When Google announced the removal of the “+” function from search, some were worried that their searches for highly specific terms would make things more difficult. However, Google has implemented a Verbatim search tool to help people find terms more easily.
When a user makes a query likely to return some results not relevant to their desired topic, they can look to the left toolbar and select “more search tools.” From there, further options will appear, including the Verbatim tool, which will filter results not containing the exact term.
Other options include a dictionary, reading level, social and nearby. All of these will eliminate links unrelated to the results they hope to find.
When it launched Google+ Pages last week, Google announced the “+” search feature would now be used to take a user directly to the Google+ account of the business or organization they were looking for.