I just noticed Google "Verbatim" setting

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  1. Pcunix profile image96
    Pcunixposted 8 years ago

    If you call up Google and search for something, you cane expand "More Search Tools" on the left hand side.

    Under that, click on "Verbatim".  The word turns read and a  "Verbatime - Learn more link" appears above your search results.  That link leads to http://support.google.com/websearch/bin … er=1734130
    which tells that "Verbatim" turns OFF

    suggesting spelling corrections and alternative spellings
    personalizing your search by using information such as sites you’ve visited before
    including synonyms of your search terms to find related results
    finding results that match similar terms to those in your query
    searching for words with the same stem, like "running" when you search for [ run ]

    Apparently this has been available for about 3 months; I just noticed it today.  It's quite useful, particularly for getting rid of personalized results.

    1. WryLilt profile image93
      WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's awesome! I'm so using it!

  2. skyfire profile image70
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, I'll take a look at it. Tired of personalized results.

    1. Pcunix profile image96
      Pcunixposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, though that isn't JUST shutting off personal results.  It's also shutting off other things - and it's great to be able to turn those off; some searches are impossible without that, but other times you do want features like stemming and this just kills everything.

  3. Pcunix profile image96
    Pcunixposted 8 years ago

    And I see I have missed yet another change.

    You can now easily turn personal results on and off:  http://support.google.com/websearch/bin … er=2410479

    Stupidly, the call this "Personal" rather than "Personalized", which makes you think it just turns off results from peope you know, but that page makes it more clear.

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is brilliant! Thanks for finding it, PCUnix!

      1. Pcunix profile image96
        Pcunixposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm embarrassed I hadn't noticed it!

        I've been angry with Google for months about this and, duh, there it is right in front of my face.

        You can also turn off personalization permanently - look at "Search Settings" under the Gear icon.

  4. Shil1978 profile image91
    Shil1978posted 8 years ago

    Well, I had no clue about this as well, and I am usually in on most stuff that Google comes up with pretty quick. Thanks, PCunix, for sharing this!!


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