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Refine web Searches in Google
« on: September 08, 2018, 11:49:46 AM »
Refine web Searches in Google

You can use symbols or words in your search to make your search results more precise.
  • Google Search usually ignores punctuation that isn’t part of a search operator.
  • Don’t put spaces between the symbol or word and your search term.
    A search for site:nytimes.com will work, but site: nytimes.com won’t.
Common search techniques

Search social media
Put @ in front of a word to search social media. For example: @twitter.

Search for a price
Put $ or £ in front of a number. For example: camera £400.

Search hashtags
Put # in front of a word. For example: #politics

Exclude words from your search
Put -  (minus sign) in front of a word you want to leave out. For example:  jaguar speed -car.

Search for an exact match
Put a word or phrase inside quotes. For example: "tallest building"

Search for wildcards or unknown words
Put a * in your word or phrase where you want to leave a placeholder. For example: "largest * in the world".

Search within a range of numbers
Put .. between two numbers. For example: camera $50..$100.

Combine searches
Put OR between each search query. For example: marathon OR race.

Search for a specific site
Put site: in front of a site or domain. For example: site:youtube.com funny videos or site:.gov IRS.

Search for related sites
Put related: in front of a web address you already know. For example: related:time.com.

Get details about a site
Put info in front of the site address. For example: info:bbc.com.

See Google’s cached version of a site
Putcache: in front of the site address. For example: cache:infowars.com.


« Last Edit: September 08, 2018, 04:24:04 PM by Colin »


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