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Hillary Nyakundi
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How To Master Google Search - Trick to use on Google

If you want to find the right answer, you need to ask the right question and most importantly know how to ask it! for most people this is the most difficult thing to do, Asking the right question without beating around the bush. You have to point straight at what you want. To get the correct answer you will need a good 'search engine' Am pretty sure we all understand what a search engine is, but for the new ones I will try to explain,

According to Oxford a search engine is a program that searches for and identifies items in a database that correspond to keywords or characters specified by the user, used especially for finding particular sites on the World Wide Web.

Yap you read it right items that correspond to keywords, now we have different types of search engine like:

  • Google
  • DuckDuckGo
  • Yahoo and many more...

Our main focus for this article is GOOGLE and how to master and use it like a pro you are:

What is Google? it is is an internet search engine. It uses a proprietary algorithm that's designed to retrieve and order search results to provide the most relevant and dependable sources of data possible.

Lets have a look at some tricks to change how you use it:

Tricks to Google Search

1) Use a Keyword "related:" to find similar website.

If you were to search anything related to YouTube it would look something like below showing all related sites to YouTube.

2) Use the Keyword "search:" to search within a website.

Let's say you wanted to find something related to web development on Hashnode this is how to use search: keyword to get right answers:

3) Use the Keyword "..." to search within a time frame

For example you wanted to find an article about developers between 1992 and 1999 this is how it would look like : Developer 1992...1999

4) Use the Keyword "-" to exclude a word.

If I wanted to know more about Android development but not including java related skills I would search it like this, android development -java

5) Have forgotten a word? Use the keyword "*" to replace missing words.


6) Looking for a definition of a word, Use the keyword "define:" to find a definition.

If I was to find the definition of python this is how I would do it:

7) Search for exact phrase by use double quotation " "

If I wanted to find free tutorial on python I would do it like this:


There you have it, 7-Google search tricks to make you a Google search master.
Now get out there and start using your newfound magical search powers to conquer the world! Or at least, to find better search results. Either way, I hope you found this article helpful. If you did, don’t forget to share it!

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Top comments (4)

arvindsridharan profile image

Thanks, Lary. This is interesting post on how to search.

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Hillary Nyakundi

Am glad you found it helpful

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Shivaram Ayyalasomayajula • Edited

Thanks Lary. Very interesting post on regarding goolge search. Will be looking for more intresting posts.

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Hillary Nyakundi

Glad you found it helpful