What Are Advanced Search Options?

Narrow your search results with filters

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Advanced search options are a set of useful features offered by most search engines and search tools on the web. They narrow the scope of queries by applying filters for different things such as language, proximity, and domain.

Common Advanced Search Option Filters

Here's a list of advanced search options commonly found on web search tools:

Use Advanced Search Options for Specific Sites

Individual search engines use different algorithms and operators, so users have compiled guides for different resources. For example, our Google Cheat Sheet includes a list of advanced search operators for Google, and Amazon Advanced Search covers how to find upcoming book titles. See Twenty Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google for more general filters, tips, and tools for finding things on the web.