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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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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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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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How do I search for keywords in Google Docs, and see the results with context?

I have many documents stored on Google Docs as text or spreadsheets. In many of them I put little "todo: something notes" I would like to search though them and see a list somewhere Is that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I link my Google Profile to my blog?

Google search results show a link to the Google Profile for the author of appropriate search results, how do I ask Google to do this for the content I've created? I have a necessary parts (blog + ...
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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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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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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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Using HTTPS search in iGoogle search bar? [closed]

Is it possible to set the iGoogle search bar to search https://www.google.com rather than the HTTP version?
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What is the real number of results in Google Images Search

Google Image Search Anyone know why when I search images in Google Image Search, in this example, the input is "Google", it says there are about 872.000.000 results. Then some images are thumnailed ...
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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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How can I make Google prioritize StackOverflow results?

I don't want site:stackoverflow.com (that rules out other sites). I don't want to star stackoverflow.com Google results (that's too manual). I want to search Google such that any stackoverflow.com ...
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How do I restrict a Google search to a certain category?

I work with the programming language Scala. Unfortunately the name is also used in many other contexts. In Google Insights I can restrict the search to a certain category. In the filter section I can ...
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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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Forced words in Google search query are being ignored, plus no longer working as explicit inclusion

How do I force including a word in Google search if the plus (+) operator doesn't work anymore? Here's an example search. +("os x" OR "osx") +temperature +(console OR "command line") I expected ...
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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 ...
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Why did Google replace the “+” operator?

Google no longer accepts the + operator. If I attempt to use the + operator, I get the following message: The + operator has been replaced. To search for an exact word or phrase, use double ...
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How do I exclude results with the .php file extension in Google search?

I spend a lot of time searching for resources about PHP. As the search narrows and the results get fewer, I begin to get a lot of noise from pages unrelated to my research, simply appearing there ...
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Is there a way to specify more precise site category in Google Search?

Is there a Google Search feature to show results from a very specific category? For example, show only results from software company websites, or social networking websites, etc. I am aware of a few ...
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How do I use the search term +? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Forced words in Google search query are being ignored, plus no longer working as explicit inclusion When I have multiple search terms, I like to use the '+' to tell ...
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How do I get pages marked +1 in Google search results to rise to the top?

I've noticed that pages where I have marked with +1 have "You +1'd this" in Google search results. However, it doesn't seem to affect the order of results, or there may be very small differences I ...
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Google search based engine with clustered results

Is there a search engine based on Google Search that clusters search results by subject, and shows them e.g. as circles on a 2D graph, so: results with similar subjects have a smaller distance ...
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Google Instant Keyboard Navigation stopped working

I just noticed that the keyboard navigation stopped working for me in Google Chrome. I tried to re-activate Google Instant and to re-login, but that didn't solve it. How can I reactivate it? Or do you ...
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Disable the huge first result display when it shows sitelinks in Google Search

How can I disable this huge first result from displaying when I run a search in Google? It shows on big sites, CNN, BBC, etc. I'm using Google Chrome, is there a way to hide or disable the site ...
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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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How to do a Google search for webpages last updated within 2 years?

How to do a Google search for webpages last updated within 2 years ? In other words I would like Google, but I do not wish any of the results to be over 2 years old.
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+1 a website in Google search results using the keyboard

How do I +1 a website I see in Google search using the keyboard? I love the use of arrow keys to navigate the search results and would like to +1 the websites I like. I don't want to move away from ...
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“These terms only appear in links pointing to this page”

Sometimes when searching for something in Google, after clicking a result's cache, some keywords are said to "only appear in links pointing to this page". I was wondering how to find out these ...
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640 views

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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anyway to customise google search such that whenever we click on a link it will automatically create a new tab

Is there a way to set up our google page such that whenever we click on a link it will automatically create a new tab instead of navigating to that page? I'm aware that I can press the Ctrl + click, ...
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How to change black Google bar back to white?

Today, the Google Apps bar went to black. How do you change it back to white?
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How do I change my Google search location? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I access google.com outside the US? Is there a way to tell Google to speak to me in English, instead of German? When searching google by using the Chrome (12.0 ...
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352 views

How to get Google definition search in other languages?

The previous version of Google's definition: search, showed some language options, so I could lookup the definition of a term in other languages. But since they updated it, I can't find those options ...
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How to get Google search results in a simpler format?

Google search requires a JS enabled web browser to display the results. But I want a simple XML or JSON format, so my app can parse it. I looked into Web Search API but it is deprecated. I looked ...
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Returning date in Google search results

Sometimes when I search for articles on the net, I would like to see the year of the article to see if it's relevant for my search. Is it possible to return that in the search result of Google search ...
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Is there an API for searching only recently indexed webpages? [closed]

I'm looking for an API that allows me to do a web search query, but filtered by how recently the page was published or indexed (could be indexed by Google or Yahoo! or anyone that indexes a similar ...
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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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How come this page came up during my Google search

I did a Google search of "perl equivalent of python str function", but looking in that page (first hit), there is no mention of Perl. I checked the source too, CtrlU, thinking that maybe it was hidden ...
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Showing Images filter on encrypted Google search

When I use Google Encrypted sometimes I can't see Images in the left panel (even if I click on More). How do I make it show?
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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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Google Realtime: how to search for messages from a specific Twitter user?

For example, how would you write a search query that returns the recent updates from the Twitter user @google (and not return updates from other users that just happen to contain the word "google")? ...
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Can I make parental searches on Bing / Google?

Is it possible to make searches on Bing, Google or another search machine, that will only show results that is, for example, PG-rated? For example, if I wanted to send a school student to search on ...
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Is there a way to always filter results from Google based on a set of unwanted domains? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I exclude spam domains from my search results? There are several sites that have been out for a while that are starting to crawl StackOverflow and related sites. I ...
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How do I disable Google Instant Previews?

Is there an official way to disable the Google Instant Previews feature?
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Google search by date?

How can I list all Google search hits in order of date of page modification or indexing rather than by rank?