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Anas Nabil
Anas Nabil

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How to Google Like a Pro

Search for a specific site

  • Put "site:" in front of a site or domain.
  • Example: site:dev.to React Native Custom Hooks
  • Hint: Don’t put spaces between the symbol or word and your search term. A search for site:dev.to will work, but site: dev.to won’t.

Fill missing words or phrases

  • Use Asterisk * to fill missing words or phrases.
  • Example: How to * in React Native

Exclude words from your search

  • Put - in front of a word you want to leave out.
  • Example: React Native -navigation

Search for an exact match

  • Put a word or phrase inside quotes.
  • Example: "React Native Navigation"

Search within a range of numbers

  • Put .. between two numbers.
  • Example: Javascript 2017..2022

Combine searches

  • Put "OR" between each search query.
  • Exmaple: Javascript OR Typescript

Important: Not all search operators return exhaustive results.

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Greenreader9

How about AND?

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JoelBonetR

What about XOR?

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Anas Nabil Author

Thank you for this note, Sure will be added 🌻

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Anas Nabil Author

Well, i didn't menthion AND Operator, as it doesn’t make much difference, because Google uses "AND" by default.

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Andrew Baisden

Knowing how to google should be an official skill that companies look for. Honestly, it can save you hours if you know where to search and the best way to do it πŸ˜‚

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Anas Nabil Author

Totally agreed

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FJones • Edited on

I'd recommend linking to the - rather comprehensive - Google article describing all of the search syntax features.

(Also, your range example uses ellipsis rather than double-dot.)

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KhaledBasiony

Thanks for the great list! πŸ˜„

Would love to see a similar one for Duckduckgo!

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Yongchang He

Thank you for sharing!

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Anas Nabil Author

You're welcome!

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Bob

intitle:"weather Rome" - Outputs pages containing the specified word in the title

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Kingsley

Very concise. You simplified it. Thank you

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Mfon.

I need more of this! It is concise

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Wojtek Kalka

You mean like a pro tik tok user?

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