There are different ways to filter your Google searches to be more precise or to expand in new directions.
Google offers pages designed to help you perform specialized web and image searches:
Filters & topics
After you perform a search, filter and topic buttons appear near the search bar. They may also appear in other places on the page.
Filters allow you to narrow results to a particular type, such as:
The exact filters and the order in which thy appear is dynamic. It's based on what our systems might think are most helpful to your query. If you don't find a particular filter that you want, use the "All Filters" option to check others that are available.
Topics allow you to add terms to your query that can help you get more specific information or explore related information. Relevant topics for a query are automatically generated and displayed. They're based on what our systems understand about how people search and how content is analyzed across the web. Topics are available on computers for most countries or regions, and they'll expand to more countries or regions and languages on mobile.
To narrow your results in specific ways, you can use special operators in your search. Do not put spaces between the operator and your search term. A search for [
site:nytimes.com] will work, but [
site:nytimes.com] won't. Here are some popular operators:
Search for an exact match: Enter a word or phrase inside quotes. For example, [
Go to our blogpost for more information about how to search using quotes.
Search for a specific site: Enter
site: in front of a site or domain. For example, [
site:youtube.com cat videos].
Exclude words from your search: Enter
- in front of a word that you want to leave out. For example, [
jaguar speed -car].
After a search, you find related searches to what you originally searched for. Related searches are automatically generated based on what our systems understand about how people search.
In Google Search, you can use settings that allow you to match or remove certain types of content:
- You can filter Google Search results to different languages with the Language results filter.
- You can filter explicit content from your results with SafeSearch.