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Google search results from custom time/date range

The only option Google offers is to get results from the past hour. Is it possible to get results from the past 3 hours, for example? From the past 2 years would also be useful for me. Related: ...
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Disable Scientific Notation in Google's Unit Converter

Google has improved its calculator a few years ago, and that update has brought scientific notation to the results. Before this update (years ago), when I searched "1 month in seconds", Google gave ...
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How can I make Google prioritize StackOverflow results?

I don't want site:stackoverflow.com (that rules out other sites). I don't want to star stackoverflow.com Google results (that's too manual). I want to search Google such that any stackoverflow.com ...
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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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To block private Instagram profile from Google Search?

Many social media application have setting by which you can prevent your profile in Google search. However, Instagram does not have it. They also ignore the users' feedback by not offering customer ...
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Searching for video format like searching for mp3

Based on this question, I can use this: -inurl:(htm|html|php) in title:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +mp3 "name_of_what_I_am_looking_for" To search for all mp3 ...
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When did “plus” stop working in Google search?

When I search on Google and use + to indicate that a word must be on the page I'm searching, why do I get a bunch of results without that word?
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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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Is there a way to search in Google using regular expressions (regex)?

It would be very useful if Google provided a regular expression search. Is there a way to do this? (OBS: I am not talking about false regular expressions like site:, filetype:, AND, OR or "Text". 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 use Disconnect search from the address bar?

I like https://search.disconnect.me/ as a privacy respecting front-end for Google Search. I would like to find out how I can evoke Disconnect searches by adding search terms at the end of the URL in ...
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Find web page(s) that links to a specific page in Google Search

I got an article from some page, I don't know which. Is there some Google search way of finding the parent page? Say for example from page A I navigated to page B. Page B is a PDF document. How to ...
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How to increase LinkedIn X-Ray search result count?

I am using LinkedIn X-Ray Search to get information. Problem: Maximum number of results is 1000. I had tried start=1001 it is not working. How to overcome this problem?
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How to google all sites that use particular wiki engine

I know that Google has code search that helps to find something within code. I wonder if there is any way to get list of sites that uses particular engine? For example find all sites that use XWiki ...
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Is there a way to show the stats of a specified search query (especially for the ones that appear in autocomplete dropdown)?

How do I check the popularity of a particular search query in Google? How to see the stats info on it? Long ago, in the past, I could even see some number at the right side of an item in autocomplete ...
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How to limit a phrase search to official announcements?

How can I search a saying, or a quote (I mean, real quote) in Google? For example, I want to search for any statement from The Supreme Court that has this keyword: the fact that. Is it possible?
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Can I ban a language from a Google search? [duplicate]

Because of my geolocation Google search engine shows me links in inappropriate language. Is it possible to ban the language from a search result? EDIT: i want to forbid certain language, not to ...
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How can I prevent YouTube comments from showing as my video description in Google Search results?

I was Googling my own site and saw this in the search results: I was rather annoyed to see that somebody's comment was being used for the video description, instead of the actual description ("...
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How do I tell Google that I prefer Python3 results?

Google is supposed to learn what results I want. However, it continually produces the Python 2 documentation when I'm searching. Obviously it's only another click or two, or I could type "3" in my ...
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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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Report dishonest websites to Google Search

Often I land on sites via Google Search that provide different content to the user than what is shown to the crawler. For me, this is time-consuming to visit and check pages that are maliciously ...
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How can I do a Google search about github without getting results from public repositories?

I tried to search a private code base on github for a string that included a [*. It gave me a pretty 500 error page so I jumped over to Google and searched for "github search special characters". ...
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Syntax to see route planning between two points?

In most cases, to find out a distance or expected travel time between two points, I use Google maps (using Chrome, desktop PC). To do so, the typical steps are: Type a location (say 'Munich') into ...
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Does Google read text on my screen to improve near-future search results?

I've noticed that when I am reading about something online, and I open a new tab to google something was I reading about, whatever I had in mind comes up almost immediately in the suggestions. For ...
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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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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 they'...
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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 http://www.google.com/search?q=metallica+live&ie=...
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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 ...