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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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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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Google is showing cached results for a website, and I cannot view the results with any cache

I tried accessing the results by typing cache:(website) in Chrome, didn't work. Tried typing http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:(website). Didn't work. Wayback machine has the site ...
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Change date format in Google search

In Google, when you turn on web history, Google shows which links you have visited before and when. But the date format is in MM/DD/YY and I want to display it in the DD/MM/YY format. Is there any way ...
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Keeping record of the result of Google's “I’m feeling lucky”

The button “I’m feeling lucky” in Google directs you straight to the first search result. That link changes with, at least, user and time. I might be interested in keeping proof about what that link ...
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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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How to increase LinkedIn X-Ray search result count?

I am using LinkedIn X-Ray Search to get information. Problem: Maximum number of results is 1000. I had tried start=1001 it is not working. How to overcome this problem?
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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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Cannot load google.com [migrated]

I am able to load all other websites, but not google.com and asana.com. This happens quite often for me. google.com gives the following error message. This webpage is not available ...
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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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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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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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How to find sites in Google by regex string? [duplicate]

I want to find websites with pattern regex string. Is it possible?
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Shortcut to Google Images, News, More

I'd like to know if there is a shortcut to go to Google Images, Images, More... A way to navigate between this options. Like you can go trough the results with the UP/DOWN arrows, I don´t know if ...
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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 all links from a specific page?

How do I search for site:X keywords with X is all the links you get from a specific Y page? I can't come up any solution.
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How to get back Google's search tools

Google is seemingly opting out "search tools" features in its search results: A bunch of useful tools was in this menu before. For example, the "visited pages" and "reading level" filters. Now ...
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Google Image Search - New tab

Ever since Google's new Image Search format, it's not respecting my "Open each selected result in a new browser window." setting. When I click on an image, it will open the selected link in a new tab, ...
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How to make Google speak British English?

Google.co.uk and google.com spell World in IPA differently. But if you press the speak button, both pronounce it as /wərld/ (AmEng). See screenshot from and from How can I make sure Google UK ...
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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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How to search old versions of web pages, e.g., YouTube videos?

3 days ago, Google changed the HTML of YouTube to not include the words "like 132" "dislike 10" etc. Now the ratings values of videos are encrypted in unsearchable buttons: <img ...
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Order search results on Google by first time of appearance

I was trying to disprove some fictional tale being claimed as a real thing. It would help me if I could order Google search results so that first result is the one Google found first in time. Q: How ...
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Disable Scientific Notation in Google's Unit Converter

Google has improved its calculator a few years ago, and that update has brought scientific notation to the results. Before this update (years ago), when I searched "1 month in seconds", Google gave ...
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When are Google drive and Google docs indexed?

I have published my doc as Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view a long time ago. But, when I search for the pieces of my published document, Google result is empty. Should I ...
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Search the web for keyword in content but return domain names or homepages only

I want to search websites that use certain software that I can recognise from a keyword in many of the pages generated by this software. Problem is that when I search in Google I get tens of ...
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What is the difference between google doc “share” and “publish on the web” options?

I see that there is a sharing option, "Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view" which can be found in the google docs file menu as well as google drive file options. I ...
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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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Google weather gadget/widget like the one on search

When searching for "weather " with google.com like http://www.google.com/search?q=weather+cupertino a formatted weather forecast with icons is shown before the first actual search result. Is there a ...
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Use Google with specific local domain

I just moved from Sweden to France. Since I got here, everytime I loaded Google's search page I am asked if I want to change from google.se to google.fr. Seeing that I currently do more searches ...
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Search GitHub source files via Google Search

I'm trying to search via Google to find a particular Ruby source file responsible for an issue and the OpenSSL function of interest is SSL_get_peer_certificate. If I find the function I'll probably ...
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How to search a particular Google Group and Body (versus Subject)

I'm trying to search for a past post to the Google Group Android Security Discussions. The search I used is: app rating site:groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/android-security-discuss I'm getting ...
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520 views

How to download our Google Web History?

In Google Web History, I can view all my past web searches. How can I download this data, instead of viewing them page by page on the website?
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Show search results from my Google Bookmarks while doing a Google search

When I do a Google search, is there way (or setting) to show results from links stored in my Google Bookmarks (if any) at the top and then after that results from web? As of now, I have to search in ...
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How do I export my Google search history? [duplicate]

I'd like to export all of my search history into one file. This used to be easy, but apparently something changed in 2012 or so that the old way of doing stuff (as seen in ...
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Keyboard shortcut to access the first link in a Google search page?

What is the keyboard shortcut to access the first result in a Google search page? Any "hacks" would be fine, as long as it does not require the mouse.
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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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How can I bring back the Google “cached version” links?

Since Google Search switched to the new layout, two things have been bothering me immensely. One is the absence of "cached version" links which are ocasionally very useful. How do I bring them back? ...
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Stop Google Search From Hiding Results

The web-based Google Search user interface works as follows: On http://www.google.com/ , I enter a search term, e.g. latex superscript letters. I hit Return. Google Search displays the results list. ...
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How to display Google+ information on the right hand side by Google search no matter which country I choose?

I have found a way to display Google+ information on the right hand side by Google search. But I'm confused that when I switch search engine to different countries other than .com, like .com.hk or ...
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Using Super User paths for specific topics

I want to search Super User and other websites using Google, but I want to limit it to a specific subject (e.g., the R programming language). Using Super User paths for specific topics like: ...
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Google Alerts with site filters never return results, but normal searches do

I've got a few of Google Alerts set up based on a site. The alerts are set to "All results" (and not "Only the best results"). For example: password dump site:pastebin.com I use the above to track ...
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Is Google Search broken for a phrase with quotes?

I tried searching Google for a quote as follows: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22The+condition+affects+more+than+75%25+of+the+population+worldwide%22 As depicted at https://archive.today/vNop8, it ...
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Inappropriate URL for POST search to Google [closed]

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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How to search for products from small websites only?

I am interested in browsing the inventories of small business websites, not the larger well known ones. It is enjoyable to find a product on some low-budget website, and then support the owners by ...
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How to search an embedded Google Spreadsheet in Google Sites?

I would like to know how I can make embedded spreadsheets searchable in Google Sites.
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Changes in Google websearch results

Just a few days ago, the first result I got when I searched "Napoleon" was this... Napoleon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon But suddenly, I started ...
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How to search for an email address in Google

You know how there are operators and other functions to make Google Search easier… Is there such thing for searching email addresses? For example, if you wanted to search in a website, you can type ...
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What does {:literal} mean in a Google search?

I searched for Adam Sandler today and I saw this: I couldn't find anything in Google search docs about {:literal} search operator. Any idea why I might've seen this and what it's supposed to do?
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Copy raw link found by Google search, not the one with extra redirect added

In Firefox, after searching for some keyword in Google and getting a list of results, I would like to copy the link address of a particular result. But I find that the link address is not the actual ...
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Short url for Google News and Google Videos

On some occasions you want to provide some particular Google Search. You could simply copy the link from your browser's address bar, which often gives a very long link containing a lot of redundant ...