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Ishan Bagchi
Ishan Bagchi

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Art of GOOGLEing

GOOGLE - Our day to day lifesaver. Whenever we stuck on a word, or we have a serious question in our mind, we GOOGLE it. But we face a similar problem every time as we search for Python the snake, and we end up with the programming language. There are many ways for an effective GOOGLE search. Today we will discuss it.

Either Word

OR

If you want to find pages with one of several words, use a capitalized OR, results will show pages that include all the terms.

Google OR

Blank

*

An asterisk works as a wildcard and helps you find your missing word in a phase.

Google asterisk

Find news related to a particular location

location:

Use this on Google News to find stories coming to form a particular location.

Google location

Search for a particular filetype

filetype:suffix

Google will restrict results to pages that end in suffix.

Google filetype:suffix

Search similar

related:

Find sites with similar content to a URL you already know.

Google related

Search within a site

site:

Get results from a certain domain.

Google site

Search exact phases

"Search"

If you want to search the exact phrase, write it in quotation marks.

Google quotation

Exclude a word

-Search

Add a dash just before a word to exclude a search term. This is useful if you search for a word with several meanings.

Google dash

Conclusion

I listed some of the ways to make an effective Google search to ease your day. Hope this helps you. Never stop learning and Happy Googleing!

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