hyper-detailed searches made easy
Last Update: Mar 26, 2014
We all want to know where to find the good stuff right? And sifting for results gold can be a drag when we are time pressed. This might help..
first get yourself one of these...
Some search operators to help you when you are doing research on a niche or to delve deeper into what others have put out there….details below...
Don't do this:
You could do this via the advanced search option of Google however once done and the results being provided, it then clears itself. This way you get to keep the good stuff on a notepad or spreadsheet for future reference and you can just work out of the main search box…
Google and other search engines are mines of information beyond what is generally assumed to be available. The search box can be refined in what it does for you, with some simple “operators”
Just do some of these instead...
How helpful would it be to be able to track down a list of pdf’s out there?
The quotation marks are there to left out- just to delineate the search terms- if you leave them in, it will return an exact match for those words, in that order- just so as you know.
Do: “file type:pdf LOSE BELLY FAT” (substitute your key word for the capitalized ones- this search revealed 719,000 source documents- would that help you to find information or to compare and contrast journalistic perspectives to work out a different angle to write about your topic?
How about “top 1..250 puppy training tips” this will return results for any numbered lists
Or: “inurl:/register.php keyword” to find forums, blogs etc, where you can likely register to contribute to a discussion and enter your site name in your application to comment which can then be used to get a backlink…or at least you can check out the competition and what it is doing. Add the word “blog” after the keyword to get just blog results, “forum” etc. as you need to…
Some search operators to help you when you are doing research on a niche or to delve deeper into what others have put out there….
If you are after very recent content, so you can jump on it and work out trends or leave a comment if you can try:
www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=your keyword&as_qdr=d....d means day, on the end, swap it out for w, m, m2, m6 for week, month, 2 and then 6 months by adding the short code after the = sign…
Want to get the official low down on things try:
keyword” forum site:.gov this will get you to the government sites with a forum-generally used to keep the public up to date on any issues..
If you enjoy playing with others try: inurl:forum.*.com “keyword” to lead you to forums in your topic area
Just some ideas, hoping that they might be helpful.
As ever, best wishes, to all, Andy
Don't settle for this, get the clearer picture
This is awesome. Thanks for some out-of-the-box suggestions to content research. That puts a whole new spin on the morning!
simple but effective IMO. The point is that we can only judge what we have to do to make our offerings more engaging by visiting sites against which we are competing emotionally as well as just what the SERPS tell us..you can't have one without the other, again, IMO..cheers, Andy
I will try these formulas as well. Thanks for sharing, I sure would not have thought of these on my own!
they can be found on forums via searches, as well as via Google, but to be honest, they were pretty dry, and boring, so I took what I liked and jazzed them up a bit, Andy
Nicely done. The Google operators are a great tool for our business when trying to refine our searches.
As an aside, for people that locate documents using Andy's methods, copyright rules still apply.
thanks for pointing the copyright issue out- The content is great as a resource but usual rules apply..
just a quick thanks to Isimaus (https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/isimaus) who pointed out the duplicate content in the original- my oversight, and therefore apologies to others who read it and noticed it but did not comment- Andy
Thanks for some good reference information, Andy! Even more stuff to think about...
Jaaxy and other keyword research only tells half the picture, the soft or qualitative info can only be got by digging IMO
Thank you Andy for this great information. I will play with this and see what transpires!
So long since I used any of these! Agree very useful and like the inurl example.
Some other good examples and exercises at http://www.googleguide.com/advanced_operators_reference.html
Great info for the start of the day, thanks, David
yep, funny how we forget about things only to have to remind ourselves, that was what got me started...drat it!
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There goes today
at least the humour has not followed it out the door...great stuff- LOL