Advanced Operators For Google Search

Today Google is the top search engine of the internet. It has got more than 89% market share. Most of the internet users prefer Google as their favorite search engine. It provides many features and options to search on the web. It has got many operators that can be used to search to get required results.

Below is the list of all the important search operators which can be used for searching on Google :

allinanchor:

When used this operator to search, google restricts results to pages containing all the pages that contain only the query terms in the anchor text on links to the page.

Example :

allinanchor: best psychology books

The above query displays results that contain “best” “psychology” and “books”. If you use the operator inanchor: google displays only the first word that’s next to the operator, i.e., it searches for only the word “best” in anchor links.

allintext:

This operator restricts the results that contain all the query terms specified.

Example :

allintext: top beautiful cities

The above operator displays all the pages that contain all the three words “top”, “beautiful” and “cities”

allintitle:

The allintitle operator searches for all the webpages that contain the specified terms in title of the webpage.

Example :

allintitle: top beautiful cities

The above operator displays all the webpages that contains the words “top” “beautiful” “cities” in title of the webpage.

allinurl:

The allinurl operator displays all the webpages that contains the query term in the url of the webpage.

Example :

allinurl: mobile tricks

The above operator displays the the webpages that contains the terms “mobile” and “tricks” in the url of the webpage.

define:

The define operator is used to find the definitions of any word. Use it to find meaning of any word.

Example:

define email

The above operator displays the exact definition of email.

filetype:

The filetype operator is used to display only specified file types in search results. It is used as a suffix. That means it is used along with other operators.

Example:

learn java programming filetype: pdf

The above operator displays only those webpages that contains the files with type pdf and with terms “learn” “java” and “programming” in it.

* Wildcard :

This operator is very less known but a very powerful operator when used correctly. When included in the search query, it treats the star as a placeholder for any unknown terms and find the best matches.

Example:

Article published in * Newspaper

The above query displays the results by replacing * with the best results containing any newspaper name.

Minus operator:

The minus operator is used to display results that does not contain the specified term in the results

Example:

wanted movie -hollywood

The above search query displays results that does not contain the term hollywood in it.

Number range (..) :

The number range operator displays the results containing searches for results that contain numbers in a given range. You can specify the numbers in any units.

Example:

Mobile Phones $10..$20

The above search query displays all the results with mobile phones with cost between $10 and $20.

Phrase search (use double quotes):

If you want to search a whole phrase in a web page then you need to include the words in double quotations.

Example :

“Alexander Bell”

The above search query displays results that contains the whole phrase ‘alexander bell’ and omits all the results that contains ‘Alexander G Bell’.

Boolean Operator (OR, AND) :

You can also use boolean operators like OR and AND but make sure that you use uppercase letters, because it won’t accept ‘or’ and ‘and’.

Example :

Cardiologist OR Heart Specialists in Hyderabad

The above search query displays results that contains either cardiologist or heart specialists in the search results. You can use the AND operator in the same way.

Site:

The Site Operator is used to display results from only a given site.

Example:

adolf hitler site:wikipedia

The above search query displays only those results that are present in wikipedia website.

These are the few of the many google operators that can make your searching easy. I will update more operators very soon.

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