Looking for a search engine?

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  1. bertus

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    which one just searches instead of guiding you to paid advertisements that have no relation to what you are searching for?
     
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  4. JoeJester

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    https://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en&fg=1
    Is google's version of the advanced search.

    Also there is http://www.google.com/intl/en/about/products/ for specialty searches as defined by google.

    I always use the old AltaVista search engine filters when searching google. + or - or "xxx" to narrow down what I see. AltaVista was one of the first search engines out there and apparently yahoo has bought them out as the name redirects to yahoo. After almost 20 years of using those shortcuts, it's hard to move to a form. I still use shortcuts that were defined in a dos version shareware word processor. ctrl-v and ctrl-c , past and copy keyboard shortcuts.

    + = the term must be on the page
    - = don't show pages with this term
    +" " = the terms in the quotes must appear in exact order and spelling to be shown
    -" " = the terms in the quotes must appear in the exact order and spelling to be excluded

    Otherwise, you'll get everything as the + is assumed on all terms.
     
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