Mediagazer Search finds "items", i.e. blog posts and news stories, that have appeared as headlines on Mediagazer. Items listed only in the "Discussion" areas are excluded from results.
By default, only the title and first few sentences are searched. Unchecking "Search title & summary only" extends the search to the full body text.
Quoted phrases, wildcards, and standard search operators like + (plus), - (minus), AND, OR, NOT, and parenthesis are all supported.
Narrowing searches based on url, author, date, and other attributes is also possible. For instance, the query [ Conan sourcename:Poynter ] restricts searches for "Conan" to items from the blog "Poynter". Examples of other operators follow:
|• sourceurl:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/||items from the blog http://www.huffingtonpost.com/||• author:"Rupert Murdoch"||items by author "Rupert Murdoch"|
|• sourcename:"E-Media Tidbits"||items from blogs with "E-Media Tidbits" in the name||• title:substantiated||items with "substantiated" in the title|
|• date:01/28/10||items that appeared on 01/28/10||• body:"sharp gains"||items with "sharp gains" in the body|
|• date:[01/28/10 TO 02/04/10]||items appearing between 01/28/10 and 02/04/10||• link:http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/01/27ipad.html||items linking to http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/01/27ipad.html|
Note: all operators that take urls will accept simple domain names, which match any item at that domain, or complete item urls.