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Search Engine Features Chart

Last updated Oct. 01, 2007.
by Greg R. Notess

* See also Search Engines by Search Features.
* Search engines grouped by size; all words link to more detailed reviews.

Search Engines Boolean Default Proximity Truncation Fields Limits Stop Sorting
Google
Review
-, OR and Phrase No (stems)
word in phrase
intitle, inurl, link, site, more Language, filetype, date, domain Few, + searches Relevance, site

Yahoo!
Review

AND, OR, NOT,
( ), -
and Phrase No
word in phrase
intitle, inurl, link, site, more Language, file type, date, domain No Relevance, site
Ask
Review
-, OR and Phrase No intitle, inurl, site Language, site, date Yes, + searches Relevance, metasites
Live Search
Review
AND, OR, NOT,
( ), -
and Phrase No intitle, site, loc, url Language,  site Varies, + searches Relevance,site,  sliders
Gigablast
Review
AND, OR, AND NOT, ( ), +, - and Phrase No title, site, ip, more Domain, type Varies, + searches Relevance
Exalead
Review
AND, OR, NOT,
( ),-
and Phrase, NEAR Yes and stems intitle, inurl, link, site Language, file type, date, domain Varies, + searches Relevance, date