If I search Google Images for mountains of madness lovecraft, I get something like this URL:


Is there a very easy way to get a short URL suitable for sharing?

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You can either use the URL http://www.google.com/search?q=mountains+of+madness+lovecraft&tbm=isch or you could just use a URL shortener, like bit.ly or Google’s own one, goo.gl.

Note: tbm=isch means the search will be done in images.


The url in the form http://images.google.com/images?q=mountains+of+madness+lovecraft works too.

Test: http://images.google.com/images?q=mountains+of+madness+lovecraft

Search tools in Google Images correspond to various modifiers, as you can find out by trying them and checking how the link was changed, for example:

The basic idea is experimenting with the url - you can always try which parts you can omit.


I created a very simple web app that cleans Google search result page URLs, links copied from those pages, etc.: URL Clean.

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