Data Mining on the Internet with Google

Found this website on google tips. Very useful. Hope is serves you well.

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Basic Usage:

  • Use quotation marks ” “ to locate an
    entire string.

    eg. “bill gates conference” will only return
    results with that exact string.

  • Mark essential words with a +
    If a search term must contain certain words or phrases, mark it
    with a + symbol. eg: +”bill gates” conference will return all
    results containing “bill gates” but not necessarily those pertaining to a
    conference

  • Negate unwanted words with a –
    You may wish to search for the term bass, pertaining to the
    fish and be returned a list of music links as well. To narrow down your
    search a bit more, try: bass -music. This will return all results
    with “bass” and NOT “music”.

    General Tips: (I use many of these almost on a daily basis)

    • site:www.cwire.org
      This will search only pages which reside on this domain.

    • related:www.cwire.org
      This will display all pages which Google finds to be related to your
      URL

    • link:www.cwire.org
      This will display a list of all pages which Google has found to be
      linking to your site. Useful to see how popular your site is

    • spell:word
      Runs a spell check on your word

    • define:word
      Returns the definition of the word

    • stocks: [symbol, symbol, etc]
      Returns stock information. eg. stock: msft

    • maps:
      A shortcut to Google Maps

    • phone: name_here
      Attempts to lookup the phone number for a given name

    • cache:
      If you include other words in the query, Google will highlight those words
      within the cached document. For instance, cache:www.cwire.org web will
      show the cached content with the word “web” highlighted.

    • info:
      The query [info:] will present some information that Google has about that
      web page. For instance, info:www.cwire.org will show information about the
      CyberWyre homepage. Note there can be no space between the “info:” and the
      web page url.

    • weather:
      Used to find the weather in a particular city. eg. weather: new york

    Advanced Tips:

    • filetype:
      Does a search for a specific file type, or, if you put a minus sign
      (-) in front of it, it won’t list any results with that filetype. Try
      it with .mp3, .mpg or .avi if you like.

    • daterange:
      Is supported in Julian date format only. 2452384 is an example of a
      Julian date.

    • allinurl:
      If you start a query with [allinurl:], Google will restrict the
      results to those with all of the query words in the url. For instance,
      [allinurl: google search] will return only documents that have both
      “google” and “search” in the url.

    • inurl:
      If you include [inurl:] in your query, Google will restrict the
      results to documents containing that word in the url. For instance,
      [inurl:google search] will return documents that mention the word “google”
      in their url, and mention the word “search” anywhere in the document (url
      or no). Note there can be no space between the “inurl:” and the following
      word.

    • allintitle:
      If you start a query with [allintitle:], Google will restrict the
      results to those with all of the query words in the title. For instance,
      [allintitle: google search] will return only documents that have both
      “google” and “search” in the title.

    • intitle:
      If you include [intitle:] in your query, Google will restrict the results
      to documents containing that word in the title. For instance,
      [intitle:google search] will return documents that mention the word
      “google” in their title, and mention the word “search” anywhere in the
      document (title or no). Note there can be no space between the “intitle:”
      and the following word.

    • allinlinks:
      Searches only within links, not text or title.

    • allintext:
      Searches only within text of pages, but not in the links or page
      title.

    • bphonebook:
      If you start your query with bphonebook:, Google shows U.S. business white page listings for the query terms you specify. For
      example, [ bphonebook: google mountain view ] will show the phonebook
      listing for Google in Mountain View.

    • phonebook:
      If you start your query with phonebook:, Google shows all U.S. white page listings for the query terms you specify. For example, [ phonebook: Krispy
      Kreme Mountain View ] will show the phonebook listing of Krispy Kreme
      donut shops in Mountain View.

    • rphonebook:
      If you start your query with rphonebook:, Google shows U.S. residential white page listings for the query terms you specify.
      For example, [ rphonebook: John Doe New York ] will show the phonebook
      listings for John Doe in New York (city or state). Abbreviations like [
      rphonebook: John Doe NY ] generally also work.

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