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How to Search BHW for EXACT Phrase

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Gman2160, Aug 22, 2009.

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  1. Gman2160

    Gman2160 Junior Member

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    I'm sure some have met the same frustration as I when trying to search for a specific phrase on BHW. Everyone says to SEARCH, SEARCH, SEARCH, but the search function is somewhat ineffective. Here's a trick you may know, but perhaps you've overlooked its use:

    Google:
    site:blackhatworld.com "obscure search phrase goes here"

    This will use Google to search BHW for the EXACT phrase contained within the quotes.

    Try it. :biggthump

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    abhi1 Power Member

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    Congratulations...it will now. :D:D:D. Actually it would have anyway, once I made my post. It searches for the phrase contained within the quotes...that was an example to try and avoid confusing people....fail on that I guess.

     
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    cpaaddict Supreme Member

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    or you could just ad quotes to the word and search in the forum. thats how i search here

    it find more results when you "keyword" rather than keyword
     
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    Huh? Keyword=319 results....."keyword"=319 results....no difference when I search either way. Even if this did work, it's just more evidence of an ineffective search function. There should be NO difference between search returns for a single word with or without quotes. Phrases searched for using quotes will return all posts containing ANY of the words contained in the phrase instead of the exact phrase. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, if so please explain.

    Edit: punctuation
     
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    :D you have made my day!!!!! TY:champion:
     
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    Yeah, I figured someone would get confused. But hey, that's part of learning something new.

     
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    the search function here is pretty bad at times. but if you type distinct words then you can often find what you want.
     
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    How do you type a "distinct" word...lol. Just kidding, I know what you mean. It's just a hell of a lot easier to be able to search for a "distinct" phrase and eliminate all of the BS threads that are unrelated to your actual query. Effective searching is actually an art.

     
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    What i really want to know is how do Black Hatters search the web? :D You know better than most how much BS there is. And i bet you have to consider the cynical viewer in SEO plans.