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[–] 4EnglandJames 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I've noticed Google search results have also begun ignoring things like exact phrase search, and their broad match related terms are getting really liberal. It just sucks that we've become so dependent on such a closed-door organization with an eerily Orwellian motto to boot.


[–] nonservator 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

You are cordially invited to /v/FuckGoogle before it fucks you.


[–] yawnskies 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

While Google keeps the specifics all locked up, this is due to advancements in the idea of "knowledge graph" as something independent of keyword search. Basically, Google has gotten much better at linking words with similar meanings and is using that to enhance their results.

If you want a starting point...

And just keep in mind that is probably 4-5 years behind Google.


[–] derram 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Use quotation marks around words you want an exact match for.


[–] nonservator 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That used to work. Then it started not working. So they added "verbatim", promising that would work just like quotes used to. And then that started breaking as well. If they can't even get search right, who would trust them with anything more?