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Punctuation in Google search queries

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  1. Odin13

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    My research discloses that punctuation in Google search queries will "usually" be ignored. Yet I often find that when I omit punctuation Google will demand to know whether I really meant the version with the punctuation. Is it possible for me to learn when and when not punctuation in such queries in necessary?
     
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    You could learn by experience with Google searching.

    A tip is if you surround the search term with double quotes like this " it will search for everything inside the quotes.
     
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    Perhaps I should have explicitly excluded from my question the double quotes, which of course are a Google search operator. The punctuation my question concerns is such as apostrophes. I'm afraid Allan's reply is worthless. Having extensively used Google search since it originated, I have as much "experience" as I could have.
     
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    Worthless to you perhaps but someone else reading this thread may not know about the double-quotes.

    I am obviously not experienced enough to help you so I'm out. I suggest you search on Google for an answer.
     
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    As my original question indicated, Google does not provide that answer--or, if it does, the answer is inaccessible to me [or else I would not have posted here]. Any real help here, from someone who would actually read the question, would be welcomed.
     
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    It appears that for your question to get a answer for you will need to come from the Google Team.

    Yes I have read you OP several times.
     
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    As for me I don't think that punctuation during a Google search is necessary on the whole.
    I think I never do that and always find what I need.
     
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    I seldom use punctuation.
    Quotation marks mostly when I look for a specific group of words or a sentence.

    That said, knowing the link Triple 6 posted could come in handy.
    (y)
    Thanks.
     
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