Tech Tip Tuesday: The Google Related Search Operator
Written by Chris Adams | posted in Tech Tip Tuesday | 3 Comments
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.
Try it out
Head over to Google.com and search any of these terms
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