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ResearchBuzz is reporting that Google has raised their previous 10 word search limit to 32. That’s quite a leap.

From ResearchBuzz!:

“”AH! I see. They have a new query limit. After putting in a goony large query, I got the following error message:

“‘sixty’ (and any subsequent words) was ignored because we limit queries to 32 words.”

There you have it. Google now has a 32-word limit. Of course they have this limit now, since Google Hacks 2E just came out…

It looks like Google News may continue to have a limit. You can type in more than ten query words, and Google will not give you an error message, it just won’t count the extra words.”"

Google Blogoscoped says there are reasons why this higher limit can be crucial to different tasks …

  1. When you automate search tasks using the Google API, you often find yourself hitting the 10-word limit.
  2. When you search for quotes from a text, you would hit the 10-word limit very fast.
  3. When you want to exclude a lot of words from a search because your result is not specific enough.
  4. Meta search engines (or an “uber” engine like FindForward) may take a user’s query and add their own “tuned” words in the background. This means when the tuning uses up 6 words, and the user entered 5 words, 1 tuned word was ignored.
  5. When you wanted to trace all synonyms Google knows for a word.

Rich Ord is the CEO of iEntry, Inc. which publishes over 200 websites and email newsletters.

Rich also publishes his blog WebProBlog which focuses on internet business and marketing trends.

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  • http://www.google.com/notebook/public/13925590165897262561/BDSIKQgoQmsLrpJsj Vanessa

    Thats it. Thanks a very, very lot!

  • http://www.seethrureviews.com/Sit-Stay-Fetch-Book-Reviews.html Sit Stay Fetch Reviews

    I just don’t see the need for that many words to be entered in any search!