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How to use Google efficiently

Classic Operators

Combine these operators to build an efficient search equation

word1 OR word2
at least one of the words

+word1 +word2
all the words

word1 -word2
word1 but not word2

"phrase"
the exact phrase

~word
the word in an approximate manner

word1*word2
separated by a number of word equivalent to the number of stars
 

number1..number2
number range specification

Advanced Operators

site:site
in one specific site

site:domain
in one specific domain

intitle:word and allintitle:"word1 word2"
one or more specified words contained in the page title (<TITLE> tag)

intext:word and allintext:"word1 word2"
one or more specified words contained in the page HTML body

inurl:word and allinurl:"word1 word2"
one or more specified words contained in the page URL

inanchor:word and allinanchor:"word1 word2"
one or more specified words contained in the page links

Use these operators individually

link:URL
containing a link towards the specified URL

cache:URL
a site no longer online but still in Google’s memory cache

related:URL
similar to the page with the specified URL

Clever Operators

define:word
define:"word1 word2"

definition of the specified word(s)

filetype:type
a specified file type (pdf, ppt, doc…)

source:media
in a specified media indexed
by Google News

movie:word
in a movie

Converters

+ - * / ( )
calculator

currency1 in currency2
currency

unit1 in unit2
unit

time placename
time

See also