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I want to search for web hosting in domain css-tricks.com. So I will do this:

site:css-tricks.com web hosting

But that site has a forum section at http://css-tricks.com/forums/. I don't want any result from the forums discussions.

Is there any regular expression or trick to achieve what I want?

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You can exclude things in the URL by using -inurl: like so:

site:css-tricks.com web hosting -inurl:/forums

There is a fairly comprehensive list of the various operators on this page.

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