Great News! We were delayed by the Austin Ice Storm that knocked out my power for 6 days but we finally deployed the New Matching Engine.
You May Not Need To Do Anything To Your Searchers
We wrote a script to do many of the conversions for you all and it has already adjusted your query strings for you.
One big difference in the new matching engine is how it handles phrases. It’s now much more similar to Google Search.
If you input:
dogs cats birds
It will match:
dogs hate cats but also hate birds
To find the exact phrase in that order you would need to wrap it in quotes “:
"dogs cats birds"
This would match on:
I love dogs cats birds but not rats
We have adjusted your query strings for you buy wrapping them in quotes
We have handled wrapping your query strings. Here is a real example:
Now we have converted it to:
We now have an easy way for you to test your query string syntax
You can now test it like this:
The Exclude Input Box is Deprecated
If you are using an exclude you will need to add it to your Search String like this:
I will be creating more super short instruction videos starting tomorrow
So stay tuned for that!
And as always if you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out!
More Query String Examples
Find Text with both dog and cat in it
dog AND cat
Find text with dog or cat in it
dog OR cat
Find text with an exact phrase in it
"dogs make great pets but bad roommates"
Find text with two phrases in it
"dogs make great pets but bad roommates" AND "Humans can also be bad roommates"
Find text with one phrase or the other
"dogs make great pets but bad roommates" OR "Humans can also be bad roommates"
Find text with a phrase unless it has another word/phrase in it
"dogs love food" NOT "cats are cool also"
Find text using wildcards
Complex Queries using parentheses ()
((dog* OR cat* OR kitten*) AND "zoo is full") NOT aquarium