Top Google Query Operators that Every SEO Expert should know

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Google Query Operators

First of all let me summarize you on what is Search Operators?

Search operators are basically a set of parameters that helps you to narrow down the search results. A Search Operators Narrows the pages in search results which are indexed or crawled by the search engines.

Below are few of the Highly Usable Google File Operators:

1. Site: domain

 

It will list all the web pages indexed by Google for a particular domain.

Example: site: www.f5buddy.com

search_f5buddy

site:abc.com/folder
It is use to Search within a specific folder of a website
For example site: f5buddy.com/blog

site:subdomain.abc.com
It is use to Search within a specific Sub-Domain of a website

2. link: domain
It will list all the web pages indexed by Google for a particular domain.
Example link: www.f5buddy.com

3. cache:domain
It is used to check the cached version of a web page. It means, it shows how the page looks to Googlebot and when it has been crawled last.

Example cache: www.f5buddy.com

f5buddy_responsive

4. intitle:

It is used to get Search Results where title tag contains ANY of these words following colon.

Example intitle : Web Development Company

example_title


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5. allintitle:Keyword
It is used to get Search Results where title tag contains ALL the words following colon.

Example allintitle: Web Development Company
Result will be all the websites whose title tag contains ALL of these words “Web”, Development”, “company”.

6. Inurl:Keyword

It is used to get Search Results where URL contains ANY the words following colon.
Example inurl: Web Development Company
Result will be all the websites whose title tag contains ANY of these words “Web”, Development”, “company”.

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7. allinurl:Keyword
It is used to get Search Results where URL contains ALL the words following colon.

Example allinurl: Web Development Company
Result will be all the websites whose title tag contains ALL of these words “Web”, Development”, “company”.

8. allinanchor:Keyword
It is used to get Search Results where Anchor Text contains ALL the words following colon.

Example allinanchor: Web Development Company
Result will be all the websites where Anchor tag contains ALL of these words “Web”, Development”, “company”.

9. inanchor:Keyword
It is used to get Search Results where Anchor Text contains ANY of the words following colon.

Example inanchor: Web Development Company
Result will be all the websites where Anchor tag contains ANY of these words “Web”, Development”, “company”.

10. allintext:Keyword
It is used to get Search Results where Content Body of the web page contains ALL the words following colon.

Example allintext: Web Development Company
Result will be all the websites Where Content Body text contains ALL of these words “Web”, Development”, “company”.

11. intext:Keyword
It is used to get Search Results where Content Body of the web page contains ANY the words following colon.

Example intext : Web Development Company
Result will be all the websites Where Content Body text contains ANY of these words “Web”, Development”, “company”.

12. Keyword + site:wordpress.com
Keyword + site:blogspot.com

 

Example: Plugin developer + Site:wordpress.com

Also, If you want to search Different Files like Document, PDF, PPTs etc. on Google then there are few File Operators that will help you to customize your search.

Keyword filetype:pdf
Example company profile: filetype:pdf

company_profile

Similarly:
Keyword:filetype:ppt
Keyword:filetype:doc

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