Let's say I want to search for "100-Coins Star" (with the speech marks to tell Google to search for that specific term).

Google comes up with results for 100 Coins Star. Ignoring the spaces and dash.

Is there a way to get Google to behave they way I want it to. Or is there a site that does allow this and has similar coverage to Google?


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Unfortunately, Google doesn't allow that, the hyphen or dash is part of its search operators. However, having your search query between quotation marks does strongly indicate that you want that expression found as a continuous block. And the hyphens in between might also add to the relevance of the search, like for "devil-may-care".

I don't know of any search engines that favors match over relevance.

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