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The Google “-” Search Operator

The Google Negative Search

Here is an easy way to narrow down your search results using the “-” operator in the Google search bar.

Say I want to lookup up spider web. I of course type spider web in the search box and get a few good results. But, there are a few results that don’t pertain to what I want (a link to a boutique and another to a software company). I would like to get rid of these unwanted results so I can fill my page with more meaningful results. To do that I simply add -boutique -software to my search box. It now looks like this:Google Search Box

Once I hit the submit button, I will have narrowed down the search to a more meaningful list. Of course, you can continue to add negative keywords to further narrow your results.

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