Yes, Google is the world’s number one search site.
But it’s also so much more.
Learning more about the power of Google will allow you to get answers, improve your process, be more productive and save time.
Here are 14 Google tips and tricks that will allow you to use Google like a wholesaling ninja!
Search within a specific site: Precede your query with site: if you know you want your answer from within a specific site or type of site (.org, .edu). For example: site:edu or site:wholesalermasterminds.com
Example – Copy this search string (or click link) to find everything related to PVP on WholesalerMasterminds.com site:wholesalermasterminds.com pvp
Search by file type: Search for specific types of files, such as PDFs, PPTs, or XLS, by adding filetype: and the 3-letter file abbreviation
Example– If you are looking for PDFs about that mention Ben Bernanke, copy this search string (or click link) to see ben bernanke filetype:ppt
Include words in your search: Use the minus – sign to specify particular items you don’t want in your results, like asset class in a search result
Example – You’d like life insurance information but don’t want to include “term” life copy this search string (or click link) life insurance -term
Find related pages: Find pages that have similar content. For instance, if you find a website you like, try using related:[insert URL] to locate similar websites.
Example – What sites are related to the Wall Street Journal website? Copy this search string (or click link) related:wsj.com
Check the weather: Search ‘weather’ followed by a U.S. zip code or the name of any city in the world to get the current weather and forecast.
Example – Headed to South Bend for a meeting in the AM? Click this link for an example of the latest weather report for South Bend, IN.
Get real time stock quotes: Typing any ticker symbol into the search box will get you real time stock quotes that update live in your search results.
Example – Need a quick quote on AAPL? Click this link for the latest price of Apple.
Check sport scores and schedules: Get scores and schedules for your favorite NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB teams simply by typing the team or league into the search box.
Example – Need to know if the Giants won and/or covered the spread? Also need to know who they play next week? Click this link for the latest information on the New York Giants.
Track your packages – Need a quick status of the that box of lit that was supposed to arrive for your meeting tomorrow afternoon? Track your UPS, FedEx, or USPS packages by typing the tracking number directly into the search box.
Example – Click this link for an example of a UPS search on 1Z9999W99999999999
Get the definition (and proper spelling) of a word: Put define: in front of any word to get its definition.
Example – Writing a document and want to be sure you used the right form of the word, and that you spelled it correctly? Click this link for the definition of devise (versus device).
Calculate anything: Enter any math equation into the search box and Google will calculate your answer.
Example – Need to calculate a quick dividend payment? Click this link to see the result of a $.07 dividend payout on 1423.678 shares.
Check flight schedules: To see flight schedules to or from a particular destination, type flights from or flights to followed by the city or airport of interest.
Example – Click this link to see flight from San Francisco to New York.
Check the status of a flight: Enter the airline name and the flight number to see the status of that flight
Example: You are screaming around town and need to pick your sales manager from the airport. Click this link to see the status of United flight #1.
Search for an address: To map any location, type in the city name or zip code followed by the word [map], and you’ll see a map of that location.
Example – Heading to Reno and need to get a quick lay of the land? Click this link to see the map of Reno.
Search by voice: To search the web by speaking, tap the microphone button on the Google search box on your home screen, or press down for a few seconds on the physical search button on your phone to activate the “Speak Now” screen