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Google Search Operators (Updated)

Google search operators allow for refining the returned search results.

Command Description Examples
InURL Searches for keywords in the URL of an article
Cache Shows Google’s cached version of the web page.
FileType Limits the search query to a specific document type. search tips tricks filetype:doc
[searches Microsoft Word documents]
Info Shows information that Google has about a web page.
Related Lists web pages that are “similar” to a specified web page.
Site Limits the search query to a specific web site googleplex
#..# Search within a number range [primarily meant for Google Shopping searches] Apple iPhone $200..$300
@Find social tags@YouTube
#Find popular hashtags for trending topics#GameInsight
" "When you put a word or phrase in quotes, the results will only include pages with the same words in the same order as the ones inside the quotes."I had a dream"
*Use the asterisk as a placeholder for any unknown or wildcard terms. this * test

Advanced Images operators

Command Description Examples
ImageSizeLimits image search results to a particular size (measured in pixels)favicons imagesize:16x16

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