This is a handy guide to using Google to search for pirated music. This can be applied to other file types as well, but it’s best for MP3’s. I’d link back to the original material, but this information has been reposted so much that I’m not sure anyone really knows from where it originated. That said, on to the juicy bits.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177  How To Find MP3's with Google This How-To will teach you how to use google to find mp3s. This How-To will be highly pragmatic and will focus on the hows and not the wherefores of the various search strings. Written by my_haz ---------------------------------------------------------------------- = Index ----------------------------------------------------------------------0) Key 1) Directories 2) Xitami Servers 3) Directory Listing 4) Andromeda Servers 5) Zina Artists 6) Apache mp3 Servers 7) Individual Songs ---------------------------------------------------------------------- = Section 0 - KEY ----------------------------------------------------------------------You this are just some definitions I will use below. [Directory String] can be any of the following : 1) "index of" 2) "last modified" 3) "parent of" [file type] can be any of the following : 1) "mp3" 2) "shn" 3) "wma" [mp3 name] can be any of the following : 1) the name of the album in quotes 2) the name of the artist in quotes 3) be daring and leave it blank and have lots of links 4) be creative! [limitors] 1) -html -htm -php -asp -txt -pls (inurl:) is optional and may be omitted and in fact most be omitted if not using a search tool other than google. (intitle:) can be used in place of (inurl:) and has a similar effect again you must be useing google. (-filetype:txt) adding this to the end of your search string can filter some false positives. (-playlist) adding this to the end of your search string can filter some false positives. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- = Section 1 - Directories ----------------------------------------------------------------------These are the most common way that mp3s are stored on the www, you should try these strings first. String Format : Type 1 : [Directory String] + (inurl:)[file type] + [mp3 name] Type 2 : [Directory String] + (intitle:)[file type] + [mp3 name] Type 3 : [Directory String] + [file type] + [mp3 name] + [limitors] Example Strings : - intitle:index.of + mp3 + "grandaddy" -html -htm -php -asp -txt -pls - "index of" + "mp3" + "radiohead" -html -htm -php - "index of" + mp3 + "grandaddy" - "index of" + inurl:mp3 + "beatles" -txt -pls - "index of" + intitle:mp3 + beatles - "last modified" + "shn" + "dylan" - "last modified" + inurl:shn + "bob dylan" - "parent of" + inurl:wma + "grandaddy" Suggestions : - Try (intitle:index.of + "mp3" + "band name" -htm -html -php -asp) first it is usually the most effective. Another Little Trick: - If you have been getting alot of results on google but the pages don't seem to be there try adding dates and the "apache" string to your search i.e. - intitle:index.of + mp3 + "grandaddy" -html -htm -php -asp apache feb-2005 - intitle:index.of + mp3 + "grandaddy" -html -htm -php -asp apache 2005 or if you just want a big list of mp3' doing a search like this everymonth - intitle:index.of + mp3 + -html -htm -php -asp apache mar ---------------------------------------------------------------------- = Section 2 - Xitami Servers ----------------------------------------------------------------------String Format : Type 1 : "xitami web server" + (inurl:)[file type] + [mp3 name] Type 2 : "xitami web server" + (intitle:)[file type] + [mp3 name] Example Strings : - "xitami web server" + "mp3" + "radiohead" - "xitami web server" + intitle:shn + "beatles" - "xitami web server" + inurl:mp3 + "magnetic fields" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- = Section 3 - Directory Listing ----------------------------------------------------------------------String Format : Type 1 : "directory listings" + (inurl:)[file type] + [mp3 name] Type 2 : "directory listings" + (intitle:)[file type] + [mp3 name] Type 3 : "directory listings of" + (inurl:)[file type] + [mp3 name] Type 4 : "directory listings of" + (intitle:)[file type] + [mp3 name] Example Strings - "directory listings" + "mp3" + "radiohead" - "directory listings" + intitle:shn + "beatles" - "directory listings" + inurl:mp3 + "magnetic fields" - "directory listings of" + "mp3" + "radiohead" - "directory listings of" + intitle:shn + "beatles" - "directory listings of" + inurl:mp3 + "magnetic fields" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- = Section 4 - Andromeda Servers ----------------------------------------------------------------------String Format : Type 1 : "scott matthews" + andromeda + [mp3 name] Type 2 : "scott matthews" + andromeda + [file type] + [mp3 name] Type 3 : "powered by andromeda" + [mp3 name] Type 4 : "powered by andromeda" + [file type] + [mp3 name] Type 5 : inurl:andromeda.php + [mp3 name] Type 6 : inurl:anromeda.php + [file type] + [mp3 name] Type 7 : "scott matthews" Type 8 : "powered by andromeda" Type 9 : inurl:andromeda.php Examples : - "scott matthews" + andromeda + "radiohead" - "scott matthews" + andromeda + "mp3" + "fitter" - "powered by andromeda" + "gradaddy" - "powered by andromeda" + "mp3" + "just like women" - inurl:andromeda.php + "shn" - inurl:anromeda.php + "wma" + "dylan" - "scott matthews" - "powered by andromeda" - inurl:andromeda.php ---------------------------------------------------------------------- = Section 5 - Zina Artists ----------------------------------------------------------------------String Format : Type 1 : "zina artists" Examples : - "zina artists" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- = Section 6 - Apache mp3 Servers ----------------------------------------------------------------------String Format : Type 1 : "stream all" + apache + [mp3 name] Type 2 : "stream all" + apache Type 3 : "shuffle all" + apache + [mp3 name] Type 4 : "shuffle all" + apache Examples : - "stream all" + apache - "stream all" "shuffle all" mp3 - "stream all" + apache + radiohead - "shuffle all" + beatles ---------------------------------------------------------------------- = Section 7 - Individual Songs ----------------------------------------------------------------------Format : [mp3 name].mp3 -playlist -filetype:txt Examples : - "ok_computer_live.mp3" -playlist -filetype:txt - "*ok_computer*.mp3" -playlist -filetype:txt - kid*a.mp3 -playlist -filetype:txt