Sunday, February 1, 2009

GooGle operators


Quoted phrases:-To search for a phrase, a proper name, or a set of words in a specific order, put them in double quotes.
close your eyes and I’ll kiss you

The + Operator:-
Force Google to include a term by preceding the term with a “+” sign.The + operator is typically used in front of stop words that Google would otherwise ignore or when you want Google to return only those pages that match your search terms exactly. However, the + operator can be used on any term.
+1st test cricket

The - Operator:-
Precede each term you do not want to appear in any result with a “–” sign.To find pages without a particular term, put a sign operator in front of the word in the query. The sign indicates that you want to subtract or exclude pages that contain a specific term. Do not put a space between the and the word, i.e.
sovrav -ganguly (correct)
sovrav-ganguly , sovrav - ganguly (wrong)
note: space is to be left before "sovrav" and "-" butn't between "ganguly" and "-".

The ~ Operator:-
Find synonyms by preceding the term with a ~, which is known as the tilde or synonym operator.The tilde (~) operator takes the word immediately following it and searches both for that specific word and for the word’s synonyms. It also searches for the term with alternative endings. The tilde operator works best when applied to general terms and terms with many synonyms. As with the + and – operators, put the ~ (tilde) next to the word, with no spaces between the ~ and its associated word, i.e.,
google ~search gives the output as "Google Catalog Search","Google Ride Finder" where finder is synonym of search

The OR and | Operators:-
Specify synonyms or alternative forms with an uppercase OR or | (vertical bar).The OR operator, for which you may also use | (vertical bar), applies to the search terms immediately adjacent to it. The example will find pages that include either “sachin” or “ganguly” or both terms, but not pages that contain neither “sachin” nor “ganguly.
sachin |ganguly
Note: If you write OR with a lowercase “o” or a lowercase “r” Google interprets the word as a search term instead of an operator.
Note: Unlike OR, a | (vertical bar) need not be surrounded by spaces.

The .. Operator:-
Specify that results contain numbers in a range by specifying two numbers, separated by two periods, with no spaces.
american Revolution 1800..2000

The * Operator:-
Use *, an asterisk character, known as a wildcard, to match one or more words in a phrase (enclosed in quotes).
Each * represents just one or more words. Google treats the * as a placeholder for a word or more than one word. For example, [ “Google * my life“ ] tells Google to find pages containing a phrase that starts with “Google” followed by one or more words, followed by “my life.” Phrases that fit the bill include: “Google changed my life,” “Google runs my life,” and “Google is my life.”

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