By Rael Dornfest

We bought a used replica of Google Hacks, and my spouse studied the searcher's suggestions for a pair weeks earlier than I bought to review the webmaster's advisor. just like the Jack Sprats of the nursery rhyme, we licked that platter fresh. it truly is dated now, yet that merely potential there's extra on Google than received into the ebook, i have never came upon a script or seek parameter that used to be discontinued.

This isn't for mild studying, it really is meant for those who are looking to get the main out of the internet, and aren't content material with Wizards and auto-pilot.

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Add specialty vocabulary very carefully or you'll narrow down your search results to the point where you can't find what you want. Hack 5 Getting Around the 10 Word Limit There are some clever ways around Google's limit of 10 words to a query. Unless you're fond of long, detailed queries, you might never have noticed that Google has a hard limit of 10 words—that's keywords and special syntaxes combined—summarily ignoring anything beyond. While this has no real effect on casual Google users, search-hounds quickly find this limit rather cramps their style.

Obviously a single result can come from only one domain. Take the example perl site:edu site:com. This search will get you exactly zero results. Why? com domain at the same time. com domain. • Don't use allinurl: or allintitle: when mixing syntaxes. It takes a careful hand not to misuse these in a mixed search. Instead, stick to inurl: or intitle:. If you don't put allinurl: in exactly the right place, you'll create odd search results. Let's look at this example: allinurl:perl intitle:programming At first glance it looks like you're searching for the string "perl" in the result URL, and the word "programming" in the title.

Stick to words. 3 Specialized Vocabularies—Industrial Slang Specialized vocabularies are those vocabularies used in certain fields. The medical and legal fields are the two I think of most often when I think of specialized vocabularies, though there are many other fields. When you need to tip your search to the more technical, the more specialized, and the more indepth, think of a specialized vocabulary. For example, do a Google search for heartburn. Now do a search for heartburn GERD. Now do a search for heartburn GERD "gastric acid".

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