How do I properly search these forums?

When searching for Vaadin info I generally start on Google, or when searching the forums directly it also relies on Google results. The problem is that the results I am seeing are predominantly 3-4 years old, and many of the solutions suggested have since been deprecated. I hate to sound like an newb, but what’s the trick?

I think there are no tricks. If you see only old topics, there’s probably nothing newer. Just ask your question in a relevant thread or a new one.