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Search a single website with Google

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Occasionally we have the need to search just a single website, yet the site search engine doesn’t seem to be up to the task. Google has a great feature that many don’t know about that lets you search a website using Google. The steps are quite easy to follow.

Go to www.google.comIn the search box enter the following: site:domain search term(s). For example site:nba.com damian lillard.Site: (including the colon) is the Google keyword telling it to restrict its search to the domain you will name next.The domain must come immediately after the colon -- no spaces. You don’t need to include “www.” or other sub-domains unless you’re certain you want to restrict the results. Here are some examples:nba.com for the NBA website (https://www.nba.com)nhl.com for the NHL website (https://www.nhl.com)adobe.com for Adobe’s website (https://www.adobe.com)Treat the search term(s) like any other Google searchCheck out the results.
There are a few tricks that you can add to make this feature even more he…

Job searching with Google

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There are many job search apps and websites including LinkedIn, Monster, and Indeed. It seems with all the various search apps and sites, it’s difficult to find a good match for the job titles I’ve been seeking. After many frustrating attempts to use the advanced search features on these sites, I discovered that good old reliable Google has a better solution.

To use Google to find your next job, search Google by following this simple pattern: job level (optional) of job title followed by jobs. For example, “manager of social support jobs.” If you want to search in another city or if you’ve blocked your location, just modify your search to include the city, “manager of social support jobs in Seattle.”
When you get the initial results, either select the heading or one of the many filter options, e.g. “Full-time,” and you will be directed to a page specific to job postings matching your search criteria.

From the job postings page, you can very easily further refine the results simply by …