How to search Google for the newest results

Google Search Tips: how to get only the newest articles.

— How to search Google for the newest results —

Fourth in a series of Google search tips.

Read them all:

  1. How to restrict your Google search to a single website
  2. How to search Google Images by color
  3. How to search Google for different kinds of pictures
  4. How to search Google for the newest results
  5. How to get better Google search results

Sometimes Google gives you articles that are too old to be useful to you. For example, if you’re searching for restaurant reviews you probably don’t want articles that are ten years old. Here’s how you tell Google you only want the new stuff.

Let’s say you’re looking for the best tacos in Austin. You go to Google and search. You get almost 6 million results– way too many.

Almost 6 million Google search results
Almost 6 million Google search results

You need to narrow things down. With restaurant reviews, “newer” is usually better than “older,” so let’s restrict Google’s search results to the newer ones..

  • Step 1: Click “Search Tools”
  • Step 2: Click “Any Time” and change it to something else. (I chose “within the last year”)

Restricting Google's search results to articles from the past year[
Restricting Google’s search results to articles from the past year[

This is a set of results I can work with!
Google search for best tacos in Austin, restricted to articles from the past year
Google search for best tacos in Austin, restricted to articles from the past year

Note: you can set a custom date range. If you want to read articles written during the presidential election of 2000 you can.

You can sort the results by date or by “relevance” (as secretly defined by Google):

Sorting Google search results by relevance or by date
Sorting Google search results by relevance or by date

Pro Tip: the best tacos in Austin are at Torchy’s. Here’s their menu.

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