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Google Search : Advanced Search Tips

Advanced Tips for Searching Sites

When searching for a particular site, it is important to begin searching for the site in a specific domain. Popular domain sites include: .gov (United States government sites), .mil (United States military sites), edu (United States academic sites), .org (organizations), com (commercial sites), and .state.nc.us (for United States sites).

Examples of Popular Domain Sites

Search by Filetype

You may also want to search by a specific file type. The link provided will give a list of file types commonly searched for by users.

Using limits for searching

Use limits like intitle: or intext: to focus your search results.

An example of searching with limits.

intitle: Kirkuk status (the word Kirkuk must be in the title of the page)

allintitle: Kirkuk status (the word Kirkuk & status must appear in the title of the page)

More information on search operators

The link provided includes additional information on search operators that may be used to improve searches.

Number range searching

To search within a number or price range, you will need to follow this search function.

#..#

An example of performing a search within a number or price range is listed below.

HDTV's..$500 or to narrow down the search even more for a specific HDTV type try 720p..1080p OR 120Hz

 

Google Advanced

Google Translation and Language Options

Google translation allows you to translate words or web pages into other languages. You may also configure the Google interface in the language of your choice.

Google Country Options