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Google's “I'm Feeling Lucky” URLs no longer working?

In the past, adding &btnl to a google search URL would turn it into an "I'm feeling lucky" search, which would redirect you straight to the first result. I.e. ...
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Is there a way to make Google search results default to “Past Year”?

Mostly self-explanatory... Every time I perform a Google search I would like it to display results using the "Past Year" option from the "More Search Tools" menu on the left by default. My main ...
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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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How can I avoid sites that scrape and republish others?

Usually I use Google for search. Over the last few months most of the top search results I get are for sites that only seem to exist to scrape others. For example these ones scrape Microsoft's forums: ...
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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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How often was this term googled?

Is there a way to find out how many times a certain term has been searched for in a certain timeframe?
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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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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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How to google search and not have results be influenced by cookies/IP location etc?

http://vanillaresults.com/ does not work.
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Google Search Preferences not Sticking or Working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why aren't my google preferences saving? I have had this problem for a long time, on various browsers, with Google Instant and without Google Instant, logged in in a ...
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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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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 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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Turn off Google Instant with a URL parameter

Is there a URL parameter to turn off Google Instant? Google Instant overrides other URL parameters. This affects Firefox toolbar search users and anyone who uses bookmarks or favorites with custom ...
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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.
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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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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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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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Google.co.uk and https

Is it possible to search with google.co.uk with https?
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Did Google just get rid of search history?

Google Instant is making me a little sick to my stomach. Does anybody know if they're logging all your "potential" searches? And whether or not your old search history still exists?
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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 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 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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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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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: 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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Search Engine that will return results based on date

Is there a way to use a search engine, preferably Google, that will yield results based on a date? For example, I would like to search on a term and only return results as if I was searching for that ...
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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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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 ...
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Case-sensitive Google search

Is there any way to make a Google search case-sensitive?
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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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Search results of “ ” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to search the internet for terms with special characters How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? I tried to search the string ...
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Google Search: starring a result and refreshing — the star is not “sticking”

I'm a long time Google Bookmarks fan and I appreciate the integration with Google Search. For some reason, I'm typing a query like "maps national parks" and clicking the star on the result "United ...
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Any way to prevent certain websites from displaying in Google search results? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove sites permanently from (my personal) google search results? The website www.bigresource.com is completely useless but highly optimized for ...
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Why don't I see the text from Google's excerpt when I visit a site?

Sometimes, after opening a Google search result, I discover that the text from the excerpt is nowhere to be found on that page. Why does this happen?
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Training my Google search skills: Is there any competition webapp? [closed]

The best way to become a chess champion is to play against champions. Similarly, I want to improve my Google search skills, but I have no champion around to compete against. Is there a webapp that ...
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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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Is there any way to give more (or less) weight to words in a Google search?

Sometimes I may prefer results that have a certain term: resize image bookmarklet +chrome In this example, I want a bookmarklet to resize images. Preferably, I want one that works in chrome, ...
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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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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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Why are web apps/sites ranked on top of others on the major search engines such as Google, Bing in simple terms [closed]

I need to understand, from a users point of view (layman terms), what is it that makes search engines rank web apps above others when returning search results.
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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 search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search?

I want to search for what += means, but Google won't return any documents. Also when I come across some PHP code I don't understand I can't search for the keywords as written. How can I search for ...
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URL format for Google's I'm Feeling Lucky

I have 3 or 4 keywords I want to send from my PHP page to Google and return one page as if I had gone on to Google's site and searched using "I'm feeling lucky." Does anyone know how to supply the ...