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Google Search Operators For Narrowing Down Your Search Results

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  • 01 July 2022
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  • Sathiyamoorthy V

Google Search Operators

Here's a little cheat sheet for some of the most useful Google Search operators, including the ones we've already mentioned:

Operator How to Use It Examples
* (Asterisk) Add the asterisk as a placeholder for an unknown word or fact Find quotes that start with "Life is like a": Life is like a *
" (Quotation marks) Look for an exact word or phrase by putting it in quotes Find pages that talk about the book One Hundred Years of Solitude: "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
- (Hyphen) Use a hyphen before a word or site to exclude it from your search results Omit Wikipedia pages from search results: -site:wikipedia.org. Narrow results to the band R.E.M., not rapid eye movement: R.E.M. -sleep
.. (Two Periods) Separate numbers with two periods without spaces to search for numbers within that range Find phones that cost between $200 and $400: Android phone $200..$400. Find computer milestones that took place between 1950 and 2000: "computer milestones" 1950..2000
allintitle: Use allintext:[search phrase] to find pages with all of those words in the title of the page Show pages that have both "Apple" and "notebook" in the title: allintitle:Apple notebook
allintext: Use allintext:[search phrase] to find pages with all of those words in the body of the page Show pages that mention Roth, IRA, and investments in the body: allintext:Roth IRA investments
allinurl: Use allinurl:[search phrase] to find pages with all of those words in the URL Show pages that have both "Microsoft" and "Surface" in the URL: allinurl:Microsoft Surface
AROUND(n) Add AROUND(n) between two search terms to find pages where those terms are written on the page in close proximity. The number you choose in place of n sets the maximum distance between the terms. This is useful for finding relationships between two search terms. Find pages that mention Facebook and Microsoft in the same sentence or paragraph: Facebook AROUND(7) Microsoft
site: Use site:[URL] to limit search results to a specific website Find pages on blogbyte that mention php: site:blogbyte.in php
related: Use related:[URL] to find sites similar to a specific website Find websites similar to google: related:google.com
filetype: Use filetype:[suffix] to limit results to a certain file format, such as PDF or DOC. Find keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Office that are shared as PDF: _filetype:pdf office keyboard shortcuts___
intitle: Use intitle:[search phrase] to search for pages that have at least one of your search words in the title Show pages that have "Apple" or "notebook" or both in the title: intitle:Apple notebook
intext: Use intext:[search phrase] to search for pages that have at least one of your search words in the body of the page Show pages that mention Roth, IRA, and/or investments in the body: intext:Roth IRA investments
inurl: Use inurl:[search phrase] to search for pages that have at least one of your search words in the URL Show pages that mention Roth, IRA, and/or investments in the body: intext:Roth IRA investments
OR Perform two search queries at the same time by separating your search terms with OR. This will find pages that have one of several words. Search for pages that reference "Google Drive," "Dropbox," or "OneDrive": "Google Drive" OR Dropbox OR OneDrive

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