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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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Setting Google results to stay in a language, regardless of location

How do I keep the Google search results in English regardless of where I am searching from? Google is a genius at knowing what ads to show me and what particular language to show me the ads. If I ...
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How to disable Google's doodle

I am at work, and wanted to Google something, but then I saw the Halloween Doodle (and I played with it). Now I have no idea what I was searching for. How can I disable Google's doodle, to stop it ...
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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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How to change black Google bar back to white?

Today, the Google Apps bar went to black. How do you change it back to white?
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Does word order matter for Google Search?

Does it affect the speed or efficiency of Google Search if I just put the words in randomly as opposed to some specific order?
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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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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 syntax to specify a language?

I can read a lot of languages and am charged with doing research about software in various countries. My Google interface is in English but I often have to search pages in a particular language, and 5 ...
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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 to do a Google search for webpages last updated within 2 years?

How to do a Google search for webpages last updated within 2 years ? In other words I would like Google, but I do not wish any of the results to be over 2 years old.
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Search animated pics with Google

Is there a way to search for animated GIFs or PNGs with Google? (Not static GIF or PNG files, but animated files.) I’ve tried with apng but Google does not recognize that filetype and trims it.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to get a random number from Google omnibar?

Is there any command to get a random number from omnibar? E.g. like how we can type 21 + 56 and it will show 77:
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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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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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How to get unpersonalized results in Google?

I want to see a "normal" SERP, not affected by Google's custom search algorithms. I know that Google algorithms are pervasive (web history, mail, chat, cooky, IP...). What can I do to see "normal" ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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How do I exclude results with the .php file extension in Google search?

I spend a lot of time searching for resources about PHP. As the search narrows and the results get fewer, I begin to get a lot of noise from pages unrelated to my research, simply appearing there ...
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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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How much of the internet is indexed by Google? [closed]

I heard some friends talking about Google's indexing percentage. They were saying that Google estimates the size of the whole internet as 5 million terabytes, and Google only indexes 0.04% of it. ...
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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.