Aug 01 2010

What are the most often used google search operators?

Category: Computers & Internet

Answer:

Google has a variety of ways to more precisely search the web beyond their standard web search function. Below are the best and most popular search operators that Google has to offer. Each of the examples below represents ways to better use Google to find exactly what you are looking for. To use them simply place the phrase below before the keywords, no spaces.

allinanchor: – This function will restrict the search results to pages that predominately have this exact keyword or phrase in their anchor text. Anchor text is simply the link text information that used when linking one site to another.

allintext: – This function will restrict the search results to pages that only contain the keywords or phrase in the content or text of a particular page or website. The text won’t be in the exact order you specify unless you add quotation marks around it.

allintitle: – This function will restrict the search results to pages that contain the exact keywords or phrase in the title tag of a web page. The title tag of a web site or web page will typically be located at the very top of a browser window when you are visiting most websites.

allinurl: – This function will restrict the search results to pages that contain the exact keywords or phrase in the URL of a web page. The URL of a web site or web page will typically be located in the address bar of your browser.

cache: – This function is used in conjunction with specific websites and will restrict results that contain only the cached version of a particular site or page.

define: – This function allows you to look for web definitions for specific keywords and phrases. Google has the ability to display definitions from pages that follow their predefined definition search criteria. It is a quick and helpful tool when you don’t have a dictionary on hand.

filetype: – This function allows you to search the web for specific documents such as PDFs, Docs, or other file types.

inanchor: – The Inanchor function allows you to search for anchor text and text all in one function. To use it you will need to specify the search term or phrase first and then the anchor. Example Miami inanchor: hotels.

link: – This function allows you to see other pages linking to the specified web page. Google will often limit what it shows for this function. Yahoo and AlltheWeb should be used with this search function. It can be used in this manner link:http://www.example.com.

related: – Shows similar pages of a particular URL.

site: – This function shows all cached pages for a specific web site. It can be used in this manner site:http://www.example.com


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