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April 22, 2002: Using Google's Date Operator

Tara Calishan has found some interesting uses for Google's daterange: operator, including tracking the popularity of certain terms over time. The daterange: operator seems to be a new operator that we found out using Google's Web API documentation. Many thanks to Tara for this information!

If you're tired of calculating Julian dates by hand, check out Michael Fagan's Fagan Finder which lets you use a more typical set of date pop-downs.

Of course, Google told Tara that they recommend you use the date: options on their advanced search page and that daterage: is only beta.

Posted by Aaron Swartz on April 22, 2002 04:26 AM