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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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Exclude number range in Google Search

I would like to exclude search results containing numbers in a specific range. My best search term so far was: foo -1950..2009 Google, however seems to ignore the minus sign and return results with ...
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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?
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How to download our Google Web History?

In Google Web History, I can view all my past web searches. How can I download this data, instead of viewing them page by page on the website?
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Search Google Images with a specific aspect ratio

Is there a way to filter by aspect ratio on Google Image Search? I need to find images with a ratio of 2:1 but Google only offers me some generic terms like "wide".
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Activating Google's “block results from this site” when you need it

Google search occasionally shows a "block results from this site" option but I am not sure when/why. I tend to always be logged in to my Gmail/Google account and like that it can personalize based on ...
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What does gws_rd=cr in the URL indicate?

On opening Google.com, gws_rd=cr is added to the URL. This has been happening only for the past day or so. What does this indicate? Why did this start showing up recently? I have been using the same ...
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Google Search results for flights

Google introduced a new way to display flight results in its search. Example: However, I'm not seeing the results this way... I just see the "hyperlinks" text results (and Google Ads). What am I ...
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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 ...
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What is the difference between google doc “share” and “publish on the web” options?

I see that there is a sharing option, "Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view" which can be found in the google docs file menu as well as google drive file options. I ...
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Is there a new way to remove sites from Google search results?

A while ago I got fed up with continuously finding w3schools in my search results when I wanted detailed, technically correct information. To fix this without having to continuously append ...
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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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Disable Google +1 functionality

How do I disable Google +1 functionality from appearing in my searches? I want to remove "+1" icon from Google Search results, is there way to do so?
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Shortcut to Google Images, News, More

I'd like to know if there is a shortcut to go to Google Images, Images, More... A way to navigate between this options. Like you can go trough the results with the UP/DOWN arrows, I don´t know if ...
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I deleted an account off of a website and it still shows up in Google searches?

Well pretty much I had two accounts that I really wanted to delete from 2 websites because they were embarrassing . I deleted both of them but whenever I search my name up on Google both of the ...
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Similar queries give different results in google alerts. The culprit is the query or the delivery system?

We are building a system to analyze the results of Google Alerts for certain medical topics. We are testing two different methods. Let's take the topics pregnancy and vaccines in Italian. Our ...
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How does Google handle special characters?

According to Google Basic search help Generally, most punctuation and special characters are ignored, however there is a growing list of punctuation and symbols that are recognized in searches. ...
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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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Google: what language is chr, and why is my homepage set there?

For reasons I can't fathom, my Google searches keep ending up at http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=chr. What language is 'chr' (I don't why I can't find this by searching Google, but I can't)? More ...
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Searching for populations of a list of cities

I want to create a list of all world cities named "Alexandria", along with their populations. Can a search engine do that? What could the query look like?
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How to search something on across multiple sites with a single Google query?

I tried (search term site:stackoverflow.com) OR (search term site:superuser.com) OR (search term site:stackexchange.com) search term site:stackoverflow.com,superuser.com,stackexchange.com search ...
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Is there preference settings so Google stops favoring recent news?

Doug Saunders ask, on Twitter, Is there a way to turn off Google's recent-news precedence so it strictly searches by backlink count, as it used to do?
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Google Search Operator: Does “-nofollow” exclude websites where links are nofollow?

I've seen someone using search operator -nofollow to find websites where links are dofollow and he claimed that this query can exclude websites whose HTML source code contains nofollow. Well, ...
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Does Google use Gmail to discover new links?

I've just read an article (source - it's German, I'm sorry) which reports that Microsoft uses Skype to discover new websites (probably for Bing). I know that Google makes use of Gmail to generate ...
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Find deep links to our site with Google Search

We are in the process of moving to a different provider, and I want to check which popular deep links go to our site. I have some server logs, but I want to cross-check with Google. I do know ...
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Does LinkedIn access my cookies and Google search history for its suggestions? [closed]

LinkedIn seems to suggest people I may know. I believe, or it's my hypothesis, that LinkedIn scours information located in the cookie files on my computer and in some way accesses the information that ...
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Search Google Images for minimum 640x480 size by default

I generally search for images using Google Image Search and after any search, I select the minimum size as 640x480 from the left pane of the page. Is there any way to set a minimum size for Google ...
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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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Case-sensitive Google search

Is there any way to make a Google search case-sensitive?
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Is there a way to remove sites permanently from (my personal) Google search results?

I'm regularly finding sites that copy content from elsewhere (mailing lists, etc) while not providing any added value. Quite to the contrary, they are pretty heaped with ads. I'd like to remove those ...
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Searching for Google Maps direction by query

When I want to get directions between two well-known places, I enter a query like "from Heaven to Hell" into Google, then switch to Maps tab and the route is there (provided that Heaven and Hell are ...