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How to Google Within One Website (Tip Tuesday)

February 14, 2017 Leave a comment

 

How to Google Within One WebsiteWelcome to Tip Tuesday. A how to series where I give you quick tips to make your life easier. For all Tip Tuesday features, click here.

You know how some websites can be just huge and nearly impossible to navigate? Organizations, universities, large companies, and more often have so much information that what you need can feel like it’s incredibly buried, and often their own search engines just aren’t as powerful as a good Google can be. Well, you can actually make Google search within just one website from within that website itself. Here’s how.

First, go to the website you want to search within. I’m going to use the WHO as an example.

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Second, click up into the url. Move your cursor to the very beginning of it. Type in search terms for what you’re looking for then put in “site:” right before the url. I’ll pretend I’m looking for zika for my example.

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Third, hit enter. You will be brought to a Google search results page where all of the results come from within your website.

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You can do this on any website, but you do need to have Google set as your preferred search engine on your browser.

Thanks for joining me for Tip Tuesday!

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