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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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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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Well, I wrote a Greasemonkey script to fix this, http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/141480. I don't have much JavaScript experience, but it seems to work well enough. I'm still amazed no one else had written something like this yet. It was driving me crazy.


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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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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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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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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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You can exclude a domain if it's showing too many results and you don't want any of them. For example, this will skip Stackoverflow in your search, Google Search: javascript regex right to left -site:stackoverflow.com You can add multiple -site: excludes... Google Search: hugo awards 2012 -site:www.thehugoawards.org -site:chicon.org I used that once ...


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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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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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Try it without the semi-colon: http://www.google.com/search?q=%26%23160. IS that what you're going for? When you put &#160 into the search bar, the url gets encoded such that: %26 = & %23 = #


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Here's one that's been around for a while: http://www.dogpile.com/ From the front page it looks like it searches Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask. Powered by Metasearch technology, Dogpile returns all the best results from leading search engines including Google, Yahoo!, Bing and Ask, so you find what you’re looking for faster. Source


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Using the -site: syntax would be the best way. Any other approach (editing hosts files, proxies etc.) will still mean that Google will return a link to the site, but you won't be able to click it. I've been caught out by this myself and I read the URLs more closely now.


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Search engines are all about getting you to what you're looking for. The type of site you mention is all about looking enough like what you're looking for that search engines will rank them high - and they will have visitor numbers that enable them to make a commercial return. The best of breed do actually add some value, putting material together in one ...


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If you don't mind killing off all other Javascript features, the most reliable way is to just disallow all Javascript for the search page. No thanks to Google using one domain for so many of its services, you can't do that with NoScript's base functionality, but you can with NoScript's ABE (Application Boundaries Enforcer) subsystem. Here's a little ABE ...


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You can search a particular site with Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Ask.com, and many other search engines with the site: operator. For instance, to search amazon.com for music, you'd enter the following in the search query box: site:amazon.com music


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If you are german speaker, prad.de is a community around monitors. They have a Forum and purchase advice. There also is an international website: http://www.prad.de/en In the purchase advice they have around 30 parameters to choose. http://www.prad.de/guide/ausstattung_auswahl.html


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if you use any country engine of Google it will try to relate your search to that locality.it depend on search query if the results will be same or a little different. So if your query is global in nature you should use Google.com. but if you want to relate your query to your locality and want that Google bias your result a little you can use .au. Speed is ...


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Google Search Help The *, or wildcard, is a little-known feature that can be very powerful. If you include * within a query, it tells Google to try to treat the star as a placeholder for any unknown term(s) and then find the best matches. For example, the search [ Google * ] will give you results about many of Google's products. [...] The query [ ...


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The URL string hl sets the interface language for Google Search and many other Google services. You can do same as I did and create different search engines for different languages. When I search for "something" without a keyword, or with the "g" keyword, my browser goes to http://www.google.com/search?&tbo=1&prmdo=1&hl=en&q=something ...


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You need to select Custom range in the Google's results page's sidebar and set From field to a date in the past and To field to 1/1/1900. However, if Google is unable to determine a page's date, it will be eliminated from the results despite being old enough to be matched.


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If you want to search with Google, you can use searching by image in Google Images. It's possible that you will find what you are looking for, but it's not sure. I tested it now by making a screenshot of a "What if Money Was No Object - Alan Watts" video on YT and searching with this image - Google found this video. As you can see on my search results first ...


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When going to the Goodies and selecting the "programming" option, the following can be seen: If you edit the field where "6GB/700KB/s in min" is mentioned and change it to "15GB/600KB/s in hour", then the following can bee seen: So then if you type that in the main DDG search field, you get this:



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