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How to find information within Web addresses

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First, what is a URL? A URL is a Web address. Each website has its own unique Web address assigned to it. You can narrow your Web searches to only look within URLs by using this Google search syntax:

inurl:cranberry

This will actually search within URLs to bring back only results that have the word "cranberry" in them.

You can combine different Google search operators with the inurl: operator to bring back even more filtered results. For example, say you wanted to look for sites with the word "cranberry" in the URL, but only wanted to look at educational sites. Here's how you could do that:

inurl:cranberry site:.edu

This returns results that have the word "cranberry" in the URL, but are limited to .edu domains.

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