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Shally, “Get Fresh Results – ‘Date’ limiting Your Searches on Google Just Got Better”

Posted on November 16, 2007
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By Shally Steckerl, Founder, JobMachine, Inc.
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I hardly use the advanced search because I can use more commands directly from within the main interface, plus I’m a big fan of injecting the commands directly into the URL path. But now you can limit your search to return results from only:< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

  • Part 24 hours
  • Past Week
  • Past Month
  • Past 2 Months
  • Past 3 Months
  • Past 6 Months
  • Past Year

For example, search for: Kennedy Orlando Conference and select the “Past 24 hours” mode like this.


But the fun doesn’t stop there.


If you take a look at that URL – (hint: copy and paste into WordPad or notepad) you will find a qdr command close to the end in the SQL sequence like this:




The ampersand (&) means its an “appended command” per say, then the “as_” part means this is an “Advanced Search” feature, the “q” means query and the “dr” means “Date Return.” Finally, the = precedes the time frame you want to search.


In this case “d” equals one day, which is of course 24 hours. You will notice that in the search results page you now see a dropdown with the original time frame choices.


What you can do from here though is instead of using that drop down to modify your time frame search, you can instead add stuff to the right of the d. For example, edit the URL to say &as_qdr=d3 instead, and you now have a search for the past three days which is not actually a drop down choice.


Play around with this and you will notice you can make it just about any amount of days you want.




P.S. Come see a few videos I took at the recent Kennedy Conference:


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