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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Google's “I'm Feeling Lucky” URLs no longer working?

In the past, adding &btnl to a google search URL would turn it into an "I'm feeling lucky" search, which would redirect you straight to the first result. I.e. ...
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How do I find the earliest / original instance of an image on the web?

I'm curious about the etymology (aka "origin") of this image I found on the web: How would I go about finding the earliest websearch result for this image? Yes, I can use TinEye to find other ...
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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 the web for JavaScript using Google, or other crawler?

I know you can search Google for specific filetypes, so you can do filetype:js someCode However, Google doesn't seem to index JavaScript, or at least these results just seem to be HTML pages with a ...
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Is it possible to navigate in Google using only shortcuts?

Gmail has amazing functionality, which enables to use it effectively with vim-like shortcuts. I'm wondering whether there are shortcuts for Google search page as well. Do you know which shortcuts ...
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How to access resources turned up in description of Google results?

This happens to me a lot, and I'm sure I can't be the only one. It goes like this: I google something very, very specific. One of the results will be something generic, like "housesforsale.com," but ...
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How to search escape words in Google or other engines?

Maybe this question is a bit silly, however I always fail to get the right result when I search Google for some particular words like $@( in bash) and other escape words. For instance, when I use bash ...
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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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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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Make a Google+ post visible to all users but invisible to Google search

I know that the Public circle is like a free-for-all and people can find your posts for the Public circle using search engines. I'd like my posts to be visible to only G+ users. How do I set my posts ...
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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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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?