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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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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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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 ...
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O Google, where art thou Linux special search?

Google Linux search has disappeared. Were there any announcements by Google regarding it? google.com/linux was a Linux specific search, part of a set of Special Searches along with UncleSam and BSD. ...
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How to search for words with the same suffix on Google? [duplicate]

I thought it was possible by using the asterisk but that returns no result.
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How to get Google Search to index a Google Group? [duplicate]

We've migrated from a Nabble-index mailinglist to Google Groups last March. Unfortunately Google Search (and Bing) doesn't seem to index our group*, are there any settings I can check that might be ...
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How do we access the previous versions of Google caches?

How do we access the "earlier caches" of Google? For example, the website http://www.onemillionpeople.com/ is current down for maintenance. When I access the Google's web cache, it still shows ...
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How to get Google Currency Converter back

This is the currency converter and today I am not getting it on https://www.google.com/search?complete=0&q=1+usd+in+aed . Also I am getting a Search sidebar which I haven't seen for a long while ...
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How do I turn off Google Suggest permanently?

There used to be an option for turning Google Suggest off permanently, but since Google Instant was launched it appears to be gone. A temporary solution is to open ...
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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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Report Google web search results that contain offensive images

In Google Image Search, it's possible to report individual offensive images. How can I report web pages (or entire websites) that contain offensive images? These pages occasionally show up in search ...
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How should I write the URL for a specific Google Search query?

Whenever I type a search query in Google Search, I am presented with long and complicated URLs like this one: ...
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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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Where I can find my own Google+ Play reviews and ratings?

I know that now Google Play reviews and ratings are connected with my Google+ account and my name. But where exactly I can find list of my own reviews and ratings Google Play apps?
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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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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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Where can I report bugs relating to Google Search?

I'm looking for either an URL with a feedback form or an email address.