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Whenever I type a search query in Google Search, I am presented with long and complicated URLs like this one:

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=get+google+search+URL&oq=get+google+search+URL&gs_l=hp.3..0i30j0i8i30l5j0i22l2.755.6361.1.6653.36.21.6.6.7.0.450.3055.9j9j1j1j1.21.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.QWiPCjGahHw&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41642243,d.dmQ&fp=9f9dd1f0efa38569&biw=1366&bih=631

Is there a more concise way to write Google Search URLs, without any unnecessary parameters?

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It is possible to generate more concise Google Search URLs, as shown here: https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Stack+Exchange%22+OR+StackOverflow

This URL corresponds to the search query "Stack Exchange" OR StackOverflow. All you need to do is write the search string after https://www.google.com/search?q=., and this will take you to the search results page for that query.

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most simple and short solutions include:

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You can replace the search?q= with #q=. In most contexts (though not StackOverflow answers) you can also get rid of the https://.

The %22 or %20 (encoding for a space character) can be replaced with + to make it shorter and easier to read.

You can even get rid of an o or e in google.com, but that doesn't seem worth the possible confusion IMO. (This only works if you don't specify HTTPS - do it with the https and let it redirect you to https.)

So, I believe that the shortest simple form of the original query - without using a URshortenerer - is this:

gogle.com#q=get+google+search+URL

[edit: removed the slash from '.com/#q' as per @Adám]

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