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Post Author - Marko by Marko | April 23, 2021

Googling is one of the most important skills for every developer.

Let me show you how to get better at Googling.

Let’s start!

1. Use quotes to force an exact-match search:

"what is javascript"

Google search exact match example

2. AND operator will return only results related to both terms:

html AND css

Google search with AND keyword

3. You can use the OR operator to get the results related to one of the search terms

(javascript OR python) free course

Google search OR keyword example

4. - operator will exclude results that contain a term or phrase:

javascript -css

Google search with - operator example

5. You can use the (*) wildcards as placeholders, which will be replaced by any word or phrase.

"how to start * in 6 months"

Google search with wildcard example

6. Search inside a single website:

site:freecodecamp.org

Google search inside a single website example

7. You can also use a very useful feature that helps to find a specific file type.

filetype:pdf learn css

Google search for specific filetype

8. Search for a range of numbers:

ecmascript 2016..2018

Google search for specific range of numbers

9. Use the `before` operator to return only results before a given date

You must provide year-month-day dates or only a year. For example:

javascript before:2020

Google search with before operator

10. Use the `after` operator to return only results after a given date

You must provide year-month-day dates or only a year. For example:

web development after:2020

Google search with after operator
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