I had occasion recently to need to search a site that didn’t have a search bar. Hmmmm… How to look for particular topics or phrases, only from within this site? Maybe you already know this trick, but it was a new one for me. And if you did know it, maybe you forgot it, so here is it again. To give credit where credit is due, I found this on AskLeo.com
To use Google to search within a site, you simply limit the engine’s search to within that site. In the browser search bar, you type the word “site” and a colon, the domain of the site you are searching within, and the term you are looking for. So simple, so handy. For example, if you are searching for an article on tortoises from within a large, poorly organized site, you’d type:
And Google (or whatever engine you’re using in your browser…so, again I say, Google) will deliver you all the results from within that site that have to do with your search term or phrase. This is a handy little trick to file away in the back of your mind in case you need to quickly find something within a large site.