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Improve Google search using the advanced search operators

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Google is undoubtedly the best search engine in the world and the data on its spread is demonstrated: it is used by 9 out of 10 users; sometimes, however, it may happen that the super algorithm used by Google to classify and provide the most relevant results did not satisfy us completely, not showing the necessary information to us or providing too many results to comb through and exclude individually.

Google Search
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To this we can add that it is quite rare for a user to use other search engines to fill the lack of Google, because often the situation will only get worse: see then how to use some operators that Google makes available to us to  make it more relevant to our needs results, and thus improve the Google search.

Search operators are easy words to write in the same box used to search in Google (are put before what we want to look for), we are going to analyze them in detail in their syntax and their functions:

  • Intitle: Lists all the results that contain the word in the title of the web page, for example, if looking for the word “technology“, Google will show a set of sites that contain the word technology in them, instead using the following syntax:

intitle: Technology

They will be shown results that contain the word technology just in the title. In the event that we were to search a phrase made ​​of many words, just enclose it between two quotes:

intitle: “tech news”

  • Allintitle : The command has the same function as before, except that now we can search for multiple words without having to enclose between the quotes:

allintitle: Technology News

  • INTEXT: This command is easy to understand, its operation is similar to intitle, but in this case, will show results that contain the word only in the content of the Website and not in the title. (Phrases should be enclosed in quotes as in the previous case)

intext: Technology

  • Allintext: How to allintitle, find a set of words in just the content of siteweb without having to enclose between the quotes

allintext: Technology News

  • INURL and allinurl : Now the concept is clear, putting one of these two operators to the word or phrase, it will list the results that contain the url of the web page)

inurl: technology 

allinurl: Technology News

  • FILETYPE : allows you to search by file type, with the following syntax filetype: [format_file] [keyword],  if you need a guide in PDF that contains the word technology

filetype: PDF technology

You can search for any other format (DOC, DOCX, PPT, XLS, JPEG, PNG etc), and as usual, in the case of several words should be enclosed in quotes.

  • SITE : It allows you to search within a specific Website with the ” site: [urlsiteweb] [keyword]“example, to find all articles on MIUI the site inthebit:

site: www.example.com miui

  • MOVIE : Search all information on programming in cinemas for a specific film, movie [name_film] then we decide to go to the cinema to see American hustle  might come in handy

Movie: American Hustle

There will be shown a list of movie theaters in our area who have in programming the desired film, with the times, the places and seamless integration with Google Maps.

  • RELATED : find websites similar or otherwise related to the one specified “related: [url_siteweb] “, if for example we want to find what are the alternative to shippers may come in handy

related: www.example.com

  • WEATHER : Finally, another very useful operator is showing the weather for a specific location (Google style Now), ” weather: [location] “for example to know the weather in NewYork.

weather: NewYork

In general to search for a set of exact words by enclosing the phrase in quotes also not using any search operator.

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