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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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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How can I access google.com outside the US?

I live in the UK, and whenever I visit google.com I am redirected to google.co.uk, but I want to see my website's rankings on the US version (I presume the results are different). Is there a way to do ...
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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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How to change links of the Google bar?

I'm using Chrome, and I want to change the links of the bar, but I don't know how. It could be a Greasemonkey script, but I don't know how to write it.
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How can I get Custom Vanity Google plus URLs?

I see that Google and Blogger and maybe other have a customized Google Plus URL. Ex: http://plus.google.com/+google/posts http://plus.google.com/+blogger/posts
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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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Is there a way to tell Google to speak to me in English, instead of German? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to test google.com outside the US? I live in Switzerland, and Google insists on speaking to me in German instead of English. I don't understand German. It's so ...
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How does one check what websites a person logs into using their Google account?

When you create Stack Exchange accounts and you want them tied to a Google account, when you log into your Google account you get taken to a separate page where it asks for permission and whether you ...
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Is there a way to create a doc directly inside a collection?

For the life of me, I wasn't able to figure out how to create a doc inside a Collection. When I click the Create button, the document is always created at the root level, and I have to find the ...
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Setting Google results to stay in a language, regardless of location

How do I keep the Google search results in English regardless of where I am searching from? Google is a genius at knowing what ads to show me and what particular language to show me the ads. If I ...
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Is there a shortcut to Gmail Contacts?

I often update my contact list. Currently I have to Open Gmail Open contacts link Is there a quicker way to do this?
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Unauthenticate Google OAuth connections

I authorized access to my account by an application that turned out to not work. Now I want to remove the authorization in case it was malicious. How could I do this?
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Is it possible to sync MS Outlook with specific Google Calendar?

I wish to sync my work's Microsoft Outlook calendar one-way with Google Calendar so that I can view my events all together on my Google Account. I wish to create a new Calendar on Google Calendar ...
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How can I download all photos from Instant Upload (Auto Backup)?

I've been uploading via Instant Upload (a.k.a Auto Backup) from my Android phone now for about a year. There are many photos and now I want to download them all to my computer. However, I can't ...
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What does gws_rd=cr in the URL indicate?

On opening Google.com, gws_rd=cr is added to the URL. This has been happening only for the past day or so. What does this indicate? Why did this start showing up recently? I have been using the same ...
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Can I have some shortcut for language and area change in Google search?

When I try to search in another language, I click Advanced Search → Languages → specific language. It is a little tiresome if I repeat this for different langauges, and different key words. I wonder ...
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How to migrate all my Google data to another acount?

I'm using Gmail, Google Reader, calendar, Picasaweb and other services. I've decide to change my Google ID. And I am moving Gmail data first (via POP3), but it is a very hard job. I'm afraid to move ...
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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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Picasa people tags in Google contacts

I use face tags in picasa,and picasa allows me to choose people in my Gmail contacts. Is there a way that I could get that person's icon in picasa to show as that same person's icon in my contacts? ...
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Using multiple Google accounts without logging in and out to use [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Manage Multiple GMail Accounts on the Same PC/Browser? How do I set up multiple Google accounts so that I do not have to log out one to log in to the other? I ...
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How can I stop Gmail from serving me auto translations based on my IP address?

When I go to Gmail website (FireFox, if this info is needed) with a different IP (IP from Germany), they automatically translate the page to German. How do I stop this behavior (in other words I want ...
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How to connect Google Talk with a non-Gmail Google account

I have a non-Gmail Google Account that I use for Google Plus. In Google Plus, I can chat with my contacts but I wish I could use the Google Talk software to chat outside the browser. How can I get ...
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How to open my Google account and my Google Apps account at the same time?

I have a "normal" Google account I use privately and I have a company account on Google Apps. Since yesterday, it was possible to open both, side by side in two tabs of my browser. When I try this ...
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Creating Google+ Account without Gmail address

Google allows us to use many of its services without having a Gmail account. But when I visit Google+ and click on the "Sign Up" button, it asks to select a new username and create a new password. Is ...
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How do I set Gmail to use my default account?

How do I set Gmail to use my default account? My settings are set correctly, so this appears to be a bug. Details: I've checked my settings and my ****@xona.com account is set to be the default, but ...
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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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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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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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How can I subscribe to a Google mailing list with a non-Google e-mail address?

Some projects host their mailing lists on Google Groups, like this: http://groups.google.com/group/mojolicious I'm an old-fashioned guy, and I don't like reading mail on the web. I would very much ...
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How to Filter Emails Forwarded to Gmail Alias?

I have a Google Apps email (me@business.com) set to auto-forward all mail to my personal Gmail (me@gmail.com). I have added the me@business.com address to my personal Gmail so I can send mail as ...
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How to highlight code in Blogger?

I am using Google Blogger (www.thecloudavenue.com) and would like to highlight the code. I tried a couple of ways, but not satisfied with the results. Can anyone share how they have done it?
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Does Google read my email?

I'm considering getting a Gmail account. I've always been hesitant about privacy with Google, though, and especially with the new privacy policy (which is hard to understand), I have some questions: ...
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Limit Google “trusted computer” auth cookies to 30 days

It looks like Google's two-factor authentication has switched to using long-expiration cookies for remembering "trusted" user agents, instead of the 30 day expiration previously used. This seems ...
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Google search engine alternatives

We all use the Google search engine, and it makes life easier. It's the best at the moment, but that doesn't mean that there won't be rivals or alternatives to Google. Are there any search engines ...
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Does sharing Public posts with an additional circle make a difference in Google+?

In Google+'s “Add circles or people to share with...” box, I can enter “Public”, making the post visible to/shared with everyone. I can also enter a circle, with or without the “Notify about this ...
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How to export Google search results

I want a list of the Titles and URLs for the search results of a particular query. In my particular situation, there are only about 20 pages of results so it's not that much data.
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Gmail - problem with Hangout and filters

I've set up filter in Gmail to label all mails/chats/hangouts with my wife. Filter is quite simple: from:her-email-address@gmail.com set label "Wife" never send to spam But now every ...
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Are GitHub sources parsed by Search Engines?

I used Github search which is good though sometimes I like to use Google's parameters for better search handling of what I want. site:github.com foreach Unfortunately for the first few pages, I am ...
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Can I send support questions to Google via email?

I've got an issue with a Google app that is nonstandard, so I'd like to write a detailed explanation to the Google support team instead of using the standard forms. Which address do I have to send my ...
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Adding a Google Hangout button to my site. When visitors click it, is there anyway for it to initiate a hangout with me?

Basically, I am adding a Google Hangout button to my Contact page. The idea is for my visitors to be able to press the button and for it to initiate a Google Hangout with me. Is this possible? Is ...
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Convert time zones with Google?

Can I convert time zone calculations (18:30 CEST to GMT+1 for example) with google? Are there other usable web-applications to do that kind of job?
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Google.com instead of google.se? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to test google.com outside the US? Whenever I enter google.com in the url it will be converted to google.se. Is there a way to prohibit that?
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Add custom links to Google's black navigation bar

Is there any way I can customize Google's black nav bar to include a link to my Google Music beta account? I figure there might be an Google Chrome extension or something that would allow me to save ...
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How to make all Google products appear in English?

Most of my accounts on various Google products are on English, but some consistently appear on my native tongue, Croatian (for example, Webmaster tools). I don't like this inconsistency, and would ...
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In Google Spreadshets, how can you loop through all available sheets not knowing the total count?

I'm keeping stats for my daughter's baseball team. I have a sheet for each game, each one identical in structure. I want to create a summary sheet that totals numbers from the other sheets. How ...
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Choose which Google Account when accessing Google Groups?

I have a personal Gmail account, and a business Google Apps account. Throughout the day I am logged into both mail interfaces in my browser (Gmail and Google Apps Mail). With the fairly new feature of ...
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Log in to Yahoo! Mail using Google account or adding existing Yahoo ID to Google account

I want to use my Google account to log in to Yahoo account or email ID. So I want to link my Google account to the existing Yahoo account. I read the answer at this link: How to connect Google ...
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What is the real number of results in Google Images Search

Google Image Search Anyone know why when I search images in Google Image Search, in this example, the input is "Google", it says there are about 872.000.000 results. Then some images are thumnailed ...
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Where to report Gmail problems?

my gmail address is acting really strangely, it doesn't receive emails from certain email addresses, even though some emails get through. I've checked filters, SPAM, all folders - no problem there. It ...
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How do I change my primary Gmail email address on Google Accounts

How do I change my primary email address on Google accounts? (My current primary email is a Gmail address which seems to be the problem.)