Irina Shamaeva has posted this easy to use (and frankly self explanatory) chart comparing the different Boolean operators between the popular search engines. I’ve read reports that the Synonym (~) operator has been rendered obsolete as Google now enforces a synonym search for all their searches. However, I did a quick experiment to test out this theory…
Using the following Boolean string, I first established my base line:
(intitle:cv | intitle:vitae | intitle:resume | intitle:bio | intitle:about | intitle:profile) engineer php (sydney | australia | +61) -job -apply
The results of this string returned about 660,000 results.
With my lab coat on and smoking pipe in my mouth, I then plugged the following string into Google’s search engine. Keep in mind that I limited the number of variables to only that which we were testing between each experiment.
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