How to use advanced search features (operators) with All-in-one Internet Search

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    By Binary App Dev

    When searching for highly technical or niche topics it is common that useful results cannot be found. This is often the result of not drilling down enough. Major search engines do not make it easy for you to use advanced search features, which can help in this use case.

    Most people want to use advanced search features but it is so time consuming to apply operators that they decide not to include them (even more so on mobile). Essentially, they are requiring that you seek out and memorize the operators of your interest (or go to a secondary advanced search page with 100's of options) and be ready to apply them when needed. That is the definition of inconvenient.

    Today we have included buttons on our Live Type menu that allow for more convenient use of these operators. Instead of entering operators for each search request, you simply enter your search term(s) and select the menu of operators you would like to apply - files, operators, domains.

    Making all of the search options available (and more convenient to use) leads to more serendipity during your interaction with All-in-one Internet Search, allowing you to make discoveries that you would not make using other search engines.

    For advanced users, you can also enter the operators directly through the search field. Here is a list of the best operators:

    YOUR SEARCH TERMS site:DOMAIN

    This query allows you to search only within particular websites. Here is an example query:

    movies site:wikipedia.org

    This will return all results on Wikipedia that contain the word movies. You can use as many search terms in front of the operator as you would like.

    YOUR SEARCH TERMS domain:ru

    This query will return search results for domains ending in ru. Therefore, you would be searching all Russian websites using this query. It works for non-country domain endings as well (.org for example).

    YOUR SEARCH TERMS filetype:FILETYPE

    Search particular file types

    allintext:YOUR SEARCH TERMS

    Look for websites which contain your search terms only in the text.

    allinurl:YOUR SEARCH TERMS

    Look for websites which contain your search terms only in the URL.

    allintitle:YOUR SEARCH TERMS

    Look for websites which contain your search terms only in the title.

    allinanchor:YOUR SEARCH TERMS

    Look for websites which contain your search terms only in the anchor text (the text below the search result)