How To REALLY Use Google Part Three

In Part One, we covered the basics of searching on and in Part Two we moved into more advanced search techniques. In today’s third and final installment we will peer into some ways of using Google you may have never thought of or knew existed.

DATE RANGES: You may limit your search to an exact date of a “range” of dates
that a page was indexed by Google. To use Google’s “daterange” function, you will need to express your dates in “Julian” dates. This date format is express as an integer. To convert a common date into Julian format go to:

As an example, if I wanted to find pages (about a certain topic) indexed by Google during the month of May 2003, I would type in:

“direct response marketing” daterange: 2452774-2452803

TYPES OF FILES: You can limit your Google search results to specific files ending in a particular extension (.doc, .txt, .rtf, .pdf etc…)

To find a file on the topic “direct response marketing” in Adobe (.pdf) format you would type in: “direct response marketing” filetype:pdf

You can exclude certain types of files from your search by doing a “negative” search and placing a “minus” ( – ) sign in front of the “filetype:”

ANCHOR TEXT SEARCHES: Allow you to just search the “anchor” text in web page link anchors. Link anchors are the words that appear between: <.a href="yadayada.html">Direct Response Marketing<.a>
In this case it’s the phrase Direct Response Marketing.

PLAIN TEXT SEARCHES: By using Google’s “intext” s