Google Advanced Search: Site Syntax
In the The most basic SEO test I touched on a technique for restricting Google to only searching your specific domain. In this blog I want to expand a bit on that functionality.
Ways to use this kind of search
- You can add site:yourdomain.com to any search. It doesn’t have to be stand-alone. It’s just one of the many advanced option in Google search so feel free to pair it with image searches, phrases, negations, etc.
- You can use it for any site, not just your own. Many people use this trick when frustrated by a particular site’s poor on-site search algorithm.
- You are not restricted to the entire domain. You can also restrict to a particular directory on a domain, like dijonmarketing.com/blog, for example.
A site search is something I do on a very regular basis and is a great tool to add to your advanced googling arsenal.