A tool designed to search for information on the World Wide Web and FTP servers.

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Teaching people to use search engines

There are numerous people who, even in this day and age, lack the ability to formulate search engine queries. Is there a known method for teaching people this skill? Is there a tutorial available on ...
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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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Is there a way to search on LifeHacker?

So, this may certainly not be the right forum. But it's the closest I could find of all available in this family of sites to ask the question. Please educate me if this isn't the right location. Am I ...
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Search Engine that Doesn't Ignore Punctuation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to search the internet for terms with special characters Is there a search engine that will not ignore punctuation marks (like $ % & ! @ #...)? I want to search ...
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Filter domains from google search without -site:example.com?

Is there a way I can block sites from my google searches? For instance, if I have a tech question often one of the first results that comes up will be to a site that wastes my time with wanting me to ...
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Image search server which finds all the same pages around the Internet [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reverse image search engine I have a picture, locally or with a URL. I would like to find all (well all known) places for its copies, maybe slightly modified, cropped or ...
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Bing - Is there a NCR site for it?

Just like Google having an NCR (No Country Redirect) URL, does Bing have one? Basically, I am looking for a site URL which will take me to the US - English site?
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What do these Google search operators/attributes mean?

In the Google Chrome search engines, there is the default engine URL defined as: ...
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How to search for links on one web site to another

Is there a way, using Google search or another major search engine, to search for all links to a particular web site on a different web site. For example, could I search for all links to Wikipedia on ...
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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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Is there a Peanuts database/search engine?

Is there any database or search engine for the comic strip Peanuts? I'd like to be able to search the text of the strip, if possible. I know such things exist for e.g. Dilbert and Calvin and Hobbes, ...
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Font Search App [closed]

I read about an webapp that you can point at an image that contains text and it will tell you what font was used to create it. Unfortunately I can't remember what it was called ... does anyone have a ...
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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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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 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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Search Engine for 3D Models

I want to use Google SketchUp to design my rooms. Where can I find 3D Models to fill up the empty space in my designed rooms? Bonus points to search for similar looking 3D Models, based upon existing ...
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How to search the internet for terms with special characters

As I learnt from this post, Google has no ability to search for special characters. Let's say I want to search for ss!. Are there any other search engines that can achieve this? Please do not propose ...
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Do you know any Web Search apps where you can specify more engines/websites at a time? [closed]

Google is the Web Search engine that I use more often, but I would like to know if there are web apps were you can define a list of search engines or webisite you want to retrieve the data for, in a ...
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“Older than” Internet search filter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to do a Google search for webpages last updated within 2 years? Because the Internet has grown exponentially every year, when I search for pages posted on the ...