Did you know that there are several shortcuts that you can use when searching Google? This week’s tip will examine “site search”.

Site search is the ability for the search engine to query one specific website rather than the entire web. If you have found yourself going to a specific website and then relying on that website’s search functions then you are taking the long road.

For example, if I am searching for coat racks in Amazon, instead of going to Amazon.com and then searching, I take a shortcut. Here’s how you do it:

1)Vist Google.com
2)Type in the search field site:amazon.com coat racks
Google Site Search

The first result in Google will be http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=3744441

As you will see it’s exactly what I was looking for.

Please note that if you search without a “www” like I did in this case you will search every indexed page within that site on the root domain, meaning you may find a blog.amazon.com or other subdomains.

As an extra bonus tip, if you want to see the latest products or information use the filter on the left  and click “more search tools”. You will then be able to filter your search by last hour, week, month or year. This is especially useful for news and maybe just newer items on an e-commerce website.

Googles Site Search

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Meet Joe Chura

Joe Chura is the co-founder of Launch Digital Marketing and has been featured in publications for his writings on the best practices of digital marketing.