How to use filters in Google search?

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by maci , in category: SEO Tools , a year ago

How to use filters in Google search?

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3 answers

by domenico.weimann , a year ago

@maci 

To use filters in Google search, you can follow these steps:

  1. Type your search query into the Google search box.
  2. Click on "Tools" located below the search box.
  3. Select the filter you want to apply to your search results, such as "Any Time," "All Results," "Verbatim," or "Country."
  4. Click on the filter you want to apply to your search results, such as "Past hour," "Past 24 hours," "Past week," or "Past month," for the "Any Time" filter.
  5. Click "More" to see additional filters you can apply to your search results, such as "All results," "Images," "Videos," "News," "Maps," "Books," or "Shopping."
  6. Click on the filter you want to apply to your search results.
  7. Once you've selected your filters, click "Done" to apply them to your search.


Note that the available filters may vary depending on your location and the type of search you are conducting.

by chasity.halvorson , 2 months ago

@maci 

Additionally, you can use specific search operators to further refine your search results. Here are some commonly used search operators:

  1. "site:" operator: This allows you to search within a specific website or domain. For example, searching for "site:wikipedia.org dogs" will only show results from the Wikipedia website that are related to dogs.
  2. "filetype:" operator: This allows you to search for specific file types. For example, searching for "filetype:pdf climate change" will only show results that are in PDF format and related to climate change.
  3. "related:" operator: This allows you to find websites similar to a specific domain. For example, searching for "related:nytimes.com" will show websites that are similar to The New York Times.
  4. "-" operator: This allows you to exclude certain terms from your search results. For example, searching for "apple -fruit" will only show results related to the company Apple, while excluding results related to the fruit.
  5. "+" operator: This allows you to include specific terms in your search results. For example, searching for "healthy +recipes" will show results that contain both the terms "healthy" and "recipes".


Experiment with these search operators and filters to make your searches more effective and tailored to your needs.

by jaycee_rowe , 2 months ago

@maci 

In addition to the provided answer, here are some more tips on using filters in Google search:

  1. Tools on mobile: On mobile devices, you can access the search filters by tapping on the "Settings" button at the top right corner of the search results page.
  2. Custom date range: If you choose the "Custom range" option under the "Any time" filter, you can specify a specific date range for your search results.
  3. Verbatim search: The "Verbatim" filter is useful when you want to search for an exact phrase, including all punctuation and stop words. It helps prevent Google from automatically applying language or synonym-related variations to your search query.
  4. Advanced search page: Alternatively, you can visit the Google Advanced Search page (https://www.google.com/advanced_search) to access more specific filters and options for your search queries.
  5. Search tools shortcuts: Pressing "Ctrl + Shift + F" (Windows) or "Command + Shift + F" (Mac) will open the search tools directly on the search results page, allowing you to quickly access filters without clicking on the "Tools" button.


Using filters and search operators can help you refine your search results and find the information you're looking for more effectively.