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Suhail Kakar
Suhail Kakar

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How To Use Google Like A Pro

Google is such a dominant force in the search engine industry that it is the default search engine for Android smartphones and web browsers such as Chrome. To put it frankly, Google has become one of the most widely utilized online resources for discovering everything from random facts and music videos to products and services.

The sophisticated Google search methods and tips listed below can help you narrow your search results.

1. Site:

Using site: will search within a specific website. For example, if you want to find an article that is published only on Hackernoon, you can simply type

site:hackernoon.com article_keyword
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2. Asterisk *

You can use * to fill missing words or phrases, like :

How to integrate * in nodejs
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3. Quotation " "

"" is used to search for words or phrases, like :

"Why facebook created react"
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4. Related:

You can use related: to sites that are similar to other sites, for example

related:netflix.com
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5. link:

Use link: to find a page that links to another page, like :

link:suhailkakar.com
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I hope you found these tips helpful. If you need any help please let me know in the comment section.

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Chris Hansen

I seriously needed to be reminded of this. It's crazy, someone of us have been using google for 10, 15+ years lol. And we don't use ANY of these query tips! Thanks a lot! πŸ‘

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Suhail Kakar Author

Yep, I agree :)

Glad you liked it !

In defense of the modern web

I expect I'll annoy everyone with this post: the anti-JavaScript crusaders, justly aghast at how much of the stuff we slather onto modern websites; the people arguing the web is a broken platform for interactive applications anyway and we should start over;

React users; the old guard with their artisanal JS and hand authored HTML; and Tom MacWright, someone I've admired from afar since I first became aware of his work on Mapbox many years ago. But I guess that's the price of having opinions.