This is the second part of a two-part article on getting the most out of DuckDuckGo for research. Start here.
Narrowing the search
Excluding a search term can improve results. Let’s say you want to find out about trumps in card games and not about the president. Try this:
That doesn’t get rid of all the irrelevant results; I got a headline that says “China plays Trump card brilliantly.” But most of the results are about cards rather than politics. DuckDuckGo is honest enough to say that the minus sign gives you “less” with the search term, not none.
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