23 Jan '12, 2pm

Google Search Showing Results For Punctuation Marks

Google Search Showing Results For Punctuation Marks

Alex Chitu reports Google is now showing search results for punctuation marks and other types of symbols. In the past, Google ignored most punctuation marks and didn’t show any results for them that were useful. Now Google is. For example, a search for [, ] returns pages on the topic of usage of comma in your writing. Same with using a period [. ]: Alex found that they work for the following marks; [.], [,], [:], [;], [#], [%], [@], [^], [)], [~], [|], ["], [ Related Stories: Conjunction Junction, Google No Longer Displays Stop Words Malfunction Related Topics: Google: Web Search About The Author: Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick , a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable , a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here ...

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