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 WilliamsApr 15, 2014 at 17:19
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:
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– OlegAug 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
Android AND site:engadget.com OR site:gizmodo.com OR site:betanews.com etc.
1epic. just epic.– user315839Apr 15, 2014 at 17:08
So like using google?– EBGreenApr 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
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
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
" ". 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