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Old 01-02-2006   #1
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Just discovered this type of querying

Ok, we all know the tilde search.

~keyword fetches the terms related to the keyword.

How do we highlight the two words preceding the keyword?

Try this syntax: ~*keyword

~*marketing
~*marketing*~ (highlights the words preceding and following the keyword)

This piece of information is useless but thought you guys should know this.
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People used this like crazy during the period of time where LSA theory was big.
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This is Interesting, but is there any documentation(official or unofficial) about such unknown features. Who knows what else might be there.
btw what if i want to search for the exact term "~*marketing" . intext:"~*marketing" doesn't works.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chesss
This is Interesting, but is there any documentation(official or unofficial) about such unknown features. Who knows what else might be there.
btw what if i want to search for the exact term "~*marketing" . intext:"~*marketing" doesn't works.
Hello,

intext: cannot be followed by open or closed quotes whereas a tilde operation cannot be within quotes. I'll try getting more stuff like this and report them if I stumble across anything like this.

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Old 01-04-2006   #6
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Results for nothing?????

I'm posting this titled as "Results for nothing?"

Ok now try searching with an empty text box. Nothing shows up right?

Now just try *

Again nothing.

But if you try **
here's what you get.

Results 1 - 100 of about 9,670,000,000 for **.


* is used for wildcard search. If a search for * proves fruitless, why does a search for ** spit results? Are these the results for an empty query or something considered a near empty query?

As I look at the results which were set to "100 results a page" something strange happend: the results just stopped at the 4th SERP.

My question is if there are 9,670,000,000 results for ** shouldn't they have stretched till the 8th or 9th SERPs page (results being set to 100 a page)?????


Ok here's my take on the results. All these results' homepages have high pagerank other than that they don't make any sense.

Can somebody look at them, please?

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Old 01-04-2006   #7
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9,670,000,000 How much is this number? Is it results for all pages in the index?

Sorry for being self-contracdictory to my previous post but when I search for

inurl:www

I get 7,960,000,000

Let's assume 9,670,000,000 is the total number of pages in the google index,

Does this mean 9,670,000,000 - 7,960,000,000 = the webpages indexed without the www predominantly in the domain / sometimes in URL?

Another thing is that I added the results of inurl:www and -inurl:www and got
the folowing total: 9,970,000,000

But we already know that inurl:www also fetches urls which have filenames as www in them. Similarly for -inurl:www doesnt list urls which also have www as their filename.

9,970,000,000 is the total of inurl:www plus
-inurl:www which have inconsistencies within them

So my ultimate conclusion is that the search for ** which brought 9,670,000,000 results, looks the perfect number minus the inconsistencies.

9,670,000,000 is the total number of pages in the google index, the results for nothing. Anybody find this theory conclusive?

How much is 9,670,000,000? On the lighter side, can some billionaire answer me please?

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