign in front of it.
eg. peanut butter +and jelly


Info:
Info provides information about a given web page.

eg: info:riteshhowto.wordpress.com


Google hacking part-2

(Advanced)
To search for a phrase, supply the phrase surrounded by double quotes (” “).

An asterisk (*) represents any word—not the completion of a word, as is traditionally used.

The site:
operator instructs Google to restrict a search to a specific web site or domain. The web site to search must be supplied after the colon.
E.g: Photoshop tips site: merawindows.com

The filetype:
operator instructs Google to search only within the text of a particular type of file. The file type to search must be supplied after the colon. Don’t include a period before the file extension. The following will search sonu nigam in the file type specified
E.g. sonu nigam filetype:mp3

The link: operator instructs Google to search within hyperlinks for a search term.

The cache: operator displays the version of a web page as it appeared when Google crawled the site. The URL of the site must be supplied after the colon.

The intitle:
operator instructs Google to search for a term within the title of a document. The following will result in having index of in the title and fort minor mp3 in the content.
e.g. “intitle:index of” fort minor mp3

The inurl:
operator instructs Google to search first within the URL (web address) of a document. The search term must follow the colon. The following will search for ritesh in url and regedit in the document
E.g. inurl:ritesh regedit

The allintitle: This modifier when used will limit all your search queries to within the title.
e.g.  allintitle:santa banta

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