I heard once that there are some search keywords or operators that google could use to enhance the search results. One of them was "NEAR"...

Say if I search

"make" NEAR "great again" 

it would search pages with "America" or (more recently "France":), but not the pages entited "Make Cookies" and where there is a comment in the bottom of the page "great again to see you, Steve!"

My question is how to know if that keyword is or is not used. Maybe it was removed, because it doesn't seem to work actually. Is there anywhere a more or less official list of Google search help keywords?


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Google Search Operators: The Complete List (42 Advanced Operators) gives descriptions of the following 42 operators:

Operator Example
“search term” “steve jobs”
OR jobs OR gates / jobs
AND jobs AND gates
- jobs ‑apple
* steve * apple
( ) (ipad OR iphone) apple
$ ipad $329
define: define:entrepreneur
cache: cache:apple.com
filetype: apple filetype:pdf / apple ext:pdf
site: site:apple.com
related: related:apple.com
intitle: intitle:apple
allintitle: allintitle:apple iphone
inurl: inurl:apple
allinurl: allinurl:apple iphone
intext: intext:apple
allintext: allintext:apple iphone
AROUND(X) apple AROUND(4) iphone
weather: weather:san francisco
stocks: stocks:aapl
map: map:silicon valley
movie: movie:steve jobs
in $329 in GBP
source: apple source:the_verge
_ apple CEO _ jobs
info: / id: info:apple.com / id:apple.com
#..# wwdc video 2010..2014
inanchor: inanchor:apple iphone
allinanchor: allinanchor:apple iphone
blogurl: blogurl:microsoft.com
loc:placename loc:”san francisco” apple
location: loc:”san francisco” apple
+ jobs +apple
~ ~apple
inpostauthor: inpostauthor:”steve jobs”
allinpostauthor: allinpostauthor:steve jobs
inposttitle: intitle:apple iphone
link: link:apple.com
daterange: daterange:11278–13278
phonebook: phonebook:tim cook
# #apple

Those near the end are no longer supported.

Something like "make" AROUND(3) "great again" is what you were originally looking for.

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  • @Community, the question asked for where to find a list, not for the list itself. Meanwhile, I've added a table of the 42 operators. Nov 30, 2021 at 13:42

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