Questions about Google on a broad level and concerns one or more of the following web apps: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and Google Voice

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Chrome address bar Google search engine

I am using google chrome as a browser and fire up empty tags and type directly to the address the search query. The problem that raises is despite the fact that I had defined google.com as a default ...
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Personalising Gmail canned responses

There is a great tool called 'canned response' at Gmail but how can I make it produce responses that are customised? Sample template I want to create: Dear %FIRSTNAME%, Thank you ...
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Google Analytics only tracking obout 10% of my online orders

I am using Actinic Ecommerce software and have enabled Google Analytics tracking. The tracking itself works fine. But when it comes to the Ecommerce order tracking i am having problems, it registered ...
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Bookmark to Google Reader for a specific account

I have multiple Google accounts including a personal account, and a Google Apps account for work. I want to create a bookmark will send me to my work Google Reader account directly where I have ...
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Can I restore Google Analytics website profile which has been removed?

I was operating a web site profile using Analytics. When I changed my site domain, I add new profile and deleted old one. I want to restore the old one now. No way?
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Google contacts moving from My Contacts to Other Contacts

For some reason a subset of my Google Contacts are being moved from the My Contacts list to the Other Contacts list. Unfortunately this has the effect of removing them from my iPhone as I have them ...
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Does Google serve results that are anchor links?

Can a result from Google ever be an anchor link "into" a document, like for example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_of_Tyre#Early_life (As opposed to ...
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How to turn off Google's page preview in search?

How to turn off scripts in Google Search, in particular the page preview?
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Speeding up the removal of pages of a deactivated website from Google cache

I just deleted a old blog from Blogger that barely got any visitors. How long will pages from it keep showing up in the Google cache? Is there a way that I can I make Google forget about it faster?
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I have evidence that someone is accessing my Google account, what should I do?

I have evidence that someone has been accessing my Google account since I started to login to use a variety of services. I did not have this problem when I was using my Google account exclusively for ...
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How does application specific passwords with Googles two-factor auth work?

When you activate Googles two-factor authentication you will have to use some application specific passwords for applications that don't support two-factor authentication. How does the application ...
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Don't Google profile links work as OpenIDs any more?

For years I've been using a http://www.google.com/profiles/name.surname link as my OpenID. I've also used it to log in to StackExchange sites because If I've just pressed Google logo to log in there ...
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Adsense with Google App Domain?

I'm trying to login to google.com/adsense with my Google Apps credentials, but it says the service is not available for that domain. I've been looking in the apps Dashboard how to activate it with no ...
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Search for recipes that contain a specific ingredient using Google Recipe

How does one search for recipes that contain a specific ingredient, in this case "tomato sauce", using Google Recipes? I do not want to specify the recipe name, just the ingredients. ...
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Can gmail's archive feature save storage?

If we archive a mail in gmail, is storage saved? I mean, is the file compressed well? Gmail can search in archived mail. If it was really compressed, the searching was very hard job. But they can. ...
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Consolidate calendars and display in a browser [closed]

I wanted to display Facebook, Yahoo and Yahoo calendars and then display them in a browser as a global calendar. The global calendar should be able to sync automatically with the individual calendars ...
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POSTing to google search

Are there any terms and conditions preventing me from setting up a minimal search form which POSTs to google? I.e. just a single text box with a 'search' button, that searches for pages on my site, ...
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Google Docs file upload limit

I am trying to load a 1.8 Mb .docx file into Google Docs and getting the following message: "This file could not be imported because it is over the 1 MB limit." I have no idea why this may be, ...
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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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How do I add contacts to CC for a group in Gmail?

I like to use the Groups feature of Gmail to quickly send an email to a certain group of people that are generally always included on certain emails. For instance, I have a Family group so I can ...
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Google 2-step verification from 2 devices

How can I add a second device to a Google account to generate the one time password with? I have added my iPhone (with the Google Authenticator app) during the 2-step verification setup wizard but I ...
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Google 2-step verification fails with FeedDemon

When I enable Google 2-step verification, FeedDemon sync with Google Reader fails. FeedDemon reports the following error: FeedDemon was unable to login to your Google account. Please check that ...
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Which apps that use Google Account sign-in are currently incompatible with 2-step authentication?

I decided to opt for Google's 2-step authentication for increased security. After setting up my Android device with the Google Authenticator and also configuring backup phones and printing out the ...
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Track and administer OpenID permissions on Google account

How do I track and administer all my OpenID permissions on my Google account? For example, I signed in to an OpenID-enabled site. If it was a new site I visited, I'd get a permission request page to ...
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What are best practices for organizing Google Docs for the enterprise?

My company has 20 people. We all use Google Docs. As I continue to get Docs sent my way, I'm organizing them (via collections), but I realize everyone else is organizing them as well. This is a great ...
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Access Google Groups with newsreader (NNTP / Thunderbird)

One of my favourite newsgroups (gmane.comp.lang.scala.user) recently moved to Google Groups. So I can't post messages from Thunderbird any more and I don't like the Google web interface. Can I access ...
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How to search within a limited number of domains with Google? [duplicate]

Is there a feature in Google Search (advanced search, etc.) or in other Google products where you can limit your searches to only a specific set of sites? I tried searchterm site:xyz.com , abc.com, ...
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How to make YouTube video appear in Google

When I Google for one of my videos, it shows up at the top with a preview image. One of my other videos just shows up without a preview image. I think it's because that video does not have enough ...
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How can I retrieve records from a Google Spreadsheet in JSON format?

I'm trying to retrieve data from Google Spreadsheets with no success. I've gone through this: http://code.google.com/apis/spreadsheets/data/3.0/developers_guide.html#RetrievingTables and this: ...
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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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How much of the internet is indexed by Google? [closed]

I heard some friends talking about Google's indexing percentage. They were saying that Google estimates the size of the whole internet as 5 million terabytes, and Google only indexes 0.04% of it. ...
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Google Calendar - Next Event

I have a google calendar embedded in my website but I want the sidebar of my website to contain the next upcoming event, Is there some kind of Calendar API? That I can use to embed only the next ...
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Checking your site content's Google index ranking [closed]

Say I use this search in Google, which I know will return a result because I have a page in my site (mysite.com) with that text: wow I like pickles site:mysite.com Is there any way to see what rank ...
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Google Storage for Developers, Free?

I just got an invite to Google Storage for Developers. https://code.google.com/apis/storage/ I don't know whether or not to except it, because I'm confused as to whether or not a cost is involved. ...
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Why doesn't this Google query work as I expect?

I expect this Google query -site:ripper234 link:ripper234.com/p to return all links to my posts (pages starting with http://ripper234.com/p) that do not originate from my blog. This doesn't seem ...
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Google extra storage - Buying for more than one year

Is it possible to buy gmail extra storage for more than one year at once?
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Does Google Docs have these features?

I have used Google Docs for my documents. And I just knew Evernote which has some awesome features. Evernote is very nice. Especially I like the features. tagging (and it can be searched later) ...
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I had a shared Google Doc but the person who shared it deleted their account and the doc is gone, is there way to get it back?

When the account was deleted all documents they shared with me(months of work) disappeared.
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Cannot search web site in https://sites.google.com/site/

I created a web site in https://sites.google.com/site/ but it can not be searched by Google even if I type a link directly.
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Is there a way to register gmail account anonymously?

In days of old, you just entered login+pass+some dummy info, and you're done. Now, it asks for your mobile phone number, or your friend phone, or your home phone number. Is there a way to create ...
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How does Google decide when to show a map of local results for a search term?

For example, if I search "pharmacy" I get a map with local results as well as the regular results. Some searches that would be useful to have local results do not have maps automatically (user can ...
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Google Voice account left logged on and now someones using it to text random people. How do I force him to log out?

I've changed my password and tried using gmails sign off other sessions button with no success (they are still logged in and txting). Is there a way to force the end of that session?
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Gmail got hacked - how should I report?

My Gmail recently got hacked and quite a few messages were deleted. I got the password back, and they didn't send any email or try to impersonate me -- just deleted quite a few messages. Do you think ...
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Can I exclude spam domains from my search results?

Sometimes when I search for something, there are plenty of links to sites with no content (those who only have the premade templates which the search terms), spammers, and leechers (as in copying ...
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Do not show email address in google start page

My start page in firefox is always google, and as I use my account, everybody can always see my google email address, which I do not want to show. Is it there an option for not showing it when you are ...
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Do not show email address in google start page

My start page in firefox is always google, and as I use my account, everybody can always see my google email address, which I do not want to show. Is it there an option for not showing it when you are ...
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gmail captcha is always wrong

I am trying to create an email account on gmail shorter that 20 characters. Besides all the names are already registered, it requires me to enter captcha every other new name and despite I am sure I ...
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How do I reload/refresh the contacts birthday's calendar in Google Calendar?

I recently removed a number of contacts from Gmail but their birthday's still show up in my contacts birthday's calendar I subscribe to. I unsubscribed/resubscribed to the calendar but the birthdays ...
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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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How to link a Skype number to a Google Voice number?

I'm trying to link my Skype number to my Google Voice number so I can make a call. But guess what? Whenever Google calls to confirm the number one of the two hangs up automatically when I answer. So ...