Want to get the most out of the GameWeb search engine? Well, here it is.. All the ugly details for using the search engine the way you want to.
Looking for a specific URL, or even a URL that contains something? Use the following syntax:
(all sites located at geocities.com/timessquare)
You can force the keywords to be in the site title. This can be used to lower the non-related sites greatly. This is because most people put the name of every game they know in the keywords so that their site will come up..
example: title:links title:ls
(all sites with "links" and "ls" in the title.. try doing a regular search for "links ls"! You'll get most of the actual Links LS sites at the top, but you'll get another 100+ sites with them!)
Want search results to NOT contain a certain keyword? Use a "-" right before the term. Again, do not use spaces.
example: diablo -cheats
(Diablo sites without cheats)
If ALL results should contain the keyword you're searching for, use a "+" right before the term. If you're only using one keyword, this won't make a difference, but if you have more than one keyword, it tells GW that that keyword MUST be matched.
example: diablo +cheats
(Diablo sites WITH cheats.. probably better results than just using "diablo cheats", "+diablo +cheats" would be even better)
For a regular "fuzzy AND" search, just enter the keywords separated by spaces. "Fuzzy and" basically searches for ANY of the terms you have entered, but gives higher scores to the sites that have more of your terms.
You can create combinations of any of the above options.