Make your search results more precise by using symbols or words in your search.
- Unless specified through a synonym or misspelling in MyCludo, punctuation, commas, and dashes are normally ignored when searching.
- When using symbols to refine your search, don't separate the symbol from the word (using space will prevent it from working).
Search for an exact match
Put your search word(s) inside quotes.
Search for wildcards (*)
Use asterix (*) in your search where you want to leave a placeholder.
Search within fields
To search only within a specific field, add the field name before the search.
Title:Taxdeductions To match a specific sentence in a field:
Search for a specific url
Search for a specific url on your site by putting "url:" in front of the url.
Note that you shouldn't include
https:// with this query, as it will break it.
Combine searches (operators)
The default operator for searches is OR, meaning that searches with more than one word output results that match either one or the other search word (relevancy, however, is still higher if the words are next to/close to each other).
Use "AND" between your search words to only output results that contain both words.
parking AND permit.
The default operator can be changed to AND upon request. If you're default operator is AND, use "OR" to test searches with the OR operator.
mountain OR bike.
Multiple terms can be grouped together with parentheses to form sub-queries.
(good OR perfect) AND condition
Exclude words from your search (-)
- in front of a word you want to exclude from the search.
Require specific words in your search (+)
+ or required operator requires that the term after the
+ symbol exists somewhere on a page.
business+pricing (may contain "business", must contain "pricing"),
+business pricing (must contain "business", must contain "pricing")
Fuzzyness helps with misspellings by allowing insertion, deletion, substitution or transposition of characters. To allow fuzzyness, add
~ to the end of a word. The amount of fuzzyness allowed may be specified by adding a number, such as
~2. Fuzzyness is also available to sentences to allow extra terms between the ones written.
"Car insurance"~2 will match
"Car and motorcycle insurance", since
~2 allows up to 2 extra terms between the specified ones.
Sometimes, to the user, one term is more important than another. To indicate this importance to the search engine, add a boosting score to terms with
^# where # is the boosting factor. The boost value must be a positive number, and decimals are allowed. A boosting value between 0 and 1 reduces the importance of a word, whereas boosting above 1 increases the importance.