Weird Search Queries
I've just been doing a search query for a client and keep finding & as part of the search query. (These particular search queries are often very long too). What does the & mean? Thanks
Re: Weird Search Queries
Hey Leadgenerators, how are things?
The term "&" is the same as the symbol "&". So if you have something in your report that looks like "Blue & Yellow", the user query was "Blue & Yellow".
The symbol "&" is often user on HTML markup and specially on URLs, but there's a problem in that: That symbol is known for creating Entities, which are symbols like "©". That symbol can be created by using "©" on the HTML, so you can imagine what can happen when we use "&" on the URLs. If you happen to have a URL like this: myboobs.com?chapter=1§ion=2©=3&lang=en, the URL will break because "©" will be converted to ©.
For that, "&" is often converted to "&" for things not to break, depending on the program/software/browser/etc being used.
Hope this helps.
Leandro Martinez | Basta1Click