I’m doing some research using Google, but I’m having difficulty restricting it’s results to dates that are relative to my research. Is there any way I can do this with Google?
This was an interesting question that Peter from Birchwood sent in. He was trying to focus his search in Google to get results between a couple of date but was finding that Google was still returning a whole range of results, including ones that weren’t relative to him.
Well, there’s a simple solution to this question, but with all things, if you don’t know how to do it, it can seem pretty difficult. The answer lies in the fact that Google has an operator that you can use in your search string that takes the form:
This will give you return results that fall into the range from x till y. So, for example, if you’re looking for works that Mozart composed between 1786 and 1789, use the search string:
You’ll see that this includes search results with the years 1786, 1787, 1788, 1789 and 1790. It’s an interesting concept that can be extended to other types of searches also. So for example,
car stereo $100..$200
will give you a range of car stereos in that price range. Now, just commit that to memory, so you can remember it when you need.