Cheat sheet for Google Search
Google Ninja Cheatsheet - Basic Search
Web Search Basics
Enclose the phrase in double-quotes ("surrey with the fringe on top")
Search for all words in query. This is Google's default.
Search for any of the terms. The operator is "OR"
Boolean NOT (Negation)
Do not include results that have a specific word. The operator is "-"
Make sure a stop word is included in the search. The operator is "+".
Search for numbers within a range. The operator is "..".
Google always implicitly uses partial word wildcards.
Substitute for one full word. The operator is "". Use multiple "*" to search for multiple wildcards.
Using Special Syntax
Google is a full-text search engine. It indexes entire web pages rather than just titles and descriptions. Special syntax operators allow you to specify that your query words must appear in specific parts of the web page in order to return the page as a search result.
Special Syntax Operators
Web Page Title
intitle: | allintitle:
Web Page Body Text
intext: | allintext:
Web Page Link Anchors
Specific Web Site or Domain
Find pages that link to the specified URL
Find a copy of the page that Google has previously indexed
Search for file type extensions
Find pages that are related to the specified page
Provide a page of links to more information about a specified URL
Give you a page of definitions of the search word
Find movie reviews
Find music-related information