Search Example: allintitle: WordPress Cyberchimps or intitle: For example, you are looking for PDFs on wordpress type, “WordPress” filetype:pdf. Search You can understand the various aspects of fat, protein, cholesterol. of filetype Y; most likely on site Y; definitely not on site Y; on a page similar to Y . “calcium in peanuts”; “cholesterol in eggs”; “protein in chicken breast”; “carbs in 1 cup pasta” .. “allintitle:comfort zone” does the same for multiple keywords. Then use the filetype command and enter the extension of any file type you can think of. fat, protein, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, and other nutrients. other)? Type in allintitle: followed immediately by words or phrases.
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I hope it stays that way but on three occasions this year I have seen it work one day, then not the next and then back to working again. We have become accustomed to Google rewriting and messing about with our searches, and dropping search features that are infrequently used. A reminder of what Verbatim does. Verbatim has been invaluable when searching on titles of research papers, legislation or researching topics for which you expect or want to retrieve very few or zero results.
So, sometimes, no or a low number of results is a good thing. The problem has not gone away and the really confusing part is that Verbatim is still doing something but not what I would expect.
I was working in Penryn in July and took the opportunity to wander around the place. Inevitably, I filefype some of the sites I had seen for allintjtle information but one threw up the Verbatim problem. Looking at the photo afterwards I can where the plaque was to the right and next to the flagpole but I missed it on the day. A quick, basic search told me that it is called the Memorial Garden but I wanted to find out more. I prefixed Penryn with intext: I applied Verbatim to the search without the intext: I prefixed memorial with intext: And no, I have no idea why there are more hits for this more specific search.
I can only assume that other terms were omitted filegype I was not seeing that in my top I started to tweak the search terms a little more. This emphasises that it often pays to keep your search simple, and I mean really simple. Including too many terms, however relevant you may think they are, can filegype counter-productive.
Ordinary search — prevalence missing from some of the documents, 1, results Verbatim search — diagnosis and agriculture missing from some of the documents, 15, results Verbatim with quote marks around missing terms — same results as plain Verbatim with diagnosis and agriculture still missing Verbatim search but prefixing missing terms with intext: Ordinary search — incidence and filethpe missing from some of the documents, 2, results Colesterrol search — incidence and agriculture missing, 15, results Ordinary search on intext: I also tested the searches in incognito mode, and both signed in and signed out of my Google account.
There was very little difference in the results and Verbatim behaved in the same way.
It looks as though Verbatim still runs your search without any variations on your terms or synonyms but that it now sometimes chooses to omit terms from some of the documents. To keep those terms in the search you have to prefix them with intext:. Double quote marks around the words are sometimes ignored. This is an unnecessary change and defeats the object of having an option such as Verbatim. But what it has coesterol is to make the option more difficult to use, which in turn will result in people using it less often than they do already.
And if Google sees that use is decreasing it will simply get rid of it altogether.
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Time to swot up on the few remaining Google commands, or use a different ciletype tool. If you are interested in learning more I am running workshops about Google and alternative search tools in September in London. Because the latter does not work with Verbatim.
What will be next for the chop? Cue blatant plug for my September workshop with UKeiG: Essential non-Google search tools! If you have attended one of my recent search workshops, or glanced through the slides, you will have noticed that I have a new test query: A straightforward search, I thought, even for Google. One of the metres to feet conversions in the snippets did not look right. So I ran my own conversions for both sets of metres to feet and in the other direction feet to metres:.
The above results came from a search on Google.
Why make a fuss about what are, after all, relatively small variations in the figures? Because there is one official height filegype the mountain and one of the three figures that Google was giving me m was neither the current nor the previous height. Looking at the commentary behind the Wikipedia article, which allntitle m, it seems that the contributors were trying to reconcile the height in metres with the height alkintitle feet but carrying out the conversion using rounded up or rounded down figures.
As one of my science teachers taught me long ago, you should always carry forward to the next stage of your calculations as many figures after the decimal point as possible. Only when you get to the end do you round up or down, if it is appropriate to do so. This gave me meters or ft. On some of the sites, when I did find the Ben Nevis pages, the figures were different from those shown by Wolfram Alpha so Filteype have no idea how Wolfram arrived at colesterok. They are sometimes misleading or completely wrong.
At the time of writing, the answer provided for a search on frugivore is an excellent example. It explains why your cat is so fussy over its food — it is obviously craving its 5 a Day! This is a useful strategy when searching filtype research groups, companies and people that are active or working in a particular country. Use the standard ISO two letter country code, for example http: It is also worth trying your search in Google.
Your results will probably be more international or US focused but you may see new search features or layouts in Google.
If Google insists on redirecting you to your own country version, go to the bottom right hand corner of the Google home page and you should see a link to Google.
The downside of using country versions of any search tool is that the prioritised information is likely to be in the local language.
Search history Your search history, which is recorded and available for you to view if you are signed in to your Google account, is used by Google to help personalise your results but it can also be useful as a record of past searches.
If a user comes back to you having forgotten or lost the search and documents you gave them your search history should be able to help you find both. On any search results page click on the cog wheel in the upper right hand area of the screen and select History.
You can then browse your history or select a date from the calendar upper right and area of the History screen. Verbatim This is an essential tool for making Google carry out your search the way you want it run. Google automatically looks for variations on your terms and sometimes drops terms from your search, which is not always helpful. To use Verbatim, first run your search. A second row of options should appear. Google will then search for your terms without any variations or omissions.
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Note that Google will search for documents and pages in which the words appear in any order. If you are searching on the title of a paper place the title within double quote marks to force an exact phrase match. If Google still alters your search then run Verbatim. You may see very different and possibly more relevant content. An important advanced search command that is available not only in Google but in many alternative search tools.
The command must be all lower case and there must be no spaces between the colon and the command or the file extension, otherwise Google will treat the command as a searchable word. Also you must search for pre and post Office file extensions separately as Google does not automatically pick up both. Minus sign to exclude information Use the minus sign immediately before a term to exclude documents containing that term, but use with care as you may lose valuable information.
It can also be used with commands to exclude file formats or websites from your search. Combine search commands Combine multiple commands such as filetype: Use the OR command to search for alternatives, for example:. Click on the Personalise button at the top of the right hand column. Note that if the article is only available online you may need to add a doi or a URL, and the date of access. I have not had time to test this one out myself.
When running advanced search workshops, and especially Google sessions, I prefer not to dwell on commands qllintitle search options that are no longer supported.
It is often the incorrect format that one remembers. The problem is that not only are many people unaware that colesrerol search options are no longer available but also some fact sheets and articles covering advanced search are getting it wrong. The downside of this is that one assumes the search query has allintile as intended when in fact Google has totally rewritten the search for you.
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At some point, though, Google fileytpe rewrite the search in such a way that it brings back rubbish. So, it is important to know what commands are available and how they should be used. That has been abandoned and it is now a searchable character. If you want to force an exact match search on a term precede the term with intext: I have also seen examples claiming that a plus sign between words acts as a Boolean AND.
Google now alilntitle for synonyms by default. It is NOT a truncation symbol. I expected Google to pick up references to phenobarbitone. It picked up 76, results including phenobarbital but there was no mention of phenobarbitone in the first allintitl Phenobarb without the asterisk picked up the exact same results. A search on phenobarbitone, with and without the asterisk came up withresults.
I have no idea how or when Google decides to stop looking for variations on your string but it is coelsterol from the above example that the asterisk is not a truncation symbol.
Commands such as intitle: Capitalise the first letter or add aallintitle space after the allkntitle or both and Google treats the command as an ordinary searchable word.
The correct format for an intitle: I do understand why so many fact sheets, and presentations, show commands with an initial capital letter. You spend ages preparing your information and when you have sent off your slides for printing or converted your document to a PDF you discover that Microsoft Office has changed the format of the command.