Advanced Searching in Google

Google Advanced Search

Some sites are so chock full of information, that it’s difficult to find certain topics even within the site. Google’s Advanced Search can help.

I wanted to see what Lifehacker said earlier this week about the Agenda app for the iPhone. However, the site has many (amazing) writers giving a lot of good information. I knew it was Lifehacker through Twitter, but a quick view of the site didn’t return that (now old) information.

In Google’s search bar, type the keywords. If you don’t immediately see what you need, click the link near the search bar for “Advanced search”.

In the Advanced Search, you can specify the site, date, and other information. I knew I wanted to search within lifehacker.com. The site is also very full from years or so many good writers, so I also chose the date of within the past week.

Just like that, I had my article.

Bonus

If you’re rather type than click (or wait for another page to load), put the criteria in the Google search bar yourself.

iphone app agenda calendar site:lifehacker.com

…which returns my article fourth in the list.

Google Advanced Search