Google Advanced Date Search

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Use the Google search engine to search for content that is minty fresh.

How often are you searching for a particular item using long tail keyword strings and find half of the results on the SERP are from 2002. Using the date parameter “&as_qdr=d” will filter results by date. Append this string to the end of a search query for a blogsearh like experience.

Google date search parameter: &as_qdr=d

You can change the value of as_qdr to custom intervals. A list of the possible values of the as_qdr search parameter:

  • d[number] – past number of days (e.g.: d5)
  • w[number] – past number of weeks
  • y[number] – past number of years

See the date filtering search in action:

TC has a writeup of this date filter and Matt Cutts and the GS blog explain what to expect for future google search operations.

One Response to “Google Advanced Date Search”

  1. Ben Burakowski Says:

    Do you have a list of advanced Google search operators?

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