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

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Is there a name to the search query syntax that Google uses?

Google has a standard search syntax e.g. quotations marks (") for a phrase, a prefix such (-) for qualified terms or the use of OR between words instead of AND. Sounds like it is a standard with a ...
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Search engine that can find videos based on animated gifs [closed]

From time to time you find animated gifs especially on social media sites that were probably made from videos e.g. from youtube. Is there a search engine out there which let's you find the respective ...
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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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How to find videos on Facebook

How can I find videos on Facebook like we search on Youtube? Is there any website or an app in Facebook that allows to do so? Is it possible to find videos using graph search?
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Can I get the date a certain webpage was first indexed by any search engine?

Does any of Google, Yahoo, Bing, Altavista etc. provide any way to get the date at which it first indexed a certain page? If no, what's the most accurate way to estimate when the age was created if ...
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When did “plus” stop working in Google search?

When I search on Google and use + to indicate that a word must be on the page I'm searching, why do I get a bunch of results without that word?
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Searching for videos with titles beginning with word

I'm trying to find a video from Vimeo I shared a few years ago on Facebook. The title of the video began with "Like" and it was about a virtual relationship which eventually turned "analog". Is there ...
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How to use Disconnect search from the address bar?

I like https://search.disconnect.me/ as a privacy respecting front-end for Google Search. I would like to find out how I can evoke Disconnect searches by adding search terms at the end of the URL in ...
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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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Combination of quotations and OR do not work in Bing Search

To proceed on the question posted here: Quotation marks do not work in Bing? I want to make a combined search for two variations of the same sentence. It could be for instance: Query: "moscow is a ...
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Block Stack Overflow scrapers from Google or DuckDuckGo search results [duplicate]

As you may know, there are a number of websites (such as wenda.io) that scrape content from StackOverflow (and other StackExchange sites). I couldn’t care less that they do this, and indeed they are ...
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Using quick-search with startpage.com?

Opera offers shorthands to use with web searches. Recently I discovered startpage.com and would like to make use of it with the shorthands I am used to, replacing Google. From looking at the queries ...
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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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How can I make my Github Wiki crawlable by search engines? robots.txt seems to forbid it

While using the W3C link checker, I found out that my Github Wiki can't be crawled: https://github.com/aegif/CmisSync/wiki/Getting-started-with-CmisSync-development Status: (N/A) Forbidden by ...
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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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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 search with punctuation excluded by search engines?

I know no computer science so struggled to understand How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search?, but am I right that the most popular search engines (Google, Yahoo, ...) ...
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Can one use any search engine in order to find a set of keywords on a site (not page)?

The problem I'm trying to solve is that I'd like to buy a set of products online (FYI: Topeak F25, F66, F55, iPhone DryBag, and ProPack Small). For convenience, and to save on shipping costs, I'd ...
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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 with Wildcards and Quotations

I'm trying to find sentences of the following syntax (in French): "Paris, une ville ancienne, est la". Thus I typed the following into Google and Google Books: *, une * *, est la. Yet my search ...
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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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How to use Facebook Graph search to find pages by amount of likes?

How to use Facebook Graph search to find pages by amount of likes? I use for example: Shopping & Retail places in United Kingdom And It return all Shopping & Retail places from United ...
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Bing search for exact phrase containing “@”

When I search "@test" in Google, the results contain exact @test phrase (which is right) but in Bing it ignores @. Is there anyway to change Bing's behaviour?
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Can I exclude spam domains from my search results? [duplicate]

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 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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Any way to find 100% downloadable FTP links?

In Google Search Box, I wrote the command below to search in FTP files: inurl:"ftp://" -inurl:"http://" -inurl:"https://" field data analysis repairable system Google brought results but I can't ...
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Google search engine alternatives [closed]

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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Possible to specify multiple sites to search using Bing?

If I want to search the site mysite.com on Bing, I can type: my search terms site:mysite.com Is there a way to specify multiple sites to search? I've tried: my search terms site:mysite.com,...
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Is there an advantage to using google.com rather than google.com.au as my search engine in Chrome?

I'm an Australian living in Thailand. I use Google Chrome as my primary web browser. Out-of-the-box, Chrome's combined address bar/search box will return results from google.co.th. That's fine but not ...
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How to identify common queries for a topic? [closed]

I'm trying to understand the most common queries entered on Google (or Bing or Yahoo!) for a given topic, in the context of a study. This is not exactly SEO, but it's closely related. In my study, I ...
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Why do the “privacy versions” of Google search (i.e. Scroogle, StartingPage) not return exactly the same results?

There are at least a couple of "don't track me" search sites which get their search results from Google. (I'm thinking of Scroogle.org and StartingPage.com). [Note: I don't know exactly how ...
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what search engine returns pages with all keywords in query nowadays, if Google seems broken?

I have a nagging suspicion that Google has changed their algorithm to return pages for "relevance" rather than for faithfully containing all the keywords in a long query. They also, conveniently, got ...
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Is there a search engine that allows you to search for a specific string including special characters that has similar coverage to Google [duplicate]

Let's say I want to search for "100-Coins Star" (with the speech marks to tell Google to search for that specific term). Google comes up with results for 100 Coins Star. Ignoring the spaces and dash. ...
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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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Finding a video using a clip from the video

Is there any solution for finding whole of a video using some of its snapshot or a clip of it?
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How to search escape words in Google or other engines?

Maybe this question is a bit silly, however I always fail to get the right result when I search Google for some particular words like $@( in bash) and other escape words. For instance, when I use bash ...
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How to remove spammy search results from Google [duplicate]

Often, when I search for something, I get results like www.<site>.com/Search/<my search terms>, which are nothing but the exact same search repeated on www.<site>.com and are of no ...
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What are DuckDuckGo goodies?

I just discovered these cool looking 'goodies' on DuckDuckGo, but I have no idea how to use them, or what they are. Can someone enlighten me?
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How to search for words with the same suffix on Google? [duplicate]

I thought it was possible by using the asterisk but that returns no result.
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Is there a service like skyscanner for trains? One which includes all train companies' timetables. [closed]

Is there a service like skyscanner for trains? I mean a comprehensive web service including all train companies' timetables so I'm sure I'm not ignoring any train connection.
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Search a single website using regular expressions?

Is there a way to search a single web-domain using regular expressions? I've been mirroring sites with WinHTTrack and then using dtDesktopSearch but it's an incredibly inefficient process and I was ...
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Google Search with Regular Expressions [duplicate]

Is it possible to use regular expressions or very simple regular expressions in google search? Like search the term "goog?e", where the ? indicates a character or a number.
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How to find the webpages linking to a pdf?

I found an interesting PDF with my last Google research, via a direct link to it ( Google result was like "http://example.com/somefolder/interesting.pdf"). I would like to put the pdf in context, ...
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Where can I search the web for sites that are hotlinking JavaScript from a particular domain?

Similar to Google's inanchor: operator, I'm looking for a search engine that will let me search for sites that are using a particular JavaScript. For instance I would like to search to compare the ...
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How can I search with wildcard on Google Search?

I want to search URLs like this: "blablabla.com/a1234568" "blablabla.com/a8564654" "blablabla.com/a5648979" So as you can see I want to make a search like this blablabla.com/a* But I can't do ...
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How to search through IRC channel logs

Is there a service that allows me to search through the logs of IRC channels? To be clear, I'm not interested in finding a particular channel. What I would like is an online/web-based search engine ...
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How to search for '{search text}' on Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to search the internet for terms with special characters I have been trying to do a literal search in Google for text exactly like: {example} I have tried all ...
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Googling for a string not in another

Is there a way to search Google for a Web page that has a specific word even not as part of a specific phrase? For example: Let's say I want to search for license, and my search turns up many pages ...
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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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Is it possible to search for a specific HTML tag within a site using a search engine?

I want to search a single website for pages that do or do not have a canonical URL specified (<link rel='canonical' href='http://www.site.com/pageCannonicalUrl.htm' />). Is it possible to do ...