Respona’s search engine is based on Google, and supports the same advanced search operators.

Here are some of the most commonly used ones:

""

Returns only web pages that mention a specific word or phrase.

To find web pages that mention link building, type "link building".

-

Excludes a word or an operator from search results.

To exclude web pages that mention SEO, type -"seo". It works with various search operators, for example -intitle:"seo" excludes results that mention SEO in the title.

OR

Boolean search function that allows you to run OR searches.

To find web pages that mention link building or seo, type "link building" OR "SEO". Also works with various search operators.

( )

Use parentheses to group operators and control the order in which they execute.

To see web pages about heart disease from the BBC or CNN websites, type "heart disease" (site:bbc.co.uk OR site:cnn.com).

inurl:

Returns only webpages with a specific keyword in the url.

To find web pages that are part of a blog, type inurl:blog

intext:

Returns only web pages that mention a specific word or phrase in the text.

To find web pages that mention "link building" in the text, type intext:"link building"

intitle:

Returns only web pages that mention a specific word or phrase in the title.

To find web pages that mention "link building" in the title, type intitle:"link building"

site:

Returns webpages that belong to the specified site. To focus on two or more domains, use a logical OR to group the domains. You can use site: to search for web domains, top level domains, and directories that are not more than two levels deep. You can also search for webpages that contain a specific search word on a site.

To find webpages about the PC version of Halo on the Microsoft website, type site:www.microsoft.com/games/pc halo.

To use these search operators, simply paste them into the search bar, and enter your keywords.

Example: a search string for link building

A common search string that allows you to find very specific types of content that mention your target keyword but are on a different topic looks like this:

Inurl:blog intitle:”SEO” -intitle:”link building” intext:”link building” OR intext:”backlinks”

With the help of 6 search operators, this string tells the search engine to find pages that are:

  • Part of a blog;

  • Mention SEO in the title

  • Do not talk specifically about link building, since “link building” is excluded from the title

  • Mention link building or backlinks somewhere in their bodies

Mix and match these search operators, and you will be able to get very specific results.

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