Google search basics

* Phrase search (””)
By putting double quotes around a set of words, you are telling Google to consider the exact words in that exact order without any change. Google already uses the order and the fact that the words are together as a very strong signal and will stray from it only for a good […]

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The Special Syntaxes of Google

site:
site: allows you to narrow your search by either a site or a top-level domain.
AltaVista, for example, has two syntaxes for this function (host: and domain:), but
Google has only the one.
site:loc.gov
site:thomas.loc.gov
link:
link: returns a list of pages linking to the specified URL. Enter
link:www.google.com and you’ll be returned a list of pages that link to Google.

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