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Google Now Allows More Than 10 Words Per Query
werty




msg:165250
 8:55 am on Jan 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

This is pretty cool, and I did not see anyone post this yet:

I know that we are not supposed to post links to search results but check it out:13 words in the query [google.com]

This will be great for some types of research.

 

vitaplease




msg:165251
 8:20 pm on Jan 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

nice one Werty,

that can come in handy once in a while.

also helpfull for checking duplicate content..

steveb




msg:165252
 8:42 pm on Jan 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

I got up to 21 words before giving up.

vitaplease




msg:165253
 9:34 am on Jan 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

32

is the limit some blogs are mentioning..

mykel79




msg:165254
 4:36 pm on Jan 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yup:
"widget" (and any subsequent words) was ignored because we limit queries to 32 words.

Powdork




msg:165255
 10:13 pm on Jan 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

One interesting use is described in this thread [webmasterworld.com]. Msg 37

Chndru




msg:165256
 10:20 pm on Jan 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

wow. that is neat. i wonder why they have allowed this now? probably some huge technological advance?

Brett_Tabke




msg:165257
 11:41 pm on Jan 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

This was the single biggest reason I would often use another search engine.

olias




msg:165258
 12:37 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

This was the single biggest reason I would often use another search engine.

It was the biggest reason that I resisted switching from Altavista for so long in the early days of Google.

Funnily enough though I'd just spotted this myself after i pasted a huge query into G and wasn't abused about it being too long.

Teknorat




msg:165259
 12:37 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

This is simply awesome. Is this based on added hardware or a change in the algorithm that gets the results?

sandor




msg:165260
 1:04 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

i didn't even realize there was ever a limit

ownerrim




msg:165261
 1:14 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

correct me i am wrong. does this mean that...for pages with very specific titles (such as answers to questions for those of us who do info sites), the advantage now shifts to such pages.

In other words, would this mean that the relevancy relationship between the query and the page's on-page content is heightened and, consequently, pages that have previously won due only to page rank (one relevant word on page, but very high PR) are now less likely to trump?

limitup




msg:165262
 1:17 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yeah I don't get it, I've been doing this with Google for quite some time. We find content thieves by typing in an entire unique sentance or two from our site in quotes.

markus007




msg:165263
 1:41 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

This was the single biggest reason I would often use another search engine.

Any idea on what percentage of the searching public do more then 8 keywords?

econman




msg:165264
 2:08 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

"Any idea on what percentage of the searching public do more then 8 keywords?"

Miniscule.

I've seen published research showing that the percentage of searches using more than 3 or 4 keywords is very small, so the number of very long searches is obviously tiny.

Still, this will be very useful for webmasters, academics and school teachers -- anyone trying to research quotation of specific passages, potential plagarism, etc.

Powdork




msg:165265
 2:12 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Is this based on added hardware or a change in the algorithm that gets the results?
Pardon my ignorance, but is this the type of thing that could be enabled by a switch to 64-bit architecture?
Chndru




msg:165266
 2:14 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

32 words limit sounds like some hardware limitation? 32bit, 2^5 etc..

Slone




msg:165267
 2:22 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yeah I don't get it, I've been doing this with Google for quite some time. We find content thieves by typing in an entire unique sentance or two from our site in quotes.

Perhaps I am missing something also - I have dumped paragraphs to check for content thieves as well for other analysis for well over a year.

I agree though... The percentage of long search strings is miniscule. I only get long search strings from AskJeeves.

Powdork




msg:165268
 2:44 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

It always allowed the searches. At the top there was small note that the results were based on the first ten words. The note was similar to the one that says
The "AND" operator is unnecessary -- we include all search terms by default. [details]
I have no idea when the change was made.
sun818




msg:165269
 4:19 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

This is what I got when I typed in blah 32 times:

"blah" (and any subsequent words) was ignored because we limit queries to 32 words.

webnewton




msg:165270
 5:49 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Perfecting its art!

Slone




msg:165271
 6:13 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Powdork ~ Thanks for bringing the obvious to my attention. Lack of sleep perhaps?

ddogg




msg:165272
 7:12 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Am I the only one who doesn't care in the least?

Powdork




msg:165273
 7:22 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Am I the only one who doesn't care in the least?
No, but you are the only one to not care enough to tell us.
caine




msg:165274
 7:24 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Can see the benefits for academics and research, but not really for buyers!

BReflection




msg:165275
 8:25 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

This brings to light just how dynamic Google's index is. Example:

"Oshoma * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Beta" [google.com]

ThomasB




msg:165276
 9:29 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

cool, will make a lot of stuff easier when doing "automatic research" :)

Rosalind




msg:165277
 12:46 pm on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

This is good news for content providers who need to check for plagiarism. I think that's the only circumstance where the 10-word limit affected me personally. It should also be good for people trying to look up a long quote, but there can't be too many of them either.

Rosalind




msg:165278
 12:50 pm on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Edited: posted to wrong thread!

mikeD




msg:165279
 1:12 pm on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

what are the bets yahoo will soon release this

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