Monday, January 24, 2005


Slashdot discussion on new Google query limits

Slashdot picked up on the news that Google has raised the permitted number of words in a query from 10 to 32 words.

By avoiding being posted on the Slashdot front page, only appearing in the dedicated Google category, the news was greeted by a mere 50 comments (compared to the order of magnitude greater number a front page article can expect), but that also means that those comments are generally of a higher quality.

Amongst the interesting posts are comments which note:
Other comments I've seen around on blogs etc include
It's also worth noting that the word OR (or the | symbol which is equivalent) which as you might expect does a boolean OR query rather than the default AND query, do not count towards this limit.

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