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Phrase search (””)

By putting double quotes around a set of words, you are telling Google Social Search to consider the exact words in that exact order without any change. For example, search

“Free Competitions UK”

will find only pages where this exact phrase is shared.

Terms you want to exclude (-)

Attaching a minus sign immediately before a word indicates that you do not want pages that contain this word to appear in your results. The minus sign should appear immediately before the word and should be preceded with a space. For example, query

Online Competitions Winners -USA

will exclude all references with "USA" word from the search results.

The OR operator

Google Social Search’s default behavior is to consider all the words in a search. If you want to specifically allow either one of several words, you can use the OR operator (note that you have to type ‘OR’ in ALL CAPS). For example, query

Competitions OR Compers News

will give you results about either one of these words.