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|Power Googling: Advanced Searching|
When you don't find what you're seeking, consider specifying more precisely what you want by using Google's Advanced Search features.
Don't be frightened by the name "Advanced Search"; it's easy to use, and it allows you to select or exclude pages with more precision than Google's standard search box.
Click on the Advanced Search link at the right of Google's search box.
or visit www.google.com/advanced_search and fill in the form.
Filling in the top portion of the Advanced Search form is an easy way to write restricted queries without having to use the " ," +, -, OR notation discussed in the section Crafting Your Query.
with all of the words [ tap dance ] with all search terms with the exact phrase [ "tap dance" ] with terms in quotes in the specified order only without the words [ tap -dance ]
[ -tap dance ]
including none of the terms preceded by a - with at least one of the words [ tap OR ballet] with at least one of the terms adjacent to OR
By using special characters and operators, you can
Advanced Operators are query words that have special meaning to Google.
Note: The colon (:) after the operator name is required.
The following table lists features available on the Advanced Search page that are accessible via search operators.
File Format filetype: Occurrences
in the title of the page
in the text of the page
in the URL of the page
in the links to the page
Domain site: Similar related: Links link:
The following table lists the search operators that work with each Google search service. Click on an operator to jump to its description
Search Service Search Operators Web Search allinanchor:, allintext:, allintitle:, allinurl:, cache:, define:, filetype:, id:, inanchor:, info:, intext:, intitle:, inurl:, inlink:, phonebook:, related:, rphonebook:, safesearch:, site:, stocks:, Image Search allintitle:, allinurl:, filetype:, inurl:, intitle:, site: Groups allintext:, allintitle:, author:, group:, insubject:, intext:, intitle: Directory allintext:, allintitle:, allinurl:, ext:, filetype:, intext:, intitle:, inurl: News allintext:, allintitle:, allinurl:, intext:, intitle:, inurl:, location:, source: Froogle allintext:, allintitle:, store:
For tips, tricks, and examples of many special features and advanced operators, visit the Google Guide Example Reference (Cheat Sheet), www.googleguide.com/example_ref.html.
This page was last modified on Sunday November 05, 2006.
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