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How to Use the Inurl Syntax to Search Within a URL


What is a URL, first of all? URL stands for "Uniform Resource Locator", and is the address of a resource, file, site, service, etc. on the Internet. For example, the URL of this page is located in the address bar at the top of your browser, and should include "websearch.about.com" as the first part of it.

The inurl search syntax allows you to search for words within the URL. For example, if I wanted to find all the URL's that contained the word "flower" in Google, I would do this:


You can also do this in Yahoo - inurl:flower. Ask.com supports the inurl syntax, as does AOL Search and Bing. This is just another interesting way to search the Web and find Web sites that you might not have found by just entering in a query word or phrase.

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