Asterisk * vs. AROUND(X) on Google

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Both the Asterisk * and AROUND(X) are proximity operators on Google and provide their own benefits.

The Asterisk stands for one word or a few shorter words. “<keyword1> * <keyword2>” will find phrases where the keywords are close together. Example, exploring company email formats:

site:rocketreach.co “being used * of the time”

Using more Asterisks will find phrases where the keywords are further apart:

“account * at salesforce” “account * * at salesforce” “account * * * at salesforce”

You cannot use the Asterisk with other operators: intitle:”account * at salesforce” returns nothing.

Using the Asterisk at

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