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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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Leave out search results older than two years by default

One thing I don't like about Google Search is that it often includes results that are very very old. Is there a way to permanently turn off old results, like block all results older than two years? If ...
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Search a single website using regular expressions?

Is there a way to search a single web-domain using regular expressions? I've been mirroring sites with WinHTTrack and then using dtDesktopSearch but it's an incredibly inefficient process and I was ...
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Google search operator “site:” … how to limit its scope?

Assume there is a website with the domain name baz.tld. It has content. There is also content on subdomains foo.baz.tld and bar.baz.tld, but there is no www.baz.tld subdomain. The most frequent ...
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Method for searching for email addresses on Google

How should I be googling for an email address in a way that minimizes false positives (while avoiding false negatives)? That is, just searching the email address isn't enough, since you end up with a ...
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How to get the Google search history of myself

Can I get my Google search history starting from the moment I started using the Google search engine?
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Where can I report bugs relating to Google Search?

I'm looking for either an URL with a feedback form or an email address.
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Getting the real destination link from google search [duplicate]

Steps to reproduce: Search for "wavetek4.pdf" via Google search: wavetek4.pdf. Look in the entry. Right mouse click on the link and it goes to Google. Not to the real site. Click on Share button ...
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How to modify a URL to get a Google cached version of page?

I want to look at a Google cached version of a webpage, but can't find it through the usual mechanisms, as per this related question. Is there a way to modify the URL in the address bar to take me to ...
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How to search in specific website but not its sub sections?

For example: I want to search for web hosting in domain css-tricks.com. So I will do this: site:css-tricks.com web hosting But that site has a forum section at http://css-tricks.com/forums/. I ...
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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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Setting Google results to stay in a language, regardless of location

How do I keep the Google search results in English regardless of where I am searching from? Google is a genius at knowing what ads to show me and what particular language to show me the ads. If I ...
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Where can I find related Google searches for a given search query?

I've noticed that Google (and some other search engines, such as Bing) display related search results under a "People also search for" heading. Is it possible to view a complete list of related Google ...
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Access Google Search tools faster

A feature in the google search I use often is the specification of the search area (in my case Switzerland) to find a product in my country. But since some days this so important feature has been ...
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I want to see a page dated in Dec 2012, how to I do it?

This is Google's cache of http://www.seab.gov.sg/. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on 15 Jan 2013 05:31:28 GMT. The current page could have changed in the meantime.
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How to get a random number from Google omnisearch textbox?

I'm aware that the google.com omnisearch textbox is capable of doing maths. However, is it capable of giving me a random number? (I'm too lazy to roll a dice.)
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How can one send multiple word OR queries to Google?

I am trying to send Google a search query with several units, some containing more than one word, separated by the boolean operator OR. Usually I'd write: (Oneword, Two words, Something containing ...
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Google Search with Regular Expressions [duplicate]

Is it possible to use regular expressions or very simple regular expressions in google search? Like search the term "goog?e", where the ? indicates a character or a number.
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Google search results from the past 2 hours [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to do a Google search for webpages last updated within 2 years? The only option Google offers is to get results from the past hour. Is it possible to get results ...
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How can I search with wildcard on Google Search?

I want to search URLs like this: "blablabla.com/a1234568" "blablabla.com/a8564654" "blablabla.com/a5648979" So as you can see I want to make a search like this blablabla.com/a* But I can't do ...
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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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Google search to give day given date

I often want a day given a date. Is there a quick Google query that will immediately give me the calendar day given a date, in the same way that I get an immediate result for the queries 23*35 and ...
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Can I cause a Google web search to take a long time?

Doing a Google search is normally very fast, despite the fact that the web has probably millions of terabytes of data, due to the fact that Google employs algorithms (like indexing) which allow for ...
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Any way to prevent certain websites from displaying in Google search results? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove sites permanently from (my personal) google search results? The website www.bigresource.com is completely useless but highly optimized for ...
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Automatic search tool that used a link? Google or Bing [closed]

I remember there was a version of Google or Bing that you could input a search query, hit enter, and get the link for that, and send it to someone, and they could watch the query type itself out and ...
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Can I teach Google that when I say “Java”, I mean “Java 6”?

I use Google a lot to look for Java documentation. Example: If I want to find documentation for HashMap, I just google Java hashmap and Google knows to redirect me to the javadoc page. However, it ...
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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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How often was this term googled?

Is there a way to find out how many times a certain term has been searched for in a certain timeframe?
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How can I avoid sites that scrape and republish others?

Usually I use Google for search. Over the last few months most of the top search results I get are for sites that only seem to exist to scrape others. For example these ones scrape Microsoft's forums: ...
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blacklisting parasite websites that copy stackoverflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove sites permanently from (my personal) Google search results? How can you configure a browser, and the search agent - e.g. google - that it uses, ...
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How to search a string which includes “$” in Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? I want to search this string in Google 'IPC$' But Google always removes the $, even if I try to ...
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Is there any online software which search my dropbox, google drive and internet in same time?

I collect very useful information on text files and stored them in my google drive. with probability of 70% my technical search will find in my directory. Now I'm looking for a way to search this two ...
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How to make some websites appear higher on Google?

I often google for programming related stuff, and whenever there's an article on a few sites I enjoy reading such as the developer.mozilla.org, I would like to have them at the top of the search ...
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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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Is it possible to see on which Google result page a website is?

I was just wondering whether or not it is possible to obtain information about the rank of a website for a given search term on Google, or on which page it is. E.g. if you search for 'computer' ...
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Google “latest” or realtime search of Twitter statuses

Some time ago there was an advanced type of Google search, accessible via left panel (more search tools and time period limiting). The results of latest was almost realtime, and there was an ...
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How can I google words starting with something containig special characters? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to search the internet for terms with special characters I need to find all emails like quote@a-car-insurance-company.co.uk to send my details for quotation. How can ...
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It looks like Google is saving my search history and tying them to my account. How do I turn this off now?

For a long time, when you would be logged in via something like Gmail or even a straight "Google Account", you could go into the privacy/advanced settings and turn on something to save your search ...
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When performing a Google search, sometimes the results show results for a different search term

I'm using Firefox 5 on a Mac. When I perform a Google search, now that the results auto-update, the results will auto-update while I type as it's supposed to whenever I search for something. However, ...
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How do I find something in Google cache?

Here's a scenario. Someone I don't fully trust posts on a forum that he saw some interesting materials in some specific Twitter account tweets and cites those materials. I want to be sure that ...
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How do I restrict Google search site operator by excluding subdomains?

Let's say I ran the following query in Google's web search: site:"superuser.com" "windows 7" This will return results on the blog.superuser.com subdomain. How can I restrict results to only be ...
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How to search similar sites with Google?

One addition to Firefox provides button to search similar sites with Google, not pages. I've forgotten its name and I can't look at its query. So how can I search similar sites with Google?
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Google search without any filter?

Google filters results by your preferences, but also by other factors such as your exact location, popularity, and others that I am not aware of (see this TED talk). So I was wondering, is there an ...
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How to have “block all sites from example.com” always displayed on Google

Sometimes I see a link added to Google search results to "block all results from example.com" except this link is never displayed for the domains which I actually want to block. Is there some way to ...
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Google: How to escape double quotes inside a phrase search?

With Google I can do exact match searches like this: "exact match phrase" What if I would like to include double quotes like this?: " "exact match" phrase" Is this possible? Can I escape somehow?
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Link to Google search results

I have some searches on Google shopping that I would like to save. However if I copy the URL from the address bar and try to reuse it, it just takes me to the Google home page. How could I go about ...
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Filter Google results for links created within the last X months? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to do a Google search for webpages last updated within 2 years? There is the year range operator in Google Search. For instance, searching for keyword 2011..2011 ...
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Is it possible to “downvote” a Google web search result?

Google added a '+1' feature to promote certain results. Once a few people upvote a result, it's universally seen closer to the top of the results page. The Google Help pages include a way to report ...
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Google Map search shows 2nd business at same address

I have a friend with two businesses at the same physical address. http://alliancebjjmn.com/ and http://crossfitmn.com/ He used to use the same website for both businesses, but now they are ...
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Customising Google search

When I search for something with Google, I often get a comment that goes something like Whoa, your search query is too interesting; showing results that other users searched for instead. ...