The Full List of Google Advanced Search Operators

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Operator Meaning
Pages containing keywords in:
allinurl: / inurl: – the URL
allintitle: / intitle: – the Title
allintext: / intext: – the text
allinanchor:  /  inanchor: – the anchor text
filetype: – file types
site: Narrow results to a site
related: Shows similar sites
info: Shows page info
define Gives a definition
The quotes (“”) Search for a phrase
The minus (-) Exclusion
OR Alternatives
Numrange (..) – no longer works Search for a range of numbers
Asterisk (*) Stands for a word or a few words
AROUND (n) Proximity search

The above chart shows all of the currently supported advanced search operators in Google. (Google’s help no longer lists most of them!)

[Edited] In April 2019, Google introduced the operators before: and after:

[Edited] October 2019: Numrange is back!

Get the Boolean Basics class for extensive coverage of all things Boolean.

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  1. Can someone give me an example of a strong string that is effective for conference attendee lists? I am hit and miss with what is build.

  2. Also useful is the “link:” keyword which finds all pages containing a link to the specified target.

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  3. Its very useful information about the google search operators. Its very helpful also. How to find missing factors in the content by using google search operator? can you give me any example of that?

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