Find In-Depth Articles On Google With A URL Trick

Find In-Depth Articles on Google with a URL Trick

If your Google search just isn't returning the quality content you want, this little URL trick might find more in-depth articles on the subject you're searching for.

Alex Chitu at Google Operating System recently discovered that Google has a section for "in-depth articles", from which it features longer posts from sites like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Wired, The Economist, and more. It only seems to work in the US, and it only pops up sometimes — but you can manually bring it up by adding this to the end of your search URL:

&tbs=ida:1&gl=us

It doesn't work all the time, and it's certainly a bit limiting, but it's worth a shot if Google just isn't giving you the kind of results you want.

Find In-Depth Articles [Google Operating System]


Comments

    "it only works in the US"

    Great crosspost, A++. will read again.

      Yes. It just means it only works in google.com, not google.com.au. At least that's what I read.

        Which has auto redirected for 4-5 years now.

          ...again, the url hack outlined in the article works just fine from Australia.

          ...and if you're bothered by the auto-redirect from google.com to google.com.au you only need to hit the "use Google.com" link that has been in the page footer for just as long as the redirect has been in place.

          The article is stating that you will only normally come across "In-depth articles" in your search results if you're based in the US, but the url hack mentioned will trigger this (assuming that "in depth" results are available) for anyone.

      The normal feature only works in the US - triggering the feature via url hack as mentioned works just fine from Australia.

      Great overreaction to a non-issue. A++.

      Last edited 11/01/15 12:24 am

        You're welcome. That's why we're here.
        ;)

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