Live and learn (important clarifications on search syntax)

Recruiters and candidate sources often use very carefully crafted search engine queries as they search the Web for the right people. Unfortunately, those search strings don’t always work as expected, and sometimes they work very differently on different search engines.

Recruiting and Boolean logic expert Irina Shamaeva provides valuable examples in a new article on ZoomInsights. For example, she explains how Google and Bing treat the word “and” differently. She also discusses operator precedence and how there is no way to change the order of operators on Google. And she points out what to do when Google returns Web pages that don’t even include a keyword you searched for.

Shamaeva’s in-depth look at the details of Web searches is helpful to sourcers and anyone else who ever needs to do very specific Web searches. Check it out!