Currently I am using the API to search for my string: “hello”. But I need all instances of “hello!”, with an explicit exclamation point. To do this, I have to download all “hello” results and then search those strings for the subset of “hello!”. It’s not efficient and it’s overkill for my purposes of creating a simple webpage widget.
I have tried various combinations, including using the HTML code for the exclamation point: “hello!” and ““hello!””. (note, the HTML code for “!”, amp+#33; is being changed automatically to “!”).
Best solution would be to use web-based advanced search to collect “hello!” results.
Second solution would be to use API to collect “hello!” results (with python).