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IP Address from Web History

The web history help page (https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/54068?hl=en&ref_topic=14148) states that along with search results it collects the IP address data for each search, i.e., an ...
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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 ...
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How can I get URLs in Google search result back?

Unfortunately Google removed the display of full URLs in the search results recently. I’ve found out that I often depend on these URLs for example for comparing two results from the same server or as ...
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Can I use Google's old engine?

I've heard Google is using a new engine (Panda or something like that I think?), and I have definitively noticed over the past few months that Google has tried to be more clever when I search. ...
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Google Search where meta tag content contains word?

I am not sure if this is possible but is there a way to do a Google Search to find all sites that have a word in a specified meta tag content? For example I want to search for all sites that contain ...
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How-to make Google Search not cut off topic with an ellipsis?

I have a modern monitor from today's century, with a resolution more than 640x480 pixels. Yes seriously! =) Anyways, for some reason I have failed to understand, Google Search cut off the topic with ...
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How can I make Google do one-shot searches in a specific language only?

When I use Google to search the web, I usually get German results first and English results later when I use search terms that make sense in both languages. Since I am German and live in Germany, this ...
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Disable bold fonts on Google search results

Today Google started to display search results in a bold font. How can I bring back the normal way in which search results were displayed?
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Searching in a collection of sites in Google

Using Google Reader, I was able to search for a collection of sites. But, with Google Reader closed I have moved to Feedly. Google Reader had a nice option of searching through the subscribed feeds, ...
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Can a Google Apps admin see searches made by accounts?

Is it possible for the owners or admins of a Google Apps account to see the searches made by user accounts when those user accounts are logged in? My company switched its email system to Google. My ...
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Google displays my website as a spelling error

I registered my website called "Gethis". If I try to search it on Google as: Gethis it only displays Get his results.
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Copy raw link found by Google search, not the one with extra redirect added

In Firefox, after searching for some keyword in Google and getting a list of results, I would like to copy the link address of a particular result. But I find that the link address is not the actual ...
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Google Search to show only results with IP addresses

Is there a way that I could get Google Search to return only results with IP addresses in the URL? Please let me know. Thanks
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Force Google Search to do absolutely exact match

Is there a way to do a real exact match in Google? Quotes or plus do not make it exact. I'm trying to search for the phrase "offset 0", but the results contain "offset: 0", which is not the same and ...
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Prevent Google from showing results from certain websites

Is there a way to permanently block sites from showing in Google search results? By permanently I mean that I don't want to exclude websites manually in every search. When I search for some web ...
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What does the asterisk do in Google Search

What is the difference between bark*, bark and bark * in Google Search?
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“More results from” (same domain) on Bing

On Google Search, if a search returns multiple results from the same site (e.g., forum sites, Super User...), you get a "More results from..." at the bottom to basically redo the original search with ...
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Short url for Google News and Google Videos

On some occasions you want to provide some particular Google Search. You could simply copy the link from your browser's address bar, which often gives a very long link containing a lot of redundant ...
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Is there a parameter to google serach that forces it to load the mobile version of search?

Is there a parameter I can add to my google search bookmarklet so that it only loads up the mobile version of the search? something like http://google.com/search?q=%s &useragent=mobile
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How to restrict a Google search to results of a specific language?

How can I restrict the results of a Google search to only a specific language? Is there an operator like language:english?
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What does “tbm” mean in Google Search

What does "tbm" mean in Google Search? For example: https://www.google.com/?tbm=dsc
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Underline missing in Google Search results

For many days, I am watching that Google search results lack underlines. Is that a bug? How can I enable underlines in search results? It is very irritating to see that with out underlines.
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Google search for “my ip” shows incorrect IPv6 address instead of correct IPv4 address

Google says my IP address is something like this (I've changed it just in case there is anything personally identifiable in it). Your public IP address is 2602:306:78c5:6a40:421e:6813:d55:ce7f ...
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Any way to find 100% downloadable FTP links?

In Google Search Box, I wrote the command below to search in FTP files: inurl:"ftp://" -inurl:"http://" -inurl:"https://" field data analysis repairable system Google brought results but I can't ...
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Anonymize a Google Search URL

If I search Google Images for mountains of madness lovecraft, I get something like this URL: ...
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What does “Reset search tools” do in a Google search?

I was searching the definition of hardware and then searched the definition of software and no results were found. I then clicked on the link "reset search tools" and it found results. I would ...
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Where is the Google search result snippet/blurb coming from?

When searching with Google, is it possible to see more of the text snippet/blurb for a search result(s)? Where are the text snippets/blurbs being stored (and pulled from)? What's odd is that ...
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Google search for multiple symbols yields nothing

Somewhat related to this question: When Google-searching a single special character, useful results are provided. For example, a query of "+" provides links to the Wikipedia article "plus and minus ...
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Why do I have HTML tags in my Google search results?

Recently (within the past week or so) my Google search results page has started to look a little different. I have HTML tags coming through (see screenshot below) that look like they're meant to style ...
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Is there a way to search in Google using regular expressions (regex)?

It would be very useful if Google provided a regular expression search. Is there a way to do this? (OBS: I am not talking about false regular expressions like site:, filetype:, AND, OR or "Text". I ...
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How can I bring back the Google “cached version” links?

Since Google Search switched to the new layout, two things have been bothering me immensely. One is the absence of "cached version" links which are ocasionally very useful. How do I bring them back? ...
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What is the block that appears with answers on Google before results called?

What is this box called? Is there a way to get the information on this box using Google Custom Search JSON/Atom API? If Yes, please supply some examples
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“Server not found” when searching through Google

It's been all right until a few days ago when I made a search from google.com and it ended up at this address: ...
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Is it possible to turn off Google Search's word filter?

I've noticed that search suggestions (such as "marijuana", "The Pirate Bay", and various "swear words") are now being censored, i.e., not appearing in search suggestions despite being popular ...
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Can I block a certain website from google results? [duplicate]

Whenever I need to know a simple fact, google often finds it in answers.com. I loathe answers.com's user interface, and inability to deliver the information I need after I click through google, ...
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How to open Google Cached version of a URL

I have a URL http://raw.fotosite.pl/ which seems broken. I want to view its cached version if cached by Google/any other web caching site. In Google advanced search is there any special ...
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How do I make the Google Search Plotting Graph Larger?

Often times when I'm using the Google Search Plotting feature I need to zoom out to see what a whole functions looks like, but then I also miss out on seeing the precise details. Is there a way to ...
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How can I make Google include special characters to search for programming terms? [duplicate]

This comes up from time to time when I want to search for a line of code, and it's perhaps something common to many languages or is a word/phrase outside of programming. The special characters and ...
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Why does Google continue returning search results if item is not in live page or cached page?

I did a Google search for someone's name and after clicking on one of the results links, could not find the name anywhere on the live page. I also used Ctrl + F to find the name but again, could not ...
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Switch off drag and drop feature of Google image search

How do I turn off Google's drag and drop image-based search feature? When you go to the Google Image search engine, people can drop a picture into the search box and the results of the search will be ...
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How to google for “extern void*”? [duplicate]

I want to search for a specific string that unfortunately contains google wildcards (*). How can I search pages where the exact string extern void* appears. (Some of you might have guessed that I am ...
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How to Google search “filetype:x” union “filetype:y”?

I'm trying to do a search for all torrent files and pdf files related to "secrets of the javascript ninja". I can do them individually as shown: "secrets of the javascript ninja" filetype:pdf ...
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Google search exact phrase doesn't work [duplicate]

I want to see in the search results only pages with the phrase "cross fade". Here's what I tried and some results I got: "cross fade" (surrounded by quotes): received pages with: Crossfade (no ...
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Is there a way to tell Google I don't want results from a certain website?

If you are logged into your Google account, search results are personalized for you based on what Google thinks you are more likely to be interested in. Is there a way (other than creating a custom ...
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How to identify common queries for a topic? [closed]

I'm trying to understand the most common queries entered on Google (or Bing or Yahoo!) for a given topic, in the context of a study. This is not exactly SEO, but it's closely related. In my study, I ...
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How do I block results for particular words in my Google Custom Search Engine?

I am aware of how to remove websites from search results in my Google custom search engine *(either by using the control panel or uploading annotations in an xml file under 'advanced')... but how to I ...
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Google warning when searching for PGP keys

Why does google warn me when i search for PGP keys in a specific site? Does google think that I am Google Hacking? When i do the same search for other websites Google just says that it found no ...
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Why do the “privacy versions” of Google search (i.e. Scroogle, StartingPage) not return exactly the same results?

There are at least a couple of "don't track me" search sites which get their search results from Google. (I'm thinking of Scroogle.org and StartingPage.com). [Note: I don't know exactly how ...
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How do you search “sam.as.sam@example.com” in Google?

How do you search an email address with dot inside, such as "sam.as.sam@example.com", in Google? When I search it with double quotation marks surrounded, the dots "." are always omitted. Any way out? ...
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How to get rid of captcha prompted by Google (while searching)? [duplicate]

I am a programmer and I Google a lot. The problem. The thing is that it seems that Google finds my search requests fishy (often related to security and compile errors, something casual users won't ...