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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Google's “I'm feeling lucky” URL

I'm trying to make an URL that redirects me to the first result using the "I'm feeling lucky" feature, for this I add &btnI=I to the search url but sometimes it doesn't work, and shows me the ...
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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 ...
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Searching for results within a date range from search bar

I know we can specify a date range for the Google search results by clicking in Search Tools and changing Any time to the dates we want. Is it possible to do the same directly from the search bar ...
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Searching symbols, non-letter characters in Google [duplicate]

I'd like to search the internet for a string containing a few symbols, namely dashes, pipes and angle brackets. I tried searching for them by typing them into Google but it seems to ignore the ...
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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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Problem with Google OR operator in Google News

Have a problem with Google News Search, maybe I'm doing something wrong way. When I'm trying to find news either on Russia LNG export or on Uralkali on Google News Search with the setting ...
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Let Google know about migration of my Blogger page

I have a Blogger page and I plant to make its contents (or simply migrate it) available at another website as some other page. I have heard about 301 re-directs that help Google identify site changes, ...
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Ads not from this site in Google Search

When using Google Search, there was a section of ads labelled with "Ads not from this site" Is it normal?
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Options for PDF files returned by Google search

Why are there three or two options for PDF files returned by Google search: cached and/or similar, and share? Particularly, "cached" isn't always available, but I hope to view it using "cached" since ...
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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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The relationship between search engine results and user query?

When googling a topic, there are [x] number of results. Logically, these are the number of results tagged with the keyword/s. Does this link with the popularity of a tag, in the sense of the degree ...
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Ignore watermarked stock pictures from image search

When I search for images on Google, mostly it gives results related to stock websites with watermarked images. I want these sites to be ignored when I perform a search—is there any possibility to do ...
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Why wouldn't my videos show up when I google them?

So around the summer time, I tried googling my videos up and pretty much all of them showed. However, I started to set my Youtube account to private by clicking the "Make channel private option" ...
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Google reverse image search in a specific site

I want to use Google (or any other good option) to search for a specific image inside a specific site. I go to http://images.google.com/ Click on that small camera icon Paste the image URL Now I see ...
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Google Search results

My Google search results look different when I am logged in than when I am not logged in. How do I disable these results and just get the default one back? When I am not logged in:
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filtering google search results that are searches on other sites

Sometimes when I search google for something, it brings back results that are actually just further searches on other sites. These are almost never useful in my experience. I can't believe that ...
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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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How to get to the right Tumblr blog from a Google search

I am searching for the lyrics to a Darwin Deez song. I googled "I keep the mic on lockdown slavery deez" and in the description of the second result I can see the information that I want. When I click ...
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Way to disable Google's “Results for Similar Searches”?

Is there a way to disable or remove the "Results for Similar Searches" in Google results? I know you can use the setting "Verbatim," but then you lose the spelling correction, etc. Basically, I wish ...
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Google Search: Force a range of numbers to appear in the title

I'm trying to find a range of number inside of titles in Google News. I tried something like intitle:4..25 but it only found results for which the exact string "425" appeared. Any ideas?
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How to display Google+ information on the right hand side by Google search no matter which country I choose?

I have found a way to display Google+ information on the right hand side by Google search. But I'm confused that when I switch search engine to different countries other than .com, like .com.hk or ...
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Search for specific text at the start of the URL in Google search

How do I search for websites that start with “dl” on Google? For example, returned sites search will be like dl.webaddr.com dl.something.com dl.others.com
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How to search results from certain language in Google?

As of today, I find that Google has changed its interface for filtering searched results to be from a certain language (such as Chinese). I can't find a way to do that. Can you please help?
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Why does this misspelled Google search return more hits than a correctly spelled one?

When I search for "law and human behavior" (with quote marks) on Google, I get only 106,000 hits. When I search for "law and human behaviour" (again, with quote marks) I get 25,200,000 hits. I don't ...
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Regaining Google's Old Style Homepage Layout? [closed]

Google Chrome's recent update and of its homepage has incorporated smaller website thumbnails underneath its search dialogue box. I prefer the old layout where you could switch between larger website ...
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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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How can I search Google for a negative number?

It only rarely happens, but once or twice I've found it desirable to be able to search the web for a set of search terms that includes a negative number. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any ...
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What are the redirect parameters for Google and Yandex?

I did a Google search and clicked on one of the results. Google redirected to a different URL when I clicked on the result. Yandex has a similar redirection. For Google: ...
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How to make google.com not redirect to my country's local version of Google search? [duplicate]

When I try to load google.com in my browser (Firefox), Google redirects me to its local version of Google Search for my country: Notice how, even though the URL is google.com, the page is ...
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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 exact string problem

I've tried to find an exact string using Google Search. The string looks like this: xx-xxxx where the "x" can be any number or letter. After the first two characters there is a dash and after this 4 ...
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How do I get the really cool “Smart” Google on desktop?

If I google "make a meeting for 5pm tomorrow" on a desktop computer, I get this: But if I search that on my phone's Google app (the built in one) I get this: (Sorry the image is so big it's just ...
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How to set up a local Google Omnibox search with predictions? [closed]

I am from the UK and like to browse from Google.co.uk. When I am in a foreign country, the browsing from the omnibox goes to the local version, such as Google.co.il. When I try entering a custom ...
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Why does maps.google.co.uk show me the web search page?

Since moving to the UK I have a weird problem on Google Maps: It always shows me the Google web search interface rather than a map. For example, ...
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How to get definitions of a term through Google

I used to be able to search define:xyz on Google, where xyz is a term I want defined. It's not working any more or it only shows one result and no link to see the rest. Here's an example: I tried ...
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Google thinks my search is automatied and won't let me search

I connect to the internet through a VPN service. Is there anything I can do to not receive this? I'm not doing anything suspicious and the first Google search I do yields this. I trust Google ...
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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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Infinite redirect loop after search performing from Google search box in Google Chrome. How do I fix it?

Got redirect loop after any Google search performing from Google search box (see screenshot below), while search from Omnibox (google default search engine) does not induce any redirecting. Tried: ...
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Is there a quick way of getting a beautiful URL to a Google search query?

When searching Google I often want to share a link to my search. (not to a search result, to the current page with the results) Many years ago Google used to have excellent URLs. For example: ...
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How can you google search for pages updated recently? [duplicate]

I seem to recall years ago google had a feature where you could search for pages updated "last year", "last month", "last week" etc. Especially when searching through forums, is there's away to filter ...
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Search Google Images with a specific aspect ratio

Is there a way to filter by aspect ratio on Google Image Search? I need to find images with a ratio of 2:1 but Google only offers me some generic terms like "wide".
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Google Search results for flights

Google introduced a new way to display flight results in its search. Example: However, I'm not seeing the results this way... I just see the "hyperlinks" text results (and Google Ads). What am I ...