Google has a lot of neat tricks built-in, but if you find your searches are getting cluttered when you just want search results, blogger Benjamin Edelman has a simple solution: just add a comma to the end of your search terms.Say you want to search for a news story about Apple stock. If you type
apple stock into Google, it will move all your search results down to replace it with a graph of Apple’s stock — meaning you have to scroll down to find your actual search and news results. This is pretty annoying on low-res screens like netbooks. If you want to exclude these extra results from your searches, you can just add a comma (or certain other characters, like a period) to your search results:
It isn’t the biggest annoyance in the world, but the fix is so simple that it’s worth sharing if you want to do an actual Google search.
Hard-Coding Bias in Google “Algorithmic” Search Results [Benjamin Edelman via GHacks]