Google has added a tool that explicitly searches for exactly and only your search term. This verbatim search removes personalized, corrected, suggested, related, and non-inclusive results.
After conducting any standard search, users can navigate to the left menu on the SERP and choose "More search options" > "Verbatim." This will direct the user to a new search results page that eliminates several types of results.
According to Google, “With the verbatim tool on, we’ll use the literal words you entered without making normal improvements such as
- Making automatic spelling corrections
- Personalizing your search by using information such as sites you’ve visited before
- Including synonyms of your search terms (matching “car” when you search [automotive])
- Finding results that match similar terms to those in your query (finding results related to “floral delivery” when you search [flower shops])
- Searching for words with the same stem like “running” when you’ve typed [run]
- Making some of your terms optional, like “circa” in [the scarecrow circa 1963]”.
This means that pages that would normally be included simply won't appear. Some pages set for omission in this case would be those that: use alternate forms or tenses; use synonyms; auto-correct spelling; or are personalized based on the history and social connections of the user.
Verbatim search will replace the "+" functionality in search queries. While putting a phrase in quotes (e.g., "this is my query") will still pull a search for sites that use the exact phrase and spelling, the verbatim search – as noted above – strips down the results to a far greater degree.
Verbatim seems a convenient option for users to find the specific and precise results that they are expecting from their queries. Google has said, that they will roll Verbatim feature globally pretty soon.