Wed 18 Jul, 2018 11:01 am
I wish to query a Google search on two words. Each "hit" will have both of the words within its text.
I did a query on: adopted AND "Adam Skelos" I received about 3,490 hits.
Next I did a query adopted "Adam Skelos" I received 2,280 hits.
I wanted all the articles that contain both Adam Skelos and adopted. I think that the search argument should contain the word AND. What was the difference between the articles that comprise the 3,490 and the ones that comprise the 2,280?
When I went into the text of each hit, I found that many of them did not have the word adopted. Why not?
Try this link:
Anything you type into the main google box is analyzed by NLP algorithms that try to predict what you mean based on the behavior of the millions of other google users. It is impossible to know what those algorithms are doing.
The advanced search page should allow you to make more precise searches.
I believe that under current search engine rules, quotes not only fulfill their original role of enforcing that words have to appear in a phrase, but they also fulfill the AND function.
So instead of:
cats AND dogs AND gerbils AND hamsters
This is the way to do that search today:
"cats" "dogs" "gerbils" "hamsters"
"adopted" "Adam Skelos"
Why make it so complicated?
Just Google: is adam skelos adopted.
Several stories come up.