Eryri Learning Tips :: Using search strings
- If you enter words without a modifier between words (example: red
hot chili), then Google will think you mean AND (example red
AND hot AND chili) and will search for all the words.
- You can use a variety of syntaxes such as AND and OR (example:
flipflops OR sandals OR clogs).
- You can search for expressions by putting them in parentheses
(example: "red hot chili peppers")
- You cannot stem for parts of a word (use a wildcard like * or
? in Google) but you can use an asterisk as a full word wild card
(example: red * chili would find red hot chili, red
white chili, etc).
- Using special syntaxes
intitle: restricts the search to the title of
pages (example intitle:"tony blair")
inurl: restricts the search to URLs of web pages
intext: searches only bodytext (example intext:"eryri.net")
site: narrows the search to a site or top level
domain (example site:"tony blair")
link: returns a list of pages linking to a URL
(example: link:www.eryri.net) (nb you don't need to
worry about the http:// part of the URL