Basic Google Search Operators Checklist
Google Search Operators are special commands that expand the capabilities of a regular text search.
There are more “advanced search operators” that can be used to get even more specific results.
Basic Google Search Operators Checklis
Combine searches by putting OR between two search terms like A OR B returns results related to A or B, or both.
Example checklist OR to do list
The pipe (|) is a replacement for “OR” as it does identical search.
Get search results for specific website.
Minus (-) excludes the term in the search results by placing in front of any term to be removed from the results.
Example Checklist -to do list
The two dots (..) with numbers on either side match to numbers in that range.
Search for A AND B will give you only results related to both A and B.
Google generally defaults to “AND” on searches.
Example checklist AND to do list
Convert measurements and units use “in” between two units.
Example kilos in stone
$ or €
Price search is looking for a specific price.
This can be combined with a (.) for exact price match.
Example €19.99 or €19.99.
Hashtags identify a certain term
Use like a dictionary and it will display the meaning of a word like in search engine results pages SERPs.
Get Google to display map results for a locational search.
Locate news from a certain source.
Example checklist source:inc.com
Google search console verification errors are reasons you are unable to prove ownership of your domain / website