Let’s say I wanted to find websites that had the terms “bacon and eggs” but wanted to omit websites that had “bacon, and eggs”. Is there a way of searching Google that subtracts the latter from the former?
When I search “bacon and eggs” -“bacon, and eggs” I get no hits. When I search “bacon and eggs” or “bacon, and eggs”, I get the same number of hits. About 5,950,000 in case you were interested. Both these observations lead me to believe Google ignores the comma. Oh, and when I Google “google search with or without punctuation”, I learn from here that “Google Search usually ignores punctuation that isn’t part of a search operator.”