EXPLOITING THE POWER OF GoOgLe
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:” 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.
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”.
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
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.
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: ]
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 :-))
syntax will list down webpage’s that have links to the specified webpage. For
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).
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”
“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”
“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.
“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