14 tips to Google like a pro
Google is one of the most powerful tools, and believe it or not, Googling is one of the most important skills out there. Here are some handy tips to master it.
Tip #1: Search for an exact word or phrase
quotes to search for an exact word or phrase.
"what is kubernetes"
Tip #2: Excluding a word
The minus sign allows you to specify words that shouldn’t appear in your results. Use
- to exclude words.
hover over an element -css
Tip #3: Site search
The site: operator allows you to perform a search within the specified site.
site:geeksforgeeks.org merge sort
Keep a Domain Out of Search:
Tired of seeing Wikipedia articles on your search results?
-site:wikipedia.org before your search term to remove results from that site.
Tip #4: Asterisk(*)
The asterisk is a wildcard that can match any word. Use
* for missing words or phrases.
build a todo app with *
Tip #5: File type
filetype: operator allows you to search for files specific to a type.
Some available types:
pdf, ppt, doc, xls
filetype:pdf how to learn react
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Tip #6: Word definitions
Use the following search trick to find an inline definition:
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Tip #7: Use
~ to search for a word and all its synonyms
How to increase font-size of paragraph ~tag
Tip #8: Use
OR to perform multiple searches
how to code in C# OR how to program in C#
Tip #9: Related
related to finding sites that are similar to the specified site.
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Tip #10: Number range
... to search within a range of numbers
Updated css course 2020...2021
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Tip #11: Time range
+ will return pages that contain both words
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Tip #13: AND
Use to get results that must contain some given words.
React AND CSS
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Tip #14: All words In text
If you want to find a web page that includes every word of your search query, you can put
allintext: followed by the words and/or phrases you want to search.
allintext: CSS fundamentals like the box model, cascade and specificity
You can use Google search to translate words and phrases from one language to another.
translate perfect to Italian
You can pull up a timer within Google by typing an amount of time followed by the word timer.
5 min timer
You can also pull up a stopwatch within Google simply by typing stopwatch.
Thanks for reading, hope you all enjoyed this post. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks 🥳
Stay safe and stay happy!