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Help and Tips

Help and tips for using the Yahoo! Search engine. Further refine your search results. Perform specialty searches for weather, gasoline prices, definitions, area codes, and more.


#1: Find Cheap Gas Prices On Your Computer or Mobile Device
Save money pumping gas into your car. Use Yahoo! Search to find cheap gas prices around your city or neighborhood.

#2: Stop Displaying Search Suggestions (Search Assist)
Prevent the Yahoo! search engine from displaying search suggestions as you type.

#3: Search UPC Codes
Search for information on a UPC code via Yahoo! Search to see other products made by the same manufacturer.

#4: Limit Searches to a Particular Host Name
Search for items in Yahoo! on a particular host.

#5: Convert Weights and Measurements
Convert between inches and centimeters, pounds and kilograms, and more with Yahoo.

#6: Add Yahoo! Search to My Webpage
If you run a website and/or blog, you can add a Yahoo! Search box directly on the page.

#7: Display the Local Time
Show the current time in London, New York, Sydney, or wherever.

#8: Define a Word
Use Yahoo! Search's built-in dictionary to define unrecognizable words.

#9: Save Time, Open Search Results in a New Window
Stop jumping back and forth between the Yahoo! Search results page and matching websites; open links in new windows.

#10: Display Traffic Reports
View traffic maps of many major US metropolitan areas.

#11: Show All Results From a Website
Tell Yahoo! Search to only return search results from a particular website.

#12: Sports Scores
Get the latest scores for your favorite sports team with Yahoo! Search.

#13: Show Only Recently Updated Documents
Force Yahoo! Search to only display newer documents updated within the last few months or year.

#14: Track a Shipped Package
Display the delivery status of packages shipped via FedEx, UPS, or the United States Postal Service (USPS).

#15: Display Stock Quotes
Display company financial information, including stock quotes, from within the Yahoo! search engine.

#16: Show More Results Per Page
Stop clicking "next page" so much when viewing Yahoo! Search results.

#17: Use Yahoo! As a Calculator
Perform basic mathematical calculations from the Yahoo! Search box.

#18: US Movie Theater Showtimes
Find out what movies are playing at nearby movie theatres from within the Yahoo! search engine.

#19: Display the Exchange Rate
Display the exchange rate between dollars, euros, pounds, pesos, yen, and other monetary systems from within the Yahoo! search engine.

#20: Only Search for PDF or DOC files
Force Yahoo! Search to only look for Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDF files, or other document types.

#21: Search for Text in a Web Page's Title
Use Yahoo! Search's title searching feature to try to find web documents more closely matching your subject of interest.

#22: Display Word Synonyms
Yahoo! Search can act as a thesaurus to help aid your writing.

#23: Airport Information
Display airport addresses, maps, and flight information including delays from the Yahoo! search engine.

#24: See Who Links to a Particular Site
Get a good idea of a web site's popularity rating by seeing who links to it.

#25: Limit Results By Language
Only return Yahoo! Search results in languages you desire.

#26: Ignore Words to Clarify Searches
Keep certain unwanted words or phrases from appearing in your Yahoo! Search results.

#27: Find Hotel Listings
Planning on traveling? Find hotel listings via Yahoo! Search.

#28: Search the Web with Yahoo! Search
Use the Yahoo! search engine to explore the web.

#29: Find Zip Codes for a US City
Mailing a letter to the US and forgot the zip code for the city or address? Find it with Yahoo! Search.

#30: Area Code Search
Where does a particular phone number point to? Find out with Yahoo! Search.

#31: Limit Results by Country
You can request Yahoo! to limit search results to websites located in a particular country.

#32: Weather Reports
Ask Yahoo! Search for weather reports for cities across the globe.

#33: Navigate the Yahoo! Network
Quickly jump around the various websites that compose the Yahoo! Network.

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