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"

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

html AND css

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

(javascript OR python) free course

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

javascript -css

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

"how to start * in 6 months"

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6 . Search inside a single website:

site:freecodecamp.org

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

filetype:pdf learn css

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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.

Srdjan Maravic's photo

Pretty useful tips, thanks a lot mate.

Marko Denic's photo

Thanks a lot, Srdjan!

HARDIK KAUSHIK's photo

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

Sai Ashish Konchada's photo

Valuable & Concise. Nicely done 💯

Wez Pyke's photo

Some useful ones in here. Thanks for sharing Marko!

Marko Denic's photo

Glad you liked it, Wez.

Aaidan kim's photo

google is such a wonder. now there is something regarding The Bay Area Bridge Toll they are made online at www.bayareafastrak.org now im happy that no worries about carrying cash

Andrew Baisden's photo

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

Edidiong Asikpo's photo

Wow! These are fantastic tips, Marko Denic.

I've got all the resources to start googling like a pro!

Deepak Raj's photo

A guide to google, Thanks for writing. it's really helpful to improve productivity.

Abiola's photo

Thanks for sharing these tips

Braydon Coyer's photo

Great tips! Thanks!

Luiz Filipe da Silva's photo

Some of these tricks I was already using and I can confirm that they are very useful. I will try the others. Thanks for sharing, Marko Denic!

Ashwin G's photo

Thank you very much. Really helpful.

Chris Miller's photo

This! site:freecodecamp.org — I've been using just the domain name and the search terms all these years — knowing that I can add site: is a game changer!