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Search Engine Queries Cheatsheet for Link Builders and Marketers

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Here is an ultimate guide of useful search engine queries for link builders and marketers. - a cheatsheet that you can use every time you research for link opportunities or link prospects.

Get the Exclusive Search Queries Database. It lists down all these search engine queries and search operators so you can easily filter them and use for your link building strategies and link building campaigns (credits to Ryan Stewart to some of the search operators here).

WHAT IS A SEARCH ENGINE QUERY?

A search query is a request made by an online user and enters into a web search engine to satisfy his or her information needs. When the online user puts a string of characters in a search engine and presses “Enter”, a search engine query is made. These web search queries have optional search directives such as “and” / “or” with “-“  to include/exclude words. Results are displayed on the search engine results page (SERP) according the algorithms of search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing, Duck Duck Go).

WHAT IS A SEARCH ENGINE OPERATOR?

A search engine operator is a character or string of characters used in a search engine query to narrow the focus of the search. This causes an action to be performed by the search engines. For example, Boolean operators like AND will provide web pages in the results that contain both the word/phrase preceding it and the word/phrase following it.

RESOURCE PAGE LINK BUILDING OR BROKEN LINK BUILDING SEARCH QUERIES

intitle:links “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:sites “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:resources “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“useful links” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“useful sites” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“useful resources” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“suggested links” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“suggested sites” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“suggested resources” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“recommended links” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“recommended sites” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“recommended resources” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“more links” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“more sites” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“more resources” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“favorite links” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“favorite sites” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“favorite resources” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“related links” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“related sites” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

intitle:“related resources” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:links “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:sites “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:resources “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“useful links” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“useful sites” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“useful resources” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“suggested links” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“suggested sites” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“suggested resources” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“recommended links” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“recommended sites” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“recommended resources” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“more links” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“more sites” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“more resources” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“favorite links” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“favorite sites” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“favorite resources” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“related links” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“related sites” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

inurl:“related resources” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

“list of resources” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

“list of sites” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

“list of websites” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

“list of links” “KEYWORD” ~guide ~resource

LINK ROUNDUPS SEARCH QUERIES

“KEYWORD” "best blog posts"

“KEYWORD” "best blog updates"

“KEYWORD” "best blogs updates"

“KEYWORD” "best pieces of content"

“KEYWORD” "best posts of the month"

“KEYWORD” "best posts of the week"

“KEYWORD” "best posts this week"

“KEYWORD” "daily link round up"

"KEYWORD” “daily round up"

“KEYWORD” "favorite posts of the month

“KEYWORD” "favorite posts of the week"

“KEYWORD” "friday link round up"

“KEYWORD” "friday round up"

“KEYWORD” "monday link round up"

“KEYWORD” "monday round up"

“KEYWORD” "monthly link round up"

“KEYWORD” "monthly round up"

“KEYWORD” "notable posts"

“KEYWORD” "notable updates"

“KEYWORD” "posts of the month"

“KEYWORD” "posts of the week"

“KEYWORD” "round up"

“KEYWORD” "roundup"

“KEYWORD” "saturday link round up"

“KEYWORD” "saturday round up"

“KEYWORD” "sunday link round up"

“KEYWORD” "sunday round up"

“KEYWORD” "thursday link round up"

“KEYWORD” "thursday round up"

“KEYWORD” "top posts of the day"

“KEYWORD” "top posts of the month"

“KEYWORD” "top posts of the week"

“KEYWORD” "top posts of the year"

“KEYWORD” "tuesday link round up"

“KEYWORD” "tuesday round up"

“KEYWORD” "wednesday link round up"

“KEYWORD” "wednesday round up"

“KEYWORD” "weekly link round up"

“KEYWORD” "weekly round up"

“KEYWORD” best blog posts

“KEYWORD” best blog updates

“KEYWORD” best blogs updates

“KEYWORD” best pieces of content

“KEYWORD” best posts of the month

“KEYWORD”  best posts of the week

“KEYWORD” best posts this week

“KEYWORD” daily link round up

“KEYWORD” daily round up

“KEYWORD” favorite posts of the month

“KEYWORD” favorite posts of the week

“KEYWORD” friday link round up

“KEYWORD” friday round up

“KEYWORD” monday link round up

“KEYWORD” monday round up

“KEYWORD” monthly link round up

“KEYWORD” monthly round up

“KEYWORD” notable posts

“KEYWORD” notable updates

“KEYWORD” posts of the month

“KEYWORD” posts of the week

“KEYWORD” round up

“KEYWORD” roundup

“KEYWORD” saturday link round up

“KEYWORD” saturday round up

“KEYWORD” sunday link round up

“KEYWORD” sunday round up

“KEYWORD” thursday link round up

“KEYWORD” thursday round up

“KEYWORD” top posts of the day

“KEYWORD” top posts of the month

“KEYWORD” top posts of the week

“KEYWORD” top posts of the year

“KEYWORD” tuesday link round up

“KEYWORD” tuesday round up

“KEYWORD” wednesday link round up

“KEYWORD” wednesday round up

“KEYWORD” weekly link round up

“KEYWORD” weekly round up

GUEST BLOGGING SEARCH QUERIES

“KEYWORD” “guest article”

“KEYWORD” “guest post opportunities”

“KEYWORD” “this is a guest post by”

“KEYWORD” “want to write for”

“KEYWORD” “submit blog post”

“KEYWORD” “contribute to our site”

“KEYWORD” “submit content”

“KEYWORD” “submit your content”

“KEYWORD” “submit post”

“KEYWORD” “This post was written by”

“KEYWORD” “guest post courtesy of ”

“KEYWORD” “guest posting guidelines”

“KEYWORD” “suggest a post”

“KEYWORD” “contributor guidelines”

“KEYWORD” “contributing writer”

“KEYWORD” “become a guest blogger”

“KEYWORD” “looking for guest posts”

“KEYWORD” “guest posts wanted”

“KEYWORD” “guest poster wanted”

“KEYWORD” “accepting guest posts”

“KEYWORD” “writers wanted”

“KEYWORD” “articles wanted”

“KEYWORD” “become an author”

“KEYWORD” “become guest writer”

“KEYWORD” “submit guest post”

“KEYWORD” “submit an article”

“KEYWORD” “submit article”

“KEYWORD” “guest author”

“KEYWORD” “send a tip”

“KEYWORD” inurl: “guest blogger”

“KEYWORD” inurl: “guest post”

allintitle:”KEYWORD” guest post

“KEYWORD” “guest blog”

“KEYWORD” “guest blogger”

“KEYWORD” “guest column”

“KEYWORD” “guest article”

“KEYWORD” “guest post”

“KEYWORD” ”guest author”

“KEYWORD” “write for us”

“KEYWORD” “write for me”

“KEYWORD” “become a contributor”

“KEYWORD” “contribute to this site”

“KEYWORD” inurl:category/guest

“KEYWORD” inurl:tag/guest-post

“KEYWORD” inurl:tag/guest

“KEYWORD” inurl:contributors

“KEYWORD” “guest blog” inanchor:contact

“KEYWORD” “guest blogger” inanchor:contact

“KEYWORD” “guest Column” inanchor:contact

“KEYWORD” “guest article” inanchor:contact

“KEYWORD” “write for us” + inanchor:contact

“KEYWORD” “write for me” inanchor:contact

“KEYWORD” “become a contributor” inanchor:contact

“KEYWORD” “contribute to this site” inanchor:contact

“KEYWORD” "accepting guest posts"

“KEYWORD” "write for us"

“KEYWORD” "submit guest post"

“KEYWORD” "guest post opportunities"

“KEYWORD” "guest post courtesy of"

“KEYWORD” "writers wanted"

“KEYWORD” "guest bloggers wanted"

“KEYWORD” "contributor guidelines"

“KEYWORD” "contribute to our site"

“KEYWORD” "Add Content"

“KEYWORD” "Submit Post"

“KEYWORD” "Bloggers Wanted"

“KEYWORD” "Guest Post"

“KEYWORD” "Guest Blogging Spot"

“KEYWORD” "Submit a Guest Post"

“KEYWORD” inpostauthor:”guest author”

“KEYWORD” inurl:”guest post”

“KEYWORD” intitle:”write for us”

“KEYWORD” inpostauthor:”guest”

“KEYWORD” inpostauthor:”guest post”

SEARCH QUERIES TO FIND TOP BLOGGERS, EXPERTS AND INFLUENCERS TO INTERVIEW OR TO GET INTERVIEWED

Top “INDUSTRY” blogs 2016

Top “INDUSTRY” blogs 2015

Top “INDUSTRY” blogs 2014

Top “INDUSTRY” blogs 2013

Top “INDUSTRY” blogs 2012

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:interview -job

“EXPERT NAME” inurl:interview -job

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:”experts interview”

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:”experts talk”

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:”experts discuss”

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:”experts answer”

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:”experts share”

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:”experts reveal”

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:”experts teach”

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:”experts confess”

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:”bloggers interview”

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:” bloggers talk”

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:” bloggers discuss”

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:” bloggers answer”

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:” bloggers share”

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:” bloggers reveal”

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:” bloggers teach”

“EXPERT NAME” intitle:”bloggers confess”

JOB POSTINGS OR JOB BOARDS SEARCH QUERIES

“INDUSTRY” “JOBS”

“INDUSTRY” “JOBS” “CITY”

“INDUSTRY” “EMPLOYERS”

“INDUSTRY” “RECRUITING”

“CITY” “JOB” “BOARD”

“CITY” “JOB” “POSTINGS”

site:.ac.uk “jobs” ~careers ~opportunities

careers advice site:.ac.uk

jobs degree site:.edu

careers degree site:.edu

“How to get a job in KEYWORD services”

LINK RECLAMATION SEARCH QUERIES (FOR BRAND NAME, PRODUCTS AND INFOGRAPHICS

“BRAND NAME”

Site:edu “BRAND NAME”

Site:gov “BRAND NAME”

Site:org “BRAND NAME

“history” “BRAND NAME” –site:yourwebsite.com”

“FORMER BRAND NAME” –site:yourwebsite.com –site:formercompanywebsite.com

“PRODUCT1ST NAME”

“PRODUCT2ND NAME”

“PRODUCTNTH NAME”

“COMPANY URL”

“KEY EMPLOYEE NAME”

“https://www.yourdomain.com”

“www.yourdomain.com”

“domain.com”

“BRAND NAME” –yourdomain.tld

“COINED TERM”

“SHORT FORM TEXT”

http://www.siegemedia.com/marketing/short-form-text

“INFOGRAPHIC” “TITLE OF INFOGRAPHIC” –site:yourwebsite.com

You can check out this ultimate guide to link reclamation for more resources or references.

TESTIMONIAL SEARCH QUERIES

“KEYWORD” “advertiser testimonials"

“KEYWORD” “testimonials” site:.org

“KEYWORD” “reviews and testimonials”

LOCAL EVENTS AND MEETUPS SEARCH QUERIES

“CITY” inurl:event inurl:submit

“KEYWORD” inurl:event inurl:submit

“CITY KEYWORD” inurl:event inurl:submit

“CITY” inurl:event inurl:add

“KEYWORD”  inurl:event inurl:add

“CITY KEYWORD” inurl:event inurl:add

“CITY KEYWORD” "suggest a meetup" site:www.meetup.com

“CITY KEYWORD” "submit an event"

“CITY KEYWORD” "submit your event"

“CITY KEYWORD” "add event"

“CITY KEYWORD” "add an event"

“CITY KEYWORD” "add your event"

“CITY KEYWORD” "submit your workshop"

“CITY KEYWORD” "submit your course"

“CITY KEYWORD” "submit your class"

“CITY KEYWORD” "submit your conference"

“INDUSTRY” site:meetup.com

“INDUSTRY” intitle:conference

“INDUSTRY” intitle:seminar

“INDUSTRY” intitle:expo

“INDUSTRY” intitle:trade show

“INDUSTRY” intitle:exhibition

Holiday “activities/events/parties” in "CITY"

“Cause” "CITY"

"CITY" awareness month

"CITY" “sponsor us”

“corporate sponsorship” "CITY"

“be a sponsor” "CITY"

“sponsorship opportunities” "CITY"

Thank* “to our sponsors” "ZIP CODE" OR "CITY"

“in kind donations” "CITY"

“in kind donors” "CITY"

“Festival” "CITY"

“annual event” "CITY"

PRESS/MEDIA/PR SEARCH QUERIES

“CITY” intitle:”media”

“CITY” intitle:”news”

“CITY” intitle:”newspaper”

“CITY” intitle:”magazine”

neighborhood news

“INDUSTRY” intitle:”media”

“INDUSTRY” intitle:”news”

“INDUSTRY” intitle:”newspaper”

“INDUSTRY” intitle:”magazine”

“TOPIC” location:”CITY”

“TOPIC” location:STATE/PROVINCE

“TOPIC” source:news

“TOPIC” intitle:KEYWORD location:CITY

“CITY” intitle:”press releases”

“CITY”  press association

“CITY”  radio stations

“CITY”  radio stations list

“CITY” university radio station

“CITY” locale podcast

DISCOUNTS SEARCH QUERIES

“CITY” “student discounts”

“CITY” “veteran discounts”

“CITY” “member discounts”

“CITY” “employee discounts”

site:.TLD “AUDIENCE” + “type of discount”

site:TLD “type of discount”

site:.org “high school”+”student discount”

site:.com “retirement” + “senior discount”

site:.mil “army” + “military discount”

site:.edu “staff discounts”

site:.edu “student discounts”

site:.org “member discounts”

site:.org “employee discounts”

“KEYWORD” “employee discounts”

ASSOCIATION / PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

“KEYWORD” Business Association

“KEYWORD” Directory or Business Association “CITY”

“KEYWORD” Chamber of Commerce

“POSTAL CODE/ZIP CODE” Chamber of Commerce

“POSTAL CODE/ZIP CODE” Directory

“INDUSTRY” association “STATE/PROVINCE”

national “INDUSTRY” association

SOCIAL MEDIA SEARCH QUERIES

“KEYWORD” site:facebook.com

“KEYWORD” site:twitter.com

“KEYWORD” site:linkedin.com

“KEYWORD” inurl:register

“KEYWORD” inurl:login

“KEYWORD” inurl:signin

“KEYWORD” inurl:signup

“KEYWORD” inurl:sign_in

“KEYWORD” inurl:sign_up

“KEYWORD” inurl:log_in

“KEYWORD” inurl:registration

“KEYWORD” inurl:join

“KEYWORD” twitter “list OR users”

“KEYWORD” “on twitter”

“KEYWORD” twitter “to follow”

“KEYWORD” “on facebook”

“KEYWORD” social media intitle:list

“KEYWORD” social network

“KEYWORD” social network intitle:list

“KEYWORD” “post reply”

“KEYWORD” social news

FINDING COMPETITORS SEARCH QUERIES

intitle:”COMPETITOR BRAND” alternatives

”COMPETITOR BRAND” inurl:forum

AWARDS SEARCH QUERIES

“CITY” “annual awards”

“INDUSTRY” “awards”

“KEYWORD” “awards”

“BEST INDUSTRY” “year”

“TOP INDUSTRY” “year”

“apply for” + “INDUSTRY” “awards”

“submit your site” “awards”

“submit” “INDUSTRY” “awards”

FINDING FORUM AND Q&A WEBSITES SEARCH QUERIES

“allintext:”KEYWORD” inurl:forum

“KEYWORD” inurl:forum

“KEYWORD” intitle:forums

“KEYWORD” intitle:discussions

“KEYWORD” intitle:conversations

“KEYWORD” “help with” inurl:forum

“KEYWORD” forum

“KEYWORD” forum intitle:list

“KEYWORD” messageboard

“KEYWORD”” messageboard intitle:list

“KEYWORD” community

“KEYWORD” community intitle:list

“COMPETITOR” inurl:forum

“KEYWORD” “REGISTER” “PROFILE”

“KEYWORD” “CREATE” “PROFILE”

“KEYWORD” “REGISTER” “ACCOUNT”

“KEYWORD” “CREATE” “ACCOUNT”

“KEYWORD” Google Discussion Search

“KEYWORD” site:boardreader.com

“KEYWORD” site:quora.com

“KEYWORD” site:wiki.answers.com

“KEYWORD” site:answers.yahoo.com

SPONSORED POST SEARCH QUERIES

“KEYWORD” “this is a sponsored post”

“KEYWORD” “this was a sponsored post”

“KEYWORD” “this is a paid post”

“KEYWORD” “this was a paid post”

MORE GOOGLE SEARCH QUERIES

intitle:"1..30 tips" "KEYWORD"

inurl:.com/keyword"KEYWORD"

"about the author" "KEYWORD"

allintitle:KEYWORD

inurl:"KEYWORD" "work with me"

inanchor:KEYWORD -pdf -gov -edu -blogspot –tumblr

allintext:KEYWORD

filetype::pdf "KEYWORD"

PRODUCT REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAYS SEARCH QUERIES

“KEYWORD” “this is a sponsored review”

“KEYWORD” “this was a sponsored review”

“KEYWORD” “this is a paid review”

“KEYWORD” “this was a paid review”

“KEYWORD” inurl:/review/

“KEYWORD” inurl:category/review/

“KEYWORD” inurl:/product-review/

“KEYWORD” inurl:category/product-review/

“KEYWORD” inurl:category/product-reviews/

“KEYWORD” intitle:review product

“KEYWORD” intitle:ratings product

“KEYWORD” intitle:comparison product

“KEYWORD” intitle:price comparison product

“KEYWORD” intitle:compare product

“KEYWORD” intitle:recommended product

“KEYWORD” product compare intext:”powered by wordpress”

“COMPETITOR BRAND NAME” “this is a sponsored review”

“COMPETITOR BRAND NAME” “this was a sponsored review”

“COMPETITOR BRAND NAME” “this is a paid review”

“COMPETITOR BRAND NAME” “this was a paid review”

“COMPETITOR BRAND NAME” inurl:/review/

“COMPETITOR BRAND NAME” inurl:category/review/

“COMPETITOR BRAND NAME” inurl:/product-review/

“COMPETITOR BRAND NAME” inurl:category/product-review/

“COMPETITOR BRAND NAME” inurl:category/product-reviews/

“COMPETITOR BRAND NAME” intitle:review product

“COMPETITOR BRAND NAME” intitle:ratings product

“COMPETITOR BRAND NAME” intitle:comparison product

“COMPETITOR BRAND NAME” intitle:price comparison product

“COMPETITOR BRAND NAME” intitle:compare product

“COMPETITOR BRAND NAME” intitle:recommended product

“COMPETITOR BRAND NAME” intext:”powered by wordpress”

“KEYWORD” sweeps* intitle:submit

“KEYWORD” giveaways intitle:submit

DONATION RELATED SEARCH QUERIES

“INDUSTRY” “donate for”

“INDUSTRY” “donate to”

“INDUSTRY” “donate online”

“INDUSTRY” “donate now”

“INDUSTRY” “make donation”

“INDUSTRY” “make charity”

“INDUSTRY” “charity online”

“INDUSTRY”  “money for donation”

“INDUSTRY” “goods for donation”

“INDUSTRY” “services for donation”

“INDUSTRY” “partner”

“INDUSTRY” “support”

“INDUSTRY” “contribute”

“INDUSTRY” “sponsor”

“INDUSTRY” “sponsorship”

“INDUSTRY” site:.org intitle:”in-kind donations”

“CITY” “donate for”

“CITY” “donate to”

“CITY” “donate online”

“CITY” “donate now”

“CITY” “make donation”

“CITY” “make charity”

“CITY” “charity online”

“CITY” “money for donation”

“CITY” “goods for donation”

“CITY” “services for donation”

“CITY” “partner”

“CITY” “support”

“CITY” “contribute”

“CITY” “sponsor”

“CITY” “sponsorship”

“INDUSTRY” sponsor charity

“INDUSTRY” benefactors

““INDUSTRY” site:.org intitle:”in-kind donations”

“INDUSTRY” “in kind donors” list

FINDING DIRECTORY WEBSITES AND LISTINGS SEARCH QUERIES

"CITY" "add your business"

"CITY" "add your business" site:.edu

"CITY" "add your business" site:.gov

"CITY" "add site"

"CITY" "add url"

"CITY" "add website"

"CITY" "favorite links"

"CITY" "favorite sites"

"CITY" "favorite websites"

"CITY" "listing"

"CITY" "recommended links"

"CITY" "recommended sites"

"CITY" "submit website"

"CITY" "submit"

"CITY" "suggest site"

"CITY" "suggest website"

"CITY" *directory

"CITY" directory

"CITY" intitle:directory

"CITY" inurl:".gov" "add your business"

"CITY" inurl:directory

"CITY" inurl:submit.php

COMMENT AND SHARE-BASED SEARCH QUERIES

"leave a reply" “KEYWORD”

"leave a comment" “KEYWORD”

“KEYWORD” "notify me of follow-up comments"

"share this post" “KEYWORD”

commentluv" “KEYWORD”

"connect with me" “KEYWORD”