5 Google features you’re not using, but should be


Google is arguably the worlds most loved search engine. In 2013 alone, there were over 2 trillion annual searches, which equates to nearly 6 billion searches per day.

One would think such a popular site should have a very sleek user interface to go with it. However, as you would no doubt know, Google’s home page is very plain and thus its full feature set is not immediately obvious.

The leading factor behind this – the founders didn’t know HTML and wanted a quick interface. Hence, with such a bare interface, some features which can dramatically increase the experience and accuracy of your search results are often overlooked.

Below are 5 useful, but often overlooked features that can significantly improve your Google Search results:

#1 – Reverse Image Search

Ever wondered where an image has come from or would like an image you have in a larger file size? Using the “Search By Image” feature on Google will do just that. You can either drag the image from the website or from your computer straight to the search box on images.google.com and let Google do the work – simple!

#2 – Discover Local Businesses

Google has begun placing a large emphasis on localising search engine results. You may notice that your search results may differ depending on your location, especially when searching via mobile. To use this to your advantage, head to www.google.com.au/maps/ and try combining search terms such as “pizza (suburb)” to get a list of pizza stores in that suburb – especially handy when you’re in unfamiliar territory! For extra effect, try adding words such as “best” and “top” at the start of your search to see Google Reviews by others.

#3 – Find Related Pages

Wanting to find a similar site to the one you’re already looking at? Instead of wasting countless hour’s googling things related to that website in particular, type “related:http://www.yourwebsiteaddress.com/”. Sites related to the website you have entered will now appear in the search engine results. We still recommend Googling popular keywords related to the site you’re after to maximise your results.

#4 – Get Definitions

Typing “define (word)” into Google search will yield a wealth of definitions, synonyms and even the history of that particular word you’re researching. This allows you to get quick definitions for words, the perfect solution for when you’re trying to finish that all important report or email. It’s not limited to just single words either, you can define phrases such as “now and again”, brand names like “Pizza Hut” or things such as “Titanic Movie”. Get creative!

#5 – Convert Currencies

You’re looking to purchase something online from an overseas store but you’ve just realised you have no idea of the current conversion rates. By typing “AUD to USD”, or any other currency, an online calculator will come up allowing you free will to work out the exchange on any amount you would like. Although Google have posted a disclaimer that the results may be inaccurate at times, it is definitely the easiest way to do a quick currency conversion online.

Using these 5 handy search feature, you’ll be mastering Google in no time and displaying the most accurate results for what you’re after.

We are proud sponsor of Cumberland Soccer Club


We are proud to announce that we are sponsoring one of South Australia’s longest running soccer clubs Cumberland United. We were approached by the club after our son Brando was chosen to play in their Under 7’s team.

Since its inception Cumberland has competed in various tournaments and competitions and has won numerous trophies but probably none more significant as in 1978 when the club won the State League Championship and the Federation Cup in the same year.

One of the many perks of being a sponsor is we get to have out logo on the back of the teams jersies. Over the next couple of months we will be re-designing their website, so make sure you come back and have a look.

To view the website click here.

Category : Graphic Design Adelaide

Happiness in a glass – Branding Adelaide

Nook Nosh is a small bar located just out of the CBD on Unley Road, Unley. Here they serve great boutique wine, craft beers, a range of classic spirits, and tasty grazing foods, with a strong focus on local South Australian producers.

This “lovingly created” bar has a warm and inviting setting and is designed to be a welcoming place to share love for sips and nibbles. The owners, Chris and Lisa promise an easy, feel good experience, in which to share good times, and some of the good things in life, with great friends and friends-to-be.

We were lucky enough to be asked to create their branding Adelaide.

Find Your Everything has put together a neat little video on Adelaide’s cosy little bar.

Address: 111 Unley Road, Unley, 5061
Phone: 0405 005 447
Website: http://www.nooknosh.com.au/
Email: sips@nooknosh.com.au
FAcebook: https://www.facebook.com/nooknosh