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Google is world's most popular and powerful search engine which has the ability to accept pre-defined commands as inputs and produce unbelievable results.

Google can be used in much more effective way than what we generally know. While browsing on internet I found about the immense power of Google.

Google's Advance Search Query Syntaxes

Below discussed are various Google's special commands and there explanation.

[ intitle: ]

The 'intitle:" syntax helps Google restrict the search results to pages containing that word in the title. For example, "intitle:login password" ( without quotes ) will return links to those pages that has the word "login" in their title, and the word "password" anywhere in the page.

Similarly, if one has to query for more than one word in the page title then in that case "allintitle:" can be used instead of "intitile" to get the list of pages containing all those words in its title. For example using "intitle:login intitle:password" is same as querying "allintitle:login password".

[ inurl: ]

The "inurl:" sysntax restricts the search results to those URLs containing the search keyword. For example: "inurl:books" (without quotes) will return only links to those pages that have "books" in there URL.

Similarly, if one has to query for more than one word in an URL then in that case "allinurl:" can be used instead of "inurl" to get the list of URLs containing all those search keywords in it. For example: "allinurl:etc/passwd" will look for the URLs containing "etc" and "passwd". The slash ("/") between the words will be ignored by Google.

[ site: ]

The "site:" syntax restricts Google to query for certain keywords in a particular site or domain. For example: "books site:amazon.com" (without quotes) will look for the keyword "books" in those pages present in all the links of the domain "amazon.com". There should not be any space between "site:" and the "domain name".

[ filetype: ]

This "filetype:" syntax restricts Google search for files on internet with particular extension (I.e. doc, pdf or ppt etc). For example: "filetype:doc site:gov confidential" will look for files with ".doc" extension in all government domains with ".gov" extension and containing the word "confidential" either in the pages or in the ".doc" file. I.e. the result will contain the links to all confidential word document files on the government sites(do it on your own risk, I won't be liable for anything :-))

[ link: ]

"link:" syntax will list down webpage’s that have links to the specified webpage. For example: "link:www.dauniv.ac.in" will list webpage’s that have links pointing to the "dauniv" homepage. Note there can be no space between the "link:" and the web page url ( applicable to all commands, so it will not be specified again).

[ related: ]

The "related:" will list web pages that are "similar" to a specified web page. For example: "related:www.dauniv.ac.in" will list web pages that are similar to the "dauniv" homepage.

[ cache: ]

The query "cache:" will show the version of the web page that Google has in its cache. For example: "cache:www.securityfocus.com" will show Google's cache of the Google homepage. If you include other words in the query, Google will highlight those words within the cached document. For example: "cache:www.securityfocus.com guest" will show the cached content with the word "guest" highlighted.

[ intext: ]

The "intext:" syntax searches for words in a particular website. It ignores links or URLs and page titles. For example: "intext:books" (without quotes) will return only links to those web pages that has the search keyword "books" in its webpage.


The “define:” syntax works like a dictionary. It defines the word written just after it. For example: “define:bond” (without quotes) will return the various definitions of the word “bond”.

There are many more other options. But I think these much are more than enough for normal searching. Because the options which I'm not specifying could be used for malicious purpose.

Bond ( )

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