New Google Search Operators: Before & After

Ryuzaki

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Even though Google is killing off the info: operator, which was only particularly useful for SEO's and really only those doing PBN stuff, they've made up for this travesty by bringing two new ones that are useful to everybody:
  • before:
  • after:
The following examples show how they are used in search queries:
  • best scifi movies before:2012-11-22
  • google algorithm updates after:2015
  • astrophysics news after:2018-03-15 before:2019
You can either chuck the year in there using YYYY or an entire date using YYYY-MM-DD.

Of course, don't forget that you can still use the Tools option to set a time frame like shown in the pic below:



Pretty useful stuff!
 
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So this is just an operator instead of using the tool option? The option to limit results is very useful if you want to find old newspaper stories.