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Reverse image search: pure awesomeness
See the little camera icon to the left of the seach button in the image above? Go to the Google Images home page and click that button. What you will see is a menu that asks you either for a URL or to upload an image. So, what good does that do you? Well, have you ever seen a tiny picture that you wanted to see full-size? Simply save that image or copy the URL to it, follow the prompt after you click that camera icon, then revel in the joy that is reverse image search!
That is just one of the many applications reverse image search is good for. Check out this post of mine, as well as the Google video below, for additional clarity and uses of reverse image search:
How to view non-personalized search results
Tired of seeing search results that are filled with personal recommendations, auto-corrections, and more? Google quietly launched the "verbatim" tool a number of months ago to help you alleviate that. To use it, after you perform a search, on the left, you will see "More search tools." Click it and it will drop down to reveal the "verbatim" tool. Once you click "verbatim," your search results will refresh and yield unfiltered, uninfluenced search results. For more about the "verbatim" tool, click here to read Google's official announcement of it.
How to quickly find a definition
Need to know the definition of a word? Simply head to Google and use the "define:" operator! For example, if you wanted a definition of ZDNet, you would search for the following: define:zdnet
Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!