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Advanced Google Hacks

In addition to Google’s Advanced Search page, there are several keywords and modifiers that can be added to search terms to build an advanced search:

Mathematical, Currency and Time Searches:

Basic arithmetic (+ – * /):

123 * 4.5
136 / 9

Percentage of:

2% of 10

Raise to a power:

2 ^ 6
2 ** 6

Convert units, number systems or currencies:

15 inches in centimeters
9 in binary
10 american dollars in south african rands

Display the time in a specific location:

time:{name}

 

Basic and Boolean Searches:

Find results containing multiple terms:

{term_a} {term_b} {term_c}

Find results containing an exact phrase:

"{this is a phrase}"

Find results containing either term_a OR term_b:

{term_a} OR {term_b}
{term_a} | {term_b}

Find results containing term_a NEAR term_b:

{term_a} NEAR {term_b}

Find results containing term_a AND NOT term_b:

{term_a} -{term_b}

Find results containing both term_a AND term_b:

{term_a} +{term_b}

Find results containing a specific word and its synonymns:

~{word}

Find results containing only a specific word’s synonymns, not the word itself:

~{word} -{word}

Find results containing a range of numbers:

{term} {number_a}..{number_b}

Find results containing a phrase with wildcards (e.g. “Douglas Adams wrote *”):

{term} {term} * {term}

Website-specific searches:

Show all indexed pages for a specific domain:

site:{url}

Find pages that link to a specific URL:

link:{url}

Find pages related to a specific URL:

related:{url}

Show Google’s cached version of a specific URL:

cache:{url}

Show a page containing links to related searches about a URL:

info:{url}

Find only results from a specific domain:

site:{url} {terms}

Content-, Link-, and Title-specific searches:

Find results with the specified terms in the link URL or title of links to a website:

allinanchor:{terms}

Find results with only the first specified term in the link URL or title of links to a website:

inanchor:{terms}

Find results with the specified terms in the URL:

allinurl:{terms}

Find results with only the first specified term in the URL:

inurl:{terms}

Find results with the specified terms in the page title:

allintitle:{terms}

Find results with only the first specified term in the page title:

intitle:{terms}

Find results with the specified terms in the page text, not the links or page title:

allintext:{terms}

Find results with only the first specified term in the page text, not the links or page title:

intext:{terms}

Find results with the specified terms in the page links, not the text or title:

allinlinks:{terms}

Find results with only the first specified term in the page links, not the text or title:

inlinks:{terms}

Find results containing the specified filetype:

filetype:{filetype}

Find results not containing the specified filetype:

-filetype:{filetype}

Google Groups:

Find results from the specified author:

author:{name}

Find messages from the specified newsgroup:

group:{name}

Find messages with the specified subject:

insubject:{term}

Google News:

Find news articles from sources located in the specified location:

location:{name}

Find news articles from specified sources:

source:{name}

Froogle:

Find Froogle products from the specified store:

store:{name}

Specialized Information:

Search full-text of books:

book:{bookname}

Show a definition for an abbreviation, word, or term:

define:{term}

Show phonebook listings:

phonebook:{name} {state}

Show residential phonebook listings:

rphonebook:{name} {state}

Find movie reviews and showtimes:

movie:{name}

Find stock information from ticker symbols:

stocks:{ticker_symbol}

Find weather information:

weather:{location}

Find an area on a map:

{address}, {city}, {state}

Other Tips & Tricks

Find directory indexes (a listing of web server files) for specific topics and with specific filetypes:

{term} intitle:"index of /" {filetype}
php intitle:"index of /" .pdf

Find only images containing faces in a Google Image search result by adding ‘&imgtype=face‘ to the end of the search URL:

http://images.google.com/images?q=google
http://images.google.com/images?q=google&imgtype=face
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