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  1. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    When searching on Google is their a way where you can limit your search to a particular website?

    For example, if I wanted to search negative gearing on Google but only want pages from Property chat, would this be possible?

    I've tried Google for an answer but it's not very clear for someone not as technically advanced.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Raydar

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  3. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

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    Bloody hell that was quick! Thanks Raydar will give it a go.
     
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  4. Hodge

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    so going off the above example I would type in google the following:

    negative gearing propertychat.com.au


    correct?
     
  5. Raydar

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    Close, I have amended you search below.
    negative gearing site:propertychat.com.au
     
  6. Raydar

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    Emoticons have taken over. I'll try again.
    negative gearing site: propertychat.com.au
     
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  7. Hodge

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    Thank you Raydar
     
  8. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    Like this: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=site:propertychat.com.au+negative+gearing ... click the link and then look at how the search text is structured in the search bar.

    That being said - if it is PropertyChat you are wanting to search, our search engine actually works pretty well.

    At some point in the near future I'll be implementing ElasticSearch, which will expand the search capabilities of the site quite significantly.

    However, the Google trick still a useful tool to use for searching other sites - I use it all the time (especially on Somersoft where the search engine isn't anywhere near as good).
     
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  9. Hodge

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    Thank you simon that was helpful. The site i want to search is the wirlpool forum.
     
  10. Westminster

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    Just a FYI but site:blah blah is a very powerful tool.

    Just want to search australia?
    site:.au whatyouwanttosearch
    Just want to search Australian govt sites?
    site:.gov.au
    Just want to search a local gov website (my fave as their search is often crap), vincent used in example
    site:.vincent.wa.gov.au whatyouwanttosearch
     
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  11. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    While we are at it, is there anyway to restrict date to get websites updated in the past year for example?
     
  12. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Yes
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    When you do your search, see the line underneath? You can choose results based on location or time.
     
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  14. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Thanks DT I never knew about that. I had to give the search tools button a click first to get the second line to appear.
     
  15. Mombius Hibachi

    Mombius Hibachi Well-Known Member

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    The irony of this thread is that a google on how to do google searches would've been much quicker, hahaha.
     
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  16. Simon Hampel

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    But not as friendly :D
     
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