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Can I set some sort of preference to say, when df is typed, set the first result to be bay12games... on my computer alone and not for the entire web?

Say I want to type this in Google Search:

df

I want this to be the first answer that only my computer will return:

custom search result from Google

Not this actual listing:

actual search results

I'm not asking about getting my website to rank or show up first in the results, but rather customising what is shown to me and me alone.

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    Kindly explain your question as to why you want to do so? Is my answer correct? – user19533 Jun 2 '12 at 11:08
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    Out of pure curiosity, why do you want this? (I’m not trying to be judgmental here, I’m just curious.) – Alex Jun 2 '12 at 12:34
  • I doubt you could be able to do this natively. Maybe it could be possible through some Greasemonkey script, by building a set of keyword(s)/site pairs that you can update on a per case basis. – Alex Jun 2 '12 at 14:52
  • Out of pure curiosity, why do you want this? (I’m not trying to be judgmental here, I’m also just curious.) – user19533 Jun 2 '12 at 14:55
  • @myselfpoddar The games/sites I like to go on are not the most well known sites in the world, and I hate typing in bay12 df or Dwarf Fortress every single time or having to scroll down 5 search terms. I know that its only .5 seconds more, but it bugs me when I have to do the scrolling. :) – Russell Jun 3 '12 at 7:23
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Google does have a personalized search, providing you are logged in to your Google account and you have Google Web History enabled. This will customise the search results for your machine/account only.

However, I don't think you can be so specific as to control the exact position of these results and to position a particular site at the top of the list.

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The games/sites I like to go on are not the most well known sites in the world, and I hate typing in bay12 df or Dwarf Fortress every single time or having to scroll down 5 search terms. I know that its only .5 seconds more, but it bugs me when I have to do the scrolling.

This has nothing to do with Google search, but... A service such as OpenDNS (free) allows you to set up shortcuts on your network, whereby you could type "df" into the address bar of your browser and you would be taken directly to a website of your choice.

If you change the Primary/Secondary DNS in your router, then this will work on all browsers on all machines on your network.

  • Just be aware that there are some disadvantages (ie: related to CDNs) when using services like OpenDNS. – Alex Jun 5 '12 at 12:58

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