[Ads-l] "stepped foot on" (that flight)

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 16 16:47:35 UTC 2014

Those who lack precision would probably find that the quality of Google
searches is improving, as Google tries to figure out what one meant to ask
for, and does a better job of providing more likely alternatives to common

Doesn't help the precise ones much, though.


On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 12:08 PM, Christopher Philippo <toff at mac.com> wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: "stepped foot on" (that flight)
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> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 10:54 AM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> > searching for =93step foot on" (quoted) gives me pages that contain =
> instead only "set foot on".
> Would the search:
> =93step foot on" -"set foot on"
> resolve that issue?
> I have noted that quality of Google=92s web, news, and book searches =
> seem to have been declining, though.  Their search options should be =
> growing more versatile and their search results more useful, not less =
> so.
> Christopher K. Philippo=
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