- The case of letters
All searches are case insensitive. This means you don't
have to know whether a word is capitalized or not, or
whether it is a title in all caps. For example,
searching for "help" will match both "help" and "Help."
- Each word is treated
as a prefix
A word on a Web page will match your search string if it
begins with the same letters. Thus, "bread" matches
"bread", "breads", "breaded", "breading", and "breadth."
(If you check the "match exact words only" checkbox,
then the whole word must match your string--that is,
"bread" will only match "bread.")
- Words in a phrase
must be near one another
When you enter more than one word to search for, Web
pages will be selected only if all the words you enter
appear close to one another, typically in the same
sentence or paragraph. If you surround the phrase with
quotes ("..."), then it will only match pages where the
words are next to one another.
- The order of words in
a phrase doesn't matter
If you enter more than one word, they will match a Web
page if the same words appear near one another in any
order. For example, "Mount Everest" will match
"Mount Everest", "Everest Mountain", and "that awesome
mountain, the great Everest."
- Common words are
Some words appear so commonly on website pages that
Search.Blossom ignores them.