Google Search Help
Google Search Help – Refine web searches
You can use symbols or words in your search to make your search results more precise.
Google Search usually ignores punctuation that isn’t part of a search operator.
Don’t put spaces between the symbol or word and your search term. A search for site:linkedin.com will work, but site: linkedin.com won’t.
Common search techniques
Search social media
Put @ in front of a word to search social media. For example: @twitter.
Search for a price
Put $ in front of a number. For example: camera $200.
Put # in front of a word. For example: #throwbackthursday
Exclude words from your search
Put – in front of a word you want to leave out. For example, corvette speed -car
Search for an exact match
Put a word or phrase inside quotes. For example, “public accountant”.
Search for wildcards or unknown words
Put a * in your word or phrase where you want to leave a placeholder. For example, “highest * in the city”.
Search within a range of numbers
Put .. between two numbers. For example, camera $25..$200.
Put “OR” between each search query. For example, sprint OR race.
Search for a specific site
Put “site:” in front of a site or domain. For example, site:linkedin.com or site:.net.
Search for related sites
Put “related:” in front of a web address you already know. For example, related:linkedin.com.
Get details about a site
Put “info:” in front of the site address.
See Google’s cached version of a site
Put “cache:” in front of the site address.