Google wildcards

I use Google on a daily basis and today I thought of searching for a specific URL using wildcards in my search term. To my delight I found out that Google supports wildcards. The wildcard is represented by the * character and it “…will match one or more entire words of text so that the query matches a contiguous sequence of words”. This is prety neat and useful when performing searches like “fashion * milan” for example or “aston * europe” (aiming at Aston Martin and not Aston Villa) or “* holiday * cyprus”

Unfortunately, Google does not yet support wildcard searches where the wildcard would represent a part of a word or the prefix or suffix of it. That would be even more useful  and it is definitely on our Google wish list.


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