In this article we aim to bring a list of commands and google some combination thereof, with practical examples that will facilitate their use. The article is mainly aimed to webmasters in the hope that they will find the information useful for managing your site in the search engines most important.
(In the commands that list does not have to put a space between the colon and the words following the command itself)
Cover the following Commands:
allinanchor: If you enter a query at the beginning of the command“allinanchor:“ Google will search all the words that follow the command and will return a results page with web pages that receive backlinks (ie the contacts that a website receives from another web page, the quality and value of these contacts generate the Link Popularity of Site) containing all the words in the text following the command allinanchor:
allinanchor:miserabile failure Try this search and you’ll notice that the first site is http://www.governo.it/Presidente/Bio…ografiait.html although there is no word in the text nor the word miserable failure. Google in that case sought miserable failure in links pointing to the page .. and being that the page that gets the most links in the text with absolute miserable failure then inserted on top of the search page. Rule for the proper use of command: the command allinanchor not be combined with any other operator. That can not for example do the following search: miserabile allinanchor:miserabile failure.
allintext: If inserted at the beginning of a query command allintext: Google will search all the words that follow the command and will return a results page containing the web pages that contain those words at least in the text.
allintext:miserabile failure Try this search and you’ll notice that the first site is no longer http://www.governo.it/Presidente/Bio…ografiait.html because that page does not contain the query words (miserable failure) in the text. Google in this case has simply tried miserable failure text only pages and returned the results page. Rule for the proper use of command: the command allintext not be combined with any other operator.
allintitle: If inserted at the beginning of a query command “allintitle:” Google will search all the words that follow the command and will return a results page with web pages that contain those words in the title at least.
allintitle: <search words> This is the title that will contain the search words in the pages in the Google database. Rule for the correct use of the command: allintitle command should not be combined with any other operator. OSS: Google Image: command allintitle is used in image search to find all images containing a specific text in the file name. Google News: command allintitle returns items whose title contains the query words.
allinurl: If inserted at the beginning of a query command allinurl: google will search for all the words that follow the command and will return a results page with web pages that contain those words at least in the url.
allinurl:Tecnics forum that returns all pages containing the words in the url “Tecnics forum“. Rule for the correct use of the command: allintitle command should not be combined with any other operator.
author: It’s a command to be used in Google Groups, when you want to limit your search to a particular author.
bphonebook: It’ s a command that allows you to search the phone number within the business white page.
bphonebook:google mountain view returns the phone number of office google inc. to mountain view
cache: The command cache: followed by a url opens the cache of that page. If after the url entered other words, these words will be highlighted in the cache.
define: Returns the links pointing to pages containing the definition of the term searched.
filetype: Limit the search to a specific type of files.
rock filetype:pdf only find the pdf that contain the word rock
group: Used only in the Google Group to restrict your search to a particular group or a particular area.
inanchor: Similar to allinanchor but with the following differences: 1) Can be used with other operators 2) Only the first word after the command is part of the search command
webmaster inanchor:tecnics you’ll get a results page with all the pages linked by the anchor and which contain the key tecnics webmaster. The same result would be obtained looking inanchor:tecnics webmaster because only the first word after the command inanchor (tecnics) part of the command.
info: Followed by a URL, returns information about what url.
insubject: Equivalent to intitle:
intext: Allintext like but with the following differences: 1) Can be used with other operators 2) Only the first word after the command is part of the search command
inanchor:webmaster intext:tecnics the result will be a results page containing all the pages linked by the webmaster and anchor containing the key tecnics in the text of the page. The same result would be obtained looking intext:tecnics inanchor:webmaster because only the first word after the command intext (tecnics) part of the command.
inurl: Similar to allinurl but with the following differences: 1) Can be used with other operators 2) Only the first word after the command is part of the search command
intitle:webmaster ininurl:tecnics the result is serp (Results page) containing all the pages containing the word webmaster in the title and contain the key tecnics in the url of the page. The same result would be obtained by reversing operators inurl:tecnics intitle:webmaster
links: Returns a sample of Backlinks (contacts a web page receives from another web page) pointing to a certain web page.
links:www.tecnics.it will return pages that link to the document www.tecnics.it Since time is no longer allowed to use other operators with the operator link.
location: Reserved Google News limit the search to a specific geographic area.
webmaster location:it return all items conenenti the word from Italian sites and webmasters.
movie: Followed by the title of a film, it returns information.
msgid: Google Groups limiting your search to messages containing msgid indicated.
phonebook: Do a search on white pages.
related: Followed by a URL of a page returns all similar pages to that page.
rphonebook: Perform a search in residential white page.
safesearch: Used as a prefix allows the exclusion of adult content.
site: Limit the search to a specific domain.
webmaster site:tecnics.it returns all pages containing the word tecnics.it webmaster (the text in the title or nell’anchor)
source: In Google News limits the search for an item to a particular source.
bush source:new york times
stocks: If you start a query with stocks: google will interpret the rest as the theme of a listed company
stock:adbe give information on the title ADOBE SYSTEMS INC
store: Command Froogle limiting the search to a shop.
dress store:amazon restricts the search word dress on amazon.com
weather: Entering the start of the query term wheater google in some cases returns conditions.
weather San Francisco CA
Combinations of Commands
intitle:”index of” -filetype:htm -filetype:html -filetype:shtml intext:name intext:”last modified” intext:size intext:description This command will result in all directories of files to which access is free. As you can see using the operator “-” we have eliminated certain types of files and then we asked that the title there was the word “index of” (This must be in quotes because in that way)and that there were words in the text name, “last modified“, size and description. This identifies a rather clear what we want to try. Obviously this can add other controls or other key and limiting even further research. For example you can add the word images and restrict results to those that might be likely directory full of images.
Remember that usually add a space between the two points that follow a command and the words following the colon is considered a SERIOUS MISTAKE.