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Where does Google get its dictionary data?

Use define: in Google and you will get dictionary definitions and etymologies. For instance: define: dictionary. Where is Google getting the definitions, etymologies, and pronunciations? I doubt they ...
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Google keeps redirecting me to a country domain [duplicate]

I installed a new OS and I added Google Chrome to it. Now whenever I search for something it searches in google.com.cy. I do not want to keep searching there; I want it to search in google.com. For ...
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URL format for Google's I'm Feeling Lucky

I have 3 or 4 keywords I want to send from my PHP page to Google and return one page as if I had gone on to Google's site and searched using "I'm feeling lucky." Does anyone know how to supply the ...
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Why aren't my Google preferences saving?

In Google Search preferences, there is an option to open search results in a new window. This has never ever worked for me, on any browser. Why? Also, with the newer Google options on the lefthand ...
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Google Search Preferences not Sticking or Working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why aren't my google preferences saving? I have had this problem for a long time, on various browsers, with Google Instant and without Google Instant, logged in in a ...
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Why don't I see the text from Google's excerpt when I visit a site?

Sometimes, after opening a Google search result, I discover that the text from the excerpt is nowhere to be found on that page. Why does this happen?
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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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Is it possible to use Google Feedback in Google Search?

Is it possible to use Google Feedback on Google Search? I want to suggest some improvements to make to Google Search's user interface. I've figured out how to use Google Feedback on Google+ and ...
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Block Stack Overflow scrapers from Google or DuckDuckGo search results [duplicate]

As you may know, there are a number of websites (such as wenda.io) that scrape content from StackOverflow (and other StackExchange sites). I couldn’t care less that they do this, and indeed they are ...
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Why on the first page google says there are thousands of results but on the last page there are less than a hundred?

Why on the first page google says there are thousands of results but on the last page there are less than a hundred? That's kind of a recursive google search that should be self explanatory. It did ...
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How can you increase similarity in Google image search?

In Google you can image search, which will return images which are visually similar to the image you searched for. How can I increase how similar the returned results are?
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Case-sensitive Google search

Is there any way to make a Google search case-sensitive?
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How can I search Google for “>>” [duplicate]

I was trying to discover what >> meant in java, I think it's some sort of operation but not sure, so I typed it into Google: Java ">>" and got the same results as for just Java. Is there ...
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How to get back Google's search tools

Google is seemingly opting out "search tools" features in its search results: A bunch of useful tools was in this menu before. For example, the "visited pages" and "reading level" filters. Now ...
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Has the option of search in discussions been removed from Google Search?

Has the option of search in discussions been removed from Google Search? Where can I find it then?
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Google Search: Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network.

I frequently the below message when using Google search: Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, ...
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How to get Google Docs results to appear in Google Search results?

I use Google Docs rather than a blog to write articles and I'd like them to be readable by the public. But I've never seen Google Docs results in Google Search results. Is it possible? How do I make ...
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Is it possible to give more weight to a keyword while doing a (Google) search? [duplicate]

Say I want to search for an error message like The given filter instance must implement one or more of the following filter interfaces but in the context of MiniProfiler. Is it possible to give more ...
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Keeping record of the result of Google's “I’m feeling lucky”

The button “I’m feeling lucky” in Google directs you straight to the first search result. That link changes with, at least, user and time. I might be interested in keeping proof about what that link ...
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Batch Google search or search inside Google sheet

I have a list of cities that I want coordinates for. I've been typing in the city in Google Search (in the format: city name coordinates—for example Recife coordinates) and then pasting the result ...
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How to let Google learn about me in order to customise search results?

I mean, for example: I don't like www.w3schools.com so I’d like to tell Google: "never show me this" instead of writing the – operator all the time. It would be nice also if by writing ms SQL Google ...
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How do I add a video to the Google search result from my website?

I own a website with some instructional videos. How do I make Google show snapshots of the videos in search results for website? (like it does for ...
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Can you make Google search results category (web, images, maps, etc.) show on top?

I was using a public computer the other day and was surprised to find google search results rendered a little differently on its Chrome than on my laptop's Chrome. Basically, the search results ...
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Google search result returns number of result with time fraction—what does it represent?

When we search something on Google it returns results with a light colored text at the top, like About 1,270,000,000 results (0.29 seconds). What does it represent and what is Google’s logic behind ...
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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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How to specify a search query as a whole word, not as a part of a word

I'm trying to search, amongst others, for the word 'EAN' in Google Search. However the results I'm getting treat my query as a part of a word, e.g. results with the word 'mean'. My question is: how ...
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Can Google decide to demote or promote a particular company in search results?

Let's say Google has fight with Apple, can Google decide to do so that when you search for "Apple" in Google, you won't find any references to the Apple company? Or, can you pay Google to make your ...
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How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search?

I want to search for what += means, but Google won't return any documents. Also when I come across some PHP code I don't understand I can't search for the keywords as written. How can I search for ...
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Google is showing cached results for a website, and I cannot view the results with any cache

I tried accessing the results by typing cache:(website) in Chrome, didn't work. Tried typing http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:(website). Didn't work. Wayback machine has the site ...
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Change date format in Google search

In Google, when you turn on web history, Google shows which links you have visited before and when. But the date format is in MM/DD/YY and I want to display it in the DD/MM/YY format. Is there any way ...
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How to use a wildcard in the middle of an URL when querying a site-specific search in Google?

I commonly use the Google wildcard asterisk (*) term. One of my favorites uses is searching with site:*.edu But I recently tried site:csu*.edu in order to search California State University ...
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Any way to prevent certain websites from displaying in Google search results? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove sites permanently from (my personal) google search results? The website www.bigresource.com is completely useless but highly optimized for ...
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I deleted an account off of a website and it still shows up in Google searches?

Well pretty much I had two accounts that I really wanted to delete from 2 websites because they were embarrassing . I deleted both of them but whenever I search my name up on Google both of the ...
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Shortcut to Google Images, News, More

I'd like to know if there is a shortcut to go to Google Images, Images, More... A way to navigate between this options. Like you can go trough the results with the UP/DOWN arrows, I don´t know if ...
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Excluding an entire address block of IPs in a Google search or group of domains

How does one exclude an entire address block of IPs in a Google search or group of domains, because searching Google for real help with the -superuser.com still doesn't stop the results from being ...
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Google Image Search - New tab

Ever since Google's new Image Search format, it's not respecting my "Open each selected result in a new browser window." setting. When I click on an image, it will open the selected link in a new tab, ...
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How to make Google speak British English?

Google.co.uk and google.com spell World in IPA differently. But if you press the speak button, both pronounce it as /wərld/ (AmEng). See screenshot from and from How can I make sure Google UK ...
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Request pull down of a Picasa album attached to my name in searches

Using Google I found a Picasa album of mine of a mission trip to Bolivia. I never gave permission to put it out there for everyone. Or at least I don't remember doing so. How do I take it offline and ...
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How to search old versions of web pages, e.g., YouTube videos?

3 days ago, Google changed the HTML of YouTube to not include the words "like 132" "dislike 10" etc. Now the ratings values of videos are encrypted in unsearchable buttons: <img ...
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Order search results on Google by first time of appearance

I was trying to disprove some fictional tale being claimed as a real thing. It would help me if I could order Google search results so that first result is the one Google found first in time. Q: How ...
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When are Google drive and Google docs indexed?

I have published my doc as Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view a long time ago. But, when I search for the pieces of my published document, Google result is empty. Should I ...
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Search the web for keyword in content but return domain names or homepages only

I want to search websites that use certain software that I can recognise from a keyword in many of the pages generated by this software. Problem is that when I search in Google I get tens of ...
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What is the difference between google doc “share” and “publish on the web” options?

I see that there is a sharing option, "Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view" which can be found in the google docs file menu as well as google drive file options. I ...
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What does the grey color in some synonyms in Google define mean?

For example, here is the definition of zealous I find when searching define zealous: Why are hard-core, overkeen and literary in grey?
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Google weather gadget/widget like the one on search

When searching for "weather " with google.com like http://www.google.com/search?q=weather+cupertino a formatted weather forecast with icons is shown before the first actual search result. Is there a ...
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Use Google with specific local domain

I just moved from Sweden to France. Since I got here, everytime I loaded Google's search page I am asked if I want to change from google.se to google.fr. Seeing that I currently do more searches ...
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Search GitHub source files via Google Search

I'm trying to search via Google to find a particular Ruby source file responsible for an issue and the OpenSSL function of interest is SSL_get_peer_certificate. If I find the function I'll probably ...
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How to search a particular Google Group and Body (versus Subject)

I'm trying to search for a past post to the Google Group Android Security Discussions. The search I used is: app rating site:groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/android-security-discuss I'm getting ...
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How to download our Google Web History?

In Google Web History, I can view all my past web searches. How can I download this data, instead of viewing them page by page on the website?
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Show search results from my Google Bookmarks while doing a Google search

When I do a Google search, is there way (or setting) to show results from links stored in my Google Bookmarks (if any) at the top and then after that results from web? As of now, I have to search in ...