This is not really a new thing that we are writing today. It is just a small reminder of the tricks used more or less among the users.
Some are widely used in the world of SEO, this is the case of “site:” and “link:”. The command that allows me to find “filetype: pdf + search word”. Here are some tips you can find on the web, they are shortcuts mode “Advanced search” Google.
To get all the pages of a site (or link to this site) scanned by Googlebot – the robot from Google:
Site: Type full URL or “+ Type full URL + com
Identify external pages of a site indexed by Google “link” to the URL of a site:
link: Type full URL
Limit the search to a particular site, if you do not know exactly where is the information you need within a site, you can use Google to find one or more words only on this site:
search word + site:Type full URL
To locate pages that Google considers “similar” to the specified site URL – web pages with the same content, the same theme or topic further:
related:Type full URL
Select all pages containing the word in the URL:
inurl: search word
Select all pages containing the word in the URL only:
allinurl: search word
Select all pages containing the word in the title anywhere on the page:
intitle: search word
Select all pages containing the word in the title only:
allintitle: search term
Search for a particular document format from a phrase, word, etc. : Pdf (Adobe PDF), xls (Excel), doc (Word), ppt (PowerPoint).
filetype (extension of the type of document) + your desired word or phrase
filetype: pdf + search word
Put quotation marks around the phrase you are looking for similar results in your search – that is to say similar words and even syntax. If you are looking for example “greeting cards for Retirement” the search engine will show you all those matches with your keywords – same words, same syntax. By removing the quotation marks to search for your phrase, the results will be different because the engine will no longer consider the word order and syntax.
If you are looking for an something that you forgot one word, place an asterisk (little star “*”) instead of the word in question: eg “greeting cards for retirement, if I replace” Greeting “by an asterisk” * “, the engine will find all the possible closer words it knows – with and without the word” greetings “.