Google Search Tricks & Operators

Use this to learn and use Google Advanced Search Operators.

Exact Match Search

"search engine optimization"

Searches for exact matches.

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OR Operator

"search query" OR "keyword"

Search for either of the terms, also works with the pipe | operator. Using quotes usually results in better results.

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AND Operator

"links" AND "seo"

Search for both terms. Google searches defaults to AND, use quotes to improve exact matches.

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- Exclude Operator

"seo" -definition

Use it to exclude something from search results.

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+ Force Operator

"google" +links

Use it to force the inclusion of a word.

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* Wildcard Operator

bing * seo

Used as a wildcard to match any phrase.

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Group Query

seo (bing OR yahoo)

Use it to group other search operators.

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Latest Cached Version

cache:"pablorosales.xyz"

Gets you the latest cached version of the page, with a text only version and a source view option. The page needs to be indexed.

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Files

"seo" ext:pdf

Searches for files with the extension requested that include your search query. PDF in this example. Also works with:
seo filetype:pdf

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Dictionary Definition

define:"search engine optimization"

Searches for the dictionary definition of your word or phrase. Can also be used like:
define search engine optimization

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Limit Search to Site

"title tag" site:www.google.com

Runs the search for your query only on pages of this site.

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Search On Domain Type

programming site:.edu

Using the site operator, you can filter by domain type, like .com or .edu

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Other TLDs for Domain

site:amazon.* -site:amazon.com

Find other domain extensions (TLD) for the site you specify.

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Not Secure Pages

site:amazon.com -inurl:https

Finds indexed pages that are not secured with SSL.

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Indexed WP Admin

site:wordpress.com inurl:"/wp-admin"

See if your WordPress admin has been indexed by Google, this is an example of using this operators to find pages you don't want indexed.

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Related Sites

related:raventools.com

Searches for sites related to this domain.

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Search In Title

intitle:"search engine optimization"

Find pages containing the search query on the title tag of the page.

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Search All In Title

allintitle:search engine optimization

Search for pages containing all the words in the title tag. Same as using intitle with quotes around your terms.

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Search In Text

intext:seo

Find the pages that contain your search query.

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Search All In Title

allintext:search engine optimization

Search for pages containing all the words in the text of the page.

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Search Duplicate Content

site:wordpress.com "seo means search engine optimization"

Remove the site operator to search the full Google index. Use the exclude operator with your site to find copies of your exact content on other sites.

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Search In URL

inurl:seo

Find pages where the URL of the page contains the search query.

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Search All In URL

allinurl:"search engine optimization"

Search for pages containing all the words in the URL of the page.

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Search In Anchor

inanchor:"moz"

Searches for pages with inbound links using the specified text in the link anchor.

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Proximity Query

bing AROUND(2) google

Search for words that are close to each other, separated by a maximum of N words

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Stocks

stocks:GOOGL

Gets info on stocks.

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Movie

movie:avengers

Get information about a movie.

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Map

map:miami

Show Google Maps for the location

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Weather

weather:miami

Get the weather for a location.

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Convert Units

$1 in gbp

Converts a unit into another one. Useful for time conversion like EST to CST.

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Search for a Price

400 $camera

Search for a price on something

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Number Range

news 2018..2019

Search for something using a range of numbers

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Translate

house translate to spanish

Do a translation, after that you can use the translate tool too.

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Calculator

5 + 1 + (2 * 2)

Do a math calculation

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News from Source

google source:engadget

Searches for news related to your query, filtering by the source as shown on Google News.

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Search Hashtag

#seo

Searches for a hashtag, brings Twitter results.

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Search @ Social Media

@pablorosales

Searches for a social media users

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Guest Post Opportunities

seo (intitle:"write for us" | intitle:"write for me" | intitle:"guest post guidelines")

Search for Guest Post opportunities, you can use this to find other things, like your competitors RoadMaps.

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Link Opportunities

internal links site:moz.com -site:moz.com/learn/seo/website-architecture-internal-links-video

This is a creative way of searching for link opportunities. Saw this trick and others on ahrefs blog.

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Forum Search

seo tools inurl:forum|forums|discussion|viewthread|showthread|viewtopic|showtopic

Useful to search in forums

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Color Picker

#254372

Use the color picker tool

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Time

time London

Get the time at a location

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Sunrise

sunrise London

Get the time the sun rises at a location

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Sunset

sunset London

Get the time the sun sets at a location

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Sports

barcelona vs real madrid

Get the latest match results for your teams

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I'm Feeling Curious

i'm feeling curiousSEARCH

Track a Package

track a packageSEARCH

Blink HTML

blink htmlSEARCH

How Tall

how tall is PewDiePie

Check how tall someone is

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Check Flight

united 900

Check a flight

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Zip Code Location

zip 01001

Check where is a zip code, add country to get something more exact

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Patent

patent 6285999

Find a patent

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See recent earthquakes

earthquakeSEARCH

Flip a Coin

flip a coinSEARCH

Metronome

metronomeSEARCH

Do a Breathing Exercise

breathing exerciseSEARCH

Roll A Die

roll a dieSEARCH

Spinner

3 value spinner

Get a spinner with the number of values you say.

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Spin a Dreidel

spin a dreidelSEARCH

Animal Sounds

animal soundsSEARCH

Askew

askewSEARCH

Fidget Spinner

fidget spinnerSEARCH

Play Minesweeper

play minesweeperSEARCH

Play PacMan

play pacmanSEARCH

Play Snake

play snakeSEARCH

Play Solitaire

play solitaireSEARCH

Play TicTacToe

play tictactoeSEARCH

Timer

timerSEARCH

StopWatch

stopwatchSEARCH

Google In 1998

google in 1998SEARCH

Super Mario Bros

super mario brosSEARCH

Conway's Game Of Life

conway's game of lifeSEARCH

Atari Breakout

atari breakoutSEARCH

Do A Barrel Roll

do a barrel rollSEARCH