Searching for *exact* string on Google or other search engines


Google advanced search says that to search for an exact word or phrase, put the word or phrase in quotations, e.g. "rat terrier"

However this doesn't work the way I want/expected for certain kinds of strings. For example a search for the string m/in returns lots of pages which don't have that string on them, while ignoring (at least in early results) pages that do.

So: how can I do a search so that the top results are pages containing the exact string? Is there a clever way to force Google to return exact matches at the top? Or is there another search engine which does this? (I tried a few without any luck.)

Best Answer

Try your search with the SymbolHound search engine.