Level up your Google Foo!

  1. Exact Phrase with quotes: "Last of the Mohicans"
  2. Turn google into a site search: "site:laracasts.com facades
  3. Exclude words with the - sign: "PHP books -"Some Borring Book"
  4. Find related pages by prepending your query with related: like so: related:epicurious.com broccoli soup
  5. Wildcard queries. Have google fill in your blanks: "What is the best way to * PHP?"

Dont forget the quotes so you can maintain wildcard placement in the phrase.

  1. Using the OR operator: best way to explore several search patterns at once: Reviews on PHP books OR php objects patterns and practices.

If you quote the phrase and put the OR in the middle then you will get exact match searches for both of those queries.