Web Search Query

A web search query is a query that a user enters into a web search engine to satisfy his or her information needs. Web search queries are distinctive in that they are often plain text or hypertext with optional search-directives (such as "and"/"or" with "-" to exclude). They vary greatly from standard query languages, which are governed by strict syntax rules as command languages with keyword or positional parameters.
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  • Apple Capturing Spotlight Search Query Data, Sharing With Bing

    An improved Spotlight Search is a central feature of Appleā€™s new Yosemite operating system for the Mac. As reported when Yosemite was announced in June, Spotlight searches your desktop but also provides web search suggestions from Bing. There are a number of structured data sources such as Wikipedia, Maps and Fandango that also show up in results.

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Land- 15 readers -
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