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Part: 4 Specialized Search Engines > HotBot www.hotbot.com

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Table . HotBot Meta Words Quick Reference[*]
Meta Word Format What It Does
title:word or phrase Searches Web page titles for the word or phrase you specify. For example, title:Edmund's or title:"car guides".
domain:name Restricts search to the domain name selected. Domains can be specified up to three levels: domain:com, domain:ford.com, domain:www.ford.com.
linkdomain:name Restricts search to pages containing links to the domain you specify. For example, linkdomain:edmunds.com finds pages that point to the Edmund's Car Guides Web site.
outgoingurlext:extension Restricts search to pages containing embedded files with a particular extension. For example, outgoingurlext:ra finds pages containing RealAudio (RA) files.
depth:number Limits how deep within a Web site your search goes. To go three pages deep, use depth:3.
feature:acrobat Detects Acrobat files.
feature:applet Detects embedded Java applets.
feature:activex Detects ActiveX controls or layouts.
feature:audio Detects audio formats.
feature:embed Detects plug-ins.
feature:flash Detects Flash plug-in HTML.
feature:form Detects forms in HTML documents.
feature:frame Detects frames in HTML documents.
feature:image Detects image files (GIF, JPEG, etc.).
feature:script Detects embedded scripts.
feature:shockwave Detects Shockwave files.
feature:table Detects tables in HTML documents.
feature:video Detects video formats.
feature:vrml Detects VRML files
scriptlanguage:javascript Allows you to search for pages containing JavaScript. (Note that lowercase is required for javascript.)
scriptlanguage:vbscript Allows you to search for pages containing VBScript. (Note that lowercase is required for vbscript.)
after:dd/mm/yy Use in a Boolean expression to restrict search to pages created or modified after the specified date: Explorer AND after:31/12/00. (Note that date format is day/month/year.)
before:dd/mm/yy Use in a Boolean expression to restrict search to pages created or modified before the specified date: Corvette AND before:30/6/99. (Note that date format is day/month/year).
within:number/unit Use in a Boolean expression to search for pages created or modified within a specified time period. Units can be expressed in days, months, or years: (Jeep Cherokee OR "Grand Cherokee") AND within:3/months.


[*] Note: The words shown in italics are variables. You'll find examples of the terms you can use for each of these variables in the column labeled What It Does.


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