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Google is one of the most powerful tools available on the Internet. Most people don’t know how to use google properly and efficiently. Google provides lots of cool features for effective search results; we will check them in this blog.
Developers, Testers, Designers, and Business professionals everyone must learn these techniques for better productivity. At the end of this blog, you will master the art of Googling.
Googling is an art. Therefore you have to become an Artist.
How to Search Google Effectively?
#1: Search within a specific website with
You can search for a specific website with
site:<url> (without the angular brackets). Add a website link along with the site operator for accurate results.
This is also helpful when you want to search for something within a website that doesn't have an internal search option or perhaps doesn't have a very effective one.
#2: Search for a particular filetype with
If you want to get search results that contain a particular file type such as PDF or PPT, then add
filetype:<extension> (without the angular brackets).
Some available types:
pdf, ppt, doc, xls
filetype:pdf next.js react.js
#3: Search for an exact word or phrase using quotes
If you want to get the exact word or phrase in your search result then surround your query with double quotes.
This means that all the results will include pages that contain all the terms in your question that you put within quotes.
"cannot read property 'map' of undefined"
OR to perform multiple searches
You can apply logic in your searches using OR operator. If you want either of the terms in your search results, then use the
OR keyword in between them.
React.js OR Next.js
#5: Include a term in search results with
If you want a term or phrase to be present in your search results, then just add
+ in front of that word
hover over an element +css
#6: Exclude a term in search results with
If you don't want a term or phrase to appear in your search results, then just add
- in front of that word.
hover over an element -css
#7: Filter searches with range
.. of numbers
Search within a range of numbers, such as "camera $50..$100".
If you want to search for an old version of website, or a blog use date around
medium blog on productivity 2020..2023
#8: Filter by date range with
If you want Google to populate search results that were published after a particular year, then use the tag
Similarly adding the tag
before: will return results published before a particular year.
medium productivity before:2020
#9: Search with wildcard
If you are not sure about the term then you can use
* in between your query. Google will replace it for you with relevant terms.
The asterisk is a wildcard that can match any word
#10: Search for social media profiles with
Search for a specific word on social media networks.
If you are searching for a social media person, influencer, or actor just add the name of the person in front of
@ operator. For more accurate results add social platform name.
#11: Search price with
If you want to know price of any product or service, just add
$ along with the number and your product name. Put
$ in front of a number.
#12: Search hashtags with
Search for any hashtag with
# operator. Just put
# in front of a word.
#13: Search for a definition with
Search for definitions, for a word or phrase, such as "define:phrase". Just add words, or phrases in front of
#14: Search for stocks with
See the stock price of investments, such as "stocks:google".
#15: Search related websites with
If you are searching for alternate websites then
related: keyword is perfect. Just add website address in front of the related keyword.
Complex google search examples 🔍
Power of * min +book -pdf
filetype:doc python Django OR React -Flask
"Typeerror: str object is not callable" python related:stackoverflow
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