Search Is No Longer Boolean
Do you think Google supports Boolean search? Do you think LinkedIn supports Boolean search?
No! Neither does.
While both Google and LinkedIn retain their Boolean operators for advanced users, their focus has shifted towards semantic search. To use these modern search engines effectively, we must combine traditional Boolean with semantic search features and update our expectations to correctly interpret search results.
We've been fortunate enough to learn from Google insiders that the search engine responds differently to what it considers "open-ended" and "restrictive" searches, and understanding these distinctions is critical for maximizing search results, especially with X-Ray searching.
Our class provides a comprehensive understanding of how LinkedIn search really works. We've conducted extensive research on how the platform interprets queries, and we've even been in touch with a LinkedIn Engineering Director to gain valuable insights.
By enrolling, you'll learn how to update your search strings to get the correct results and stay ahead of the competition.
- Alternative Google Tip Sheets
- Is Google Search Boolean?
- Auto-Stemming, Synonyms & Stop Words
- Omitted Results
- Control Google Results
- ORs Reduce the Number of Results
- Keyword Repetition
- Compare Different Placement of Quotes
- Quotes in ORs
- Control Google Snippets
- Quotation Marks Affect Snippets
- Open-Ended vs. Restrictive Search on Google
- LinkedIn Search
- People Search - Selections vs. Boolean
- Boolean Syntax for Textboxes
- Inflated Numbers
- Quotes Do Not Matter Except in Keywords
- Abbreviations Interpretation
- Search Bugs & Fixes
- NOT Boolean – Company, Group, and Event Searches
- Keywords in School Alumni Search
- Saved Contacts Search
- Boolean in LinkedIn Recruiter
- LinkedIn Recruiter Calculated Values
- Restrictive Fields
- Skills Search is Not Boolean
Complete recordings and presentation slides for both days
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