| 3:12 pm on Sep 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Welcome to Webmaster World.
Yep, Google usually ignores punctuation, and in this case, even if you use a quoted search (":") it's going to refuse because you're basically asking it to return every page in it's index.
You'll have more luck if you can narrow down the search somewhat...
a +: (all pages with the letter a plus colon)
":" site:.com (all .com tld pages with a colon)
And, if you can excuse my denseness, why in the world do you have to find pages that contain a colon? The must be billions of them.
| 3:26 pm on Sep 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
As far as I know you can't search for a colon (or any other punctuation) in Google, although I've wanted to do so myself in the past.
The 2 suggestions above are just searching for the valid terms and are ignoring the +: part (i.e. all pages with the letter a and all .com sites respectively).
| 3:39 pm on Sep 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Looks like you're right on that. I didn't follow through all the way, only checked the first five results or so, and, of course, they all contained colons.
| 3:58 pm on Sep 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I want to search for ":" because I want to find pages where I can submit my website url.
I want to find pages that contain words "title:" "url:" and "description:".
I need these words to be followed by ":".
If you have ideas how to search for them, then let me know.
| 4:30 pm on Sep 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Oh, in that case, why not follow the two links to DMOZ that you'll find at the bottom of this thread:
And I'd also recommend checking out some of the other DMOZ search categories:
And, if it's submitting your site for link exchanges, you might want to do some reading at WW's Link Development forum...
...and some of the articles in its library:
Some quick tips to search for what you need might be phrases like:
YourIndustry link exchange
YourIndustry web resources
Internet YourIndustry directory
Internet YourIndustry resources
Submit YourIndustry site
Submit YourIndustry link
And other phrases along those lines, substituting your site's business for YourIndustry.
| 6:17 pm on Sep 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the valuable links.
If you have more ideas on the keywords I should use on Google to find relevant sites, please let me know.
My site is about memory improvement.
One of the last keyphrase I used was:
intitle:”submit site” education -dmoz
and it produced quite relevant results
| 4:08 pm on Sep 11, 2004 (gmt 0)|
For generally finding sites to which you can submit your URL, try this base search:
title url description (intitle:submit ¦ intitle:add)
then add keywords as you like.
| 4:50 pm on Sep 11, 2004 (gmt 0)|
This is a really good querry.
What does the "¦" symbol do?
| 6:49 pm on Sep 11, 2004 (gmt 0)|
¦ is for "or". You can also use OR if you like.
| 7:33 pm on Sep 11, 2004 (gmt 0)|
If you know more good querries, please let me know.