Advanced Comprehensive List of Search Operators for Google

By | March 10, 2016

Google Search Operators

Find exactly what you’re looking for in search. At the point when Google does not give the outcomes, you need within their search results you can use a search operator to manipulate the search results. These tools are particularly helpful for search engine optimization purposes.


Below is the List of Some Operators useful for your search:

Operator “

    When you put a word or phrase in quotes, the results will only include pages with the same words in the same order as the ones inside the quotes. Only use this if you’re looking for an exact word or phrase, otherwise, you’ll exclude many helpful results by mistake.
Ex:  “Imagine all the people”

Operator *

Add an asterisk as a placeholder for any unknown or wildcard terms. Searches for a missing word in a phrase search.
Ex: “Thomas * Edison”

It will give you the results like,
Thomas Edison
Thomas A. Edison
Thomas Alva Edison

Operator ~

Searches for a specified keyword and words that are similar to that word.
EX:
“SciFinder Scholar” ~tutorial
It will give you the results like,

SciFinder Scholar help
SciFinder Scholar guide
SciFinder Scholar documentation

Operator . .

Separate numbers by two periods without spaces to see results that contain numbers in a range.
Ex:

camera $50..$100
It will find the camera that cost $ 50 to $100.

Operator –

When you use a dash before a word or site, it excludes sites with that info from your results. This is useful for words with multiple meanings, like Jaguar the car brand and jaguar the animal.
Ex : 

jaguar speed -car or pandas -site:wikipedia.org

Operator $

it will Find prices
Ex:

 Nikon $400

Operator #

It find popular hashtags for trending topics
Ex:

#hacking

Search operators are words that can be added to searches to help narrow down the results. Don’t worry about memorizing every operator, because you can also use the Advanced Search page to create these searches.

Operator SITE:

Get results from certain sites or domains.
Examples:

Olympics site:nbc.com and Olympics site:.gov

Operator RELATED:

Find sites that are similar to a web address you already know.
Example: related:time.com

Operator OR

Find pages that might use one of the several words.
Example: marathon OR race

Operator INFO:

Get information about a web address, including the cached version of the page, similar pages, and pages that link to the site.
Example: info:google.com

Operator MOVIE:

Searches for showtimes by location or for a specific movie.
Example:
Find reviews and showtimes for Iron Man 2 near Needham, MA.
movie: Iron Man 2 movie:02492

Operator Stock:

Displays the current stock quote.
Example:

stocks: Facebook

Note: When you search using operators or punctuation marks(*  –  ”  ~  ..) don’t add any spaces between the operator and your search terms. A search for site:nytimes.com will work, but the site: nytimes.com won’t.

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The following table lists the search operators that work with each Google search service. 
  • Search Service
    Search Operators
    Web Search
    allinanchor:, allintext:, allintitle:, allinurl:, cache:, define:, filetype:, 
     inanchor:, info:, intext:, intitle:, inurl:,link:, related:, site:
    Image Search
    allintitle:, allinurl:, filetype:, inurl:, intitle:, site:
    Groups
    allintext:, allintitle:, author:, group:, insubject:, intext:, intitle:
    Directory
    allintext:, allintitle:, allinurl:,  filetype:, intext:, intitle:, inurl:
    News
    allintext:, allintitle:, allinurl:, intext:, intitle:, inurl:, location:, source:
    Product Search
    allintext:, allintitle:

Why to use those Services?

To search anything in Google using those search services, it will give the restricted type of Particular Search for what you are seeing in the web.

How to use those Services?

Just type the service name (ex. allinurl: Amazon) and the text you wanted to see.
Example: allinurl: amazon faq

   will return only documents that contain the words “Amazon” and “faq” in the URL, such as “ www.amazon.com/gp/baby/baby-faq”.
filetype:
Google will restrict the results to pages whose names end in the suffix.
 Example:
 email security filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc

It will give you results with words like email security containing the filetype of .pdf or .doc only.

allinanchor:
Google restricts results to pages containing all query terms you specify in the anchor text on links to the page.

allinanchor:
   Google restricts results to those containing all the query terms you specify in the text of the page.

allintitle:
Google restricts results to those containing all the query terms you specify in the title.

allinurl:
Google restricts results to those containing all the query terms you specify in the URL.

author:
Google will restrict your Google Groups results to include newsgroup articles by the author you specify. The author can be a full or partial name or email address.

cache:
Google’s cached version of a web page, instead of the current version of the page.

define:
Google shows definitions from pages on the web for the term that follows.

Example:
define: blog  will show definitions for “Blog”

info:
The query info:URL will present some information about the corresponding web page

intext:
 It will restricts results to documents containing term in the text.

inurl:
Google will restrict the results to documents containing that word in the URL.
Example:

 inurl:pte site:www.allinfi.com ] searches for pages on All infi in which the URL contains the word “pte”

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