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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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2answers
395 views

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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1answer
342 views

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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220 views

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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1answer
71 views

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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4answers
2k views

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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141 views

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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559 views

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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44 views

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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1answer
209 views

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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1answer
410 views

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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3answers
135 views

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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2answers
8k views

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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1answer
467 views

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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2answers
618 views

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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277 views

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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2answers
371 views

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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1answer
244 views

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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1answer
1k views

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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7k views

Why does Google Search use redirects instead of direct links?

All Google Search results are a redirect link like this: ...
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1answer
313 views

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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1answer
230 views

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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3answers
823 views

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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1answer
832 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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1answer
626 views

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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131 views

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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8k views

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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1answer
371 views

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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1answer
391 views

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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3answers
1k views

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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2answers
907 views

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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1answer
275 views

Can't turn off Google Personal Search, the option isn't displayed

I'm trying to turn off personal results in Google search but I can't find where the settings are. I am directed to my Google account's Search Settings but the section I need - "Search plus Your ...
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0answers
97 views

Is it possible to turn off dependence of search terms (operator) order in Google search?

I used 4 search terms in a Google search in different order (no search operator at all, only terms) and get 220000 vs. 250000 results and different sites in top 30 search results. It's not tragic, ...
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1answer
665 views

How to search within a specific area in Google Search

Is there any way to search for some information on sites belonging to a particular area without specifying the area name as a keyword in the search string? or Is there any way to search for some ...
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1answer
98 views

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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1answer
131 views

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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689 views

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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2answers
399 views

Do Google Search URLs contain sensitive (private) details?

I noticed that if I'm logged into Google Account (my Gmail and everything) and do a search in the address bar, the URL of the resultant page is really long. Now, I was wondering: is there any ...
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1answer
11k views

Google Search: Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network.

I frequently the below message when using Google search: Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, ...
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12answers
42k views

Turning off Google search results indirection

In Google search results, in Firefox or Chrome, I get URLs that go through Google and not directly to the target site. For example, at http://www.google.com/search?q=foo the first result is ...
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1answer
280 views

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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253 views

Search Gmail for emails with no text (except for signature)

I want to create a Gmail filter that uses the Canned Responses labs feature to automatically send a reply to messages that have no text in the body, apart from any signatures. How can I do this?
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84 views

Why does it give me different result when I use prefix “how to” when compared to only using keywords?

Why does it give me different result when I use prefix "how to" when compared to only using keywords? For example: I searched "how to lose fat from tummy" and excluding the common keywords "loose fat ...
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3answers
4k views

How do I share a search query from Google?

Let's say I want to share the results from my query. There seems to be a lot of meta data in the query string. Which variables can be removed from the URL to still give a functioning Google search?
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2k views

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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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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2answers
359 views

Why does Google skip my search result?

Recently, I was actually searching for some pdf documents on Google. My search query was: conditions for view Serializability The result page looked like this: The first result was exactly what ...
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2answers
109 views

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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2answers
707 views

On Google search, is there a way to disable autocomplete but keep Instant?

Google Instant has gotten to a level of speed that makes it extremely usable. Now that I like it, I'd like to turn off autocomplete, which seems to get in the way of the Instant results, more than ...
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1answer
316 views

Filter or sort Google search results by “number of posts”

I love the "X Posts" flourish that adorns certain Google search results (usually indicating that the link leads to some sort of forum). Is there a way to limit results to only those with posts, or ...