Apr 5
2011

Tech Tip Tuesday: The Google Related Search Operator

Written by Chris Adams | posted in Tech Tip Tuesday | 3 Comments

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Finding competitors and websites similar to one another is not exactly easy… unless you are using Google’s very handy “related:” search operator.

What’s a “search operator?” A portion of a search query that modifies your search in some way. Google’s “related:” search operator will find websites and webpages similar to one another. So if you’re looking for competitors or making a list of information, the related: operator becomes invaluable.

Google Related

Try it out

Head over to Google.com and search any of these terms

  • related:http://www.google.com
  • related:realtor.com
  • related:kw.com

A few things to be aware of

  • For the best results place a domain or URL immediately after the operator (i.e. standard keywords will provide different results)
  • Don’t add a space between the colon (:) and the website domain
  • You can include the http:// portion and www. but they are not necessary
  • It will not work with every site, some are too new, and others do not have well defined competitors or similar websites

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know if there is there a search operator or command that will only search title tags for a keyword?

    • Chris Adams

      Actually there is, and it’s one we use quite often. The search operator for Google is “intitle:” without the quotes.

    • http://redtigertraining.com Chris Adams

      Actually there is, and it’s one we use quite often. The search operator for Google is “intitle:” without the quotes.

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