What is Google Dork? How to use it?

You guys already know about Google very well. But that’s not the topic we are going to discuss now. But, maybe you are not aware of Google Dork. I am not talking about Google’s Dark theme but this is Google Dork not Dark :).

You may have heard of this term in some hacking courses. So, let’s break the suspense and let’s get to know what is Google Dork.

What is Google Dork?

Well, Google dork is just an advanced technique that is used to search Google’s Index in a better way. Using this technique you can do a lot of things. You can search for a very specific query or find someone’s email and even passwords. There are many hackers and I.T. Professionals who use these advanced search techniques everyday to find confidential things that are somehow leaked and got indexed by Google.

Google Dork have both good side and the bad side. It depends on you how you use it. There are many peoples who use it for good purpose like finding a particular article, for learning purpose and accessing a particular file. But there are some peoples who use it for bad things like hacking into websites through Google Dork. These bad guys use this technique to find out the directories that store the website’s login credentials.

All Google Dork Advanced Operators

Here are some commonly use Advanced search operators :

particular term” – (” “)

Use this double inverted commas to search for a particular term


Use this operator to find results from a particular website.


Use this operator to find out the pages that have “football” term in their URLs.

intext:Mahatma Gandhi

Use this operator to find out the pages that have Mahatma Gandhi  as text.

camera $400

Use this operator to Search for a price


Use this operator to Search social media


Use this operator to Search hashtags

jaguar speed -car

Use this operator to Exclude words from your search

camera $50..$100

Use this operator to Search within a range of numbers

marathon OR race

Use this operator to Combine searches


Use this operator to Search for related sites


Use this operator to See Google’s cached version of a site

For complete list please checkout lists of SearchEngineJournal and Ahrefs. 🙂

How to use Google Dork?

You need to put all the operators before that actual query you want to search. It can be used for various things like :

  • Finding a news article of a particular time

from:12/3/2007 to:12/2/2008  “Old News”

  • Downloading a particular file

rd sharma solution filetype:pdf

Search Files - Google Dork


You should use it for good things. Never try this for stealing passwords and other confidential details. Doing so is completely illegal.

Warning : All the information provided here is for educational purpose only. Please do not use it for bad means. You’ll be completely responsible for it.

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Abhishek Verma is a tech enthusiast and freelance tech journalist. He has been writing about technology for 4 years. He is passionate about every aspect of technology, especially Android. Abhishek’s articles have been referred by India Today, 360Gadgets, Times of India, MacRumors, AndroidPolice, AndroidAuthority, BGR, Zee News, and many more.


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    copyright violation? My website has a lot of unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced
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    to help prevent content from being stolen? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

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