Thursday, March 19, 2009

Google Special Syntaxes

In the era when people go online before the morning tea, Google search engine is an essential part in our everyday life.
Being a full-text search engine Google indexed entire website instead of title, links and description. Google search engine support Boolean operators, basic AND, OR, and quoted strings, as well as it offers special syntax for quick and precise query. Here are some of the common syntax which are very useful for professional peoples;

intitle:
intitle: search is restricted to page titles
intitle:"pakistan"
allintitle:"kashmir dispute" pakistan

inurl:
inurl: search is restricted to URLs.
inurl:view.shtml
allinurl:search help

intext:
intext: searches only body text
intext:"riksof.com"

inanchor:
inanchor: searches for text in a page's link anchors.
inanchor:"university"

site:
site: search by either a web site or a top-level domain.
site:gov
site:pk
site:edu.pk

link:
link: gives a list of pages linking to the particular URL.
link:www.riksof.com

cache:
cache: find copy from Goolge indexed cache even it is no longer available at its original location.
cache:www.amazon.com

daterange:
daterange: limits your search to a particular date or range of dates that a page was
indexed.
Note that daterange: works with Julian, not Gregorian dates (the
calendar we use every day).
"Osama Bin Laden" daterange:2452389-2452389
Aerospace daterange:2452389-2452389

filetype:
filetype: searches the suffixes or file extensions.
java filetype:pdf
"marketing" filetype:ppt

related:
related: finds pages that are related to the specified page.
related:www.ebay.com
related:www.cricinfo.com

info:
info: provides a page of links to more information about a specified URL.
info:www.wikipedia.com

phonebook: //not very useful for Pakistan
phonebook: phone number looks up.
phonebook: Karachi

There are still more syntax for easy, precise and rapid search and Google is adding more day by day.

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