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Google Alerts with site filters never return results, but normal searches do

I've got a few of Google Alerts set up based on a site. The alerts are set to "All results" (and not "Only the best results"). For example: password dump site:pastebin.com I use the above to track ...
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Is Google Search broken for a phrase with quotes?

I tried searching Google for a quote as follows: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22The+condition+affects+more+than+75%25+of+the+population+worldwide%22 As depicted at https://archive.today/vNop8, it ...
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Inappropriate URL for POST search to Google [closed]

I'm trying to search Google via POST rather than GET, but so far am getting the error: The request method POST is inappropriate for the URL/search But which URL is it? This isn't for a ...
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How to search for products from small websites only?

I am interested in browsing the inventories of small business websites, not the larger well known ones. It is enjoyable to find a product on some low-budget website, and then support the owners by ...
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How to search an embedded Google Spreadsheet in Google Sites?

I would like to know how I can make embedded spreadsheets searchable in Google Sites.
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Changes in Google websearch results

Just a few days ago, the first result I got when I searched "Napoleon" was this... Napoleon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon But suddenly, I started ...
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How to search for an email address in Google

You know how there are operators and other functions to make Google Search easier… Is there such thing for searching email addresses? For example, if you wanted to search in a website, you can type ...
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What does {:literal} mean in a Google search?

I searched for Adam Sandler today and I saw this: I couldn't find anything in Google search docs about {:literal} search operator. Any idea why I might've seen this and what it's supposed to do?
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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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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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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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Stop Google search personalization keeping search history

I know I can stop Google search personalization by not logging in or clearing web history. What I want to do is to keep my search history, but stop Google to personalize my search query. Because I ...
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It is possible for Google Search to give me results (prioritized) from Google History/Bookmarks?

The title pretty much summarizes what I want to know. Long time ago, I remember something called Google Custom Search, but I'm afraid that Google shut down that service too. Anyway, I love to bookmark ...
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How to force Google search to only return English results?

I'm in France and trying to use Google in English only. My Google settings are set to English everywhere: I've also clicked on the link "use google.com" but when I do a search, it still shows some ...
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How to get the Google search history of myself

Can I get my Google search history starting from the moment I started using the Google search engine?
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Google exact search when a search phrase contains minus (-) [duplicate]

The Google search engine explains that When you put a word or phrase in quotes, the results will only include pages with the same words in the same order as what's inside the quotes. Note: Only ...
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How to Google search for big stories without a keyword restricting me?

I'm looking for any news between the dates of January 1, 2015 and January 17, 2015. How can I look for the popular stories without restricting my search with a keyword? I know how to search by date, ...
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How do I force Google Search to use the word I type with no “corrections”?

Many of the acronyms or scientific words I punch into Google seem to be silently auto-corrected to something more usual, e.g. "MAPB agarose" is turned into "map agarose" without the Showing ...
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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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Search Site on Google Exclude a Folder

I'm familiar with searching a specific website on Google. site:yahoo.com I'm in a situation where I need to exclude a certain folder. Which I would have expected to be as follows. site:yahoo.com ...
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How to exclude popular matches from Google search results?

Say I want to search for images with the keywords wallpaper nirvana. I get lots of images related to the popular band Nirvana. But how can I exclude them and get images, related to the mental state ...
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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 ...
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Does Google log your search to your Google account?

When I go google.com and do a search while being logged in to my Gmail account (or Google account). does Google log that search to that specific account or will it only log that search to the ...
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How do I escape google functional characters

How do you search searches that include Google functional characters like - * and " on Google. For example, how would one search for "Hello World" with the quotes included into the search.
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Wildcard character search in Google, but for individual letters?

For instance, I would like to search on a website "3XX lessons". I know that Google allows "XXX lessons" with "* lessons", but how do you use the wildcard symbol for individual characters in a string? ...
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How to search for website contains some keywords in its main domain?

I remember a website whose URL contains a specific word ("Hamilton", in my case) but I don't remember exactly the URL. I have tried google it with the keyword's syntax "Hamilton" feature of page but ...
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Exclude number range in Google Search

I would like to exclude search results containing numbers in a specific range. My best search term so far was: foo -1950..2009 Google, however seems to ignore the minus sign and return results with ...
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How to search for exact extension with Google & inurl?

For example, I need to find the pages, ending with ".html". I'm trying the term inurl:.php but it seems to be the same as inurl:php. But I need the pages ending with php with dot symbol before ...
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Google Search—set search language

When I'm searching on Google, I usually use English. But sometimes I need results in a specific language only (Czech). So I checked it in settings: But when I want to search, I now have only two ...
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How to stop google from changing results according to the links you press

Basically the title. I'm talking about how Google results seem to change to stuff about your region, and on links that you click often, it seems to rise to the top. Is there a way to stop that? I ...
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Longer google autocomplete lists?

Is it possible to have more items in the Google autocomplete suggestions as you type?
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How to have keyboard shortcuts in Google Search not skip over results?

Using Firefox 36; I look up this query in Google Search, with Javascript enabled for google.com: https://www.google.com/search?q=something&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=something+pdf Then I click on ...
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How to sort Google Scholar search results by number of citations?

There appears to be no way to sort Google Scholar search results by any field. If somebody has figured out a way to do so, please share.
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How to distinguish the two different kinds of football from Google results?

If I search soccer, it inevitably excludes most of the non-American sources of the sport because they call it football. If I search football, resources for American football shows up in large ...
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How to view the original URL of a file, which only causes a popup when clicked?

Foreword: I encountered this problem while trying to cite the Powerpoint for my Economics SE question. Attempt 1: I wish to determine the exact original URL of the Powerpoint discovered by ...
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How do I search for “do a barrel roll” without Google … doing a barrel roll?

My brother and I used to play Star Fox 64 when we were kids, and when we did dog fights, we always loved doing barrel rolls so I decided to search for the quote that they always said the game in ...
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How to disable Google translating the search query language?

My primary language is English and all the settings are set accordingly but I am fluent in a number of languages and use to search for things in them too. When I write a search query in a particular ...
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How to search for “python” the programming language on Google Trends?

If I type ruby on Google Trends then it suggests "the programming language", which is what I want. But if I type python then it doesn't suggest the programming language. Question How can I get it ...
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Limit a Google search to history only

In Google, I want to seach for words "rungs" "lunar module" but I want to search only the pages I have visited in the last 7 days. Does anyone know how to do this?
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How to exclude a domain from Google search?

I would like to do a search query and filter out all results from www.foo.com. How do I do that?
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Google search operator “site:” … how to limit its scope?

Assume there is a website with the domain name baz.tld. It has content. There is also content on subdomains foo.baz.tld and bar.baz.tld, but there is no www.baz.tld subdomain. The most frequent ...
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Is it possible to “downvote” a Google web search result?

Google added a '+1' feature to promote certain results. Once a few people upvote a result, it's universally seen closer to the top of the results page. The Google Help pages include a way to report ...
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Why did Google Search stopped showing me site descriptions?

Suddenly Google Search results stopped showing me descriptions. Why?
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Display Google Search results over whole page

When I search using Google, the results page only takes up less than half of my screen. The longer titles are even cut of, such as: Bla Bla long title about ... even though the page has enough room ...
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How to modify a URL to get a Google cached version of page?

I want to look at a Google cached version of a webpage, but can't find it through the usual mechanisms, as per this related question. Is there a way to modify the URL in the address bar to take me to ...
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Search Engine that will return results based on date

Is there a way to use a search engine, preferably Google, that will yield results based on a date? For example, I would like to search on a term and only return results as if I was searching for that ...
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How did Google find my site? [closed]

I've created a site on WordPress.com. On some of the posts on the blog my name appears. However I've never given my site name to anyone and I've never posted any links to my site anywhere on the ...
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Is there any way to give more (or less) weight to words in a Google search?

Sometimes I may prefer results that have a certain term: resize image bookmarklet +chrome In this example, I want a bookmarklet to resize images. Preferably, I want one that works in chrome, ...
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Google is not giving me proper results for “intitle” searches

I'm doing some research on certain demographics on a certain site and basically, because there's no API I can tie into with these sites, I'm forced to do something like this: ...
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Find a site through Google search with a specific word in its domain name

I forgot the domain name of the site I'm looking for, however, I know a word that is part of the domain. How do I use Google to find a site with a specific word in its domain name? I tried using ...