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[Weekly review] How to optimize your Google Searches

Google expressions to know

Don't underestimate Google power ! If you're looking for specific information you'd rather ask it nicely to Google. It'll be happy to provide it to you !

Boolean operators 

Search for an exact word or phrase | "search"

Use quotes to search for an exact word or set of words on a web page.

Ex: "imagine all the people"


Exclude a word | -keyword

Add a dash (-) before a word or site to exclude all results that include that word.

Ex: dental -site:wikipedia.org


Search within a site or domain | site:

Get results only from certain sites or domains.

Ex: SEO site:joomgeek.com


Search for pages that are similar to a URl | link:

Find pages that link to a certain page.

Ex:link:google.com


Search for page similar to a url | related:

Find sites that are similar to a URL you already know.

Ex:related:joomgeek.com


Fill in the blank | *

Add an asterisk within a search as a placeholder for any unknown or wildcard terms.

Ex: "a * saved is a * earned"


Search for either word | OR

If you want to search for pages that may have just one of several words, include OR (capitalized) between the words.

Ex: services SEO OR SEA


Search for a range of number | ..:

Separate numbers by two periods without spaces (..) to see results that contain numbers in a given range of things like dates, prices, and measurements.

Ex:SEO Services $500..$1000


Find information about a site | info:

Get information about a URL, including the cached version of the page, similar pages, and pages that link to the site.

Ex: info:google.com

 

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Last modified onMonday, 20 October 2014 12:04

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