How to Search within a Specific Website with Google CodeUnit 12 FEB 2009

GoogleHave you ever wanted to use Google to search within a particular website before?

Actually, Google makes this pretty simple thanks to its special site: syntax that basically forces Google to restrict its search results to the specified site.

Generally you will specify your search term with the site: identifier first (you can leave the ‘http://’ part out of the site specification) and then follow it with a space and then your usual search terms.

So for example, to search on the www.codeunit.co.za site for Merkaba, you would enter:

site:www.codeunit.co.za Merkaba

Similarly, you can widen the search to all sites on the codeunit.co.za domain by inputting:

site:codeunit.co.za Merkaba

And lastly, the same can be done for a particular domain, so for instance to search amongst the .co.za domains for Merkaba:

site:co.za Merkaba

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