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What is the syntax to only return search results that contain BOTH words?

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by mollah, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    I am using the forum search feature to find threads whose titles contain keywordA and keywordB

    I selected "search only thread titles" and I have tried the following syntax and none of them work:

    KeywordA KeywordB
    "KeywordA KeywordB"
    'KeywordA KeywordB'
    +KeywordA +KeywordB
    KeywordA+KeywordB
    KeywordA AND KeywordB

    I'm out of ideas. What is it?
     
  2. davejug1

    davejug1 Guest

    Lol you missed the right one:

    KeywordA +KeywordB
     
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  3. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    that's not working, either.
     
  4. davejug1

    davejug1 Guest

    Then one of your keywords isn't good enough, take it through the process.

    Search, advanced search, keyword (Ka +Kb) Search titles only, uncheck exact name on the right, and search.

    If it doesn't work then it's a keyword error akin to the error mentioned here.

     
  5. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    Just to make sure I'm doing this right...

    I'm looking for "Blogger Generator". Not just "blogger" and not just "generator", but posts whose titles contain both of those words:

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    And the results do not show any threads with "blogger" and "generator" in the title:

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  6. davejug1

    davejug1 Guest

    Something is going wrong somewhere, I did the same Blogger +generator - Search titles only and got this result:

    [​IMG]

    Try clicking here instead:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/search.php?searchid=3586705
     
  7. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    in the results screen, yours says:

    blogger, generator


    but mine said:

    blogger +generator


    So i tried searching with the comma like that and it still didn't work. lol.

    Oh well, maybe it doesn't like my version of Firefox or something.
     
  8. davejug1

    davejug1 Guest

    Yeah it says that in thesearch results even though I'm using the syntax as you say it, gotta be a glitch on your side. I'm using FF 3.0.8
     
  9. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    Me too.

    Oh well. Thanks man.