If I want to search this in Google Search,

Keyword1 OR Keyword2 OR (Keyword3 site:SOMESITE.com)

In theory, this should find Keyword1 or Keyword2 on any webpage, and only Keyword3 should be restricted to SOMESITE.com.

Instead, what happens is that all of the results are restricted to SOMESITE.com.

How do I phrase the query so that it finds Keyword1 anywhere, Keyword2 anywhere, and Keyword3, but only from SOMESITE.com?

  • Google takes those () as search queries, not operators. :) – Bibhas Apr 30 '12 at 17:23
  • So any idea what the proper operator would be in this case, if any? – techman10 Apr 30 '12 at 18:14
  • None. Not possible. – Bibhas Apr 30 '12 at 18:16

I don't think that's possible.

If to take a look at Google Advanced Search, you'll see that the query is divided in two parts:

  1. Find pages with...

  2. Then narrow your results by...

Part 1. allows combination of several strings using logical operators (OR, AND), but all options in part 2. have a global scope, i. e., they effect the entire search.

  • Agreed, I don't think Google's Engine is that sophisticated. You are really doing 3 searches though Keyword3 site:SOMESITE.com, Keyword1, Keyword2. That's what tabs are for :) – Jeff F. Apr 30 '12 at 15:18

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