Google Search

How Google search works

Advices from Google for site-owners

Google search operators

You can use symbols or words in your search to make your search results more precise.

  • Google Search usually ignores punctuation that isn’t part of a search operator.
  • Don’t put spaces between the symbol or word and your search term. A search for will work, but site: won’t.

Overall Advanced Search

  1. Go to Advanced Image Search.
  2. Use filters like region or file type to narrow your results.
  3. At the bottom, click Advanced Search.

Search for an exact image size

Right after the word you're looking for, add the text imagesize:widthxheight. Make sure to add the dimensions in pixels.

Example: imagesize:500x400

Search social media

Put @ in front of a word to search social media. For example: @twitter.

Search for a price

Put $ in front of a number. For example: camera $400.

Search hashtags

Put # in front of a word. For example: #throwbackthursday

Exclude words from your search

Put - in front of a word you want to leave out. For example, jaguar speed -car

Search for an exact match

Put a word or phrase inside quotes. For example: "tallest building"

Search within a range of numbers

Put .. between two numbers. For example: camera $50..$100

Combine searches

Put "OR" between each search query. For example: marathon OR race

Search for a specific site

Put "site:" in front of a site or domain. For example: or

Search for related sites

Put "related:" in front of a web address you already know. For example:

See Google’s cached version of a site

Put "cache:" in front of the site address.

Google Web Cache

You can access the cached version for any page that has been saved by Google with this URL:

Change to any URL.

Or you can enter such string to Google search input field:

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