#  Cool Google Tricks →

January 2nd, 2008 | In Worth Knowing 

Lifehacker’s made yet another post about Google hacks. Most are rather old (currency conversion, time zones) some are outright silly (#2 is Image Search? Really?). But I like this one a lot:

Simply search for, in quotes: “better than _keyword_” […]

The results will almost always lead you to discovering alternatives to whatever it is you’re searching for. Using the same concept, you can use this trick to discover new music or movies. For example, ” reminds me of _someband_” or “sounds like _someband_” will pull up artists people have thought sounded similar to the one you typed in. This is also a great way to find good, no-name musicians you’d probably never know of otherwise.

Tips 4 and 5 are cool too. And though I have no use for #1, it’s cool to know that Google can do it.