Search Description
cat dog Search results have the word cat and the word dog in them. They could also have cats and dogs.
+cat Search results have the word cat in them. If the search results has the word cats then it will not be included. The plus sign indicates an exact match and not to use synonyms, hypernyms or hyponyms or any other form of the word.
mp3 "take five" Search results have the word mp3 and the exact phrase take five in them.
"john smith" -"bob dole" Search results have the phrase john smith but NOT the phrase bob dole in them.
bmx -game Search results have the word bmx but not game.
inurl:edu title:university Search results have university in their title and edu in their url.
site:www.ibm.com "big blue" Search results are from the site www.ibm.com and have the phrase big blue in them.
url:www.yahoo.com Search result is the single URL www.yahoo.com, if it is indexed.
title:"the news" -"weather report" Search results have the phrase the news in their title, and do NOT have the phrase weather report anywhere in their content.
ip:216.32.120 Search results are from the the ip 216.32.120.*.
type:pdf nutrition Search results are PDF (Portable Document Format) documents that contain the word nutrition.
type:doc Search results are Microsoft Word documents.
type:xls Search results are Microsoft Excel documents.
type:ppt Search results are Microsoft Power Point documents.
type:ps Search results are Postscript documents.
type:text Search results are plain text documents.
filetype:pdf Search results are PDF documents.
link:www.yahoo.com All the pages that link to www.yahoo.com.
sitelink:www.yahoo.com All the pages that link to any page on www.yahoo.com.
ext:txt All the pages whose url ends in the .txt extension.
   
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