SEO News

Google's Own Cheat Sheet

by , Comments

Greg points out a Google Blog posting about the Google Cheat Sheet loaded down with advanced syntax to make your Google searches more precise. Most of what's here will already be known by Google "power" searchers but it's still good to have it all in one place and will make a good web search training tool.

I picked up a two piecse of Google syntax I didn't know about. Safesearch:{search terms} runs your query with "adult" content removed. In other words, your search is executed with SafeSearch in "strict" mode for that particualar search versus having SafeSearch "strict" selected as a preference. Caveat: No adult filter is perfect.

I also noticed that date:3 will restrict your search to material from the past three months. You can also use the 6 (six months) and 12 (months). Be very careful with running date limited searches with general web engines, it's far from perfect. Genie Tyburski and I pointed this out in a SearchDay article titled: It's Tough to Get a Good Date with a Search Engine.

For even more robust "cheat sheets" and more advanced search help, take a look at:

+ Nancy Blachman's GoogleGuide page(s)

+ Search Engine Showdown (material for all major engines) from Greg Notess.

+ Tara Calishain's new book, Web Search Garage.

+ and our own Chris Sherman's Google Power, that will published very soon.

ClickZ Live Toronto Twitter Canada MD Kirstine Stewart to Keynote Toronto
ClickZ Live Toronto (May 14-16) is a new event addressing the rapidly changing landscape that digital marketers face. The agenda focuses on customer engagement and attaining maximum ROI through online marketing efforts across paid, owned & earned media. Register now and save!*
*Early Bird Rates expire April 17.

Recommend this story

comments powered by Disqus