How to narrow search results to relevant info

ineuw ineuw
Created: 3 years and 3 months ago
Regardless how well I define my search, I get a lot of garbage. Is there any way to restrict/narrow my searches and eliminate non relevant and very old information?

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tagawa
Hi ineuw,

You can fine-tune searches with a few tricks listed here: https://duck.co/help/results/syntax

Some of the most useful for me are using minus (-) before a word or phrase to have it not appear in results, using "site:" to specify a particular site or domain (e.g. site:.org), and using "intitle:" for keywords that should be in the title of a page.

Also, if you find search results that seem irrelevant and should be removed, please report them so the devs can make improvements: https://duck.co/feedback/relevancy/-
posted by tagawa Staff3 years and 3 months ago Link
jwalantsoneji
In fact, the best feature in adding more intended words to search query string I saw was on www.clusty.com.
back then, it was not yippy.

On search result screen it showed list of related terms and clicking on a word will just add it to its search string and perform search.

I guess, DDG had this sometime back too.

Can we request the feature?
posted by jwalantsoneji 3 years and 3 months ago Link
ineuw
Thank you both for the valuable information. Must and will learn to implement them.
posted by ineuw 3 years and 3 months ago Link
anonymous
Currency is one of the most important filters for relevance, so I'm surprised I couldn't easily find how to set the date (e.g., no older than...) filtering switch. This is where I'm finding myself drifting back to Google.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 3 months ago Link