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Ask Search Cheat Sheet
Search More Of The Web With The Ask Cheat Sheet

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Ask Shortcut Finds Pages That Have...
"love my cat" the entire phrase "love my cat" in that exact order
nap -office the word nap but NOT the word office
intitle: hamburger looks for instances of the word "hamburger" in the page title
inurl: cheese looks for instances of the word "cheese" in the page URL
love lang:(insert code) NL(Dutch),EN(English), FR(French), DE(German),IT(Italian),PT(Portuguese),ES (Spanish)
site:(search only one website) search just one domain or site; i.e., site:websearch.about.com "myspace"
geoloc: (insert code) searches one geographic location:CA(Central America),EU(Europe),IA (India or Asia),NA(North America),OC(Oceania),SA (South America)
last: last date modified; i.e., last:week, last:month, last:year
beforedate:(insert specific date) i.e., search engines beforedate:19880318 (march 18, 1988)
after: (insert specific date) afterdate:19880318
betweendate:(insert specific date) i.e., "madonna songs" betweendate:19940201,19991119
images:coffee searches for images (sub your own search term)
zip code find lots of info just using a zip code
weather in... i.e., weather in san francisco
map get a map of anywhere in the world: i.e., map alaska
time in get the time anywhere in the world; i.e., time in new york city
population of population stats; i.e., population of los angeles
local search i.e., pizza 97110, plumbers portland oregon
movie: find titles, showtimes, and reviews in your area
encyclopedia: find an encyclopedia entry using Ask.com
dictionary: use Ask to find a definition, i.e., dictionary podcast
convert: i.e., 4 miles to yards, 56 ounces to pounds
famous people just type in a name: Thomas Jefferson, Mr. T, etc.
driving directions specify your start and end points
stock: for example, stock:nike
address john smith find an address
phone number jane doe find a phone number
ringtones: i.e., ringtones:raffi
wallpapers:waterfalls NOTE: this is only for mobile wallpapers
free games goes directly to a bunch of free online games
instant blog search; i.e., lifehacker find instant info on popular blogs and recent posts
capitol of... insert country, state, or province name for a quick answer
president of... insert country, state, or province name for a quick answer
government of... insert country, state, or province name for a quick answer
history of... insert country, state, or person's name for a quick answer
culture of... insert country, state, or province name for a quick answer
facts on... insert pretty much anything here for a quick answer
religion in... insert country, state, or province name for a quick answer
climate in... insert country, state, or province name for a quick answer

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