Search engines advance operators Goolge, Yahoo, and Bing
- Google (a google advance operators reference), example: allinanchor:BMI airlines -site:http://www.flybmi.com -site:wikipedia.org – a query to get a homepage of an airline company that has the same a name abbreviation as British Midland Airways Ltd (BMI) – an example from the TREC conference. The unique and very useful operator, which lets you to learn how people refer to your website is allinanchor.
- Yahoo (yahoo search shortcuts, yahoo advance operators), example: airlines name BMI +inurl:BMI feature:form -feature:table -linkdomain:flybmi.com -domain:flybmi.com -domain:wikipedia.org - in the yql console. Unfortunately, so far, I failed to retrieve a correct result (I got http://airlines.ws/bmi-baby/ on the position 6). In yahoo search I like stem operator which orders yahoo search engine to use stems of your keywords to look for pages. Moreover features:* options are unique option provided by yahoo. Using them you can specify if the website, you look for, has, e.g, a html table.
- Bing (bing advance operators, advance search options, bing documentation), example: bmi airlines intitle:BMI airline prefer:bmi -intitle:Midland -site:http://www.flybmi.com -site:wikipedia.org. Unfortunately I failed to retrieve a correct result. The closest page was http://airlines.ws/bmi-baby/ on position 4. It is a page that talks about bmi-baby.
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