Google Search Operators: The Complete List (41 Advanced Operators)

Ganesh Sharma

Team Glocify

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Are you searching your queries on Google and getting zillions of search results ranging from useful to absurd? Traversing the links and finding authentic search results can be time-consuming. But with Google search operators, you can fetch the results effectively based on the target keywords. The operators are simple to use and make anyone master the search content tactics dictated to a specific topic. 

Once familiar with these operators, you will wonder how you could have ever managed your searches without them. This is because the operators work in real-world conditions, from leading content research to SEO audits.

Google search operators use its advanced searching technique with a combination of words and symbols(operators), helping search engine optimization executives find the right Google search terms more accurately and effectively.

Let’s delve deeper into the post and get familiarized with 42 advanced Google search operators for more efficient and productive searches!

What are Google Search Operators?

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Google search operators are commands that extend the capabilities of the searches on the search engine by focusing on the keywords. The operators narrow down the results on Google helping you find the results you are looking for. The Google search operators are categorized into:

1)Basic search operators: The basic search operators use the boolean commands to filter the search results such as AND, OR, and more.

2)Advanced search operators: The Advanced operators use special commands with the domain name to narrow the searches. It includes commands including Intitle, allintitle, inurl, allinurl, and more.

3)Unreliable search operators: Unreliable search operators use punctuation-based operators to filter the search results. It includes commands including ~, +, and more.

Insights into Google Search Operators

Search operators take the search process to the next level. The search command gives more advanced and unique results combined with the search operators. In this example, you will see the desired results of using the operators and how filtered it displays the results. The operator Site quickly searches the results for a single domain and displays the useful results available on that domain.

1) Related – Find Sites for Competitor Research

The Related search operator is used to gather the results of the sites for competitor research from all sources available on the internet. In this example, we can get content related to

Operator Syntax:

Related: [website]



related search operater


2) Site – To Add Internal Links

To improve the SEO in WordPress, adding internal links to relevant pages is necessary. Internal linking helps Google and visitors to move around the website. The Site operator displays the relevant pages a website is internally linked to and from.

Operator Syntax:



Site: Digital Marketing

site google search operator


Here the operator will return the indexed pages from the subdomain.

 3) ” ” The Exact Match Operator

This operator returns the exact searches with a search word put within quotation marks.

Operator Syntax:

“Search Word”[website]


“Digital Marketing”

the exact match operator

Here the operator will return the indexed pages from the subdomain with the Digital Marketing search word.

4) Negative Operator 

The negative or not operator excludes certain text in the search results. In this example, the search engine will exclude the results containing India.

Command Syntax:

Search Result – Excluded Term


Institute of Fine Arts – India

negative google search operator 

5) The OR Operator

The OR operator is used between the keywords. It displays the Google keyword search results of either one keyword or both. It saves time and opens new scopes for you. Here, the search engine displays the results of both the keywords and search terms.

Command Syntax:

Keyword 1 OR Keyword 2


Google OR Amazon

the or operator

6) Inurl Operator 

The INURL operator helps you with search queries found in the website URL. In this, the results with domain glocify are returned.

Command Syntax: 

INURL: Search term from the domain


INURL: Glocify

inurl google operator

7) Intitle Operator 

The intitle operator searches for keywords and key phrases within the titles of websites. In this example, the operator returns the results with the Glocify searching within the domain.

Command Syntax: 

INTITLE: Search term 


INTITLE: Glocify

intitle operator

8) Intext Operator

The search Operator searches the keywords and key phrases within the snippet of the results.

Command Syntax: 

INTEXT: Search term 


INTEXT: Glocify

intext search operator

9) Filetype Operator

The FILETYPE operator specifies the specific file types in the search results. It works well with all file types if you want to search for PDFs, PowerPoint files, and Spreadsheets. 

Command Syntax: 

Search term FILETYPE: Shortened File Type



filetype operator

10) () Parenthesis Operator

The Parenthesis operator separates the operators for the most advanced searches. It groups multiple search operators to execute the search. Here the search engines display the results with SEO and Development in the Glocify domain.

Command Syntax: 

Search Term 1 OR Search Term 2


SEO or Development Glocify

parenthesis search operator

11) $ – Currency Operator 

The Currency operator works with US Dollars and Euro to search the prices.

Command Syntax: 

Search Term $ Price


iPad $450

currency search operator

12) Define Operator

The Define operator returns the explanation and the meaning of the search term in English. 

Command Syntax: 

Define: Search Term 


Define: Glocify

define google operator

13) Cache Operator 

The cache operator returns the cache version of the indexed webpage.

Command Syntax: 

Cache: Website Domain 



cache operator

14) Wildcard Operator *

The * operator matches any word or phrase and acts as a wildcard in a search phrase.

Command Syntax: 

Search Term 1 * Search Term 2


Sundar Pichai * google

wildcard search operator

15) Insubject Operator

The Insubject Operator restricts the articles in the Groups to include keywords mentioned to make it easy to filter out results in the Google groups. 

Command Syntax: 

insubject: “keyword or search Term” 



insubject google operator

16) Allintitle Operator

The Allintitle Operator is similar to the intitle Operator but differentiates in a way that it returns the results specifying all the specified words in the title.

Command Syntax: 

allintitle: Search Term


allintitle: your idea our technology

allintitle operator

17) Allinurl Operator

The Allinurl returns results similar to the inurl operator with all the specified words. 

Command Syntax: 

ALLINURL: Search term from the domain



allinurl search operator

18) Allintext Operator

The Allintext Operator is similar to intext. It returns the results when all the keywords are specified on the website.

Command Syntax: 

allintext: Keyword


allintext: Glocify services

allintext seach operator

19) Ext Operator

The Ext Operator works similarly to the file type. It displays the results in the specified file type extension.

Command Syntax: 

Keyword ext: pdf


glocify ext:pdf

ext google search operator

20) Around(X) Operator

The AROUND operator returns the search results with the search terms occurring within two words. The search terms must be present in at least four words in the content.

Command Syntax: 

Keyword 1 AROUND(2) Keyword 2


Glocify AROUND(2) Technologies

arround operator

21) Author Operator

The Author operator distinguishes the results in the Google Groups from the specified Authors. Google searches for the exact specified name and returns the results in a fraction of a second. Here, the search engine returns the plays, poems, and other information relevant to the author. 

Command Syntax: 

author: “name”


Author: “William Shakespeare”

author google operator

22) Weather Operator

The weather operator returns the weather widget representing the weather of a certain location. For example, here, the search engine broadcasts the weather widget of the city of Washington.

Command Syntax: 

Weather City Name


Weather Washington dc

weather operator

23) Stocks Operator

The stock operator displays a Google widget based on ticker symbols with company market information.

Command Syntax: 

Stocks Company Name



stocks search operator

24) Map Operator

The Map operator returns the Google map widget of the location.

Command Syntax: 

Map [City Name]


map: Washington

map operator

25) Movie Operator

The movie operator returns the information about the movie available to stream.

Command Syntax: 

Movie [Movie or Actor Name]


Movie: Name

movie google search operator

26) Source Operator

The source operator functions the same as the site operator. It applies to Google News. Here, the search engine displays the result of the Glocify domain related to jobs.

Command Syntax: 

Company Name Source Search Word


Glocify Source Jobs

source google search operator

27) In Operator

The in-operator converts one unit to another and works with a multitude of currencies, temperatures, and weights.

Command Syntax: 

[Value to be converted] IN Measuring Unit


$200 in GBP

in operator google

28) Link Operator

The link operator returns the sites linked to the specific domain. It’s helpful for SEO executives in doing backlink research.

Command Syntax

Link: [Website URL]



link operator

29) ~ Tilde Operator

The tilde operator includes the synonym of the search query by default.

Command Syntax

~Search term



tide google search operator

30) Id Operator

The ID operator works the same as the info operator.

Command Syntax

Id:[Website URL]


id search operator


31) Datarange Operator

The datarange operator returns the searches between a certain range where the Julian date format defines time.

Command Syntax

datarange: Lower Limit-Upper Limit



datarange search operator

32) Inanchor Operator

The inanchor Operator returns the websites with a specified word or phrase in the inanchor operator. Most of the time, results obtained from the inanchor operator are incorrect. In the given example, the inanchor operator displays the results of the websites with specified Glocify technologies phrases.

Command Syntax

inanchor: keyword or phrase


inanchor:glocify technologies

inanchor search operator

33) Allinanchor

The allinanchor Operator returns the search results exactly to the defined words and phrases.

Command Syntax

allinanchor: keyword or phrase


allinanchor:glocify technologies

allinanchor google search operator

34) Blogurl Operator

The blogurl operator returns the blogs of the given domain. In the below example, the command returns the blog page of the domain.

Command Syntax

blogurl: domain name



blogurl google search operator

35) Inpostauthor Operator

The inpostauthor operator returns the posts with the specified author mentioned in the command. The inpostauthor command works with only Google Blog search. 

Command Syntax

inpostauthor: “Author Name”


inpostauthor: “Steve Jobs”

36) Allinpostauthor

The allinpostauthor is similar to the inpostauthor operator and returns results from the author specified by the operator.

Command Syntax

allinpostauthor: “Author Name”


allinpostauthor: “Steve Jobs”

37) Info Operator

The info operator returns the information about the details of the domain and web pages.

Command Syntax

info: Domain



info google search operator

38) Loc Operator

The loc operator returns the results specific to the targeted brand or business in the particular geographic area.

Command Syntax

keyword loc: Location


Marketing Agency loc: USA

loc operator

39) Location Operator

The location operator works similarly to the loc command but returns effective news results from Google News targetting brands to the specified geographic area.  

Command Syntax

keyword location: Location Name


Marketing Agency Location: USA

location google search operator

40) Hashtag Operator

The hashtag operator returns the hashtags from the social media networks.

Command Syntax




hashtag google search operator

41) Phonebook Operator

The phonebook operator returns the phone number of the specific person from public telephone listings.

Command Syntax

Phonebook: Person Name


Phonebook: Person Name


Wrapping It Up

Mastering these 41 advanced Google search operators is like unlocking a hidden treasure chest in the vast ocean of information. No longer will you be adrift in a sea of irrelevant results. Equip yourself with these powerful tools, and you’ll become a skilled navigator, able to pinpoint the precise data, insights, and competitor secrets you need to propel your SEO and marketing efforts to new heights. So, start searching with confidence, explore the depths of Google’s hidden wonders, and let your online appearance thrive!



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