Tuesday, January 24, 2012

1/24/2012 03:12:00 AM
Google has updated its hunt outcomes for inquiry involving punctuation marks and symbols. Searching for the symbol equal of a period, comma, carat, percent sign and more symbols now will return hunt outcome – though they are not always precisely applicable, Google Operating System reported.

Google Comma SERP


Search outcomes are now being generated by punctuation marks, broadly where the Wikipedia page about the symbol is ranking as one of the top link, contain:


  • . (full stop/period)
  • , (comma)
  • : (colon) – however, the colon that is a piece of the big intestine presently outranks the punctuation mark of the similar name
  • ; (semicolon)
  • # (number sign)
  • % (percent sign)
  • @ (at sign)
  • ^ (caret)
  • ( ) { } [ ] (bracket) – parentheses, brackets and curly brackets are all mixed into the similar search result
  • ~ (tilde)
  • | (vertical bar)
  • “ (quotation marks)
  • < (less-than sign)
  • > (greater-than sign)
  • $ (dollar sign)
Other symbols and punctuation marks that Google can distinguish and will return outcomes for:
  • ! (exclamation point)
  • ‘ (apostrophe)
  • & (ampersand)
  • _ (underscore)
  • - (minus sign)
  • + (plus sign)
  • = (equals sign)
  • \ (backslash)
  • / (slash) – however, guitarist Slash presently outranks the punctuation mark of the forward slash
Underscore Google SERP


One symbol Google still doesn’t bring back outcomes for is the asterisk (*).

On Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines, these punctuation searches will outcome in a message that no outcomes were found.