July 23, 2016

How to perform an Advanced Google Search?


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Most of the people use google search in his simplest form. This tutorial will teach you how to perform advanced search techniques. You will learn how to squeeze out the full potential of google search and to do it like a professional with more accuracy, finding specifically what you are looking for.

Before we'll start, in case you'll find it too difficult to use these methods, the below tool provided by Google will help you to perform an advanced search: https://www.google.com/advanced_search

Top Punctuation, Symbols, and Operators
1. Quotation - When you put a word or a phrase in quotes, the results will only include pages with the same words in the same order as the ones inside the quotes. using quotes means that you’re looking for an exact word or a phrase.

Example: ["must have word or a phrase"] [other words that not must be present in page]
2. Dashes - When you use a dash before a word or site, it excludes sites with that info from your results.

Example: [some words] -[word that must not be on the page]
3. "OR" and "AND" operators - find pages that might use one/all of several words.

Example: ["first word or a phrase"] OR/AND ["second word or a phrase"]
4. "site:" keyword - get pages from specific domain or site.

Example: site: [domain, tld or site]
5. Asterisks - add Asterisks [*] as a wildcard, use it between words if you don't know what words should be between them ([*] will replace the missing words).

Example: [word or a phrase] * [word or a phrase]
6. "~" operator - put it before a word or a phrase to find the search term and also results that contain similar words or synonyms.

Example: [word or a phrase] ~[word or a phrase]
7. "related:" keyword - find sites that are similar to a web address.

Example: related:[website]
8. "allintext:" keyword - find a website that has all words in his text page (the words doesn't necessarily need to be after each other).

Example: allintext:[word(s)]
9. "allintitle:" keyword - find a website that has all words in his title (the words doesn't necessarily need to be after each other).

Example: allintitle:[word(s)]
10. "allinurl:" keyword - find a website that has all words in his URL (the words doesn't necessarily need to be after each other).

Example: allinurl:[word(s)]
11. "filetype:" keyword - find results that are of a specific type (for example: .doc/.ppt).

Example: [word or a phrase] filetype:[filetype]
All advanced techniques currently available:
https://supple.com.au/tools/google-advanced-search-operators/

Google Chrome Extension that helps to make an advanced search:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fast-advanced-google-sear/idijdjdcncjcgmeiipcnkpjedhgepalk