Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Vague Google Searchs Improve Your Results

You can ask Google to search for synonyms very easily by adding a (~). For example, I was searching for a problem with my phone after upgrading its software. So I searched for: nokia 5800 firmware screen problem which gave me good results. However, changing the search query to: nokia 5800 ~firmware ~screen ~problem gave me a better result.

Why is this a better search? Google searches for the words in the query but also searches for their synonyms. Meaning that if someone wrote a very nice article on nokia 5800 software monitor issue, it wont show up in my first search and will show in the second search.

So help Google help you by using (~).

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