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.. to find "official Websites" first on results listings

 8:38 pm on Jun 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Good Evening :)

I was having dinner with a colleague the other night - discussing websites and search engines. He was saying how frustrating it was that when he wanted to find the official website of some place - even if he typed the name of the place into Google, (on the assumption that the name would be in the URL), that the official website would never be the first site that came up.

So, the question to the panel is- is there a search engine that just searches websites URLs - so that the official site for somewhere would appear first in the listings?


Lord Majestic

 8:42 pm on Jun 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yes there is ... use domain WHOIS lookup :)


 8:50 pm on Jun 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

I don't understand.


 3:33 am on Jun 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well in Google you could try the following
Go to advanced search and
from "Occurences Return results where my terms occur" select "in the URL of the page".
This is the same as doing allinurl: keyword


 5:27 am on Jun 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Cheers - I'll try that.


 10:40 am on Jun 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm confused. What do you mean by "the official website of some place"?

Are you looking for a site for City Hall? for the Chamber of Commerce? the convenience store?

The very word 'official' bothers me. Who makes this or that 'official' in the first place?
What's to keep me from saying my site is the official site for (you name it)? - Larry


 3:13 pm on Jun 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

The company owned website who would hopefully have their name in the title e.g. www.cocacola.com

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