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How can I search Google for a keyword such that the result will show "results containing keyword, but not when found next to a given word".

For example: I want all results which contain "apple", but only if the match isn't equal to "red apples".

The idea is that if a website has a copyright notice in the footer which is something like "© Amazing, inc", I only want to find pages which contain the keyword "Amazing" everywhere in the page except than in the copyright notice.

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The minus search operator should do what you want to do:

"apple" -"red apples"
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  • yeah, that just works. unfortunately that means my search doesn't seem to yield any useful result :P
    – maja
    May 9, 2023 at 8:21

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