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7 Useful Google Cheatsheets – Download for Free!

I know that our readers love cheat sheets: our last year’s post listing SEO cheatsheets had a great response. This week I have collected another set of useful lists that will allow you to use Google services to their full potential.

Enjoy! 7 useful Google cheatsheets:

1. Google Search Cheatsheet: Google Shortcuts

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Download here: Google (and Yahoo) Search Shortcuts

A search shortcut is any pre-defined combination of characters / words that allows to quickly get an answer to your initial question. Google has plenty of them – most of these have become even more efficient with Google Instant – allowing you to see the answer even before typing the whole shortcut query.

Favorite shortcuts:

define:term For definitions and encyclopedic references
site:domain.com / site:.tld Search within a site or within a top level domain
cache: Access the saved copy of the page

2. Google Search Cheatsheet: Advanced Operators

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Download link: Google Advanced Operators

Google has quite a few search operators. Apart from the above cheat sheet that lists pretty much all of them, here are some additional collections and tips on making the most of them:

3. Google Analytics Cheatsheet: Features and Hacks

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Download link: Google Analytics Cheatsheet

Google Analytics has tons of features – so this cheatsheet (courtesy of Ian Lurie) must have involved tons of work. The two-sheet list contains the following sections:

  1. Setting up help (including tips if your site spans multiple subdomains);
  2. Link tagging: tracking code variables and examples
  3. The comprehensive guide to Google Analytics Filters
  4. Goals and Goal tracking
  5. Tracking 404 errors;
  6. Advanced hacks – collection;
  7. Related tools and resources.

4. Gmail Cheatsheet: Keyboard Shortcuts

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Download link: Gmail Shortcuts on Scribd and this graphical cheat sheet

With Gmail labs and third-party tools, Gmail web interface is quickly becoming the preferred email management application. And these keyboard shortcuts will make your work even more productive.

Personal favorites:

g then s Takes you to all conversations you have starred.
g then i Returns you to the inbox.
/ Puts your cursor in the search box.

5. Google Docs Cheatsheet: Keyboard Shortcuts

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Download links:

  1. Google Docs: Keyboard shortcuts for Google spreadsheets
  2. Google Docs: Keyboard shortcuts for Google presentations
  3. Google Docs: Keyboard shortcuts for Google documents

If you like using Google Docs, you will love these shortcuts. You are likely to be aware of most of them by now, so chances are you will not have to keep the cheat sheet!

Personal favorites:

Alt+Enter Start a new line in the same cell
Ctrl+Enter Insert line break in a cell
Shift+F2 Edit comment
Ctrl+/ Open keyboard shortcuts help

6. Google Reader Cheat Sheet: Keyboard Shortcuts

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Download link: GReader cheatsheet (visual)

If you like Google, you are likely to be using Google Reader. Besides, like I described in my post on creating permanent Twitter archive, it can be used to store and make searchable lots of data.

7. Honorable Mention! All Google Keyboard Shortcuts!

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Download link: Google Shortcuts

The huge guide to keyboard shortcuts for Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Reader, Google Maps and Google Video.

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Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
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15 thoughts on “7 Useful Google Cheatsheets – Download for Free!

  1. The main purpose of this cheat sheet is to make things easier. It breaks the time and we can make more work using shortcuts. Who wants to always take the long road anyway?

  2. Thank you, especially for the Google Analytics shortcuts. As a side note, when folks find out about the Google Analytics option to filter out their own office or home PC for traffic, their heart just sinks when they see the results going forward.