How often do you search something on Google and then realize you didn’t even look at the top result? If you’re looking for information on a specific topic, chances are you’ve done this before.
Google has become the default search engine for millions of people around the globe. This means that if you want to find something, you probably go straight to Google.
But did you know that you can search an entire website using Google? That’s right, you can type in the URL of the site you want to search into the address bar and hit enter. The results page will show you every single webpage on the site.
This is great for finding out more about a company or product, but it also works well for finding answers to questions. For example, let’s say you have a question about how to fix your car. You could use Google to search for “how to fix my car” and see what comes up. Or, you could just as easily search for “car repair” and see all the different types of repairs there are.
You can also use this trick to get some quick inspiration when you need it. Let’s say you’re working on a new project and you don’t really know where to start. Instead of trying to figure it out yourself, you could search for “startup ideas” and see what pops up.
Of course, you should always be careful with this method. Don’t search for things like “porn sites” or “scam websites” because they may contain malicious content. Also, make sure you’re searching for the correct domain name. If you search for “www.example.com” instead of “example.com”, you won’t get any useful results.
So now that you know how to search an entire website using only Google, why not try it out? It’s pretty easy to do, so give it a shot!
Search an Entire Website
Using Only Google
Step 1: Go to google.com
Step 2: Type the URL of the website you want to search into Google’s address box (the one next to the search button)
Step 3: Hit Enter
That’s it! Now you’ll see every single webpage on the website appear on the results page.
What Is a Site Search?
A site search is similar to a regular web search, except you’re searching through a website rather than the internet as a whole. To perform a site search, simply type the URL of the site into the address bar and press enter.
If you’ve ever used Google Image Search, you might notice that it searches images from multiple sources. This is called image crawling. When you perform a site search, Google crawls each page on the site and adds them to its index. So, if you search for “site search”, you’ll see pages from other websites included in the results.
If you’d prefer to exclude certain pages from being shown in your results, you can add those URLs to the NoIndex tag. Just put the following codeThe noindex tag tells Google not to crawl the specified URL.
How Does Google Crawl Sites?
Google uses a variety of methods to crawl websites. These include:
• Using robots.txt files to tell Google which parts of a site you don’t want to be indexed.
• Using links within the HTML to tell Google which pages to follow.
• Using cookies to remember information about your browsing history.
• Using Webmaster Tools to keep track of changes made to your website.
Advantages of Site Search
There are many advantages to performing a site search. Here are some of the most common ones:
• You can find specific pages on a site without having to go through all of the site’s pages.
• You can quickly find out whether or not a particular page exists.
• You can find out if a page has been updated recently.
Disadvantages of Site Search
Like anything else, there are disadvantages to performing a site search too. Here are some of them:
• The more popular a site becomes, the less likely it will show up in your results.
• Some people consider site search to be a form of spamming.
• Your results might not be accurate. For example, if a page hasn’t been updated since 2009, but someone added a new blog post today, your results might still list the old page.
• If you use a lot of keywords, you could end up getting penalized by Google.
I hope you found this tutorial useful. Please let me know what you think in the comments below. Thanks for reading!