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List of 5 essential commands for Google

Google is the most used search engine.Nowadays, everyone is capable to make a search based on « keywords » in Google. Although these classic searches may enable you to find interesting results, it is also necessary to know special commands to be able to question the search engine better and that these could help you to improve your SEO.

1 – The « site: » command - The Google « site: » command shows the list of pages known of the domain indicated . It will allow the indexation of a website or a part of website to be studied. It gives an approximation of the number of pages known in the search engine.


For example, the request (site:w3technology.info) lists indexed pages of the w3technology.info website. This command can be useful during the website creation to track indexation.

2 – The « allintitle: » command - The « allintitle » command allows to get all the pages containing the keyword in the title tag. The research is only done on the pages titles. In the example below, the command sends back all the web pages with the world «w3technology.info» in the title tag, i.e. 1060 pages.


3 – The « allinurl: » command
- This command lets you restrict the search to the URL of HTML pages. allinurl:w3technology.info sends back all pages having the keyword «w3technology.info» in the URL.

4 – Insert the minus(–)sign - This command remove a term or a domain of the search. For example, the request : « voyage train -avion -voiture » displays the results with the words « voyage » and « train » but excludes all the pages mentioning about « avion » and « voiture ».

5 – Insert quotation Marks - Quotation marks allow to make a search on the exact terms making up the request. Only pages carrying the expression (in the order) will come up between quotation marks.

This command can also detect duplicate content. By inserting a complet sentence in quotation marks, the websites that have already used the same sentence will be displayed. This command also allows you to find websites related to your domain and, therefore, often competitors.

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