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Google or other search engine specifics
scholar - 20-12-2015 at 00:57

I remember going to the Google search page, and there was some kind of choice offered to go to a more complicated Google search page which, when filled out with more information, was more likely to give me helpful results. For example, I could put in several words in a list where EVERY word had to appear in the result. And, I could specify words whose appearance would eliminate a site from the result list. And, I could request, or eliminate, whole phrases the same as I could do for words.

Lately, this choice has not been appearing on the Google search page, as displayed on Firefox.

Has Google dropped it? Is there a way still to get to it? Would another search engine have what I seek?


JackInCT - 20-12-2015 at 03:47

Since I live (in a matter of speaking) in the USA, I PRESUME that Google's search interface varies from country to country (and I'm not referring to language). So what I write here is in the 'your mileage may vary' category.

This URL takes you to the Google Help Center
https://support.google.com/?hl=en

On this webpage there are help services for various Google products. There is a multicolored letter "G" and under it is the word "Search"; clicking on that, it takes you to another webpage which is entitled "Welcome to the Search Help Center".
There are several listings, and one of which is "Filter and refine your results"; click on that and voila, you get 6 more listings, one of which is "Advanced Search". If what you're looking for is not under that, give the other listings a try.

Remember Mother/Father Google is tracking everything that you do. DuckDuckGo Search (YES! that's what its real name is) states that it does NOT TRACK YOU (whether it would be wise to believe what they tell you is.....


John_Little - 20-12-2015 at 10:16

I remember when you could put in all sorts of qualifiers. < > = direct quotes star.something etc etc. They did help in the old engines but these modern ones - although sometimes annoying and geared towards advertisers - are very clever. You just have to look a bit further down the list to actually find what you were looking for rather than what Google wants to show you.

There was a time when if you searched for "The Light House Keeper's Bicycle" all you got was my posts in various forums asking if anyone knew the poem.


waffler - 20-12-2015 at 10:56

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Originally posted by John_Little


There was a time when if you searched for "The Light House Keeper's Bicycle" all you got was my posts in various forums asking if anyone knew the poem.



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Johnie B Goode
26th March 2009, 16:10
I just found a link to a poetry site in my favourites that I had forgotten about. But it made me think about a poem that I was trying to find a while back that I heard performed by the Barrow Poets in a wine bar back in the late 60s.

In fact, if you google for this line, all you find is me asking people if they have ever heard of this poem. But I thought I might ask here - because you never know.

Right, the main theme was the light house keeper but the line I remember was:-

The light house keepers bicycle
Stood propped against he light house wall.........


Does that ring any bells? And anyone else here heard of or even get to see the Barrow poets perform?
Nimuae
26th March 2009, 19:17
I do remember the Barrow Poets - but cannot recall this particular poem.


John_Little - 20-12-2015 at 11:14

Johnie B Goode was me. BC Forum was not for the feint hearted.


John_Little - 20-12-2015 at 11:19

Johnie B Goode was me. BC Forum was not for the feint hearted.

https://www.frogtoon.com/Track/Doggerel+Bank/The+Lighthouse+Keeper's+Bicycle


LSemmens - 20-12-2015 at 12:16

Not when I searched on " The light house keepers bicycle". I don't see your problem, Scholar. I just keep typing in as many terms as I need to find a meaningful result.


scholar - 20-12-2015 at 12:36

Quote:
Originally posted by JackInCT

There are several listings, and one of which is "Filter and refine your results"; click on that and voila, you get 6 more listings, one of which is "Advanced Search".

Yes! kewl_glasses Advanced Search is exactly what I used to use, it used to be a button on the main Google search page. Now I know how to reach it. I'll bookmark it.

If I don't succeed in setting it to be my default search engine page, I may be back here asking how to do it.;)


dr john - 18-1-2016 at 09:31

When I do a search, after the results pop up, on the top right hand side is the little cogwheel. (not in the address bar/menu bar area, but on the results part of the browser, below the blue sign in button.)
Click it and look at the little drop down menu - it includes advanced search.
Advanced Search has never been removed, it's always been an option.
No need to use the complicated route JackinCT mentioned.