Search operators are special commands you can use to filter search results. They help to find only the search results that you want by limiting and focusing your search. You can place them anywhere in your query, either before or after the search terms.
Returns web pages with a specific file extension.
Example: to find the Honda GX120 Owner’s manual in PDF, type “Honda GX120 ownners manual ext:pdf”.
Returns web pages created in the specified file type.
Example: to find a web page created in PDF format about the evaluation of age-related cognitive changes, type “evaluation of age cognitive changes filetype:pdf”.
Returns web pages containing the specified term in the body of the page.
Example: to find information about the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, making sure the page contains the keywords “founders edition” in the body, type “nvidia 1080 ti inbody:“founders edition””.
Returns webpages containing the specified term in the title of the page.
Example: to find pages about SEO conferences making sure the results contain 2023 in the title, type “seo conference intitle:2023”.
- lang: or language:
Returns web pages written in the specified language. The language code must be in the ISO 639-1 two-letter code format.
Example: to find information on visas only in Spanish, type “visas lang:es”.
- loc: or location:
Returns web pages from the specified country or region. The country code must be in the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 format.
Example: to find web pages from Canada about the Niagara Falls, type “niagara falls loc:ca”.
Returns web pages coming only from a specific web site.
Example: to find information about Goggles only on Brave pages, type “goggles site:brave.com”.
Returns web pages containing the specified term either in the title or the body of the page.
Example: to find information about FreeSync GPU technology, making sure the keyword “FreeSync” appears in the result, type “gpu +freesync”.
Returns web pages not containing the specified term neither in the title nor the body of the page.
Example: to search web pages containing the keyword “office” while avoiding results with the term “Microsoft”, type “office -microsoft”.
Returns web pages containing only exact matches to your query.
Example: to find web pages about Harry Potter only containing the keywords “order of the phoenix” in that exact order, type “harry potter “order of the phoenix””.
Additionally, you can use logical operators in your queries. They are special words that allow you to combine and refine the output of search operators.
Only returns web pages meeting all the conditions.
Example: to search for information on visas in English in web pages from the United Kingdom, type “visa loc:gb AND lang:en”.
Returns web pages meeting any of the conditions.
Example: to search for travelling requirements only in pages from Australia or New Zealand, type “travel requirements loc:nz OR loc:au”.
Returns web pages which do not meet the specified condition(s).
Example: to search for information on Brave Search, but you want to exclude results from brave.com, type “brave search NOT site:brave.com”.
Please bear in mind that search operators are experimental and in the early stage of development.