Best Advanced Search Operators for SEO

This is a guest post submission from Brandon Leibowitz.

Brandon Leibowitz, owner of SEO Optimizers a digital marketing agency, lives in Los Angeles, California. He has been involved with search engine optimization and internet marketing since 2007. His knowledge and advice has helped countless people improve their online businesses.

Top Search Operators for Google Webmasters

Regardless of whether you’re working on your own website or your client’s, as a webmaster, you’re always under pressure to deliver websites that steadily climb the search engine ranking.

The primary factor here is your ability to earn backlinks, which isn’t always easy. As a webmaster myself, I understand your dilemma.

To make things effortless for you I bring you a point of reference flush with relevant Google search operators that will make your life easier. Here are a few highlights to give you an idea of what I bring you.

Searching Specific URLs

Getting exact results doesn’t get better than finding your search query in the URL of the search result pages. You don’t have to depend on luck anymore to find such resources. Simply type “allinurl:” (without quotes).

For instance, try allinurl: best SEO practices. You’ll be floored by the precision of the search results.

Searching for Pages by Specific Author

Linking to relevant authorities is always vital. You don’t want to link your webpage to just about anyone claiming to be an authority on your subject. The problem arises when, instead of finding pages of the author, you end up with pages that quote the author.

Let me put an end to your woes

Try “author:” followed by the author you’re targeting. Let’s continue with the trend of learning through examples and type author: Matt Cutts.

You’ll find in the search results that most of the results are either from the author’s blog or the videos related to him. Amazing, right?

My Infographic Brings you a Wide List of Search Operators

Allintitle:, “allintext:, allinanchor and so on. The list of search operators in the infographic is huge and I’ve explained them with examples. The list is so extensive that you’ll find it hard to remember everything.

So, just book mark my infographic and revisit it as need arises. Great idea, right?

If you are a fellow webmaster with some awesome ideas too, I’m all ears. Please use the comment section below to get in touch. I love reading and responding to your comments.

Advanced Google Search Operators

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  1. Gary

    Great infographic! There’s so many search operators on there it will take me months to memorize all of them!

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