I want to limit my Google search query to a set of websites. I am using the Opera Mini browser on my tablet for searching.

  • You can use advanced search techniques in Google. Something like "someword:www.website.com". This will search the specific site for the word(s) you provide. Never tried running this against multiple sites.
    – Matthew Williams
    Apr 15, 2014 at 17:19

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You're already likely familiar with using site:superuser.com to limit your query to a single website. For example, typing this into the Google search box limits your search to superuser.com:

reboot site:superuser.com

Now, you can use the OR operator to add another site to your query:

reboot site:superuser.com OR site:android.stackexchange.com

You can try the above searches with these links:

Bookmark the resulting link after changing them to your websites of choice, so you can run other searches later without having to type everything again on your tablet.

  • note the capitals in OR; it won't work when using or. May 10, 2016 at 15:59
  • Unfortunately seems stopped working in 2019
    – Oleg
    Aug 28, 2019 at 21:09

You can use existing search engines. Most provide a keyword limiting search results to one/more sites. For example, on google, you can use the site: keyword, along with OR or AND:

Android AND site:engadget.com OR site:gizmodo.com OR site:betanews.com etc.

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    epic. just epic.
    – user315839
    Apr 15, 2014 at 17:08
  • So like using google?
    – EBGreen
    Apr 15, 2014 at 17:17

You can make a Google Custom Search Engine, if this is a collection of sites that you want to run a restricted search on - and is worth doing if you want to search the same site-collection more than once.

Google's instructions on how to do this are here: https://support.google.com/customsearch/?hl=en#topic=4513742

To actually use the engine yourself, you need to put it into a website somewhere. I've put one into Blogger a number of times - either as an HTML/Javascript gadget, or even in a post (by switching into HTML mode, and pasting in the code).

It's been a while since I did this, but last time I wrote up the process here - I don't think that the process has changed much since then.


If you include site: in your query, Google will restrict your search results to the site or domain you specify. For example, [ admissions site:www.lse.ac.uk ] will show admissions information from London School of Economics’ site and [ peace site:gov ] will find pages about peace within the .gov domain. You can specify a domain with or without a period, e.g., either as .gov or gov.

Note: Do not include a space between the “site:” and the domain.

You can use many of the search operators in conjunction with the basic search operators +, , OR, and " ". For example, to find information on Windows security from all sites except microsoft.com, enter: [windows security –site:microsoft.com]

You can also restrict your results to a site or domain through the domains selector on the Advanced Search page.

Source: Google Search Operators

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