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Today, finally, I discovered a new search engine that doesn't ignore special characters: SymbolHound SymbolHound is a search engine that doesn't ignore special characters. This means you can easily search for symbols like &, %, and ^, or even less common characters such as ©, ¬, and µ. I'd like to share some information from their FAQ: Why ...


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This is something Google (et al) are supposed to be doing for you. If it's a consistent problem I'd try switching search engines to some alternatives: http://bing.com http://duckduckgo.com http://blekko.com As for Google, you can exclude domains from search but it's kind of a manual pain: awesome -site:codinghorror.com that would exclude ...


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Check out this Google Chrome extension: Tired of the same spammy scraper sites and useless "Pay to view" pages clogging up your search results? Search Filter is the answer. When installed, a delete button will show up next to the URL in your search results. When a domain has been deleted, it is removed from all search results for all search terms. ...


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DuckDuckGo is suggested to be used instead of Google to get: Zero-click info — useful info above the links. Privacy — we do not track you. Google does. Less spam & ads — omits 60 million useless sites. Official sites — labeled official and on top. Meanings — for ambiguous terms. Keyboard shortcuts — forget the mouse. Customization — change the fonts ...


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link:de.wikipedia.org site:en.wikipedia.org Use the link operator for the target and the site operator for the source.


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In Google just do the search as normal and select More search tools and Custom range in the sidebar and type in 1/1/2005 into the To:-field and click Search.


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You can now manage your own personal blacklist for Google here: Manage Blocked Sites.


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A basic description of how Google Web History works: http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=54068 [...] Note: Depending upon whether or not you're signed in to a Google Account when you search, the information we use for customizing your experience will be different: Signed-in personalization: When you're ...


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You can do that with Personal Blocklist (by Google), an extension for Google Chrome. Read more about this extension on their blog.


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You can take a look at Bing's Search Worldwide page. US-English page is here.


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Using Google web search Show options you can set a time period for your searches: Specific date range:


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Search engines don't index the whole text. They toss most punctuation and index only the words that are left and where they were found using something called an inverted word index. I think the reason you can't search for $@ is because it's just not in their index. They tossed it as punctuation. Consistent with that, notice that if you search for $@ ...


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I'm using WhatTheFont.


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Google has such a search engine called 3D Warehouse.


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MetCrawler is an online solution: MetaCrawler.com utilizes metasearch technology to compile results from many of the Web's major search properties, delivering more relevant and comprehensive results every time you search. By accessing multiple search engines for each query, MetaCrawler.com provides you with a richer and more relevant spectrum of results ...


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Wolfram|Alpha is an online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from structured data, rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer as a search engine might. Wolfram Alpha is used to power some searches in the Microsoft Bing and DuckDuckGo search engines. It is also queried by Apple's ...


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There's IRClog, which keeps logs of popular servers where the subject is computers, but the logs end a few years ago, so it looks like they did not keep it going for long.


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For this, follow these steps: Click the wrench on the toolbar Select Options (or Preferences or Settings depending on your OS) Go in the Basics tab Click Manage Seach Engines in the Search section Go to the bottom of the page and add the correct settings for Google.com, ie http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&q=%s for the URL part. Now select it and ...


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Here is an article that attempts to explain how Google Web History works, primarily from a user experience standpoint: http://searchengineland.com/google-search-history-expands-becomes-web-history-11016 Does this answer your question, or are you looking for something more technical?


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It's not possible. Special characters can not be used to search on in Google. I find this to be the case with other search engines as well (as expected), like Bing, Yahoo! and DuckDuckGo. The documentation for Google Search states: Generally, most punctuation and special characters are ignored in Google Search. A list of special characters that are ...


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my search terms site:mysite.com OR site:othersite.com Google and Blekko don’t need the OR, Bing does.


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Google has a special HowTo page for you here where you will find advice how to search for a specific link - just as you've described. Use the "link:" operator. For example, to find pages that link to www.google.com, use [ link:google.com ]. You can also search for links to specific pages like [ link:google.com/images ].


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A difference I can see to differentiate between IP address URLs and non-IP address URLs, is the TLD at the end of 'normal' URLs. Thus, while searching, maybe you can just keep on filtering out TLDs you find getting in your way. E.g., if searching inurl:indexFrame.shtml "Axis Video Server", and a .org url comes up in the results, add -inurl:org to the end of ...


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Yandex Yandex Search is a web search engine owned by Russian corporation Yandex. It is the core product of Yandex. The search technology provides local search results in more than 1,400 cities. Yandex Search also features “parallel” search that presents results from both main web index and specialized information resources, including news, ...


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I've been using Bing (formerly Live Search) for over a year, and I am quite satisfied with its results. The most important feature for me is the number of pages they have indexed. Google probably still has a larger index, but in my opinion Bing's index includes all the relevant pages.


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3DFilter looks like a nice webapp as well.



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