Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Quick tips to search the web like an expert - How to use Google

Tip 23:

Fine-Tune Your Search with Other Operators

The related: operator is just one of several operators you can use to fine-tune your Google search result. All these operators work the same way; enter the operator as part of your query, followed by the parameter for the operator directly after the colon (no spaces), like this: operator:parameter.

What search operators are available for your use?

Here's a short list:

Operator

Use

Usage

allinanchor:

Restricts search to words in the link text on web pages (with multiple keywords)

allinanchor:keyword1 keyword2

allintext:

Restricts search to the body text of web pages (with multiple keywords)

allintext:keyword1 keyword2

allintitle:

Restricts search to the titles only of web pages (with multiple keywords)

allintitle:keyword1 keyword2

allinurl:

Restricts search to web page addresses (with multiple keywords)

inurl:keyword1 keyword2

filetype:

Restricts search to files of a specified type

filetype:extension

inanchor:

Restricts search to words in the link text on web pages

inanchor:keyword

intext:

Restricts search to the body text of web pages

intext:keyword

intitle:

Restricts search to the titles only of web pages

intitle:keyword

inurl:

Restricts search to web page addresses

inurl:keyword

site:

Restricts search to a specific domain or website

site:domain

1 comment:

Lalalaura said...

I have just copied and pasted these and sent them to my work email - such a useful list.
Thanks, Kevin