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Google operators...make searching 200% easier!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Jeevs, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Jeevs

    Jeevs Supreme Member

    Dec 14, 2010
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    Well this is my first post in the BH Lounge...lets chill out wid some useful operators...

    Basic Operators:-
    1) And (+) :- This operator is used to include multiple terms in a query which is to be searched in google.
    example:- if we type "hacker+yahoo+science" in google search box and click search, it will reveal the results something which are related to all the three words simultaneously i.e. hacker, yahoo and science.

    2 ) OR (|) :- The OR operator, represented by symbol( | ) or simply the word OR in uppercase letters, instructs google to locate either one term or another term in a query.

    3) NOT :- It is opposite of AND operator, a NOT operator excludes a word from search.
    example:- If we want to search websites containing the terms google and hacking but not security then we enter the query like "google+hacking" NOT "security".

    Advanced Operators:-
    1) Intitle :- This operator searches within the title tags.
    examples:- intitle:hacking returns all pages that have the string "hacking" in their title.
    intitle:"index of" returns all pages that have string "index of" in their title.
    Companion operator:- "allintitle".

    2) Inurl :- Returns all matches, where url of the pages contains given word.
    example:- inurl:admin returns all matches, where url of searched pages must contains the word "admin".
    Companion operator:- "allinurl".

    3) Site :- This operator narrows search to specific website. It will search results only from given domain. Can be used to carry out information gathering on specific domain.
    example:- site:www.microsoft.com will find results only from the domain www.microsoft.com

    4) Link :- This operator allows you to search for pages that links to given website.
    example:- link:www.microsoft.com
    Here, each of the searched result contains asp links to www.microsoft.com

    5) Info :- This operator shows summary information for a site and provides links to other google searches that might pertain to that site.
    example:- info:www.yahoo.com

    6) Define :- This operator shows definition for any term.
    example:- define:security
    It gives various definitions for the word "security" in different manner from all over the world.

    7) Filetype :- This operator allows us to search specific files on the internet. The supported file types can be pdf, xls, ppt, doc, txt, asp, swf, rtf, etc..
    example:- If you want to search for all text documents presented on domain www.microsoft.com then we enter the query something like following.
    "inurl:www.microsoft.com filetype:txt"

    Just to give credit ;) saw it here-
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    Last edited: Mar 2, 2011
  2. chris456

    chris456 Regular Member

    May 17, 2010
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    These are the operator footprints that most of the people here on BHW know , but I hit thanks anyway for your effort and also for thanks to reminding me some footprints, which I didn't use for a long time.
    I have only one big problem and it is that in scrapebox I use public proxies (not using scrapebox proxies which use everyone and not using private ones - too expensive for common searches) and those are bad for operator searches.
    So I am forced to use "quotes" instead operators which are not so accurate but gives me 1000 times more results.
  3. Jeevs

    Jeevs Supreme Member

    Dec 14, 2010
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    This was for the newbies buddy ;) Sorry I 4got to mention....