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What do these Google search operators/attributes mean?

In the Google Chrome search engines, there is the default engine URL defined as: ...
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How did Google find my site? [closed]

I've created a site on WordPress.com. On some of the posts on the blog my name appears. However I've never given my site name to anyone and I've never posted any links to my site anywhere on the ...
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Is there a workaround where I can enable Google Safe Search but disable YouTube Safety Mode?

Google recently forced my legacy YouTube account to merge with my Google Account without confirmation. Due to this, I cannot see YouTube comments by default because I prefer enabling Safe Search ...
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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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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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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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How to show Google's word definition

If you type certain words in Google search, for example loquacious, Google will show some kind of dictionary definition for it, as well as how to spell the word. But for other words the word ...
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How to customize URL search conditions on Google

I want to be able to tell Google if [some string] is in the URL, don't include as a search result For example: If I want to do a search for "popcorn", the first thing that comes up as a result ...
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Why does Google continue returning search results if item is not in live page or cached page?

I did a Google search for someone's name and after clicking on one of the results links, could not find the name anywhere on the live page. I also used Ctrl + F to find the name but again, could not ...
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Google warning when searching for PGP keys

Why does google warn me when i search for PGP keys in a specific site? Does google think that I am Google Hacking? When i do the same search for other websites Google just says that it found no ...
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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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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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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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How to get Google Docs results to appear in Google Search results?

I use Google Docs rather than a blog to write articles and I'd like them to be readable by the public. But I've never seen Google Docs results in Google Search results. Is it possible? How do I make ...
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How to specify a search query as a whole word, not as a part of a word

I'm trying to search, amongst others, for the word 'EAN' in Google Search. However the results I'm getting treat my query as a part of a word, e.g. results with the word 'mean'. My question is: how ...
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Where is country information on google.com fetched from?

I am talking about the text that is shown right of search results on Google.com. For institutions, universities this is often the first sentence from Wikipedia. For countries it is not. When I ...
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Searching for video format like searching for mp3

Based on this question, I can use this: -inurl:(htm|html|php) in title:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +mp3 "name_of_what_I_am_looking_for" To search for all mp3 ...
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Options for PDF files returned by Google search

Why are there three or two options for PDF files returned by Google search: cached and/or similar, and share? Particularly, "cached" isn't always available, but I hope to view it using "cached" since ...
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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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Google search for “my ip” shows incorrect IPv6 address instead of correct IPv4 address

Google says my IP address is something like this (I've changed it just in case there is anything personally identifiable in it). Your public IP address is 2602:306:78c5:6a40:421e:6813:d55:ce7f ...
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Is it possible to use Google Feedback in Google Search?

Is it possible to use Google Feedback on Google Search? I want to suggest some improvements to make to Google Search's user interface. I've figured out how to use Google Feedback on Google+ and ...
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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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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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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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How to search ftp in Google?

I used to be able to do Advanced Search on Google, and search by 'type' (can't remember what they called it). It enabled me to choose between http and ftp and probably others. I need to search ftp ...
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Why doesn't Google Instant work for me?

Even though I have signed in, cleared all cache/cookies Google Instant still doesn't work for me. How can it be fixed? [Edit] The URL I use is www.google.com.vn. I see the dropdown keyword ...
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How to view the original URL of a file, which only causes a popup when clicked?

Foreword: I encountered this problem while trying to cite the Powerpoint for my Economics SE question. Attempt 1: I wish to determine the exact original URL of the Powerpoint discovered by ...
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What does the asterisk do in Google Search

What is the difference between bark*, bark and bark * in Google Search?
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Block Stack Overflow scrapers from Google or DuckDuckGo search results [duplicate]

As you may know, there are a number of websites (such as wenda.io) that scrape content from StackOverflow (and other StackExchange sites). I couldn’t care less that they do this, and indeed they are ...
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Search Site on Google Exclude a Folder

I'm familiar with searching a specific website on Google. site:yahoo.com I'm in a situation where I need to exclude a certain folder. Which I would have expected to be as follows. site:yahoo.com ...
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How do I escape Google functional characters?

How do you search searches that include Google functional characters, like - * " on Google? For example, how would one search for "Hello World" with the quotes included into the search?
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How to distinguish the two different kinds of football from Google results?

If I search soccer, it inevitably excludes most of the non-American sources of the sport because they call it football. If I search football, resources for American football shows up in large ...
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Why do I have HTML tags in my Google search results?

Recently (within the past week or so) my Google search results page has started to look a little different. I have HTML tags coming through (see screenshot below) that look like they're meant to style ...
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Has the option of search in discussions been removed from Google Search?

Has the option of search in discussions been removed from Google Search? Where can I find it then?
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How to google for “extern void*”? [duplicate]

I want to search for a specific string that unfortunately contains google wildcards (*). How can I search pages where the exact string extern void* appears. (Some of you might have guessed that I am ...
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How to Google search “filetype:x” union “filetype:y”?

I'm trying to do a search for all torrent files and pdf files related to "secrets of the javascript ninja". I can do them individually as shown: "secrets of the javascript ninja" filetype:pdf ...
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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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Is it possible to navigate in Google using only shortcuts?

Gmail has amazing functionality, which enables to use it effectively with vim-like shortcuts. I'm wondering whether there are shortcuts for Google search page as well. Do you know which shortcuts ...
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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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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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When an already published blogpost content gets edited or modified, does google re index it?

I am a blogger and just curious about how google index blogs in case they modified . so When an already published blogpost content getd edited or modified , does google re index it ?
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How do I sort search results by date in Google Support Forums?

Google's official support forums leave a lot to be desired as far as finding helpful information (they really should be powered by StackExchange!) Is there any way to sort search results by date ...
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Return multiple Google search results in same query

Is there a way to search for more than one topic at a time in Google? For example, I wish to look for speeches for President Obama, President Bush, and President Clinton and didn't want to do a ...
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Is there a way to show the stats of a specified search query (especially for the ones that appear in autocomplete dropdown)?

How do I check the popularity of a particular search query in Google? How to see the stats info on it? Long ago, in the past, I could even see some number at the right side of an item in autocomplete ...
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Excluding an entire address block of IPs in a Google search or group of domains

How does one exclude an entire address block of IPs in a Google search or group of domains, because searching Google for real help with the -superuser.com still doesn't stop the results from being ...
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How to search for “python” the programming language on Google Trends?

If I type ruby on Google Trends then it suggests "the programming language", which is what I want. But if I type python then it doesn't suggest the programming language. Question How can I get it ...
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What does the grey color in some synonyms in Google define mean?

For example, here is the definition of zealous I find when searching define zealous: Why are hard-core, overkeen and literary in grey?
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Why is Google hiding the search input field?

For some reason, Google search is hiding the input field in Chrome and using the URL field as the search parameters. Is there a way I can disable this feature? How I don't like it: How I would ...
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How to disable Google translating the search query language?

My primary language is English and all the settings are set accordingly but I am fluent in a number of languages and use to search for things in them too. When I write a search query in a particular ...
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Trends and numbers of searches made in Google Search

How you can see the trend of a specific sentence as searched on Google? For example: How do I see the number of searches for "banana cake" on a monthly basis? Does Google have some function which ...