Google operator examples
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will return only pages in which the anchor text on links to the pages contain the words "best," "museums," and "sydney."
allinanchor: best museums sydney
will return only pages in which the words "travel," "packing," and "list" appear in the text of the page. This functionality can also be obtained through the Advanced Web Search page, under Occurrences.
allintext: travel packing list
will return only documents that contain the words "detect" and "plagiarism" in the title.
allintitle: detect plagiarism
will return only documents that contain the words "google" and "faq" in the URL, such as "www.google.com/help/faq.html".
allinurl: google faq
return articles that contain the word "children" written by John Doe
children author:john author:doe
return articles that contain the word "children" written by email@example.com.
will show Google's cached version of the Electronic Frontier Foundation home page.
will show Google's cached version of Flight Diary in which Hamish Reid's documents what's involved in learning how to fly with the terms "fly" and "diary" highlighted
cache:www.pandemonia.com/flying/ fly diary
will show definitions for "Blog" (weB LOG
will return Adobe Acrobat pdf files that match the terms "web," "page," "evaluation," and "checklist."
web page evaluation checklist filetype:pdf
You can restrict the results to pages whose names end with pdf and doc by using the OR operator, e.g.
email security filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc
will return articles in the group misc.kids.moderated that contain the word "sleep"
will return articles in the subarea misc.kids that contain the word "sleep."
will return pages in which the anchor text on links to the pages contain the word "gourmet" and the page contains the word "restaurants."
will show information about the national hotel directory GotHotel.com home page.
will return Google Group articles that contain the phrase "falling asleep" in the subject.
will return documents that mention the word "pandemonia" in the text, and mention the names "Hamish" and "Reid" anywhere in the document (text or not).
Hamish Reid intext:pandemonia
will return documents that mention the word "help" in their titles, and mention the words "flu" and "shot" anywhere in the document (title or not).
flu shot intitle:help
searches for pages on Google Guide in which the URL contains the word "print." It finds pdf files that are in the directory or folder named "print" on the Google Guide website.
will return documents that mention the words "healthy" in their URL, and mention the word "eating" anywhere in the document.
to find pages that point to Google Guide's home page, enter:
Find links to the Google home page not on Google's own site.
Find links to the UK Owners Direct home page not on its own site.
will show articles that match the term "queen" from sites in Canada. Many other country names work; try them and see.
will list web pages that are similar to the Consumer Reports home page.
will show admissions information from London School of Economics' site
to find information on Windows security from all sites except microsoft.com, enter:
windows security -site:microsoft.com
will return articles with the word "election" that appear in the New York Times.
This means that the news source ID is ha_aretz__subscription_. This query will only return articles that include the word "peace" from the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz.
will return the weather for Sunnyvale, California
weather Sunnyvale CA
will return the weather for the city containing the zip code (US postal code) 94041, which is Mountain View, California.
Use the site: operator to search for armchairs on Ikea's site, www.ikea.com.
Find all pages on google.com but not on answers.google.com nor on directory.google.com whose titles include the words "FAQ" or "help."
intitle:FAQ OR intitle:help site:google.com -site:answers.google.com -site:directory.google.com
Find pages whose titles include surfing that are not about surfing the World Wide Web.
intitle:surfing -WWW -"World Wide Web"
How can you search for [ google help ] on Google Guide, www.googleguide.com, and on the UC Berkeley library website, www.lib.berkeley.edu?
google help site:googleguide.com OR site:www.lib.berkeley.edu
Find a document with tips on job interviewing and salary negotiation that is in PDF/Adobe Acrobat format. What differences in the appearance of the document result from viewing it in its native format, Adobe Acrobat versus HTML?
interviewing salary negotiation filetype:pdf
Find pdf or Postscript documents and course notes on symplectic geometry that are on university and other educational sites.
"symplectic geometry" site:edu filetype:pdf OR filetype:ps