Use Keyword Shortcuts to Search Specific Websites

In the past we have talked about creating keywords as custom shortcuts to visit websites quickly. We also showed you ways to search through a website (with or without a search box) effectively and how to associate keywords with search engines to toggle search options.

Today we have a trick to help you search on a specific website using keywords. This could come in handy for people who frequently visit certain sites each day and would want to have better methods to search them when needed.

Step 1: Open the website for which you want to create such a shortcut. Look for its search box and right-click on it. Then choose the option to Add a Keyword for this Search (on Firefox) or Add as search engine (on Google Chrome).

Website Search Box

Step 2: Before saving the bookmark link a keyword with it. I have used “gt” because Guiding Tech is the website for me. Click on Save when you are done.

Adding Keyword

Step 3: Open a new browser tab and type your keyword (gt, in our example) followed by the query string on the address bar.

Search Address Bar

You will be navigated to the concerned website’s search results page with results matching your query string.

Do you have any such favorite website? Is this trick going to help you? Or, are you using some different trick already? Share with us in the comments section.

Last updated on 03 February, 2022

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