One of the most important online skills is to know how to search on Google.
Simply entering a few keywords on Google is often NOT enough to find the information you are looking for.
Why? Google processes over 60,000 search queries every second, translating to over 5 billion searches per day.
However, by using “Google search operators”, you can narrow down your search results and find exactly what you need more easily.
What Are Google Search Operators?
Google search operators are special characters or words that can be added to a search term to refine the results on Google.
For example, the “site:” search operator can be used to find results from a specific website whereas the “filetype:” operator can be used to find results of a specific type, such as PDFs or Word documents.
Google search operators can be extremely useful for finding exactly what you’re looking for.
By learning to use search operators, you can save yourself a TON of time when searching on Google.
So in this guide, you’ll find a lot of useful Google search operators that can be used by anyone from beginners to advanced search users.
Are you ready to find them out? Let’s jump into the details without much ado.
25 Most Useful Google Search Operators 2022: Beginners to Advanced!
One of the most commonly used operators is “site:”, which allows you to search for all web pages on a particular website. This is useful if you want to find all pages on a website or mention a particular word or phrase.
For example, if you wanted to find all pages on BloggersPassion.com that mention “blogging tips“, you would enter “blogging tips” site:google.com into the Google search box.
Another useful Google search operator is “intitle:”, which only shows you results that have the specified word in the title. This can be helpful for finding specific articles or blog posts.
Suppose I want to find out the list of all pages that have “how to start a blog” keyword mentioned at title level. This will help me understand the competition level for the mentioned keyword as well. So I will make a search for intitle:”how to start a blog” in Google search.
This operator searches for a specific word or phrase in the URL of all web pages on a
This article was written by Anil Agarwal and originally published on BloggersPassion: Learn Blogging & SEO from Anil Agarwal.