Design a Great Search with Advanced Syntax!
You can make your search even more effective by using advanced syntax. Here are examples:
|All of the terms:|
UFO AND abduction
|Place the word AND between two words or phrases that must be included. Ixquick will only return pages that contain all those words.|
|Omit a term:
|Place a minus (-) before any word that must not be present.
For example, dinosaur -barney if you are looking for pages on dinosaurs but don't want to find Barney the Dinosaur.
|Place a phrase in quotes if all the words need to appear together as a phrase, and not scattered about the page. For example, a search for "south park" is more likely to find websites devoted to the violent television show South Park and less likely to find pages about parks located in the south of France.|
adopt AND (beagle OR terrier)
|Construct complex queries by mixing ANDs and ORs within parentheses. A search for adopt AND (beagle OR terrier) would find pages with the words adopt and beagle, or adopt and terrier, or possibly all three words.|
|Fields:||Specify where certain information must appear with fields. Currently supported fields include:|
|title:"Dan Quayle" mensa||title: page title must contain this text|
|domain:uk beatles||domain: page must be located at a .com or .gov or .edu or .uk (etc.)|
|host: page must be located on this specified host-computer or on more specific host computers (e.g. host:nytimes.com will retrieve pages on nytimes.com and on www.nytimes.com)|
|url:bigman||url: find pages with specified text anywhere within the url. For example, url:uk will find http://abc.com/pics/uk.html as well as http://www.uk/|
|link:nytimes||link: page must contain a hyperlink for which at least one of the words in the destination address begins with specified text.|
|filetype:||The filetype: query term affects the types of documents returned by a search, such as ".pdf" or ".doc". You can restrict results to certain file types or exclude certain file types.|
|related:||The related: query term retrieves a set of web pages that are similar to a particular URL.|
The search query should be formatted as related:URL with no space between the related: query term and the URL.
Note: You cannot specify any other query terms when using the related: query term.