I would like to know how I can tell Google to only show results from a specific year. I know many of the Google queries like site:example.com but I don't know how to Google by year as in e.g. year:2018?

  • The only way to do it (rather not older than a year) which I know is to search as is, then add &as_qdr=y into the address and re-search. Or use Advanced search page https://www.google.ru/advanced_search.
    – Akina
    Aug 29, 2018 at 11:38
  • @JeffZeitlin wonderful, do you mind to share it?
    – supersize
    Aug 29, 2018 at 11:39
  • HINT: It's off-topic for Super User. But try looking at the options after you do a basic search - specifically, what happens if you click on TOOLS, and then ANY TIME?
    – Jeff Zeitlin
    Aug 29, 2018 at 11:41
  • @JeffZeitlin love your tone, slightly ironic. But I'm trying to ask for a search term as in site:example.com. Yours does the job too though.
    – supersize
    Aug 29, 2018 at 11:43

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OK, it's off-topic here, but it can be migrated with an answer intact...

  1. Type search term & hit Enter

  2. Click Tools

  3. Click Custom...

  4. Enter date range [click the calendar or type the dates]

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  • thanks for the answer. Do you know about any way to do it as a search term within basic search? Like I stated in my OP.
    – supersize
    Aug 29, 2018 at 11:46
  • A search of Google suggests that the Google Search Query Language does not support this functionality; everything I can find recommends the method in this answer (which was also my comment to the question). I really do think it's bad form to answer a question that's off-topic for a particular stack, even if it can be migrated together with answers.
    – Jeff Zeitlin
    Aug 29, 2018 at 11:49

or you can append this to your URL:






Another option you can load Google with https://www.google.com/webhp?as_qdr=y1. I have 3 Google search bookmarks:

I generally always use the within the year one.

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