Jeff Bailey
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How Do I Use Google?

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How do I use Google? Strap in, let’s learn some google-fu. 🤺

Double Quotes

Wrap your keywords in double-quotes like this.

"google fu"

Try it out:https://www.google.com/search?q=”google+fu”

Google will only return pages with “google-fu” in the content.

Exclude Keyword

Building on the previous example.

"google fu" -medium

I hate medium, so I’ll keep that out of my results.

Try it out:https://www.google.com/search?q=”google+fu”+-medium

Search One Site

I bet Urban Dictionary has something to say about google-fu.

Search in a single website, and reduce the noise.

google fu site:https://www.urbandictionary.com

Combine your double-quote fu with your site fu to get more specific.

Try it out:https://www.google.com/search?q=site:https://www.urbandictionary.com+google+fu

Search By Date Range

I don’t want any new-school google-fu, so I’ll limit the range.

google fu after:2000-06-25 before:2000-06-27

Try it out: https://www.google.com/search?q=google+fu+after:2000-06-25+before:2000-06-27&oq=google+fu+after:2000-06-25+before:2000-06-27

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