How To Use Google Advanced Search Operator

Some people have approached us saying “I can’t find the required result in Google”. Google can search more results than we might expect. General keyword searches only return broad results, for a more niche result we have to use ‘operators’ for advance search. For example, a “filetype:pdf act” search will only show all pdf acts released by the Government of Malaysia.

advance PDF search

When we change the pdf operator to filetype:doc act, it only returns search results with doc files.

advance doc search

Google operator search


It is hard to remember all search operator in one go, alternatively we can visit this URL for advance search.