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...we've received a lot of requests for a more deliberate way to tell Google to search using your exact terms. We've been listening, and starting today you'll be able to do just that through verbatim search.
With the verbatim tool on, we’ll use the literal words you entered without making normal improvements such as
making automatic spelling corrections personalizing your search by using information such as sites you've visited before including synonyms of your search terms (matching "car" when you search [automotive]) finding results that match similar terms to those in your query (finding results related to "floral delivery" when you search [flower shops]) searching for words with the same stem like "running" when you've typed [run] making some of your terms optional
You can access the new "verbatim search" on the left hand menu, under "More search tools." And all I can say is let's use it... or we'll lose it!
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fwiw: If you go to .co.uk from the US, you get the "verbatim" option way at the bottom of the "more tools" list as described somewhere further up the thread. I don't think anyone has yet figured out how to get Verbatim Search without that leading search.
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I presume this is .com / US only? as I can't find this on .co.uk