Excluded terms are first results

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 4 years and 2 months ago • Updated: 4 years and 2 months ago
I excluded about four words from a search, and made sure they were at the end of the search, and lo and behold the first ten results (I gave up looking after that) included at least one of those words. Why?

I checked the forum, this happened a year ago but ddg claimed they'd look into it.

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Could you provide an example please?
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 2 months ago Link
I came across this posting because I was having the same problem. My search is
"url underscore vs hyphen -seo"
and one of the first results has the title
"Image SEO - Hyphen vs underscore vs space?"
displayed with "SEO" bolded like the other search terms.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 10 months ago Link
Strange - that query works for me.

Using "url underscore vs hyphen" the first result is:
"Hyphen vs Underscore for SEO URLs"

Using "url underscore vs hyphen -seo" the first result is:
"Hyphens or Underscore vs. "A Space"" and none of the other search results have SEO in the title or description.
posted by tagawa Staff3 years and 10 months ago Link
An example would be more specific...
posted by alejocas 4 years and 2 months ago Link