If you're looking for the most effective ways to find accurate information on the internet, Google search operators in Google Search are your key to success. In this blog post, we present you with a comprehensive list of 21 such operators that will significantly improve your ability to find relevant candidate and industry information. From simple commands that highlight specific words in URLs, titles or text, to advanced techniques such as date or distance searches, these tools will significantly increase your search efficiency.

It is important to note that some of these features are no longer documented by Google. Therefore, you should always stay up to date with the latest search practices. Set up Bookmark for this list and integrate these operators into your next search. This will give you more accurate and relevant results that will help you find the best talent for your organisation.

You can find an introduction to the Google search here.

Operator Meaning
Pages that contain keywords in:
allinurl: / inurl: - the URL
allintitle: / intitle: - the title
allintext: / intext: - the text
allinanchor: / inanchor: - the anchor text
filetype: - File types
site: Limit results to one page
related: Displays similar pages (will be discarded)
cache: Shows a copy of the page in the index
define Gives a definition (or use "what is")
The inverted commas ("") Search for a phrase
The minus (-) Exclusion
OR Alternatives
Numrange (..) Search for a number series
Asterisk (*) Stands for a word or a few words
AROUND (n) Search in the neighbourhood
before:, after: Date search
(Since Google no longer documents most of them).

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To summarise, these 21 Google search operators are a great way to refine your search queries and get more precise results. From filtering results by file type to searching specifically within a website, these operators are a powerful tool in your armoury as a recruiter. By practising these techniques, you can search for potential candidates and key industry information in a more efficient and targeted way. Remember to stay on top of the latest Google searches and use these operators to further improve your recruiting strategies. Happy Hunting!