Sunday, December 11, 2011

Google Verbatim Feature: Trivial Bugs

Google Verbatim is described here.

Bug #1: If you run a Verbatim search, you cannot simultaneously use any of the other search features such as time range or location. You can use one of those features if you surround each of your keywords with quotes instead of using Verbatim.

Bug #2: Verbatim means using an exact word-for-word phrase. Google Verbatim does consider search keyword order, but it often also returns non-verbatim search results.

Example: A Verbatim search for [Stephen King Book List] can also return searches for [List Stephen Book King].