Did you know there are all sorts of search tools to help you return more specific Google search results? We often get so used to relying on Google’s basic search to find information that we forget Google has implemented a wide range of advance search options. These advance search options help us easily find exactly what we need when we need it. Check out the following ways to better refine search results using Google’s Advance Search page.
- (“”) Phrase Search – Search for an exact phrase. Example: “library card”
- (+) Overlay Search – Includes search results with the exact word. Example: superman movie +reeve
- (-) Negative Search – Excludes the word from a search. Example: green -environmental
- (~) Synonym Search – Finds words related to that word. Example: ~ape, or ~ape -gorilla
- (OR) Option Search – Search one of the two things. Example: “2014 Olympics,” OR “2014 World Cup”
- (..) Number Range – Searches for something in a number range. Example: Camera $50..$100
- (*) wildcard search. Example: “Three * Mice” Three * Mice -blind” (** for two words)
- (site:) Searches a specific domain. Example: site:www.becauseitamusesme.com
- (link:) Searches within hyperlinks for a search term
- (intitle:) Searches for a term in the title of a document
- (inurl:) Searches for a term within a URL. Example: inurl:damonmcneil
- (inanchor:) Searches within anchor text.
- (related:) Finds things that are related. Example: related:google.com
- (cache:) Shows the cached version of a website from when it was cached on your computer. Example: cache:www.google.com
- (define:) Defines a term.
- (phonebook:) Find info about a phone number. Example: phonebook:555-555-5555
- (filetype:) Search for a specific file type. Example: recipes filetype:ppt
Keep in mind that not only do these advanced search options help you with your search, but they can also help you with your internet marketing strategy. For more information about getting help with your online marketing campaign, contact OrangeSoda today.