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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 did Google find my site

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 ...
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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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“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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 customize URL search conditions on Google

I want to be able to tell Google if [some string] is in the URL, don't include as a search result For example: If I want to do a search for "popcorn", the first thing that comes up as a result ...
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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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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 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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Search engine that can find videos based on animated gifs

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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is there any way to know which web sites put a link to a specific web site [closed]

I want to know is there any way to know which web sites put a link to a specific web site? is there any way to solve ?
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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 you use a * in a Google search question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? I wanted to search for the phrase asterisk44asterisk (with the asterisk replaced by * of ...
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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 results of “&#160;” [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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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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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 within a specific area in Google Search

Is there any way to search for some information on sites belonging to a particular area without specifying the area name as a keyword in the search string? or Is there any way to search for some ...