Saturday, March 16, 2013

More Money Math

Did you know you can do math in Google Search using multiple currencies?

For example: 99 GBP + 15 EUR in USD

Thanks to Tasha Bergson-Michelson for this one.

Thursday, March 14, 2013


In the book we mention that you can enter math formulas into the Google Search box. But if you're looking for the radius of a circle, here's a neat trick Google posted about on Pi day:
When you're using Google's calculator, use the word "pi" in the search bar to do your calculation. Say that you're measuring a tree and you want to know the radius. If you know that the circumference of the tree is 12 feet, then you can calculate the radius by entering in the equation 12/(2*pi) into Google. On the calculator, you'll see the result is 1.9098593171 and that's the radius.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Find What You’re Looking for on Google’s Help Pages Instantly with a Search Operator

How'd you like one search operator that would limit Google searches to the Google Help pages? Here it is courtsey of LifeHacker:*/answer [your question]
Here's an example search looking for help with uploading to Google image search.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Google Web Page Spam Archive Replay

From the folks @

Starting on March 1, 2013 Google began documenting examples of web pages they have manually marked as spam. Google said they will show recent examples, updated every hour or so of pages that are removed from their index for spamming. Here is an archive of those pages including the URL, title, snippet, the date and time it was removed and a screen capture of the page.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

How Search Works: From algorithms to answers

Google has posted a wonderful animated infographic about how Google search works on the large-scale level. Sections include The Story, Overview, Crawling & Indexing, Algorithms, Fighting Spam, and Policies. Check it out @

Friday, March 1, 2013

Gmail Search Field Trial

Find what you're looking for faster in Gmail and Search

Join this field trial to preview upcoming features we've been working on, such as:

For more details and to sign up go to