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Post 3+ Months Ago

A few things you might want to try with Google:

  1. Install the Google Toolbar so you can easily check PageRank, backlinks, similar sites, and sites with text containing the name of a given site.
  2. Enter just the word http for your search to find the top 1000 PageRanked sites (unfortunately, the listing stops near the beginning of the 7's).
  3. Hand type the following prefixes and note their utility:

    1. link:url Shows other pages with links to that url.
    2. related:url same as "what's related" on serps.
    3. site:domain restricts search results to the given domain.
    4. allinurl: shows only pages with all terms in the url.
    5. inurl: like allinurl, but only for the next query word.
    6. allintitle: shows only results with terms in title.
    7. intitle: similar to allintitle, but only for the next word. "intitle:webmasterworld google" finds only pages with webmasterworld in the title, and google anywhere on the page.
    8. cache:url will show the Google version of the passed url.
    9. info:url will show a page containing links to related searches, backlinks, and pages containing the url. This is the same as typing the url into the search box.
    10. spell: will spell check your query and search for it.
    11. stocks: will lookup the search query in a stock index.
    12. filetype: will restrict searches to that filetype. "-filetype:doc" to remove Microsoft word files.
    13. daterange: is supported in Julian date format only. 2452384 is an example of a Julian date.
    14. maps: If you enter a street address, a link to Yahoo Maps and to MapBlast will be presented.
    15. phone: enter anything that looks like a phone number to have a name and address displayed. Same is true for something that looks like an address (include a name and zip code)
    16. site:www.somesite.net "+www.somesite.+net"
      (tells you how many pages of your site are indexed by google)
    17. allintext: searches only within text of pages, but not in the links or page title
    18. allinlinks: searches only within links, not text or title
  4. Check out Froogle and Google Catalogs.
  5. Google API
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Great post!

A good way to use the allinurl command is to find out how many of your sites' pages have been indexed by Google (or of other sites).

like this:
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allinurl: ozzu.com


(at time of post, this gave 1 of 41900 pages)
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I usually post something like this to find out how many pages a site has indexed:

Code: [ Select ]
site:www.ozzu.com + "www.ozzu." + ".com"


This gave me 55,600 pages found. This is letter 3p as described above.
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Can someone help with the syntax for allinlinks:

I'm familar with allinanchor: used like this:
allinanchor:keyword phrase site:www.mysite.com

Do not put an http:// in your site:url or it will fail.

When I try to use allinlinks: this way I don't get any results. I get 73 for allinanchor:

Also does anyone know if there is a difference....beteween allinanchor and allinlinks. I'm using this in google.
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Basically, the way that google ranks your site has to do with 1 thing and 1 thing only: How many pages in google's listing link to your site in one way or another. The more sites which link back to you, the higher the ranking you'll be for Google.

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Helix_dnb - that is partially true. The more inbound links you have (and the higher quality) the more credibility Google will see that your site has, and potentially allow it to rank high for certain terms. However, having a good PageRank is only one of the factors needed to get ranked high for a term. If your website has no content, I really doubt you are going to get many good rankings.
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Never knew about this: Google Specialized Search - http://www.google.com/options/specialsearches.html

Cover Linux, Microsoft, The Government, Schools and more...
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Post 3+ Months Ago

if you do

define:

and then a word google will give you a definition with its Google Glossary feature.
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http://www.google.com/webalerts

With this you can:
keep current on a competitor or industry
monitor references to your name or company
find out when people link to your site
discover new websites on a certain topic
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had a quick browse of the over post and didnt see this little trick pop up :D

Write this string in google search:

"parent directory " /appz/ -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums

"parent directory " DVDRip -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums

"parent directory "Xvid -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums

"parent directory " Gamez -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums

"parent directory " MP3 -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums

"parent directory " Name of Singer or album -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums

Notice that i am only changing the word after the parent directory, change it to what you want and you will get a lot of stuff.

Do them searches and tell me if its a handy trick or not!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

link:yoursite doesn't show all the links.

Try also:

link:yoursite

and

@yoursite
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BeatBlue wrote:
Try also: link:yoursite and @yoursite


It seems that
link;www.yoursite.com
is exactly the same as
link http://www.yoursite.com
The ; char is ignored by Google and just seen as a separator

But
link:;www.yoursite.com
returns a different answer than
link:www.yoursite.com

It seems that
@www.yoursite.com
is exactly the same as
"www.yoursite.com" (with quotes)

But
*www.yoursite.com
returns a different answer


Any ignored character ( @ ; * / ) glued at the beginning of a multi word expression gives similiar results (but not allways exactly the same) as "www.yoursite.com" (with quotes)

Does anybody have more infos about that? Is there a site which talk about that?
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I haven't found this anywhere here so having courage to post. Please ignore if already been discussed.

Put the expression
Quote:
7*2+2
in the search box and Google will calculate the result.

To convert currency
put
Quote:
3.5 USD in GBP
and google will convert 3.5 USD to 1.9054878 British pounds

Search in a number range

Search DVD player that costs between $250 and $350 as
Quote:
DVD player $250..350


Synonym Search

If you want to search not only for your search term but also for its synonyms, place the tilde sign ("~") immediately in front of your search term.

For example, here's how to search for food facts and nutrition and cooking information:
Quote:
~food ~facts
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site:www.somesite.net "+www.somesite.+net"

I don't understand what the second part "+www.somesite.+net" does.

I tried it on http://www.ozzu.com and I get the same results with or without the second part.

Also it says http://www.ozzu.com has 3.5 million pages indexed. It seems unlikely that there are actually 3.5 million pages at ozzu so does this mean many pages are indexed multiple times or just that the count is inaccurate at large numbers?
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greenbean88 wrote:
site:www.somesite.net "+www.somesite.+net"
Also it says http://www.ozzu.com has 3.5 million pages indexed. It seems unlikely that there are actually 3.5 million pages at ozzu so does this mean many pages are indexed multiple times or just that the count is inaccurate at large numbers?


Pages that look like
http://www.ozzu.com/google-seo/google-tricks-t340.html
http://www.ozzu.com/google-seo/google-tricks-t340.html#123456

are different for SE. Same goes for forum, thread and post links.
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Lamia_Poi wrote:
would like to be able to get a higher ranking and more traffic to my site, is there any possible way to do this than using the description and content meta tags?


title tags and description tags are not as important as they use to be in SE ranking. Now days the algorithm is much more advanced then anyone thinks and knows. basic rules of thumb to remember:

1. Make sure your website has a nice plethora of UNIQUE content, i stress unique because you copy content from another page, be sure you will get dropped from the search engines.
2. content has to match your keywords.
3. your site must be updated frequently, weather you use RSS feeds or you write a blog, keep it commin, search engines love change on a page.
4. having quality websites with good traffic linking to you is a plus, make sure the link is on a relevant page. remember, it takes time for you to get good ranking, the longer a website has been online, the better ranking........dont forget, Rome was not built in one day ;)

These are just a few important steps, of course there are many many more rules to fallow, I will post more at a later time.

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Since many people are still worried about the keywords and description tags, they still have a role on search engines, specially on MSN and Yahoo but Google nearly bypass many descriptions.
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yes, MSN is all based on the tags, actually it is very easy to get good ranking in MSN, but of course not to many people use MSN to search.
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Good post about researching about the site. The other tools for keyword researching or finding real competition for your keyword type this in google: intitle:marketing inurl:marketing inanchor:marketing if marketing is your targeted keyword.

If your keyphrase is two word length like marketing uk then type the following in google :
intitle:marketing+uk inurl:marketing+uk inanchor:marketing+uk

Only the sites listed in this query are real competitors for your keyphrase "marketing uk". If you do a search for "marketing uk" you will get very high number of results and don't get shocked or drop the keyword for this. do intitle: inurl: inanchor query to find out real competition. This will help in deciding which keyphrase to target when building keywords for your site.
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This was a great list . I usually used this command in checking the backlinks of our site. Is there different results if I used www and without www?

# link:url Shows other pages with links to that url.
# site:domain restricts search results to the given domain.
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Quote:
best is to submit to a site/directory that does not require you to link back "

i think this is a smart thing to do instead of submit your site with a back link:
1.because if you want to submit you site in about 500 directories you really waste your space with links
2.you site's aspect looks more cool with no parteners links :)
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Now google is not showing all links by link:site url

if you want to check correct no. of back links you have to go google webmaster tool.
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Yahoo's advance search is far more efficient than Google. It gives you option to choose text in TITLE + text in URL both at the same time.

This option is not available in Google. If you are looking for some advance searching techniques, then go to Yahoo advance search. I am sure you will observe the difference.
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Blog & Forum Searches (Let's say your keyword is web design)

intitle:forum website designing
inurl:forum website designing
website designing blog
intitle:blog website designing
inurl:blog website designing
"add comment" website designing
"post comment" website designing
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Just wanna add, if u guys are
Looking for Backlinks

"Add link" +"your keyword(s)"
"Add a link" +"your keyword(s)"
"Add site" +"your keyword(s)"
"Add a site" +"your keyword(s)"
"Add your site" +"your keywords(s)"
"Add URL" +"your keyword(s)"
"Add a URL" +"your keyword(s)"
"Add an URL" +"your keyword(s)"
"Add Website" +"your keyword(s)"
"Add a website" +"your keyword(s)"
"Add your website" +"your keywords(s)"
"Submit link" +"your keyword(s)"
"Submit a link" +"your keyword(s)"
"Submit site" +"your keyword(s)"
"Submit a site" +"your keyword(s)"
"Submit your site" +"your keyword(s)"
"Submit URL" +"your keyword(s)"
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I want to add some more tricks to the list

phonebook:(find a phone number) phonebook:Google CA
bphonebook: (find business phone numbers) bphonebook:Intel OR
rphonebook:(find residential phone numbers) rphonebook:Joe Smith Seattle WA
movie:(search for showtimes) movie:wallace and gromit 97110
stocks:(get a stock quote) stocks:ncesa
weather:(get local weather) weather:97132
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zen4pokerbankrolls wrote:
thanks for the tools, but where can i download the google toolbar?


You can download Google toolbar from here - http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/too ... index.html
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Hi,

When I am typing link: http://www.abc.com its showing a lost of links in the search results.

Can anyone please tell me what is the difference between

link:www.abc.com and link: http://www.abc.com and why they are showing different results.
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Link:Url does not show all and every link pointing back to any given domain.

Google does play lots of hide n seek when it comes to displaying important information such as number of backlinks.
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thanks Bigwebmaster for this, I did not realize that Google had so many additional options :).

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