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Why doesn't Google's “I'm Feeling Lucky” feature work in this specific case?

Why does this work: http://www.google.com/search?q=azure+ray+site:en.wikipedia.org&btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky And so does this: (Note: loads YouTube video) ...
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How to limit Google search result to a set of websites?

I want to limit my Google search query to a set of websites. I am using the Opera Mini browser on my tablet for searching.
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How can I make a safe search in Google?

How can I search in a way in Google that prevents my search terms being linked to my identity (cookies, IP ...)? I know there are some tools such as a Firefox extension that makes random searches from ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How can one send multiple word OR queries to Google?

I am trying to send Google a search query with several units, some containing more than one word, separated by the boolean operator OR. Usually I'd write: (Oneword, Two words, Something containing ...
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What is the real number of results in Google Images Search

Google Image Search Anyone know why when I search images in Google Image Search, in this example, the input is "Google", it says there are about 872.000.000 results. Then some images are thumnailed ...
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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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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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Search within results - Google Search

How can I "search within results" in a Google Search page? Example: I want to search something from the Google Search result of "more useful than" firefox OR chrome. How can I do that?
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Do your +1's affect your own Google results?

Your Google plus connections' +1s affect your own Google results. But how about your +1s? If you +1 a site, will it affect your own Google results? For example, if you +1 Stack Exchange, will Stack ...
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How does Google decide which pages define a word?

In Google, if you use the search term "define:mathematics" it will provide you with definitions of the word mathematics. How does Google determine which pages on the web are definitions for that ...
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Find class schedules near our location

How can we find class schedules nearby? In this case our location is New York. Some of my friends, graduates of science major (biology, math, physics), are looking for classes that teach web ...
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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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What happened to Google Scholar search by subject area?

It was possible to restrict search in Google Scholar by subject area, e.g. it was possible to select Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics in Advanced Scholar Search, which had the same ...
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Google top 100 words searched for

Is there any way to see the list of top words searched for on Google? I'm looking for a range of somewhere like 100-500 words. The problem with Google Hot Trends/Searches and Google Zeitgeist is that ...
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Is there an API for searching only recently indexed webpages?

I'm looking for an API that allows me to do a web search query, but filtered by how recently the page was published or indexed (could be indexed by Google or Yahoo! or anyone that indexes a similar ...
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Method for searching for email addresses on Google

How should I be googling for an email address in a way that minimizes false positives (while avoiding false negatives)? That is, just searching the email address isn't enough, since you end up with a ...
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How do I specify a filetype in a Google search?

Is there a syntax to specify a filetype in a Google search? What is it? (I'm looking for PDFs.)
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Is there a way to make Google search results default to “Past Year”?

Mostly self-explanatory... Every time I perform a Google search I would like it to display results using the "Past Year" option from the "More Search Tools" menu on the left by default. My main ...
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It looks like Google is saving my search history and tying them to my account. How do I turn this off now?

For a long time, when you would be logged in via something like Gmail or even a straight "Google Account", you could go into the privacy/advanced settings and turn on something to save your search ...
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Service that shows most popular queries/keywords related to a specific topic X? [closed]

I know Google Trends/Zeitgeist. But what I'm looking for is a service where you can enter, for example "Politics", and then the service gives out the most popular queries containing "Politics"-keyword ...
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Are GitHub sources parsed by Search Engines?

I used Github search which is good though sometimes I like to use Google's parameters for better search handling of what I want. site:github.com foreach Unfortunately for the first few pages, I am ...
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Search for multiple unrelated words in Google Search

Google used to have the "+" operator, but I believe they removed it. I want to search for Q&A sites using the following query: what language is * written in? + c++ However, in the top ...
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Google: How to escape double quotes inside a phrase search?

With Google I can do exact match searches like this: "exact match phrase" What if I would like to include double quotes like this?: " "exact match" phrase" Is this possible? Can I escape somehow?
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+1 a website in Google search results using the keyboard

How do I +1 a website I see in Google search using the keyboard? I love the use of arrow keys to navigate the search results and would like to +1 the websites I like. I don't want to move away from ...
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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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Date criteria for Google search

Sometimes I'm looking for date-sensitive information and don't want to see results more than a certain age. Is there a way to specify this in a Google search?
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What are the differences between localized and encrypted Google search?

What is the difference in my search results when I search from Australia using: http://www.google.com.au/ And when I search from the same country using: https://encrypted.google.com/
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How to search similar sites with Google?

One addition to Firefox provides button to search similar sites with Google, not pages. I've forgotten its name and I can't look at its query. So how can I search similar sites with Google?
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Google “latest” or realtime search of Twitter statuses

Some time ago there was an advanced type of Google search, accessible via left panel (more search tools and time period limiting). The results of latest was almost realtime, and there was an ...
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Google Search is giving more results for a query when it's quoted

Search results: 218m - "blog post" 204m - blog post I expected it to be the other way around, at least.
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Where can I report bugs relating to Google Search?

I'm looking for either an URL with a feedback form or an email address.
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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?
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Report Google web search results that contain offensive images

In Google Image Search, it's possible to report individual offensive images. How can I report web pages (or entire websites) that contain offensive images? These pages occasionally show up in search ...
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How do I turn off Google Suggest permanently?

There used to be an option for turning Google Suggest off permanently, but since Google Instant was launched it appears to be gone. A temporary solution is to open ...
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Can I make parental searches on Bing / Google?

Is it possible to make searches on Bing, Google or another search machine, that will only show results that is, for example, PG-rated? For example, if I wanted to send a school student to search on ...
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Filter specific words from Google search suggestions

I'd like to stop specific search terms (such as "gaming", "newgrounds", and "knowyourmeme") from appearing in my Google Search suggestions, since these terms tend to distract me from what I'm actually ...
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How to search this on Google?

It's a little meta... .. But how do I "properly" search for something like Visual C++ Executable Stack on Google? (See below for an illustration of the problem.)
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On Google search, is there a way to disable autocomplete but keep Instant?

Google Instant has gotten to a level of speed that makes it extremely usable. Now that I like it, I'd like to turn off autocomplete, which seems to get in the way of the Instant results, more than ...
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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 do I restrict a Google search to a certain category?

I work with the programming language Scala. Unfortunately the name is also used in many other contexts. In Google Insights I can restrict the search to a certain category. In the filter section I can ...
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How to increase the Google search results to display more than 100 results?

I’m trying to save all the URLs of my website that are indexed in Google, so I want to increase the displayed search results to more than 100. Is it possible? And if yes, how?
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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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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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Keyboard-only usage of Google Search

How can I perform a Google search without using the mouse? I want to be able to: type in the search term and start the search ( possible already since I use a browser search bar ); navigate through ...
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Can we teach Google Search sites that we prefer?

I know we can teach Google which sites we want blocked, but is there a way to let it know what sites we prefer. For example, when I search for a movie title I would rather Rotten Tomatoes to come up ...
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Why don't I see the text from Google's excerpt when I visit a site?

Here's an example of a Google search result where the text from the excerpt is nowhere to be found on that page. Why does this happen?
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How to get Google search to stop trying to fix my spelling?

For example, I'm searching for pages that contain the word "quiet". Google.com is happily returning hits with "quite" (and even showing them in bold!), even though that word obviously has nothing to ...