Monday, 28 April 2008

How to Access Google's Filter By Date Dropdown Box

Filtering Google searches by time periods has been one of the most frequently requested features. By manipulating the search URL, you can trigger Google's 'filter by data dropdown box' to appear. With this drop down box, you can easily select what time dates you want Google to filter the results.

First goto Google and enter your search term. Next, add '&as_qdr=d' to the end of the URL and press enter.
A dropdown box will appear.

3 comment(s):

Chad Cloman said...

It should be noted that '&as_qdr=d' will cause your search to be only for the last 24 hours. If you use '&as_qdr=all' instead, you will get a normal Google search with the drop-down box visible.

Anonymous said...

using '&as_qdr=all' causes the drop-down menu to disappear.
so using '&as_qdr=d' will get you the last 24 hours AND the drop-down menu to choose from what time you want your search results from.

thanks to Gerard for the hint.
i like stuff like that, thats a bit more "inside" than the usual stuff you find on the internet. =)

Chad Cloman said...

Oops. My bad. Got to test these things better.