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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 07, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Question How To Do a Multiple (String) Word Search

Is there a way to search for a string like "carburetor gasket" instead of the site searching each word separately? I have tried quotation marks and it still searches them individually. This causes too many unrelated returns to have to go through as carburetor is used in also of threads that are unrelated to the gasket itself. Should I use brackets or something to search a string of words or is it not possible? Thanks for your help

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 07, 6:35 PM
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Re: How To Do a Multiple (String) Word Search

I've tried quotes ("this" "that"), commas, etc. and haven't found anything that works yet. Searching for something like Atlanta trim tag brings up every occurance of Atlanta, trim, and tag. If there's a trick, I'd like to know it too.
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Re: How To Do a Multiple (String) Word Search

I just did "trim"+"tag" and came up with every post that mentions "trim tags" but nothing about exterior trim, for example.

Most search engines will accept Boolean terms (and, or, nor) as well as + signs

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Ah hah - quotes AND plus sign. Tired both but not together. Doesn't highlight the text but that's fine. Sure cut down on a lot of non information seeking posts. Thanks!
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Thank you, Jeff. Works like a charm.......
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Is there a way to search for a string like "carburetor gasket" instead of the site searching each word separately? I have tried quotation marks and it still searches them individually. This causes too many unrelated returns to have to go through as carburetor is used in also of threads that are unrelated to the gasket itself. Should I use brackets or something to search a string of words or is it not possible? Thanks for your help
When I try the search suggestions mentioned above using the forum search (ie. "trim" + "tags") it doesn't narrow the results down to just the threads that contain those words consecutively like loosend was asking for.

For example, the first results page (of 11) has a post called 72 SS/454 tags which contains the two words but not together. I get the same results even if I just type trim tags with no plus or quotes (except that it shows the words in red). Am I misinterpreting the trick here?

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Here's how I would search the site for the string "carb gasket" like loosend originally was asking for:
  1. Go to this search page
  2. Then, click in the search field called with the exact phrase and type "carb gasket" site:chevelles.com
  3. And press [Enter]


Let me know what you think!

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Re: How To Do a Multiple (String) Word Search

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Here's how I would search the site for the string "carb gasket" like loosend originally was asking for:
  1. Go to this search page
  2. Then, click in the search field called with the exact phrase and type "carb gasket" site:chevelles.com
  3. And press [Enter]


Let me know what you think!
That works, and whole whole heck of a lot better than my way!

I tried my way out and it seemed OK but when I tried it now, these lots of irrelevant returns. Not sure why.....

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Glad you liked it

Since my google method searches their database, I sometimes follow up with an advanced search using the forum search tools here and just choose to search only the new posts from the past week.



That way I'm sure to see them all.

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Re: Any way to boolean search the forums?

This is how I do it, though straight through google.
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=alternator+AND+...chevelles.com+
Not ideal but it works.
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Re: How To Do a Multiple (String) Word Search

The correct way to get two consecutive words (as the original question asked for), through the regular Google.com page, would simply be to do this:

Click the link below for a live demonstration!

http://tinyurl.com/3wttpt7

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Is that a picture of a truck with a "carb gasket"?

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Re: How To Do a Multiple (String) Word Search

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