Perform Word Specific Searches on Google with a Simple Setting Change

Whenever you perform a search on Google, the search engine usually tries to improve upon the search results to reduce your time spent on searches and to help give you exactly what you are looking for on the search engine. Here are some of the improvements Google makes:

1. Suggesting spelling corrections and alternative spellings.

2. Personalize your search by providing you with information such as the sites you have visited before.

3. Include synonyms of your search terms to find the related results.

4. Find results that match those in your query.

5. Search for words with the same “stem”, like searching for “running” when you type in the word “run”.

These are some of the major steps the Google search engine takes in order to help you get what you are looking for in the least amount of time. In other words, Google puts in its own ideas to your search results to help give you a more refined search.

But sometimes, you would like Google to just do what it is told. You will sometimes want to search for the websites with the exact words that you typed in the search bar. So if you don’t want Google to correct your spelling or change your search criteria completely, then you will find an option on the left side of the Google website window called “Verbatim”. In the search tools bar on the left side of the page, click on “more search tools”. Here you will find an option “verbatim”. Click on it.

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Once you click on the Verbatim option, you can now perform word specific searches on Google. This means that Google will no longer interfere with your searches and will give you the results according to what you typed in the bar and will not try to use its own brains.

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