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Want to add a new Google username to existing one?

We may need multiple username’s for a single account, say

  • We may created a login once upon a time, we may need a new fancy one
  • Timely fashioned logins
  • To maintain a public Picsasa Web Album without spams

So Do you want different login for the same Google account ?

Go to Want to add a new Google username? in Picasa Web’s settings page and add as many login you want

Now you can use all these secondary login in Google login pages, but Gmail is only associated with the primary login so can you freely reveal these in public like Picasa Web Albums

Google Search tips

Here’s a small list of tips that may help you use Google search better.

1.If you’re on Google’s homepage, click on “I’m feeling lucky” if you’re

searching for the site of a company or the official site of a product.

“I’m feeling lucky” sends you to the first search result and saves you

one click.

Example: use this for [bmw], [France Telecom], but

not for general terms like [used cars], [mobile phones history] because

for these queries you’ll want to visit more than one page.

2. If you’re not sure how to spell a word, or if you remember only the first

letters of a word, use Google Suggest. You’ll find it in Firefox 2

search box, in Google Toolbar or at its homepage.

3. Google shows direct answers for simple questions

above the search results. When you try to find a simple fact, enter you

query this way: “Italy population”, and not as a complicated question

like “How many people are in Italy?” because you might confuse Google.

If Google doesn’t show an answer, try to imagine a page that answers your

question. How would the answer sound like for a question like: “What is

the fastest animal on land?”. Of course, it may be “[some animal] is

the fastest animal on land”.

Build your query:

* surround it by quotes, to obtain only results that contain that phrase

* instead of the answer, use a star for each word of the expected answer

For example, “* is the fastest animal on land”.

4. The order of your keywords is important, so you’ll get different

results for “search history” and “history search”. Type only the

important keywords, in the logical order.

5. If you search for a file, you have more options:

* add filetype:[extension] for Office documents, text files, PDFs (for example: divine comedy filetype:pdf)

* use inurl: operator if you actually know the name of the file (for example: inurl:divina-comedia.pdf)

* exploit the standard format of Apache directories by adding intitle:”index of” parent directory to your query (for example: bigfix.exe intitle:”index of” parent directory).

6. You won’t find information about a breaking news in Google search, so it’s a good idea to try Google News and Blog Search. If the event is really important, Google will show results from Google News at the top of the page.

7.Very few people use this option, even though it’s really useful. If you

found a good page, and you want to see related pages, click on the

“Similar pages” next to the search result. Google will show 30

high-quality sites on the same topic. It’s a good way to discover

interesting sites.

8. If you found a site using Google search, but you don’t remember too much about it, try Google Search History. You can browse all your search queries and the pages visited from Google, bookmark interesting sites and more.

9. When you want to explore a domain you aren’t familiar with, a Wikipedia

page is a good place to start. Add “wiki” or “wikipedia” to your Google

search query to find the top results from Wikipedia. You can restrict

your search to a site, by adding site:domainname to a query (for

Wikipedia, you should add site:en.wikipedia.org).

10. Google doesn’t give you a feed for search results, but Web Alerts sends you email updates with the latest relevant Google results for a query.

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