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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. ...
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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.)
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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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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 can I find search results that are relevant to my recent web history?

Is there any way to find Google Search results that are relevant to recent browsing history? I want to find search results that are relevant to my recent browsing history (since it might be useful for ...
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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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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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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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806 views

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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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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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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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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Did Google just get rid of search history?

Google Instant is making me a little sick to my stomach. Does anybody know if they're logging all your "potential" searches? And whether or not your old search history still exists?
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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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Search Google for exact string including hyphens [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? How to search the internet for terms with special characters I'm trying to do searches on ...
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Filter specific words from Google search suggestions

I'd like to stop specific search terms (such as "gaming", "newgrounds", and "knowyourmeme") from appearing in my Google Search suggestions, since these terms tend to distract me from what I'm actually ...
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Why doesn't my Google group show up in Google Search?

I created a group three days ago. It is a private group (meaning people need permission to become members) but everyone can ask to join. I specifically marked "List this group in the directory", and ...
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Why does Google News not include my search?

For example. Visit Google, make a search. You can swap between "video", "images" and other tabs and that search term will be included - but clicking "news" the search query is not included from the ...
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How can I make Google Search default for all words with “allintext:”?

There is a hidden search option for Google to search for all words on the result page: allintext:. (See: http://webapps.stackexchange.com/a/1095/27469) Is there a possibility to add this option to ...
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Opt out of Google's new search interface

I think Google is testing a new search interface. I don't like it. How can I get the old Google search interface back? I've heard stories about setting cookies to enable certain unreleased features; ...
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How do I search for businesses in a specific area on Google and sort by rating?

I'm having a heck of a time figuring out which of Google's properties will allow me to do this seemingly simple search: I want a list of businesses in a specific area, sorted by customer rating. For ...
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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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Report web pages that aren't properly filtered by Safesearch [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Report Google web search results that contain offensive images In Google Search, is it possible to report web pages that aren't properly filtered by Safesearch (when ...
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Search Google with special/punctuation characters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? How to search the internet for terms with special characters How do you use Google (or perhaps ...
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What are the differences between localized and encrypted Google search?

What is the difference in my search results when I search from Australia using: http://www.google.com.au/ And when I search from the same country using: https://encrypted.google.com/
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Can one use any search engine in order to find a set of keywords on a site (not page)?

The problem I'm trying to solve is that I'd like to buy a set of products online (FYI: Topeak F25, F66, F55, iPhone DryBag, and ProPack Small). For convenience, and to save on shipping costs, I'd ...