Sunday, October 23, 2011

News: Google closes its Plus Operator

One of the best features of Google, plus operator is no longer available. We were using it to highlight one or more keywords that had to be included in our search results as exactly what we typed. The feature was bringing out the search results like "artificial intelligence", "Amnesty International", "Art Institutes", "Appraisal Institute", "Adobe Illustrator" for [ai]. Moreover, we were restricting the search results by typing the query with [+ai]. Now, it is very sad that this stunning feature will not be going to for us.  Instead, we have to use quotation marks even for single words and search for ["ai"].

"Google employs synonyms automatically, so that it finds pages that mention, for example, childcare for the query [ child care ] (with a space), or California history for the query [ ca history ]. But sometimes Google helps out a little too much and gives you a synonym when you don't really want it. By putting double quotes around a single word, you are telling Google to match that word precisely as you typed it," informs the Web Search help center.

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