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A Search Operator is a combination of words and symbols that should give you more accurate results when added to your Google search.

Summary

This article contains a comprehensive list of search operators that, if used correctly, will enable the search operator to return more accurate responses from Google searches. This article lists: 
You can use these search operators the same way you search for anything.
  • Type the topic in the Google Search box. 
  • Exclude specific results or look for information from a particular website.
  • Use a search operator to perform your particular search. 
  • Google then returns a list of filtered results.
Search operators have to be understood for them to be effective. Removing spaces between commands and search terms, combining the search operators and using the hyphen are all ways to increase the effectiveness of a Google search.