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What are Google Operators?

Google operators are search modifiers that have special meaning to Google. These operators allow you to perform powerful searches using nothing but the Google search box to help you find more specific or detailed information. If you're running a website, the alternate query types are great for finding out useful info related to your site.

 

What You'll Need

To use Google operators, you'll need:
  • An Internet connection,
  • A web browser (like Internet Explorer or Firefox), and
  • Your website's URL.

 

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Cache:

This query type will show you which version of your web page is currently in Google's rapid access memory (or “cache”). You'll be able to see the exact date and time at which Google last crawled the page. This is useful for determining whether or not any updates you may have made on your site are visible on Google.

To do a cache query, go to the Google homepage. Enter “cache:” along with the URL of the Web page you want the info for (e.g. cache:http://www.nameadog.com). Note: there can't be any space between the "cache:" operator and the web page URL.

This functionality is also accessible by clicking on the "Cached" link on Google's main results page.

Google Operators: Cache

Google Operators: Cache

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You can control how often Google crawls your website using Google SiteMaps.

 

link:

This query type shows you all the different pages that are linked to the URL you are searching for. Please note that it only shows links that currently appear in Google's cache.

To do a link query, go to the Google homepage . Enter “link:” along with the URL of the Web page you want the info for – e.g. link: http://www.nameadog.com. Note: there can't be any space between the "link:" operator and the Web page URL .

This functionality is also accessible from the Advanced Search page, under Page Specific Search > Links .

Google Operators: links

 

define:

This query type can be used to quickly double-check your spelling as well as to get definitions of the word gathered from various online sources. The definition will be for the entire phrase entered (i.e. it will include all the words in the exact order you typed them).

To do a define query, go to the Google homepage [link to: www.google.com] . Enter “define:” along with word you want to look up – e.g. [define:ecommerce]. Note: there can't be any space between the “define:” operator and the word or phrase you want to define.

 

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related:

This query type shows you web pages that are "similar" to a specified web page. For instance, [related:http://www.google.com] will list web pages that are similar to the Google homepage.

To do a related query go to the Google homepage. Enter “related:” along with the URL of the Web page you want the info for - e.g. related: http://www.citymax.com). Note: there can't be any space between the "related:" operator and the web page URL.

This functionality is also accessible by clicking on the "Similar Pages" link on Google's main results page, and from the Advanced Search page, under Page Specific Search > Similar .

Google Operators: related

 

info:

This query type presents you some information that Google has about that web page. For instance, info:http://www.nameadog.com will show information about the Google homepage.

To do an info query go to the Google homepage. Enter “info:” along with the URL of the Web page you want the info for - e.g. info:http://www.citymax.com). Note: there can be no space between the "info:" operator and the web page URL.

This functionality is also accessible by typing the web page URL directly into a Google search box.

Google Operators: info

Other Query Types

There are a number of other query types you might find generally useful in improving the accuracy of your search results. To read about them all, click here [link to: http://www.google.com/help/operators.html ] .