Google URL Searches

By Deane Barker on September 7, 2004

Here’s a handy trick with Google: “inurl” searches. You can search for a text string in just the URLs of Google’s index.

For instance, I wanted to know what content management system a certain site used. All of the site’s URLs had the same patten (“/cgi-bin/b7/…”). This search in Google…

inurl:cgi-bin/b7/

…produced a list of pages with this same URL pattern. From there, it wasn’t hard to find one that referenced their platform: Bazaar.

Handy.

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