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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Google Ignoring Search Terms

Roger in the forum writes: “I searched Google for [dictionary cleaning up suddenly] and worked my way through the search results. At the BOTTOM of the page Google helpfully told me that it didn’t bother including the word ’suddenly’ in the search. Thanks for wasting my time, Google!”

“Tip: These results do not include the word ’suddenly’. Show results that include ’suddenly’.”

Ionut replies, “Sometimes users add extraneous words that don’t seem necessary to provide good results and Google learned to ignore them. Your query is probably an exception and you can always add a ’+’ to show that a keyword is important.” MBegin adds, “I’ve seen this recently too, and I agree, it would be nice if they showed that ’tip’ at the TOP of the page...”

[Thanks Roger, Ionut & Mbegin! Roger’s quote html’ified.]


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