Day 28: Google Dorking Guide for Beginners mini Cheatsheet
Google Dorking, sometimes known as Google hacking, is the use of Google search methods to break into unprotected websites or look for information that isn’t displayed in open search results.
Using search strings and operators, the Google search engine operates similarly to an interpreter. For instance, you may claim that Google responds sensitively to particular search terms when used with certain operators.
Important information: Despite the fact that Google provides and encourages the legal use of this information, which is publicly accessible on the Internet, people with bad intents may use it to harm your online presence.
Be warned that when you do this type of query, Google also knows who you are. Hence, it is suggested to use it only with good intentions, whether for your own research or while looking for ways to defend your website against this kind of vulnerability.
Operators Mostly used
Only speech marks are used in this operator’s search for the exact sentence. This is the best option if the search term you are using is vague and could be mistaken for anything else, or if you aren’t receiving results that are sufficiently relevant.
This self-explanatory operator looks for the specified search word OR a term that is equivalent.
How Search Engine Optimisation Plays a Role?
Modern search engines make extensive and lucrative use of search engine optimization, or SEO. In fact, the importance of boosting a domain’s SEO “ranking” is so great that entire businesses capitalize on it. Search engines will “prioritize” those topics that are simpler to index from an abstract perspective. There are numerous elements that determine how “optimal” a domain is, leading to something resembling a point system.
To name a few variables that affect how these points are calculated, there are the following:
- How responsive your website is to the various browser types, including mobile phones, such as Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
- Using “Sitemaps,” how simple it is for search engines to scan your website.
- What kind of keywords your website has also counts
References to Learn More on Google Dorking
For this today’s blog, I gave a small overview of Google Dorking to whet your appetite on it. In later post, I will dive deep into how you can use it in your cyber security career.
Hope you enjoyed this blog post on an overview of Google Dorking. Well, that will be all for the Day 28 post. Catch you in the next post. 😉