Sunday, May 04, 2014


Be YOUTUBE search expert

Nowdays YouTube videos were such popular so that it can be great for us if we could use tricks to search in youtube for excellent result like google experts.

   YouTube (like Google Video Search) has some handy sorting options that allow you to find videos by:
    Relevancy (based on your search query);
    Upload date (to find most recent videos);
    View count (to find the most viewed videos);
    Rating (to find the highest rated videos).
Sorting makes results absolutely off-topic. Luckily, we do have an option to sort YouTube search results while still getting relevant results: YouTube advanced search operators.
YouTube Advanced Search Operators

I don’t think the search operators I am listing here are anywhere to be found in YouTube’s documentation. All that is listed on the official “Advanced YouTube search” page is the set of the usual search options you see below the search field:

You can filter results by:

    Type of results, such as Videos, Channels, or Playlists
    Subject category
    Video length
    Video quality
    Features, such as Closed captions, Partner videos, or Rentals

However, as we have seen above, filtering and sorting seldom triggers relevant results.

To bypass this issue, you need to use advanced operators which were inherited from Google search and are really very helpful:
1. Use quotes to force the exact match

This operator may come particularly in handy when you are sure which exact key phrases you want to be included into the search results, for example, the name of a movie or a music clip.

youtube search 03 How to Search YouTube Like a PRO with Google Advanced Operators

2. Use plus (+) sign to force a word in the results

If one of your words gets dropped out from search results, this operator may save a lot of your time. Similarly, you can use the minus (-) sign to force YouTube search to exclude any irrelevant but persistent words from the search results.

youtube search 04 How to Search YouTube Like a PRO with Google Advanced Operators

3. Force any word to appear in the video title with help of INTITLE: operator

This trick turns out to be very useful if you, for example, keep getting irrelevant results (video pages that only mention your search term in comments or loosely in description).