Tips on Better Google Searches…01.15.09

15 01 2009

Here are some helfpul Google search comments from The Swiss Army Librarian entitled “Building Better Google Searches“:



“…Chris sent me a link that lists special strategies and syntax for searching Google more efficiently.

…a few that will be extremely helpful:

  • +[stop word] – having the plus sign before a “stop word” (such as +not) forces the search to include that word, instead of ignoring it
  • inurl: and intitle: – similar to site:, but this limits the search to words just in the web address or title field. Very useful for increasing relevancy on obscure information
  • related: – lists websites that are ‘related’ to the domain you search for (ie,…

The page also gives some great examples of how these can be combined…

…There are also other lists, too, but this one was very helpful.”




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