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[GETTING LEADS] Google search query construction - AROUND(x)

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by thedorf, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. thedorf

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    Just wanted to share on an undocumented Google search parameter known as AROUND(x).

    This is a proximity based word search parameter (all that means is we can search for words that are near other words).

    Why would you want to do this? This can help tremendously in getting additional serp results that allow for the original phrase where a modifier has been added (just keep reading).

    The format is "word1 AROUND(x) word2", where x is the number of words maximum between the two keywords.

    Pretend you are searching for leads for your acne affiliate program. You can type in Google "I have acne" to see who is writing about having acne and that may return some valid leads but you are leaving a lot of search results on the table (you're not seeing them) when people type close phrases where acne is modified such as "I have bad acne" or "I have a little acne...".

    To see the difference in search results type in Google: +"I have" AROUND(2) acne

    Here are my results: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=+"I+have"+AROUND(2)+acne

    The AROUND(x) paramter MUST be in upper case to work on Google. Other search results providers may use the word NEAR(x).

    Just food for thought to get you thinking...

    Cheers~

    phillip aka thedorf

    P.S. You can get additional search results by changing your search phrase to be: acne AROUND(2) +"I have"
     
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    hmmm, it works for me: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=+"I+have"+AROUND(2)+acne

    Your search query has the keyphrase entered twice I can see that much.

    Code:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=%2B%22I+have%22+AROUND%282%29+acne&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#safe=active&q=%2B%22I+have%22+AROUND%282%29+acne
     
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