Find an exact phrase = Use quotes - "to be, or not to be"
Exclude a word or phrase = Use minus sign - -dog or -"large dogs"
Unknown word or phrase = Use an asterisk - Julia * played in Sound of Music
Search for trending topics = Use a hashtag - #blackfriday
Find results only within a specific site = Use site command - Samsung TV site:amazon.com
Limit to a specific domain type = Use site command with domain - Maker's Spaces site:.edu (to limit searching to websites that end in .edu)
Find sites similar to another site = Use related command - related:wikipedia.com
Looking for a specific file type, use file command - "Apple Watch" file:ppt
Calculations = type in the equation - 17/4*2
Get a currency exchange rate = type what you are looking for - 100 dollars in euros
Find an image you can use on an advertising flyer = Use the "Usage Rights" in Images - Click Images at top of Google, search for your image, click on Search Tools, then Usage Rights
Need a quick timer, use the Timer command - Set Timer For 10 minutes
Weather command will give you a quick weather report - weather Portland, OR (can also use zip code)
Google is a dictionary - define:word
Going to a movie, quickly look up what is playing - movies 94598
Sports score = type in team name - Patriots
Go to Settings (at the bottom of the Google page) and select Advanced Search for even more Google fun!