This service is provided by atomz.com. The service is free, fast and
powerful, so it's only fair to give them a credit. Especially due to the fact that they don't
put any ads on the results page (the other free services do).
Some tips for your search
Make sure your search terms are spelled correctly. If Sound-Alike
Matching is turned on, the search engine will attempt to find words
that sound similar to your search terms, but it is always best to try
to spell the search terms correctly.
Use multiple words
Use multiple words when performing your search. The search results
will return more refined results from several words than from a single
word. For example, typing using Emacs on multiple platforms will return
more relevant results than typing only platform. (Keep in mind, relevant
results are returned even if they don't contain all query terms.)
Use similar words
The more similar words you use in a search, the more relevant results
you will get back. For example fonts, font-lock, colors will return
more results than typing only fonts
Use appropriate capitalization
Capitalize proper nouns. Lowercase words will match any case.
Use quotation marks
Use quotation marks to find words which must appear adjacent to each
other, for example, "using Emacs on multiple platforms" Otherwise, the
search results will include the word using, Emacs, on, multiple and the
word platform, but not necessarily in that order. The words may appear
anywhere, and in any order, within the document.
Note: Quotes can only be used when the "any" radio button is selected.
Quotes are ignored if the "all" or "phrase" radio button is selected.
Use plus (+) or minus (-)
Use a plus sign when your search term or phrase must appear in the
search results. Use a minus sign to indicate undesirable term(s). The
plus sign tells the search engine that a certain word or phrase is
required in the search results, and a minus sign indicates that a word
or phrase must be absent in the search results.
Note: A phrase must be contained within quotation marks. Leave no
spaces between the plus or minus sign and the term.
Note: Plus and minus can only be used when the "any" radio button
is selected. Plus and minus are ignored if the "all" or "phrase"
radio button is selected.
Use field searches
Field searches allow you to create specific searches for words that
appear in a specific part of a document. A field search can be
performed on body text (body:), title text (title:), alt text (alt:),
meta description (desc:), meta key words (keys:) or URL (url:). The
field name should be in lowercase and immediately followed by a
colon. There should be no spaces between the colon and the search
Note: The field searches can only be followed by a word or
phrase. Phrases must be contained within quotation marks.
Note: Field names can only be entered before a word or phrase
when the "any" option is selected. Specific field names are
ignored if any other field is selected in the list box.
Wildcard searches can expand the number of matches for a particular
request. The * character is used as the wildcard character.
For instance, searching for wh* will find the words what, why, when,
whether, and any other word that starts with wh.
Searching for *her* will find the words here, whether, together,
gathering, and any other word that contains her anywhere in the word.
Wildcards may be combined with the standard plus (+) and minus (-)
modifiers, quotes for phrases, as well as the field search specifiers.
+wh* -se*ch will find all pages which have a word that starts with wh
and which does not contain a word that starts with se and ends with
"wh* are" will find the phrases where are, what are, why are, etc.