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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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How do I export my Google search history?

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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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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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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How to Google search for big stories without a keyword restricting me?

I'm looking for any news between the dates of January 1, 2015 and January 17, 2015. How can I look for the popular stories without restricting my search with a keyword? I know how to search by date, ...
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Why on the first page google says there are thousands of results but on the last page there are less than a hundred?

Why on the first page google says there are thousands of results but on the last page there are less than a hundred? That's kind of a recursive google search that should be self explanatory. It did ...
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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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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 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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How to exclude popular matches from Google search results?

Say I want to search for images with the keywords wallpaper nirvana. I get lots of images related to the popular band Nirvana. But how can I exclude them and get images, related to the mental state ...
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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 does Google keep web history?

Say I search for something in Google and click on a few results. After some time, if I again search for same thing, the search results show the earlier clicked links with different colours and ...
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Does Google log your search to your Google account?

When I go google.com and do a search while being logged in to my Gmail account (or Google account). does Google log that search to that specific account or will it only log that search to the ...
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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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How do I escape google functional characters

How do you search searches that include Google functional characters like - * and " on Google. For example, how would one search for "Hello World" with the quotes included into the search.
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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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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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Wildcard character search in Google, but for individual letters?

For instance, I would like to search on a website "3XX lessons". I know that Google allows "XXX lessons" with "* lessons", but how do you use the wildcard symbol for individual characters in a string? ...
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How to search for website contains some keywords in its main domain?

I remember a website whose URL contains a specific word ("Hamilton", in my case) but I don't remember exactly the URL. I have tried google it with the keyword's syntax "Hamilton" feature of page but ...
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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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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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Exclude number range in Google Search

I would like to exclude search results containing numbers in a specific range. My best search term so far was: foo -1950..2009 Google, however seems to ignore the minus sign and return results with ...
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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 to search for exact extension with Google & inurl?

For example, I need to find the pages, ending with ".html". I'm trying the term inurl:.php but it seems to be the same as inurl:php. But I need the pages ending with php with dot symbol before ...
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What can I do to show my app on google results? [migrated]

I uploaded my website to the server 2 days ago. I'm already being indexed by google and bing. I have a sitemap that they can read as it's confirmed in my g-analytic report and webmaster tools. Robots ...
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Google Search—set search language

When I'm searching on Google, I usually use English. But sometimes I need results in a specific language only (Czech). So I checked it in settings: But when I want to search, I now have only two ...
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How to stop google from changing results according to the links you press

Basically the title. I'm talking about how Google results seem to change to stuff about your region, and on links that you click often, it seems to rise to the top. Is there a way to stop that? I ...
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Longer google autocomplete lists?

Is it possible to have more items in the Google autocomplete suggestions as you type?
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How to have keyboard shortcuts in Google Search not skip over results?

Using Firefox 36; I look up this query in Google Search, with Javascript enabled for google.com: https://www.google.com/search?q=something&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=something+pdf Then I click on ...
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How to sort Google Scholar search results by number of citations?

There appears to be no way to sort Google Scholar search results by any field. If somebody has figured out a way to do so, please share.
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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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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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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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How do I search for “do a barrel roll” without Google … doing a barrel roll?

My brother and I used to play Star Fox 64 when we were kids, and when we did dog fights, we always loved doing barrel rolls so I decided to search for the quote that they always said the game in ...
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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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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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Limit a Google search to history only

In Google, I want to seach for words "rungs" "lunar module" but I want to search only the pages I have visited in the last 7 days. Does anyone know how to do this?
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How to exclude a domain from Google search?

I would like to do a search query and filter out all results from www.foo.com. How do I do that?
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Google search operator “site:” … how to limit its scope?

Assume there is a website with the domain name baz.tld. It has content. There is also content on subdomains foo.baz.tld and bar.baz.tld, but there is no www.baz.tld subdomain. The most frequent ...
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How can I prevent YouTube comments from showing as my video description in Google Search results?

I was Googling my own site and saw this in the search results: I was rather annoyed to see that somebody's comment was being used for the video description, instead of the actual description ...
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How to force Google search to only return English results?

I'm in France and trying to use Google in English only. My Google settings are set to English everywhere: I've also clicked on the link "use google.com" but when I do a search, it still shows some ...
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Is it possible to “downvote” a Google web search result?

Google added a '+1' feature to promote certain results. Once a few people upvote a result, it's universally seen closer to the top of the results page. The Google Help pages include a way to report ...
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Why did Google Search stopped showing me site descriptions?

Suddenly Google Search results stopped showing me descriptions. Why?
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Stop Google From Hiding Results

The web-based Google user interface works as follows: On http://www.google.com , I enter a search term, e.g. latex superscript letters. I hit Return. Google displays the results list. I notice most ...
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Disable Scientific Notation in Google's Calculator

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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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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Display Google Search results over whole page

When I search using Google, the results page only takes up less than half of my screen. The longer titles are even cut of, such as: Bla Bla long title about ... even though the page has enough room ...
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How to modify a URL to get a Google cached version of page?

I want to look at a Google cached version of a webpage, but can't find it through the usual mechanisms, as per this related question. Is there a way to modify the URL in the address bar to take me to ...
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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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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 ...