Google Search Operators in India: The Complete List

  • Author: Boobalan
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  • Published Date : 29 August , 2020
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You might be on the lookout for advanced browsing techniques that can ease up your time by making your Google search even more efficient and accurate. Well, what if we say that there does exist something like that, although it isn't very popular as yet. 

Now before moving towards our list, let's make a few things clear first! These search operators, if used with the wrong intention, might get you marked under cybercrime cases. However, if you use them wisely, they could help an SEO expert gain a very successful and efficient browsing experience like never before. 

Countless examples prove operators to be the most useful thing to make your internet data mining efficient. These different Google Search Operators will also serve your entertainment needs; we will cover this aspect too over the course of this article. 

So, let's get started with this article:

Google Search Operators: The Complete List

1. "search term" 

This is the most important operator to get the most accurate result whenever you want to search for anything on a search engine. Always remember while using this operator, that you have to avoid any type of synonyms in order to get accurate results. Simply write the exact words, and you will get the precise desired results.

Example: "steve jobs"

2. OR 

Firstly, this operator is also denotable by the symbol '|' between any two keywords about which you want to get the search results, While using this keyword you will get any one of them on the resulting feed or both.

Example: Stefan Or Damon 

3. AND

Unlike the other operators, this AND operator doesn't come handy on its own while you want any accurate results, but plays a very significant role when mixed with different appropriate keywords. However, it's up to you how you decide to use these operators.

Example: Klaus AND Elijah

4. - 

Use this operator only to exclude certain terms while searching for your required output on the Google search engine to avoid the search results related to the word after '-' symbol. Make sure to use this one properly; otherwise, you might not get the exact result that you want.

Example: Vacancies - Windows

5. *

This operator plays an important role when you want to get search results related to your search terms in different possible variations. Let's assume you want every possible result regarding the terms apple and orange. This operator should be in the format, which is a below-mentioned example:

Example: Apple * Orange

6. ( )

This operator is generally used to group different search terms in a single bracket to get more accurate search results and control the execution of the search query that you search to get exact match results.

Example: (ipad OR iphone) apple

7. $ 

This operator is used when searching for terms related to currencies. When applied with other operators for general query purposes, this operator will simply give an advanced search result by matching them with the currency symbol used.

Example: best phones under ₹10000

8. Define 

This operator is used to get a meaning directly extracted from the in-built dictionary present under the Google search engine. Through this operator, you will get the exact meaning of any word that you mention along with this word.

Example: define:SEO

9. Cache

This keyword, when used with a particular website URL, gives the latest cache of that website, the website would be absolute of index category. Through this way, one can easily use this keyword like in the example given below:


10. Filetype 

This is the perfect operator if you're looking for a particular file extension oriented search result. Operator ext: also provides the same result when used while searching for any result. 

Example: documents filetype:doc

11. Site 

If you're also looking for search results from only within a specific website, then this operator will help you do so. Simply enter the name of the website after the operator, followed by the search term you wish to get results for.  


12. Related 

If you want to search results of only those sites which are from a particular domain, then you should include this operator in your search query to get domain bound results as your choice. The example is below:

Example :

13. Intitle 

This operator is very useful for getting results based on the meta-title of search results, which helps you get pretty accurate results based on the most matching titles in the Google engine search result.

Example: allintitle:digital marketing

14. Allintitle 

This is like another variant of title; the only difference is that we can match multiple words with the Google search result and sort out the search results accordingly. When you use this operator, Google matches the entered words with Allintitle query result. If it matches, then it simply shows you such results.

Example: allintitle:seo blogs

15. Inurl 

This is one of the best ways to get relevant search results. It simply matches the entered words with the search results URL. If the name matches between both URL and and the term after the inurl operator, it will shortlist such results and show accordingly.

Example: inurl:content marketing

16. allinurl 

Allinurl serves the same purpose as of Inurl, the only key difference is that it matches the desirable multiword with the words in the URL, unlike inurl which only matches one name at a time. So if you're confused with multiple words, you can try this one.

Example: allinurl:apple iphone

17. Intext 

This is the most efficient and accurate search result binder, as it compiles the search result in such a way that outcomes always have the entered word somewhere in their entire webpage, if it doesn't, then it won't show.

Example: intext:socialbeat

18. allintext 

This operator can match multiple words with the search entries' entire webpage, and if these words match, then such search entries get compiled in the original search result within the boundaries of allintext.

Example: allintext:apple iphone

19. AROUND(X) 

This operator is very useful when you need a precise search for your entered words. What it does is that it simply crawls across the search results and ensures only those search results which have the frequency of the entered number words are displayed

Example: apple AROUND(4)

20. Weather 

This is the best operator to get a weather report about any specific area or location, However, it isn't that much useful for general purpose Google search results, as it's only purpose is to serve the user with the weather report.

Example: weather:chennai

21. Stocks 

As you just got familiar with the weather operator, Stocks operator is nearly the same, as its functions show the stock information. If you're into the stock market, then this operator is the right choice for you. Below is the example of using this operator properly.

Example: stocks:aapl

22. Map 

This Google search operator is very useful to get Google search based on the location that you have entered. It will force Google to show you locational search only. The format of using this map operator is as below:

Example: map:chennai

23. movie

If you're a movie freak and would love to get new movie updates and timing, then this is the best operator for you. Through this operator, you can easily get to know about the entered movie's details which are available online along with the show timings available near you.

Example: Movie:Interstellar

24. In 

Are you trying to get information on currency unit exchange, weight unit exchange, temperature unit exchange, etc.? This operator comes in very handy for those who usually deal with multiple units in their day to day life. Here is a format on how to use this operator:

Example: $100 in INR

25. Source 

This is the best operator to stay updated with the latest on-going current affairs through Google news. You simply have to keep the required source with the operator "Source:." It will pull results from certain such sources from Google News, which matches your word and displays them on Google search results.

Example: apple source:the_verge

26. #..# 

This operator will help you search on the basis of the timeline, like let's say you want to see the highlight of the football match that was during the period 2000 to 2018 but you don't want to see the highlights of the games before or after this period. Then you will have to enter an operator in the format given below:

Example: wwdc video 2010..2014

27. Inanchor 

Now, if you're looking for the pages which have certain anchors regarding any other link on its content, then this is the right choice for you as it only shows the content having anchor tag in it. 

Example: inanchor:social beat

28. allinanchor 

All in anchor functions in the same way as Inanchor. The only difference is that it ensures to match all the words mentioned by us in the search query with the google search result if they match then only it will compile such shortlisted search query results to display

Example: allinanchor:social beat

29. Blog URL 

This operator, when used, gives only blog URL domains in the result. Before using this operator, make sure you have a proper domain available with you, of which you want to get the search result displayed for yourself.


30. Loc:placename 

This operator will simply get you the results of a specific area, which is mentioned by you along with this operator, so if you're looking for certain area-specific Google search results, then this operator will get you an appropriate result for your query.

Example: loc:"chennai" digital marketing

31. Location 

If you're looking for local news of any particular area, you can use this operator. However, this operator is only used to get local news, not any local services and other purposes.

Example: loc:"chennai" digital marketing


So, as you are now aware of every crucial Google search operator, you can use them to find the most appropriate search results. Do make sure that you only practice these Google search operators for ethical means only. 

These operations would also allow you to directly download certain open database files with a single click without having to go through ads to download your desirable file, apps, games, etc.