Friday, May 18, 2007

Getting exactly what you anticipate from Goolge search !!

Most of us are not aware of secrets of google starting from its algorithm for searching and page ranking to effective web searching.For a normal person it may seems to be a odd business to learn G algorithm even it is an intellectual work of a computer engineer.But if we got aleast the basic of searching techniques in Goolge,then the time we take to reach the data we anticipate out of the 20 Billion pages will be bit reduced.
These are basic catalyst in the reaction of google search to get the product (data) quicker than expected.It can be used for critical information digging.
Here we go !!
[ intitle: ]
The “intitle:” syntax helps Google restrict the search results to pages containing that word in the title. For
example, “intitle: karthikeyanmect google” (without quotes) will return links to those pages that has the word
"karthikeyanmect" in their title, and the word "google" 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 “intitle” to get the list of pages containing all those words in its title. For example using
“intitle: karthikeyanmect intitle: google” is same as querying “allintitle: karthikeyanmect google”.

[ inurl: ]
The “inurl:” syntax restricts the search results to those URLs containing the search keyword. For
example: “inurl: smart transducer” (without quotes) will return only links to those pages that have "smart transducer"in the
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: “My101” (without quotes) will look for the keyword “My101” in those
pages present in all the links of the domain “”. 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 extensions (i.e. doc, pdf
or ppt etc). For example: “filetype:doc site:gov confidential” (without quotes) 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.

[ link: ]
“link:” syntax will list down webpages that have links to the specified webpage. For Example:
“” will list webpages that have links pointing to the my home page.
Note there can be no space between the "link:" and the web page url.

[ related: ]
The “related:” will list web pages that are "similar" to a specified web page. For Example:” will list web pages that are similar to the google homepage(like yahoo vivisimo etc). Note
there can be no space between the "related:" and the web page url.

[ intext: ]
The “intext:” syntax searches for words in a particular website. It ignores links or URLs and page titles.
For example: “intext:example, “intitle: karthikeyanmect google” (without quotes)” (without quotes) will return only links to those web pages that has the
search keyword you mentioned .[You will get the same page]

[ phonebook: ]
“phonebook” searches for U.S. street address and phone number information. For Example:
“phonebook:Lisa+CA” will list down all names of person having “Lisa” in their names and located in
“California (CA)”. This can be used as a great tool for hackers incase someone want to do dig personal
information for social engineering.

I would rekon all guys to use google and its products to improve you and your business!!

1 comment:

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