Select Advanced Search Commands

Limit To

Ask

Exalead

Google

Live

Yahoo

Title

intitle:

intitle:

intitle:
allintitle:

intitle:

intitle:

URL

inurl:

inurl:

inurl:
allinurl:

NA

inurl:

Link Text

NA

NA

inanchor:
allinanchor:

NA

NA

Text

NA

NA

intext:
allintext:

NA

NA

Cache

NA

NA

cache:

NA

NA

Definition

 

 

define:

 

 

File Type

NA

filetype:

filetype:

filetype:

originurlextension:

Link To

NA

link:

link:

+link: or +linkdomain:

link:

Phone

address of name or phone number of name or phone listings for name

NA

phonebook:
rphonebook:

NA

NA

Phonetic Spelling

NA

soundslike:

NA

NA

NA

Site

site:; cannot exclude (-site:.gov)

site:

site:

site:

site:
hostname:

Stemming

automatic

wordroot*

automatic; prevent by using +keyword

automatic; prevent by using +keyword

automatic; prevent by using +keyword

Stocks

stock quote ticker or ticker stock quote

 

stocks:

stock or quote ticker (no colon) or ticker stock

quote ticker (no colon)

Weather

location weather or forecast (no colon) or forecast location

 

weather location
(no colon)

weather or forecast location
(no colon)

weather location
(no colon)

 

This chart accompanies the article, Web Searching with Advanced Commands, The Virtual Chase, 29 October 2007, revised 15 May 2008. Copyright 2007 Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP all rights reserved.