Use Google like a pro

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"


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

html AND css


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

(javascript OR python) free course


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

javascript -css


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

"how to start * in 6 months"


6 . Search inside a single website:


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

filetype:pdf learn css


8 . Search for a range of numbers:

ecmascript 2016..2018


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Divya Xavier's photo

Exactly what I need, thanks Marko Denic

Michael Adebambo's photo

Thanks... Can't wait to explore.

Marko Denic's photo

Glad you liked it.

Wez Pyke's photo

Some useful ones in here. Thanks for sharing Marko!

Marko Denic's photo

Glad you liked it, Wez.

Sai Ashish Konchada's photo

Valuable & Concise. Nicely done 💯


Wow, this is actually very useful! thank you for sharing 😃

Srdjan Maravic's photo

Pretty useful tips, thanks a lot mate.

Marko Denic's photo

Thanks a lot, Srdjan!

Andrew Baisden's photo

Awesome! I don't think there is a developer who has not used googling for research and debugging problems.