4 Easy Ways to Search a Website for a Specific Word

4 Easy Ways to Search a Website for a Specific Word

Last Edited April 4, 2024 by Garenne Bigby in Content Inventory

Searching a website for specific words can be a helpful way to find the information you need quickly. Whether looking for a particular product, article, or information, using the proper techniques can help you locate it quickly and easily.

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Why would someone want to search an entire website for a word?

There are several reasons why someone might search a website for a word, including updating changes to the website, updating brand or product names, identifying internal linking opportunities, conducting competitor research, and searching for specific information. Whether you are a website owner or simply a user looking for information, these reasons can help guide your search and make your experience on the website more efficient and effective.

How do I find a specific word in an entire website?

1. DYNO Mapper

Search website DynoMapper Example

Searching words in a website's content using Dyno Mapper is easy, and you can do this from your project sitemap.

To create a Project, use the Create from URL option. When the Wizard asks, "Would you like to include the <body> content in your sitemap?" - say Yes.

After the project is complete, open the project sitemap.

Use the following format in your project sitemap search bar to search for the word(s).

  • :content keyword
  • :content all(keyword1, keyword2, keyword3) - find pages with all of the keywords
  • :content some(keyword1, keyword2, keyword3) - find pages with some of the keywords

In the following example I have searched the keyword phrase "Root Zone Management."

Search bar example

Click the Export Results ICON under the search results to save your results to Excel/CSV format.


2. Website Search Bar

Use the website's built-in search function if available. Many websites have a built-in search function that allows you to search for keywords. Look for a search bar or magnifying glass icon on the site's homepage or navigation menu. Enter your keywords and hit enter. The search results should show you all the pages on the site that include your keywords.


3. Google Search Operator

If the site doesn't have a built-in search function or if you're not satisfied with its results, you can try Google Search. Type site, followed by the website's URL and your keywords, into the Google search bar. For example, if you wanted to search for "red shoes" on Amazon, you would type red shoes into the Google search bar. This example will show you all the pages on the site that match your keywords.


4. Browser Controls

You can also use your browser's search function to search for keywords on a specific web page. Press Ctrl+F (Windows) or Command+F (Mac) to open the search bar. Enter your keywords and hit enter. The browser will highlight all instances of your keywords on the page.


Using these techniques, you can quickly and easily search a website for specific words. Whether researching a topic, shopping for a product, or just trying to find information, these tips will help you quickly find what you need.

Garenne Bigby
Author: Garenne BigbyWebsite:
Founder of DYNO Mapper and Former Advisory Committee Representative at the W3C.


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