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Search results with Youtube

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:41 am
by coulonnus
When I make a search with http://www.youtube.com/ - music or another interesting topic - Youtube tries to please me with many results that have only some of my search terms. e.g. woelfl sonata "c minor" gives about 1,010,000 results! Only the first one contains all my search terms. And in some cases the relevant results(s) is far away in the list. Is there a workaround to make Youtube more rigourous?

Re: Search results with Youtube

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:08 pm
by horndude77
Use quotes around terms that must be included. For example "woelfl" "sonata" "c minor" has only 29 results. Google used to use '+' for this. This was changed to quotes (I'm not sure when). I'd bet that youtube uses a similar syntax as google: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/136861.

Re: Search results with Youtube

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:40 pm
by coulonnus
Thanks. That's already an improvement. Do you know if Youtube's search engine is based on Google? When I click on video from a Google page I obtain the same sort of "approximation", but not the same results. :-)

Re: Search results with Youtube

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:41 am
by horndude77
I don't know for sure, but I assume that youtube and google use a similar syntax (being part of the same company whose expertise is search). I believe 'video' from google searches more than just youtube and most likely weighs results differently.

Re: Search results with Youtube

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:53 am
by coulonnus
horndude77 wrote:I believe 'video' from google searches more than just youtube...

Right. You can say site:youtube.com in the search field if you want this restriction. Now the sets of results are almost the sames between Google and Youtube.

Re: Search results with Youtube

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:57 am
by coulonnus
coulonnus wrote:When I make a search with http://www.youtube.com/ - music or another interesting topic - Youtube tries to please me with many results that have only some of my search terms. e.g. woelfl sonata "c minor" gives about 1,010,000 results!

I found a more efficient workaround: use the "classical" Google and type site:www.youtube.com stuff1 stuff2 ...

Re: Search results with Youtube

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:43 am
by coulonnus
coulonnus wrote:I found a more efficient workaround: use the "classical" Google and type site:www.youtube.com stuff1 stuff2 ...

But some results of this method are locked for some reason.