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shabbir 17Mar2005 12:50

Google Operators
 
I found lots of people asking in lots of forums as what are the operators defined by google and I would like to include them for yu here.

Alternate query types

cache:

If you include other words in the query, Google will highlight those words within the cached document. For instance, [cache:www.go4expert.com web] will show the cached content with the word "web" highlighted.

This functionality is also accessible by clicking on the "Cached" link on Google's main results page. The query [cache:] will show the version of the web page that Google has in its cache. For instance, [cache:www.go4expert.com] will show Google's cache of the Google homepage. Note there can be no space between the "cache:" and the web page url.

link:

The query [link:] will list webpages that have links to the specified webpage. For instance, [link:www.go4expert.com] will list webpages that have links pointing to the Google homepage. Note there can be no space between the "link:" and the web page url. This functionality is also accessible from the Advanced Search page, under Page Specific Search > Links.


related:

The query [related:] will list web pages that are "similar" to a specified web page. For instance, [related:www.go4expert.com] will list web pages that are similar to the Google homepage. Note there can be no space between the "related:" and the web page url. This functionality is also accessible by clicking on the "Similar Pages" link on Google's main results page, and from the Advanced Search page, under Page Specific Search > Similar.

info:

The query [info:] will present some information that Google has about that web page. For instance, [info:www.go4expert.com] will show information about the Google homepage. Note there can be no space between the "info:" and the web page url. This functionality is also accessible by typing the web page url directly into a Google search box.

<IMG height=1 alt="" width=1>Other information needs

define: The query [define:] will provide a definition of the words you enter after it, gathered from various online sources. The definition will be for the entire phrase entered (i.e., it will include all the words in the exact order you typed them).

stocks:

If you begin a query with the [stocks:] operator, Google will treat the rest of the query terms as stock ticker symbols, and will link to a page showing stock information for those symbols. For instance, [stocks: intc yhoo] will show information about Intel and Yahoo. (Note you must type the ticker symbols, not the company name.) This functionality is also available if you search just on the stock symbols (e.g. [ intc yhoo ]) and then click on the "Show stock quotes" link on the results page.

<IMG height=1 alt="" width=1>Query modifiers

site:

If you include [site:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to those websites in the given domain. For instance, [help site:www.go4expert.com] will find pages about help within www.go4expert.com. [help site:com] will find pages about help within .com urls. Note there can be no space between the "site:" and the domain. This functionality is also available through Advanced Search page, under Advanced Web Search > Domains.

allintitle:

If you start a query with [allintitle:], Google will restrict the results to those with all of the query words in the title. For instance, [allintitle: google search] will return only documents that have both "google" and "search" in the title. This functionality is also available through Advanced Search page, under Advanced Web Search > Occurrences. v

intitle:

If you include [intitle:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to documents containing that word in the title. For instance, [intitle:google search] will return documents that mention the word "google" in their title, and mention the word "search" anywhere in the document (title or no). Note there can be no space between the "intitle:" and the following word. Putting [intitle:] in front of every word in your query is equivalent to putting [allintitle:] at the front of your query: [intitle:google intitle:search] is the same as [allintitle: google search].

allinurl:

If you start a query with [allinurl:], Google will restrict the results to those with all of the query words in the url. For instance, [allinurl: google search] will return only documents that have both "google" and "search" in the url.

Note that [allinurl:] works on words, not url components. In particular, it ignores punctuation. Thus, [allinurl: foo/bar] will restrict the results to page with the words "foo" and "bar" in the url, but won't require that they be separated by a slash within that url, that they be adjacent, or that they be in that particular word order. There is currently no way to enforce these constraints. This functionality is also available through Advanced Search page, under Advanced Web Search > Occurrences.


inurl:

If you include [inurl:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to documents containing that word in the url. For instance, [inurl:google search] will return documents that mention the word "google" in their url, and mention the word "search" anywhere in the document (url or no). Note there can be no space between the "inurl:" and the following word. Putting "inurl:" in front of every word in your query is equivalent to putting "allinurl:" at the front of your query: [inurl:google inurl:search] is the same as [allinurl: google search].

Original Source http://www.google.com/help/operators.html

sterling45 13Aug2006 22:16

Re: Google Operators
 
Great! Thanks :) a beginner's guide to google!

There's also something very useful you might want to check out while using SE:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boolean_logic

It's called Boolean Logic; It's the proper way to search for topics online efficiently!

shabbir 14Aug2006 06:31

Re: Google Operators
 
Also google has the boolean logic by default included. If you search for "programming forum" without quotes actually it means "programming and forum".

Alex1239 11Jan2009 15:58

Re: Google Operators
 
nice indepth tutorial...

dsouza 2Feb2009 15:23

Re: Google Operators
 
Nice post thanks for sharing.

infomercialscams 27Apr2009 19:56

Re: Google Operators
 
Hello..
Google is a very famous and also a very huge search engine.. In google you can search for any thing and you get so much of links..
I am also a google user and i think all one are use this search engine for better respond..
I can search anything overhere and yes its a very big search engine here i get any type of information..

Lee Norman 9May2009 16:46

Re: Google Operators
 
Hi,

Thanks for sharing useful information.

Here are some google operators and their definitons

define: If you start your query with define:, Google shows definitions from pages on the web for the term that follows. This advanced search operator is useful for finding definitions of words, phrases, and acronyms..

Joseph06 11Jun2009 17:40

Re: Google Operators
 
Nice post,

One of the first and foremost requirements for SEO is to have keyword rich content on your website. You should know what keyword phrases people are using when they are searching online. You should use those keyword phrases in your content so that it has more appeal to your site visitors which in turn generates traffic.

technica 2Dec2009 12:39

Re: Google Operators
 
Very nice article, totally new information for me to learn.

joy285 19Mar2010 20:34

Re: Google Operators
 
Great thanks for sharing the info a great beginner's guide.

rajseo 23Apr2010 15:13

Re: Google Operators
 
Very nice by using these operators Google defines the quality of the search able terms.

agraj1 24Apr2010 12:28

Re: Google Operators
 
Hello,
In my knowledge one more operator which is google search operator
Google Search to find what they need because Google is quite powerful and amazingly accurate. However, not many people know Advanced Search Operators with which Google can be used in different ways to drill down even deeper towards finding information.
thankyou

franky123 27Apr2010 14:36

Re: Google Operators
 
Thanks Shabbir to share important searching operators here. I am familiar with some operators but google operator link helped me to know more about other operators.

MartinJose 2Sep2010 08:39

Re: Google Operators
 
Very helpful resource . Thank you, shabbir.

shabbir 2Sep2010 10:46

Re: Google Operators
 
My pleasure.

raantellus 6Sep2010 15:10

Re: Google Operators
 
hi...

Really you share d the secret of Google operator..thanks many to share the good things...!!! meet again.

raanzen 7Sep2010 11:52

Re: Google Operators
 
hi...

If we need to crawl our site by Google in Daily what can we do...??? meet agian.

parrytint 8Sep2010 12:05

Re: Google Operators
 
hi...

Thanks many to share the Google facts for short terms...!!! meet again.

keywordpro 15Nov2010 22:13

Re: Google Operators
 
Many internet users are not aware about these operators in Google search that's why their searches are not more refined.The more strong you'll be in using Google operators the more easy it'll be for you to get data.

For SEO persons it's very essential to know about operators like allintitle:, allinurl:, link: & site: etc.

aishaarora 5Jan2011 17:14

Re: Google Operators
 
Thanks for sharing useful information...........

vimlesh 24Feb2011 11:25

Re: Google Operators
 
thanks ........

kumarmannu 24Feb2011 14:58

Re: Google Operators
 
Great information thanks.........

aisha123 24Feb2011 16:50

Re: Google Operators
 
nice post thanks for sharing information...........

mathewhogard 3Mar2011 10:35

Re: Google Operators
 
Thanks for sharing such a useful information about the Google operators.

paul white 29Mar2011 12:56

Re: Google Operators
 
These operator are so helpfull in searches i google

dhirendra.gvt 4Apr2011 15:41

Re: Google Operators
 
Thanks sabbir. I agree with you. Your information about Google operators is a very good guide for beginner.

Thanks one's again.

vinaykumar4670 11Apr2011 18:27

Re: Google Operators
 
nice post and thanks for suggest me.

seangtz 12Apr2011 09:34

Re: Google Operators
 
I'm interested in SEO, your article very helpful for me to learn.

yameengvt 25Apr2011 16:54

Re: Google Operators
 
thanx for the tips

benivolentsoft 2Aug2011 12:54

Re: Google Operators
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by technica (Post 61062)
Very nice article, totally new information for me to learn.

IS the really any competition going on your mentioned forums.

adammarleymtts 3Aug2011 12:40

Re: Google Operators
 
Wow this is a great tip I can say on Google. It is very good and will be helpful to work on it. Thanks for this wonderful tip on Google operators.

mukeshsoftona 7Dec2011 12:18

Re: Google Operators
 
Thanks dear. It's new for me......really i got useful info from your post.

maricelibe 14Dec2011 18:01

Re: Google Operators
 
thanks for sharing meaning and list of these operators but i have doubt on two operators intitle and inurl so please can you clarify what both these operator do ? please brief with eg

jhonden 15Dec2011 13:13

Re: Google Operators
 
Glad to know it. I always had a problem while searching for relevant data and i got the answer today. Pleased to know it.

Webmastergrace 1Jun2012 15:03

Re: Google Operators
 
Google Operators is really useful to search specific information on search engine.Thanks for sharing such informative post.

Adamdavid 1Jun2012 15:07

Re: Google Operators
 
This article which you have posted is a great topic and very helpful and good info. It will help a lot for the beginner's like us. Thanks.


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