30 Oct '11, 2pm

Google abandoning the + operator: How to fix the problem.

Google abandoning the + operator: How to fix the problem.

One amazingly useful feature over at Google has been the plus operator. You could add a + in front of a search term in order to make sure that this word was present on all the pages listed in search results. For those of you who know Boolean search term it was the “search engine math” equivalent to the AND operator. So, if you wanted to get pages that all had the term Google and the phrase search engine marketing on them, you could write the following in the search field: +Google +”search engine marketing” Without the plus sign, Google would bring you pages that had all or one of the keyword/keyword phrases present. The double quotation marks told Google that you were looking for the complete term search engine marketing, and not pages that had one of these words on them. Now the birth of Google+ has made a mess of it all. Not only has Google been able to produced sensible...

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