The only option Google offers is to get results from the past hour. Is it possible to get results from the past 3 hours, for example? From the past 2 years would also be useful for me.

How to do a Google search for webpages last updated within 2 years?

  • @ChrisF Thanks for all your great work. I wanted to point out that you made a mistake here. The OP @Gradient did not post of duplicate question. Anyone who closely reads the question will easily ascertain that what OP is asking could possibly better be put `How to filter Google search results less than > 1 hr AND < 24 hr. I hope you will do the right thing and unmark this as a dupe. The "accepted" answer isn't even the right answer, and the OP has objected (3 years ago) to this being marked a dupe as well. Than you. Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 13:08
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    @CodeSlayer2010 I have re-opened this question as I am inclined to agree with you. This question is about getting Google results on a per hour basis rather than per day (which is what the related question refers too) Thanks! Commented Jan 5, 2016 at 20:09

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For finding all google result from 2011-12-31 till 2012-12-31

  • add daterange:2455927-2456293 to your search term
  • you have to update both numbers every day you wanna do the search
  • this link helps you converting a date to a serial

You will get the same by using the custom range search option

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Unfortunately you can't search for past 2 hours using the same method.

  • While this comment at least attempts to answer the poster, sadly, it distracts and confuses the issue by adding a graphic and an explanation of how to do a related, but different operation. The real answer is given as the sentence immediately following the graphic. Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 13:19

Taken from this website

Do a search, then add this to the end of what you searched for:


The X## portion gets replaced with:

s## for number of seconds you want to narrow your search to, such as s45 for the last 45 seconds, or &tbs=qdr:s45&tbo=1

n## for number of minutes you want to narrow your search to, such as n5 for the last 5 minutes, or &tbs=qdr:n5&tbo=1

h## for number of minutes you want to narrow your search to, such as h2 for the last 2 hours, or &tbs=qdr:h2&tbo=1

That portion gets added to the end of whatever you’ve searched for initially. For example, say you searched for [kanye west] from the Google home page. After doing your search, you’d add the examples above like this:

Past 45 seconds: http://www.google.com/#&q=kanye+west&tbs=qdr:s45&tbo=1

Past 5 minutes http://www.google.com/#&q=kanye+west&tbs=qdr:n5&tbo=1

Past 2 hours http://www.google.com/#&q=kanye+west&tbs=qdr:h2&tbo=1

The time indicates when Google added the material to its index, not necessarily when it was published.

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