- You can also ask Google to fill in a blank. For Example : Action are Reaction are *
- Search for a numerical range using the numrange operator.
For example, search for LG TV between Rs 15000 and Rs 25000 with the string LG TV Rs15000..Rs25000
- Google recognises 13 main file types through advanced search, including all Microsoft Office Document types, Lotus, PostScript, Shockwave Flash and plain text files.
- Search for any filetype directly using the modifier filetype:[filetype extension].
For example: soccer filetype:pdf
- Exclude entire file types, using the same Boolean syntax we used to exclude key words earlier:
For Example: rugby -filetype:doc
- In fact, you can combine any Boolean search operators, as long as your syntax is correct.
For Example: "sausage and mash" -onions filetype:doc
- Google has some very powerful, hidden search parameters, too.
For Example "intitle" only searches page titles. Try intitle:herbs
- If you're looking for files rather than pages – give index of as the intitle:parameter. It helps you find web and FTP directories.
- The modifier inurl only searches the web address of a page:
For Example : giveinurl:spices a go.
- Find live webcams by searching For Example: inurl:view/view.shtml
- The modifier inanchor is very specific, only finding results in text used in page links.
- Want to know how many links there are to a site? Try link:sitename
For Example: link:www.mozilla.org
- Similarly, you can find pages that Google thinks are related in content, using the related: modifier.
For Example : related:www.microsoft.com
- The modifier info:site_name returns information about the specified page.
- Alternatively, do a normal search then click the "Similar Pages" link next to a result.