Google Search Parameters / Operators to Refine Your Search Results

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Google Search Parameters or Operators are also called as Google Query Operators. Google operators are the commands written in the Google search box along with the query term or a phrase. These operators act as a filter to refine your search results and to get what exactly you are Googling for.

Google provides several parameters to narrow down search results to find the desire information. Using search parameters one can even find the specific information about the website such as website last cached date, number of back links to the website, number of pages of the website indexed in the Google database, etc. Therefore, these operators come handy for search engine optimizers while gathering the information for the personal or client’s website or blog.

List of Some Useful Google Search Operators

1. “+” or AND Operator

Using “+” operator with the keywords generates the results containing the keywords.

2. “-” or Not Operator

Using “-” operator with the keyword generates the results excluding that keyword.

3. allintitle:

allintitle colon can be used as –

allintitle: keywords / phrase

This will yield the results containing all the keywords in their page title.

4. intitle:

intitle colon can be used as –

intitle: keyword

This will yield the results containing particular keyword in the page title.

5. allinurl:

allinurl colon can be used as –

allinurl: keywords / phrase

This will yield the results containing all the keywords in their url.

6. inurl:

inurl colon can be used as –

inurl: keyword

This will yield the results containing particular keyword in their url.

7. allintext:

allintext colon can be used as –

allintext: keywords / phrase

This will yield the results containing all the keywords in the content.

8. intext:

intext colon can be used as –

inurl: keyword

This will yield the results containing particular keyword in the content.

9. cached:

Cached colon can be used as –

cached:www.your-domain-name.com

This will show last cached date of the page by the Google.

10. site:

Site colon can be used as –

site:www.your-domain-name.com

This will show all the pages for the domain which are indexed by the Google.

11. link:

Link colon can be used as –

link:www.your-domain-name.com

This will show websites linking to your domain.

You can find more information on advanced parameters here:
http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/operators.html
http://www.googleguide.com/advanced_operators_reference.html

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