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Sort search results by popularity

Is it possible to sort Google Search results by popularity for a given search term? Also, is it possible to sort results by popularity for a specific website (e. g., Wikipedia)?
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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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How to search an embedded Google Spreadsheet in Google Sites?

I would like to know how I can make embedded spreadsheets searchable in Google Sites.
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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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Googling for a string not in another

Is there a way to search Google for a Web page that has a specific word even not as part of a specific phrase? For example: Let's say I want to search for license, and my search turns up many pages ...
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Why do YouTube results in a Google search lead to a redirect page?

I've noticed recently (last few weeks) that when I click on a youtube video from a Google search I get taken to a redirect page (happens instantly) before I actually land on the video on youtube.com. ...
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How Can I Get Google to Stop Thinking I'm A Bot

So, I'm getting the occasional CAPTCHA message, which is irritating but fine, but occasionally Google just blocks my network wholesale. I've submitted automated requests to unblock it, but I have no ...
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Searching Google for files and pages which contain .something

I am doing some security research, and am wanting to search Google for hidden files that have been accidentally included in websites. These hidden Unix files are all ".filename" and ...
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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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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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Exclude results from Google Search where keywords are in link titles instead of content

How can I make Google search exclude link titles from showing up as matching when I want the keywords to match on page content? For example, I want to find out how I can use the Kendo UI grid ...
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How can I find cached file of Google Chrome? [closed]

What I want to do is making application that uses chrome cache file which is saved in local disk. (Only separate cached file. e.g. f_001bf0) ChromeCacheView application is very similar with my ...
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Is it possible to search for a specific HTML tag within a site using a search engine?

I want to search a single website for pages that do or do not have a canonical URL specified (<link rel='canonical' href='http://www.site.com/pageCannonicalUrl.htm' />). Is it possible to do ...
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Why does a search term with an ampersand get truncated? [closed]

Go to Google Image Search and put this in the search criteria (remove the double quotes and make sure there is a trailing space): "d&d animated series " Search gets truncated to "D". Why?
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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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How to force Google to use a keyword? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Search for multiple unrelated words in Google Search I've noticed recently that Google force-feeds me certain results even if I explicitly demand that a particular ...
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How can I make Google do one-shot searches in a specific language only?

When I use Google to search the web, I usually get German results first and English results later when I use search terms that make sense in both languages. Since I am German and live in Germany, this ...
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Search Google for a term with square brackets [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? I am trying to search something on Google.com using square bracket(s). Example: "[something" ...
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Can I remove the limit of number of languages in Google Search results?

I see I can select only eight languages for Google Search results. Is it possible to do a search in all languages?
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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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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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Is it possible to disable Google Universal Search (not see videos & images in results)?

In 2007 Google introduced Universal Search (sometimes called blended search), and started including images and videos in the regular search results page. I don't want to see those results. I know how ...
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Personalize Google Search to show certain sites based on keyword or term trigger

Can I set some sort of preference to say, when df is typed, set the first result to be bay12games... on my computer alone and not for the entire web? Say I want to type this in Google Search: df ...
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How to use Google Search + Your World?

I have read the official blog, but still I am not able to see how do I use this feature? I have tried a lot of Google Searches but nothing shows up. I have taken this pic from net, I do not see any ...
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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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Request pull down of a Picasa album attached to my name in searches

Using Google I found a Picasa album of mine of a mission trip to Bolivia. I never gave permission to put it out there for everyone. Or at least I don't remember doing so. How do I take it offline and ...
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Why doesn't Ctrl+click work in Google's search results, and how would I give feedback to Google?

When I get search results from Google, the feature of Chrome to open the link in a new window when I use Ctrl + click doesn't work. (I believe I've seen this occasionally in some versions of Opera as ...
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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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Set Google SafeSearch by location/browser

My preferred browser is Chrome and I'm firmly in the Google camp. When I'm at work I would rather have my SafeSearch settings be set to "Strict", just in case some of my random searches catch on ...
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Excluding all URLs containing a specific word

Suppose I enter the following search string: msdn proxy website I get a list of results that contains (among other results) sites which have the word msdn in their URL. What if I want to exclude ...
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Can we teach Google Search sites that we prefer?

I know we can teach Google which sites we want blocked, but is there a way to let it know what sites we prefer. For example, when I search for a movie title I would rather Rotten Tomatoes to come up ...
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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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Searching for a particular term on Google under a specific website domain

I want to search on Google for some terms but the requirements are that the website's domain name must be .edu. How do I set up my search to filter out all those websites and domains that do not end ...
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Using Google Search to find what a symbol means without knowing what it's called

I was doing math homework and wanted to find out what ⊃ means, so I entered the symbol ⊃ in Google Search. However, I got no search results. How can I use Google to find out what symbols mean?
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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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Filter Google search results to keyword appearing in subdomain or domain itself

While I'm aware that an allindomain operator doesn't exist, I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to achieve this with allinurl or similar in Google Search. allinurl: returns results containing the ...
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Can I have Google search results always filtered?

Is there a way to have Google search results always filtered? I am constantly clicking on "only show results from the past year" and I would like to make this default.
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How to remove terms from Google search results?

I used to be able to stop terms from appearing in my Google search results using the minus letter, but this no longer seems to work. Is there a new way of doing this?
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Why does Google Search use redirects instead of direct links?

All Google Search results are a redirect link like this: ...
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Is there a +lang:en option in google search, like +site:<domain>? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I have some shortcut for language and area change in Google search? Is there an option like +lang:en in google search, like +site:? It would restrict results based ...
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Stop Google search personalization keeping search history

I know I can stop Google search personalization by not logging in or clearing web history. What I want to do is to keep my search history, but stop Google to personalize my search query. Because I ...
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Exclude Google results containing search term in title?

I'm searching Google and wish to limit results to ones that contain my search term in the page body but NOT the page title. Is this possible?
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Pressing Backspace in Google Search doesn't go back one page

Using Google Instant with autocomplete turned on, I'm unable to press the backspace button to go back to the previous page. When I press the backspace button, I do not have focus in the search input ...
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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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How to search this on Google?

It's a little meta... .. But how do I "properly" search for something like Visual C++ Executable Stack on Google? (See below for an illustration of the problem.)
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Force Google search to use only the exact words typed, no spellcheck or synonyms

How can I force Google search to use only the exact words (not entire phrase) I typed and not to use spell check and similar words/synonyms? Here is a query I performed in Google search: Mayavi ...
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Find number in Google with wildcards

I want to find a number that starts with "221" and is an 11 digit number. For example: 221XXXXXXXX Does Google support any method to find something like this? Perhaps with regex or wildcards?
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Results from Google do not contain my search terms

I have a frustrating feeling that Google's results are sometimes inaccurate: When I'm looking for terms that do not exist together, Google gives me results anyway even if these results do not contain ...
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Blocking all about.com websites (*.about.com) from my Google search results

I regularly block websites from my Google search results. I've had no trouble with this Google feature, with the notable exception of about.com. This website uses a million subdomains, making it hard ...
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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.)