[WEB4LIB] combining intitle searching and phrase searching in Google

David King DavidKing at kclibrary.org
Fri Oct 15 09:20:55 EDT 2004

Remove the + sign. Not sure why, but with the + sign, Google finds over 1000 hits. Without the + sign, Google finds about 30 hits.

David King
Kansas City Public Library
816-701-3400, ext. 2503
davidking at kclibrary.org

-----Original Message-----
From: web4lib at webjunction.org [mailto:web4lib at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of John Fitzgibbon
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2004 4:09 AM
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Subject: [WEB4LIB] combining intitle searching and phrase searching in Google


I am about to give a short talk on search engines. I have been testing Google's intitle: search strategy. I am combining it with a phrase for example searching +intitle:"galway public library". I expect to retrieve only web pages containing the phrase 'galway public library' in the title.

Most of the pages returned meet this expectation but many have only one or two of the keywords of the phrase in the title but have the phrase in the body of the web page. Is Google trying to be helpful in returning material that it thinks might be relevant or am I doing something wrong?

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

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Mura seolaí thú, níl tú údaraithe an ríomhphost nó aon iatán a ghabhann leis a léamh, a chóipáil ná a úsáid. 
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