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Get The Most Out of Google with Search Commands



Want to get the most out of your searches on Google?  Did you know there are commands you can prefix your search with to highly customize your results?  Try it out - you'll be amazed at how much more accurate your results become when you start learning and integrating these search commands!  With these commands you can do anything from defining the meaning of a word to locating a specific filetype.  Here's a list of Google commands that allow you to control virtually every aspect of your search.  You can use these to harness the full power of Google's search engine.

Google Search Commands

  • allintext: Search only pages containing the specified keyword(s) within their body.
  • allintitle: Search only pages containing the specified keyword(s) within their title.
  • allinurl: Search only pages containing the specified keyword(s) within their URL.
  • cache: Yields cached snapshots of a searched domain.
  • date: Yields recent results for the searched term.
  • daterange: Yields results within a specified time frame for the searched term.
  • define: Shows Google's definition of the searched term. 
  • filetype: Yields only results for the specified type of file(s).
  • info:
  • Yields an index of information for the specified URL from Google's database.
  • intitle: Search only pages containing some of the pre-defined keywords in their title.
  • inurl: Search only pages containing some of the pre-defined keywords in their URL.
  • link: Displays a list of pages that link to a specified page.
  • related: Yields URLs Google finds to be related from a specified URL.
  • safesearch: Yields results that exclude adult content.
  • site: Yields results for only the specified site.
  • stocks: Yields information on US stocks from their ticker symbols.
  • Forces the Google engine to include the specified word in the search.
  • Forces the Google engine to omit a specified word from the search.
  • Integrates wildcard matching into a search query.
  • Broadens a search query to include synonyms of the term being searched.
  • [#]...[#] Allows searching within a numeric range.
  • "" Restricts terms in a query so that that must appear consecutively in yielded results.



Item Reviewed: Get The Most Out of Google with Search Commands Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Benjamin Sullivan