The Google Chrome browser has a new trick that I just started running into today.
After reading Brittiny’s, an east Indian, take on how to pronounce Rooibos I decided to take off and learn more about Rooibos from Wikipedia. I have always typed in: Wikipedia some_search_term and hit Enter. That worked pretty well.
Now when I type in Wikipedia I get the blue search icon in Chrome’s combined URL address and search field. It is pretty neat idea.
It sort of replaces typing SITE:domain_name search_terms. Type any domain name and a space to trigger the feature. It is not available on all sites. It seems to trigger on sites that Google knows have a search feature. So, it works on Wikipedia and WordPress blogs, to name a couple. But, it does not work on static HTML web sites.
My new technique is to type the domain, a space, and the search term for which I’m interested. I then look for the icon. If it is there, I press Enter and I’m done. Otherwise, I press HOME, type site:, and press Enter.
Try it. You’ll see the difference in search results.
I have noticed that local search functions can be lame. WordPress’ search is on the lame side. So, sometimes it is better to use SITE: before the domain name.
Oh… Since Brittiny is likely speaking with an East Indian accent… I’ll stick with my SoCal, with a touch of Midwest, accent and pronounce it roo-ēy-bōhs. Oddly she did go with the ROY-BOHS pronunciation given by the Wikipedia for western countries.
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