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Want to search just your blog on GWB?  One way to do it with Google is to use modifiers.  For example, you can search just my blog for "hurricane" with the search string "site:geekswithblogs.net inurl:mtreadwell hurricane," or you can use the blog search box which adds the site an inurl modifiers for you.

Google has lots of operators, modifiers and special features.  Here is a summary of the current features culled from their web site.

Modifiers

  • allintitle: If you start a query with [allintitle:], Google will restrict the results to those with all of the query words in the title.
  • allinurl: If you start a query with [allinurl:], Google will restrict the results to those with all of the query words in the URL.
  • date: Search only a range of months.
  • intitle: If you include [intitle:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to documents containing that word in the title.
  • inurl: If you include [inurl:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to documents containing that word in the URL.
  • site: If you include [site:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to those websites in the given domain.
  • Punctuation - Several of the more common operators use punctuation instead of words, or do not require a colon. Among these operators are OR, "" (the quote operator), ~ (tilde, the synonym operator), #...# (the numerical range operator), * (asterisk, any word identifier), - (the minus operator), and + (the plus operator).

Operators

  • cache: If you include other words in the query, Google will highlight those words within the cached document.
  • define: The query [define:] will provide a definition of the words you enter after it, gathered from various online sources. The definition will be for the entire phrase entered.
  • filetype: Use to restrict the results to a specific file type such as [filetype:pdf] or [filetype:ppt].
  • info: The query [info:] will present some information that Google has about that web page.
  • link: Use to see who is linking to you. The query [link:] will list web pages that have links to the specified web page.
  • movie: Use the [movie:] operator to search for films related to a specific actor, director or plot detail.
  • related: The query [related:] will list web pages that are "similar" to a specified web page.
  • safesearch: Exclude adult-content.
  • stocks: If you begin a query with the [stocks:] operator, Google will treat the rest of the query terms as stock ticker symbols, and will link to a page showing stock information for those symbols.

Special Searches / Features

  • showtimes – Use [showtimes] or the name of a current film into the Google search box. If you've already saved your location by using Google Local, the top search result will display show times for nearby theaters for the movie you've chosen.
  • patent - Search for a specific patent number. "patent 12345678"
  • fcc - Search for a specific FCC equipment ID. "fcc B4Z-34009-PIR"
  • weather - See weather conditions and a four-day forecast for a particular U.S. location.
  • Calculator - The Google search box becomes a calculator.
  • FAA registrations - Get info based on an airplane's tail number.
  • Stock quotes - Use the ticker symbol(s).
  • Airport conditions - "mco airport"
  • U.S. flight status - "united 1192"
  • UPS tracking numbers - "1Z9999W99999999999"
  • FedEx tracking numbers - "999999999999"
  • USPS tracking numbers - "9999 9999 9999 9999 9999 99"
  • Vehicle ID (VIN) numbers - "AAAAA999A9AA99999"
  • UPC codes - "073333531084"
  • Telephone area codes - "650"
Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:03 AM & Etc. | Back to top


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Google dows not track as well as FedEx!
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