General hotbottian lore
the big advanced mask
Nemo's preferences for Hotbot:|
Although HotBot's paid results on SERPs, HotBot has a rich (and sometimes unique:) filters which let you get ride of most commercial crap.
Some pages we are trying to find have a hard edge: they must have to have a box where you can put your search query. In HTML language this means that the page must have a form and HotBot is the only search engine that lets you search for pages containing forms. The syntax is feature:form.
HotBot has other powerful advanced filters which let you pinpoint precisely what you want, among them: domain search, region search, language search, words to include and words to exclude.
I'll show you some exemples of how to use it. Lets search for resources on portuguese laws. In order to do that you can use the following queries on HotBot:
In your case change the fields Language:, Domain:, Region: and Any of the Words, Anywhere in the Page: to the ones that better describe your needs.
Infortunatly HotBot let's you use 'Any of the Words, Anywhere in the Page' only once, that why I have to search for 'search', 'procurar', 'procure', 'pesquisar' and 'pesquisa' (these words are semantic sinonyms of 'search' in portuguese) in separated queries.
Here are some pointers to portuguese laws: