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How To Search Nairaland Like A Pro by cj1080(m): 4:26pm On Sep 11, 2021
Our dear Nairaland is truly the best place to come to for jist and other odds an bits about Nigeira and the happenings in the country.

But it has its own issues as well.

If you have ever used Nairaland search options, you will most time hold your head in frustration, as no matter what you type in, it will searcch for only the words you use and not the full keyword or phrase.

For years, this use to annoy the heck out of me.

Particularly when you are looking for a topic or thread and you are not sure which section or area its in.

Or worst, when you saw a thread on the front page and go back to find it and its no longer in the list.

Well now you can exactily what you are looking foron Nairaland, thanks to a little trick from another search engine you use everyday.

Luckily enough google keeps an index of every thread on nairaland, and sometimes you can even find deleted cached nairaland posts on google.

So how do you do access it.

Just go to google and type the below

site:nairaland.com "what i am looking for"

thats it

just replace the -what you are looking for- within the quotes to the word, phrase or detail of what you remember from the the thread you are looking for.

ISo give it a try and thank me with a bottle of budwiser if this was helpful for you

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Re: How To Search Nairaland Like A Pro by Lotti(m): 1:00pm On Sep 12, 2021
cj1080:
Our dear Nairaland is truly the best place to come to for jist and other odds an bits about Nigeira and the happenings in the country.

But it has its own issues as well.

If you have ever used Nairaland search options, you will most time hold your head in frustration, as no matter what you type in, it will searcch for only the words you use and not the full keyword or phrase.

For years, this use to annoy the heck out of me.

Particularly when you are looking for a topic or thread and you are not sure which section or area its in.

Or worst, when you saw a thread on the front page and go back to find it and its no longer in the list.

Well now you can exactily what you are looking foron Nairaland, thanks to a little trick from another search engine you use everyday.

Luckily enough google keeps an index of every thread on nairaland, and sometimes you can even find deleted cached nairaland posts on google.

So how do you do access it.

Just go to google and type the below

site:nairaland.com "what i am looking for"

thats it

just replace the -what you are looking for- within the quotes to the word, phrase or detail of what you remember from the the thread you are looking for.

ISo give it a try and thank me with a bottle of budwiser if this was helpful for you

Nice post. With all my years on Nairaland, I never knew it could be done this way. Knowledge indeed is power. Nevertheless, @op, will the 'site: be included ?
Re: How To Search Nairaland Like A Pro by cj1080(m): 11:54am On Sep 13, 2021
Lotti:


Nice post. With all my years on Nairaland, I never knew it could be done this way. Knowledge indeed is power. Nevertheless, @op, will the 'site: be included ?

Yes it is.

This way google will serve you only links from nairaland.

If you exclude the "site:" google will include other websites with the details of "nairaland.com" and the details you are looking for in the "" quote
Re: How To Search Nairaland Like A Pro by Lotti(m): 11:56am On Sep 13, 2021
cj1080:


Yes it is.

This way google will serve you only links from nairaland.

If you exclude the "site:" google will include other websites with the details of "nairaland.com" and the details you are looking for in the "" quote

Alright, thanks for the explanation.
Re: How To Search Nairaland Like A Pro by cj1080(m): 12:46pm On Sep 13, 2021
Lotti:


Alright, thanks for the explanation.

Your welcome
Re: How To Search Nairaland Like A Pro by brianblogmoney(m): 2:23pm On Sep 17, 2021
Bro thank you oh.

Seun but why you no just allow us search like this
Re: How To Search Nairaland Like A Pro by faceland: 12:54am On Sep 18, 2021
Lotti:


Nice post. With all my years on Nairaland, I never knew it could be done this way. Knowledge indeed is power. Nevertheless, @op, will the 'site: be included ?

That is a Google feature (any website)

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