Google Search Operators for 2022: Get More Refined Results

Google Search Operators for 2022

Google Search Operators

If you’re just getting started with search operators, the sheer number of them can be overwhelming at first.

But once you get the hang of using some of the more common ones, you may find that they’re indispensable in helping you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Here are five of the most useful Google search operators to help guide your searches in 2022 and beyond!

Special Case Searches

There are some special characters that can be used to refine your Google search results in specific cases. For example, adding quotation marks (  ) will only show pages with that exact phrase.

Or adding a minus sign (-) to a term will exclude any pages containing that term. Here’s more about search operators that you might find useful for searching in 2022. Google Search Operator 2022 Example Explanation [number] [number] is a number and Google will return all results where [number] appears in that position.

This is most commonly used to look up prices, such as [number] dollars or [number] pounds [name of company] [name of company] is a company name and Google will return all results where [name of company] appears anywhere on the page.

Special Case Searches – Image Edition

If you really want to get into using Google search operators, try some special case searches that involve images.

For example, adding &imgtype=face after a search term will narrow your results down to only faces (weird, but pretty cool). Using &imgtype=hair after a term will yield only hair images. And if you’re looking for something specific, like an image of a dog playing poker, use dog OR poker and add &imgtype=image at the end.

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This should give you exactly what you’re looking for! Google Search Operators Reference Guide 2022: For more information on Google search operators in general, check out Google’s reference guide for 2023 by clicking here.

Running Multiple Queries

To get more refined results from Google, you can execute multiple queries. For example, a search for hot dogs recipe will turn up results with recipes that have hot dogs in them, but it won’t show you recipes of items where hot dogs are a topping or accessory (hot dog pizza).

To get those results in your search, you would need to execute two separate queries: one query for hot dogs recipe and another for hot dog pizza. You could also use Google search operators to refine your results even further.

If you wanted to see only recipes for hot dog pizza that call for cheese, tomatoes, and basil as toppings, you could use Google search operators like +cheese +tomato +basil along with hot dog pizza recipe in a single query.

Specific Date, Location, and or Site Searches

There are many search operators that allow you to specify a date, location, or site on Google. By using these search commands, you can get much more refined results than if you used a normal keyword query.

The following is a list of Google search operators that let you specify a range of dates and times along with limiting your results to just certain sites. It’s important to note that most of these operators have -site: in front of them. This means that they only work when you add -site: before them.

So, if you want to find all images from NASA.gov on Google Images, then type images -site:nasa.gov into Google Images search box. You can use any combination of two or three letters with one space between each letter/operator as long as it doesn’t look like spam and is easy to read for both humans and computers alike.

Remember that some of these may not work all of the time so make sure to try different variations until you find one that works!

Trending Searches Related to Your Topic

Google search operators let you refine your searches. For example, if you type in stock trading tips and then click on images, Google will show you only photos that have to do with stock trading tips.

You can get even more refined results by using other search operators. Here are some of our favorites. Keep in mind that Google changes these over time so it’s a good idea to bookmark them so you can check back every few months or so.

We also suggest bookmarking Google’s tutorial page about search operators. These are all case-sensitive (you must use lowercase).

So many companies offer SEO services because they know how valuable it is to rank high in Google searches. When someone Googles a term related to your business, wouldn’t you want their first link to be yours? That way they learn about what you do and who you are—and potentially become a customer!

Industry-Specific Searches

There are a number of Google search operators that can help you find more refined results. One of my favorites is industry+ operator.

For example, if I am looking to reach users working in consumer packaged goods, I can type in consumer packaged goods industry+ and Google will return results related to consumer packaged goods.

Google also has an educational site where they list out Google search operators by category. If you’re interested in learning more about Google search operators, check it out here.

There are so many different Google search operators available, so try some out and see what happens! You might be surprised at how much time these little characters save you.

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