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Plain-English QuestionSimply type the question in the search form and select All of the Words from the search form's Word Filter menu.
Phrase SearchType the phrase with or without quotation marks and select Exact Phrase on the Word Filter menu. To look for multiple phrases or for a phrase and a single word, put the phrase in quotation marks and select All of the Words from the Word Filter menu.
AND Search (multiple words and phrases, each of which must be present)Type words and/or phrases and select All of the Words from the Word Filter menu. You can type a plus sign (+) in front of each word or phrase, but it's not really necessary with an All of the Words search. You can also combine words and phrases with AND and select Boolean Phrase from the Word Filter menu.
OR Search (multiple words and phrases, any one of which may be present)Type words or phrases separated by spaces and select Any of the Words from the Word Filter menu. Alternatively, combine words and phrases with OR and choose Boolean Phrase from the Word Filter menu.
NOT Search (to exclude a word or phrase)Type a minus sign (–) in front of a word or phrase you want to exclude from the results. Alternatively, use NOT in front of the word or phrase and specify Boolean Phrase.
Date SearchUse the Date menu on the Advanced Search form to select a time frame (one week to two years).
Field Search (Web page titles)Choose In the Title from the Word Filter menu on the HotBot home page to specify that you want to search the page title. Alternatively, you can use the HotBot meta word title: in your query.
Field Search (geography, domain, or domain type)Use the HotBot meta word domain:. For example, enter domain:jp to look for sites in Japan.

Enter domain:com to look for commercial sites in North America.

Alternatively, you can click Advanced Search and use the Location/Domain section to focus your search on a particular geographic region, country, domain, or domain type (com, edu, gov, and so on).
Field SearchUse the Page Content section to search for specific file types, including image, video, MP3, or JavaScript files. Alternatively, you can use feature: meta words in your queries on the HotBot home page to find plug-ins, embedded scripts, Java applets, audio and video files, and so on.



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