Google search has some great commands that you can use to refine your search results. This is very useful if you are looking for information, data or quotes to use in articles or content. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to want to share them any longer and instead spoonfeed us with their version of what they think we want to use to search for information. You can find their version of refined searching here on Google search tips and tricks.

For a more defined list of search commands go to Google’s Search Operators.

cache: Show the cached snapshot of a page
link: List pages which link to a page
related: List pages which Google consider to be related to another
info: Find one specific URL in the search database
define: Show Google’s glossary definition for a term
stocks: Show American stockmarket information for a given ticker symbol
site: Restrict a search to a single site
allintitle: Restrict a search so that all the keywords must appear in the title
intitle: Restrict a search so that some of the keywords must appear in the title
allintext: Restrict a search so that all of the keywords must appear in the body text
allinurl: Restrict a search so that all of the keywords must appear in the page address
inurl: Restrict a search so that some keywords must appear in the page address
OR List pages which have at least some of the keywords
+ Insist that the search engine includes a given keyword in the search results
Insist that the search engine omits pages which match a given keyword in the search results
~ Enhance a search to include synonyms for a given keyword
* Include a wildcard match in your search results
[#]…[#] Search a range of numbers as a keyword
daterange: Restrict a search to any timeframe
“” Restrict a search so that the keywords must appear consecutively in a phrase
date: Restrict a search to a recent timeframe
safesearch: Restrict a search to exclude adult-content
filetype: Restrict a search to a given type of file