Search operators

Yandex offers a powerful set of search operators that let users create highly specific searches by taking even the smallest linguistic peculiarities and nuances into account. The most common search criteria can be specified in the advanced search section. However, by familiarizing yourself with these search operators, you'll be able to solve even the most complex of search tasks.

Search operator crib sheet

Example

Description

"drink me"

Search for exact word order

"this watch is exactly * days slow"

Missing word in quote

croquet +flamingo

Search for webpages with specific word

Cheshire cat | hatter | march hare

Search for any word in query

Twinkle twinkle little -star

Exclude “star” from search results

!Curiouser !and !curiouser

Words appear in exact form

url:http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Alice's_Adventures_in_Wonderland

Search URL

host:wikipedia.org

Search host

rhost:org.wikipedia.*

Reverse host search

site:http://en.wikiquote.org

Search all pages and subdomains of site

mime:pdf

Search for specific file type

lang:en

Narrow search by language

domain:com

Narrow search by domain

date:200712*

Narrow search by date

date:20071215..20080101, date:>20091231

Narrow search by date range