Advanced Search

How to do an Advanced Search:

What are search operators and why use them?  Operators are words, signs,  and symbols that provide more capabilities on searches. Don’t worry there is no need to memorize every operator, because  references are here, but they can also be a very powerful tool when using

Sign How to use it – CLICK TO TRY
+ Search for Google+ pages or blood types
Examples: +instagram or  +tumblr
@ Find social tags
Example: @tumblr @instagram
$ Find prices
Example: samsung $300
# Find popular hashtags for trending topics
Example: #tbt
-  Use a dash/hyphen before a word or site, it will exclude sites with that word from the results. This is helpful for words with multiple meanings, like Jaguar the brand of cars and jaguar the animal.
Examples: jaguars fast -car or gazelles
" Use quotes to only include pages that have the same words in the same order put inside the quotes.  Only use this if you’re trying to find  an exact word or phrase, otherwise you’ll exclude many helpful results by mistake, but used correctly it can be very powerful.
Example: "search by site"
* Add an asterisk as a placeholder for anything unknown or wildcard terms. .
Example: "a * saved is a * earned"
.. Separate numbers by two periods without spaces to see results that contain numbers in a range.
Example: smart phone $150..$350

Google  has eliminated the plus + operator and expanded the capabilities of the quotation marks (” ”) operator. Furthermore,  use this operator to search for an exact phrase.  Add quotation marks around a single word to tell Google to match that word exactly. Therefore, in the past it was  Tumblr + photos now search for  Instagram “photos” .

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