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Where is the Google search result snippet/blurb coming from?

When searching with Google, is it possible to see more of the text snippet/blurb for a search result(s)? Where are the text snippets/blurbs being stored (and pulled from)? What's odd is that ...
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Google search for multiple symbols yields nothing

Somewhat related to this question: When Google-searching a single special character, useful results are provided. For example, a query of "+" provides links to the Wikipedia article "plus and minus ...
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Why do I have HTML tags in my Google search results?

Recently (within the past week or so) my Google search results page has started to look a little different. I have HTML tags coming through (see screenshot below) that look like they're meant to style ...
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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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How can I bring back the Google “cached version” links?

Since Google Search switched to the new layout, two things have been bothering me immensely. One is the absence of "cached version" links which are ocasionally very useful. How do I bring them back? ...
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What is the block that appears with answers on Google before results called?

What is this box called? Is there a way to get the information on this box using Google Custom Search JSON/Atom API? If Yes, please supply some examples
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“Server not found” when searching through Google

It's been all right until a few days ago when I made a search from google.com and it ended up at this address: ...
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Is it possible to turn off Google Search's word filter?

I've noticed that search suggestions (such as "marijuana", "The Pirate Bay", and various "swear words") are now being censored, i.e., not appearing in search suggestions despite being popular ...
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Can I block a certain website from google results? [duplicate]

Whenever I need to know a simple fact, google often finds it in answers.com. I loathe answers.com's user interface, and inability to deliver the information I need after I click through google, ...
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How to open Google Cached version of a URL

I have a URL http://raw.fotosite.pl/ which seems broken. I want to view its cached version if cached by Google/any other web caching site. In Google advanced search is there any special ...
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How do I make the Google Search Plotting Graph Larger?

Often times when I'm using the Google Search Plotting feature I need to zoom out to see what a whole functions looks like, but then I also miss out on seeing the precise details. Is there a way to ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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Is there a way to tell Google I don't want results from a certain website?

If you are logged into your Google account, search results are personalized for you based on what Google thinks you are more likely to be interested in. Is there a way (other than creating a custom ...
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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 do I block results for particular words in my Google Custom Search Engine?

I am aware of how to remove websites from search results in my Google custom search engine *(either by using the control panel or uploading annotations in an xml file under 'advanced')... but how to I ...
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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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Why do the “privacy versions” of Google search (i.e. Scroogle, StartingPage) not return exactly the same results?

There are at least a couple of "don't track me" search sites which get their search results from Google. (I'm thinking of Scroogle.org and StartingPage.com). [Note: I don't know exactly how ...
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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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How to get rid of captcha prompted by Google (while searching)? [duplicate]

I am a programmer and I Google a lot. The problem. The thing is that it seems that Google finds my search requests fishy (often related to security and compile errors, something casual users won't ...
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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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Is there a way to keep Google Search settings when logged-in with the Google Account?

I have three computers, where I use three different browsers in each computer. I sometimes have to re-change the settings for Google search, even if I am logged-in with my Google Account. Is there a ...
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How can I reduce/ remove YouTube results in Google search?

I've noticed YouTube videos getting a lot of 'love' from Google in recent searches. This is actually quite annoying. One recent search yielded 10 unrelated videos on page one! Is it possible to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why are some webpages not included in Google's cache?

I use the answer at http://stackoverflow.com/a/4560541/170243 to link to google caches for things. However I tried to use it for ...
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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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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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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: 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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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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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 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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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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When are Google drive and Google docs indexed?

I have published my doc as Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view a long time ago. But, when I search for the pieces of my published document, Google result is empty. Should I ...
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Google Search: starring a result and refreshing — the star is not “sticking”

I'm a long time Google Bookmarks fan and I appreciate the integration with Google Search. For some reason, I'm typing a query like "maps national parks" and clicking the star on the result "United ...
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Training my Google search skills: Is there any competition webapp?

The best way to become a chess champion is to play against champions. Similarly, I want to improve my Google search skills, but I have no champion around to compete against. Is there a webapp that ...
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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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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 ...