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: – after the last period in file name
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 (..) 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:

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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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