Did you know Google’s search results are different depending on how you order your query terms? It’s true! Do a search for “commercial agriculture” climate change Ohio and then do a search for climate change Ohio “commercial agriculture” . Not only do the results change but the result counts change, too!
If you’re trying to winkle every last possible bit of data out of a Google search, shuffling your query terms around is a useful strategy. It’s also an annoying strategy if you have to carefully order and retype a bunch of queries by hand. Lucky for you my new Gizmo, Shuffle Search, makes it easy. You can find Shuffle Search at https://searchgizmos.com/shuffle-search .
Shuffle Search takes your two-, three-, or four- word Google query and generates a list of links with all possible word orders of that search. Using the Robert Conley example above you’ll get a link list that begins like this:
Click on any link and it’ll open a Google search result in a new tab.
I haven’t had it for long, but I’ve found Shuffle Search handy when I’m doing a search for a topic I’m not very familiar with. I rotate through various queries and review the top results to see if there are additional/better keywords I should be using. I hope you find it useful too.
Categories: RB Search Gizmos
Hi Tara, I knew that word order affected search outcomes — sorta; and once in a while I would play with a few alternates. WOW. Now I have a rational way to approach this. Thank you so much. I will write back again after I’ve played with it. Thank you! Carl
Oh good! Let me know how you like it.