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We've made the ways you can tell Google exactly what you want more consistent by expanding the functionality of the quotation marks operator. In addition to using this operator to search for an exact phrase, you can now add quotation marks around a single word to tell Google to match that word precisely. So, if in the past you would have searched for [magazine +latina], you should now search for [magazine "latina"].
We're constantly making changes to Google Search - adding new features, tweaking the look and feel, running experiments, - all to get you the information you need as quickly and as easily as possible. This recent change is another step toward simplifying the search experience to get you to the info you want.
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if you search for "apple ipod" (with the quotation marks) the first page that comes up is obviously apple's ipod page. but if you search the source code then there is not a single mention of the phrase "apple ipod"
apple appears. so does ipod. but the phrase doesn't
how do you search for an exact phrase in google?
In addition to using this operator to search for an exact phrase, you can now add quotation marks around a single word to tell Google to match that word precisely.