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Google like a Pro with these 8 Tricks

Let’s face it, the biggest “brain” we have access to is Google. It is becoming an expectation across many profesional sectors to find answers on your own, and using Google to be resourceful will go a lot further (on most teams) than asking a question that your colleagues will end up Googling anyways.

Here are 8 Tricks to help you Google like a wizard.

“Quotation Marks”

Put quotes around your search for an “exact search”. Adding the quotes around your query will only return EXACT MATCHES in the search results.

For Example: “Cypress Learning Solutions”

Gives you all the search results for Cypress Learning Solutions. Not just Cypress, or Learning or Solutions.


Use a dash to EXCLUDE certain keywords from your search. Adding a dash will omit the proceeding word from your search.

For Example: Cypress -trees

Gives you the search results for Cypress WITHOUT the keyword Trees. Use the Dash if you want to exclude certain words from the results


Use Tilde when looking for synonyms of your search.

For Example: Salesforce ~classes

This search would include Salesforce classes, courses, lessons, etc.


Use this when you’re only wanting to limit your search to a specific site. (Note: the site needs to be indexed by Google in order for this to work)

For Example: Pardot site:cypresslearning.academy

Will return all the pages on cypresslearning.academy indexed by Google that contain Pardot

| Vertical Bar

The vertical bar, or “pipe”, serves as an “or” statement in your Google query.

For Example: Target | Walmart

Target or Walmart

before: & after:

These will work when used searching for a range. It must be followed with a properly formatted date.

For Example: Pardot before:2018

Will only return Pardot content created BEFORE 2018


Include this command in your search to limit the search results to a specific location.

For Example: Salesforce Location:SanFrancisco

Will return Salesforce office locations in San Francisco


The Plus will require a keyword be included with your aresults. Opposite of the -, use + when they keyword amust be included with the article.

For Example: Cypress+Learning

will return all the results about Cypress that MUST include learning in the title.

We hope this make you a more resourceful researcher. Thanks for reading!

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