Google trick: -site:
Posted by Megan on March 1, 2011
Despite the simplicity beloved by web searchers, Google has an ever-increasing array of tips and tricks for narrowing, refining, and manipulating search results.
One new one to me is the idea of combining the minus sign with the site domain limiter.
On its own, the minus sign (or NOT operator) excludes web pages that contain a particular term. For example, if you type…
… no pages with the word MRI will appear in the search results.
The site: operator limits results only to pages that have a particular domain or web address. For example, if you type…
…only pages on the U.S. government domain .gov will be found.
Thus, the following search will exclude all web pages on .gov pages:
Hat tip to Edward Bilodeau.
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