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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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How do I force Google Search to use the word I type with no “corrections”?

Many of the acronyms or scientific words I punch into Google seem to be silently auto-corrected to something more usual, e.g. "MAPB agarose" is turned into "map agarose" without the Showing ...
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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 to use a wildcard in the middle of an URL when querying a site-specific search in Google?

I commonly use the Google wildcard asterisk (*) term. One of my favorites uses is searching with site:*.edu But I recently tried site:csu*.edu in order to search California State University ...
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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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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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Inappropriate URL for POST search to Google

I'm trying to search Google via POST rather than GET, but so far am getting the error: The request method POST is inappropriate for the URL/search But which URL is it? This isn't for a ...
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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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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?

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?
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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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Does word order matter for Google Search?

Does it affect the speed or efficiency of Google Search if I just put the words in randomly as opposed to some specific order?
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Google Search is giving more results for a query when it's quoted

Search results: 218m - "blog post" 204m - blog post I expected it to be the other way around, at least.
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How do I add a video to the Google search result from my website?

I own a website with some instructional videos. How do I make Google show snapshots of the videos in search results for website? (like it does for ...
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How to remove google search result?

How to remove google search result ? It contain my full name and surname and email address like personal information.
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Search within results - Google Search

How can I "search within results" in a Google Search page? Example: I want to search something from the Google Search result of "more useful than" firefox OR chrome. How can I do that?
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Why aren't my google preferences saving?

In google search preferences, there is an option to open search results in a new window. This has never ever worked for me, on any browser. Why? Also, with the newer google options on the lefthand ...
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Google top 100 words searched for

Is there any way to see the list of top words searched for on Google? I'm looking for a range of somewhere like 100-500 words. The problem with Google Hot Trends/Searches and Google Zeitgeist is that ...
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Keyboard-only usage of Google Search

How can I perform a Google search without using the mouse? I want to be able to: type in the search term and start the search ( possible already since I use a browser search bar ); navigate through ...
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Is anyone else having issues with Google’s browser search?

For some reason, each time we do a search, Google displays the following message: We're sorry...... but your computer or network may be sending automated queries. To protect our users, we ...
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Why don't I see the text from Google's excerpt when I visit a site?

Here's an example of a Google search result where the text from the excerpt is nowhere to be found on that page. Why does this happen?
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Google search from global sites

If I search Google from different countries (e.c. google.de, google.co.uk, google.fr, etc.), will they all bring exactly the same search results? Will the order be different?
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How can I make a safe search in Google?

How can I search in a way in Google that prevents my search terms being linked to my identity (cookies, IP ...)? I know there are some tools such as a Firefox extension that makes random searches from ...
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How does Google decide which pages define a word?

In Google, if you use the search term "define:mathematics" it will provide you with definitions of the word mathematics. How does Google determine which pages on the web are definitions for that ...
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Google Search syntax to specify a language?

I can read a lot of languages and am charged with doing research about software in various countries. My Google interface is in English but I often have to search pages in a particular language, and 5 ...