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what search engine returns pages with all keywords in query nowadays, if Google seems broken?

I have a nagging suspicion that Google has changed their algorithm to return pages for "relevance" rather than for faithfully containing all the keywords in a long query. They also, conveniently, got ...
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1answer
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Is there a search engine that allows you to search for a specific string including special characters that has similar coverage to Google [duplicate]

Let's say I want to search for "100-Coins Star" (with the speech marks to tell Google to search for that specific term). Google comes up with results for 100 Coins Star. Ignoring the spaces and dash. ...
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0answers
56 views

How can I set translator link in the new Google design?

I see Web, Images, Maps, Shopping and More, but even in more there is no Google Translator. Why are Shopping and Books links, but no Translator link? How can I get it back? In the old design, with ...
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16 views

How to search for words with the same suffix on Google? [duplicate]

I thought it was possible by using the asterisk but that returns no result.
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1answer
34 views

Where can I search the web for sites that are hotlinking JavaScript from a particular domain?

Similar to Google's inanchor: operator, I'm looking for a search engine that will let me search for sites that are using a particular JavaScript. For instance I would like to search to compare the ...
6
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2answers
1k views

Prevent many results from same domain in Google search

A few months ago Google changed their default behavior so that there is no limit to the number of results listed from the same domain. Previously, it would list one or two results and provide a link ...
3
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1answer
379 views

Is it possible to search for a specific HTML tag within a site using a search engine?

I want to search a single website for pages that do or do not have a canonical URL specified (<link rel='canonical' href='http://www.site.com/pageCannonicalUrl.htm' />). Is it possible to do ...
0
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1answer
857 views

How do I search the Web for pages posted before a certain date? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Date criteria for Google search How to do a Google search for webpages last updated within 2 years? I'm looking for information on a certain topic, but there's been an ...
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2answers
2k views

How to get rid of Google's language detection permanently? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I access google.com outside the US? Using Chrome 15 on Windows (all tho' I've learned it doesn't matter what browser you use), when using a Google product it ...
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1answer
511 views

How to you use a * in a Google search question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? I wanted to search for the phrase asterisk44asterisk (with the asterisk replaced by * of ...
3
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2answers
528 views

Google Search with Regular Expressions [duplicate]

Is it possible to use regular expressions or very simple regular expressions in google search? Like search the term "goog?e", where the ? indicates a character or a number.
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3answers
2k views

How does Google keep web history?

Say I search for something in Google and click on a few results. After some time, if I again search for same thing, the search results show the earlier clicked links with different colours and ...
2
votes
2answers
476 views

How to customize URL search conditions on Google

I want to be able to tell Google if [some string] is in the URL, don't include as a search result For example: If I want to do a search for "popcorn", the first thing that comes up as a result ...
2
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1answer
461 views

Chrome address bar Google search engine

I am using google chrome as a browser and fire up empty tags and type directly to the address the search query. The problem that raises is despite the fact that I had defined google.com as a default ...
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3answers
913 views

How to turn off Google's page preview in search?

How to turn off scripts in Google Search, in particular the page preview?
2
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1answer
175 views

How to search within a limited number of domains with Google? [duplicate]

Is there a feature in Google Search (advanced search, etc.) or in other Google products where you can limit your searches to only a specific set of sites? I tried searchterm site:xyz.com , abc.com, ...
21
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5answers
3k views

Can I exclude spam domains from my search results?

Sometimes when I search for something, there are plenty of links to sites with no content (those who only have the premade templates which the search terms), spammers, and leechers (as in copying ...
0
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1answer
260 views

Filter domains from google search without -site:example.com?

Is there a way I can block sites from my google searches? For instance, if I have a tech question often one of the first results that comes up will be to a site that wastes my time with wanting me to ...
5
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1answer
1k views

Bing - Is there a NCR site for it?

Just like Google having an NCR (No Country Redirect) URL, does Bing have one? Basically, I am looking for a site URL which will take me to the US - English site?
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9answers
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Google search engine alternatives

We all use the Google search engine, and it makes life easier. It's the best at the moment, but that doesn't mean that there won't be rivals or alternatives to Google. Are there any search engines ...