Searching with Blossom Search is easy.
It performs powerful searches
without requiring special operators or punctuation.
Here are a few points to keep in mind:
- The case of letters doesn't matter
All searches are case insensitive.
This means you don't have to know whether a word is capitalized or not,
or whether it is a title in all caps.
For example, searching for "help" will match both "help" and "Help".
- Each word is treated as a prefix
A word on a Web page will match your search string if it begins
with the same letters.
Thus, "bread" matches "bread", "breads", "breaded", "breading", and "breadth".
(If you check the "match exact words only" checkbox,
then the whole word must match your string--that is,
"bread" will only match "bread".)
- Words in a phrase must be near one another
When you enter more than one word to search for,
Web pages will be selected only if all the words you enter appear close to one another,
typically in the same sentence or paragraph.
If you surround the phrase with quotes ("..."),
then it will only match pages where the words are next to
- The order of words in a phrase doesn't matter
If you enter more than one word,
they will match a Web page if the same words appear near one another
in any order.
"Mount Everest" will match "Mount Everest",
and "that awesome mountain, the great Everest".
- Common words are ignored
Some words appear so commonly on website pages that Blossom Search ignores them.
If you have questions not answered here,
or have comments about Search from Blossom,
please send email to Blossom Support.