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Abusing Google SafeSearch  (View post)

jon [PersonRank 0]

Tuesday, October 18, 2005
17 years ago

Teddie [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

The ** trick has been around for a while. What it seems to do is escape Googles ignore list so like you say allowing it to search for everything in the database.

A cool trick is to use ** in a similar way to ~ to try and learn more about how the index is constructed. Add it to a search and it seems to highlight all the text that it thinks is highly valuable.

However what is odd is that the results for an eveything search are about a third less than what they quote.

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