Questions tagged [google-search]

Search engine owned and developed by Google

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Can't get search results on Google anymore

Since this morning, it appears that I can't get any search results anymore when I am logged in my account. If search anything, all I will get is "did not match any results". The only thing I ...
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Find web page(s) that links to a specific page in Google Search

I got an article from some page, I don't know which. Is there some Google search way of finding the parent page? Say for example from page A I navigated to page B. Page B is a PDF document. How to ...
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I want search engine to find sites containing the most the rare proper nouns I search for

I want to list all sites that do a certain thing and I think people all over the internet make small lists containing some of these sites together. For example I want to make a list of all Quantified ...
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Syntax to for phrase match whilst excluding domains for search results

I'm trying to search Google for: "Alpha Beta" + "Charlie Delta" -excluding(pinterest.com), -excluding(facebook.com) What I'm trying to achieve here is to find results that contain the phrase "Alpha ...
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Is a shared Google Photos album publicly searchable?

I'd like to share a Google Photos album only with one person and allow them to view and edit the album, but I do NOT want the album or any photos to come up in search results. I saw that the only way ...
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URL for “I'm Feeling Lucky” within specific site

I'm looking for an URL that goes directly to the first Google hit from a certain domain as in "I'm Feeling Lucky" but limited to a certain domain. I'm using this formula, but it typically doesn't ...
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Google reverse image search in a specific country

I want to use Google to search for a specific image inside a specific country (IP)! Using http://images.google.com/ gives me results for all sites, but I can't sort results by country. It would also ...
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How to stop Google's “people also search for”

Whenever you do a search on Google, it will give the results which you then click on, obviously. But sometimes you hit back to go back to the results.The problem is, Google waits a second to make some ...
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How to search a YouTube channel's videos by duration

I'm trying really hard to find a specific video on a YouTube channel that has nearly 1000 videos. The channel has a lot of short videos (<10 minutes), but the video I'm looking for was at least 20 ...
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How to search Google Groups for keywords

I went to https://groups.google.com and searched for boot ring seat, looking for a specific Usenet message that I know has those three words in it. No results. All right, I thought, maybe I'm ...
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Highlight Google search results that are existing Firefox bookmarks?

I use Firefox for several hours daily. As a semi-prpofessional programmer, simultaneously learning several languages/platforms (yet cursed with a "handicappingly-poor" memory"), I find myself ...
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Where does Google get its dictionary data?

Use define: in Google and you will get dictionary definitions and etymologies. For instance: define: dictionary. Where is Google getting the definitions, etymologies, and pronunciations? I doubt they ...
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Why on the first page Google says there are thousands of results but on the last page there are less than a hundred?

Why on the first page Google says there are thousands of results but on the last page there are less than a hundred? That's kind of a recursive Google Search that should be self-explanatory. It did ...
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Google gives incomplete results on self search [duplicate]

I recently did a search on my own name, and three email addresses I've used over the last 30 years. I have done this before, and I typically get something like 100,000 hits, with a lot of them dating ...
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Google search results no longer containing forwarding url

Since earlier this year, Google search results no longer contain the forwarding url but instead directly link to the domain in the search query. In the past a result in the search query would look ...
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Only include search results that must exclude multiple words

Consider this search: rick's haven -bbq -barbeque -menu I am trying to find all results related to Rick's Haven as it relates to the movie Bird Box. However, there is a really famous BBQ restaurant ...
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What is with the Google timer durations?

Etc..... I'm unable to see the pattern here. What's more weird, is that it works if you specify any interval (including some or all) of "second", "min" or "hour" less than 24 hours. Fractions and ...
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How do I exclude sports-related results from Google Search?

There is nothing I hate more than searching the name of a city I’m visiting on Google and having all the relevant results that come up be related to football. Is there a way to tell Google that I’m ...
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Reverting to the classic Google cache link in search results via userscript

I would like to ask if it is possible to bring back the "Cached" link in Google search results (back next to the result title). So does anyone know of (or if it's possible to make) an extension or ...
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Advanced Search in only URLs matching a certain string

I want to search in all GitHub sub-pages containing the word "ja.po", like this page: https://github.com/xfce-mirror/thunar/blob/master/po/ja.po?fbclid=...
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How do I make something the first option when searching?

So, say I am going to try searching up Twitter for example, but when I type in the letter t a Google search for tilt appears as the first option. How can I make it so that when I type in the letter t, ...
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What's happened to formatting of Google search results in the last 48 hrs? [closed]

I've previously been able to keep Google Search fast and clean by disabling JavaScript but in the last 48 hrs (since May 20, 2019), they've changed something. Now the results return with excess HTML ...
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Whenever I search for the meaning of a word, the suggestion “in hindi” and others appears on Google

What the title says. For instance, searching on google.com/ncr (no country redirect): I speak none of these languages. I'm searching for the meaning of an English word, using English terms, I expect ...
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Is there a way I can search some info in Google from Google Sheets?

I have a Google Sheet that contains information of companies and names, and I would like to have their job position. Is there a way I can look for it in Google without doing it manually?
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Weird _sp variable in Google Search Console

When Google indexes my site it keeps finding the home page with ?_sp=[some random characters] at the end. I never use this variable, so I don't know how Google keeps finding it. It's automatically ...
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Output Google search results to a file

Is it possible to output Google search results to a file. Just the site names and links written to a file line by line. Once could get the source file using curl and parse the HTML code but is there a ...
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How to search multiple sites with Google and get random results?

I'm trying to find examples of English collocations in a set of sites. I know how to search in multiple sites as it's been solved here before. search term site:A OR site:B OR site:C The problem is ...
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Are the search engine's calculators reliable?

As many of you, I use Google to manage my web searching and this brings me to use it for other activities too. Like I use it for a calculator and I find it way easier than using an actual calculator - ...
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Redirect Google search to YouTube in one click

I don't really know if I'm in the right place to ask the question, and I apologize for my poor English. At the time, Google had this thing called black bar, some liked it, some didn't like it, some ...
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Disable Google +1 functionality

How do I disable Google +1 functionality from appearing in my searches? I want to remove "+1" icon from Google Search results. Is there a way to do so?
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How do I disable Google AMP in search results on iOS?

When I search Google on an iPhone, website links are often replaced with slimmed-down AMP versions. Getting to the original webpage with full-functionality requires opening an extra page. How do I ...
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Searching for a sentence that I only know part of it using Google's operators

I am looking for a particular combination of google hacking commands to find a sentence. For example, I am looking for ”where eagles dare” In this case, I don’t have part of a sentence like the ...
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Is there a way to remove sites permanently from (my personal) Google search results?

I'm regularly finding sites that copy content from elsewhere (mailing lists, etc) while not providing any added value. Quite to the contrary, they are pretty heaped with ads. I'd like to remove those ...
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How to stop google.com from showing recent search drop-down list?

In google.com page, it makes me annoying that showing my recent searches in drop-down list since they are irrelevant to what i'm going to search. I know that it won't appear after I clear my history ...
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How to force Google search to only return English results?

I'm in France and trying to use Google in English only. My Google settings are set to English everywhere: I've also clicked on the link "use google.com" but when I do a search, it still shows some ...
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Remove Google Search suggestions

Every time I type a word and then meaning (i.e. backpack meaning in...) Google suggests in Hindu, in Urdu etc. I have no interest in these languages and never googled for them. I would like to see ...
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Keyboard shortcut to access the first link in a Google search page?

What is the keyboard shortcut to access the first result in a Google search page? Any "hacks" would be fine, as long as it does not require the mouse.
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Searching for a name when missing some chars of it

I was wondering if there existed a way to search for the name of somebody when some letters of its name were missing. For instance, let's say we know the profession of somebody but only have the first ...
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Search for an exact phrase with a comma in Google: “hello, john”

I know that Google lets you search for an (almost) exact phrase by putting the phrase in quotes: "hello, john" This will find both instances of hello john and hello, john. I want to find only ...
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Strange Google Search UI

When I open this URL: https://www.google.com/search?q=google or any Google search results URL This is on my computer (Windows 10). It is the same on both Chrome and Edge. This is on my friend ...
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Does advertising a website with GoogleAds improve the search-ranking in general?

So I have published a website a week ago and now I use GoogleAds to advertise my site in the Google-Search. And I asked myself now if clicks on the ad improve the search-ranking of my site in general ...
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Does search engines like Google or Bing search through all web pages for a single query every time?

Here is what I imagine would happen when I type in a search query in Google or Bing: The search query is converted into a vector through some pre-trained machine learning models. The vector captures ...
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Why does google use 1000 char long image links?

When I copy an image address from the gallery on google.fr/images it copies this to my clipboard, why? data:image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD/...
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Where to find a list of Google search operators?

I heard once that there are some search keywords or operators that google could use to enhance the search results. One of them was "NEAR"... Say if I search "make" NEAR "great again" it would ...
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Google search data

I went today through the process of deleting my entire data history from Google's servers. I went to myactivity and browsed through EACH TAB and clicked DELETE ALL ACTIVITY. I even went through ...
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Where did the “internet speed test” go?

If I Google Internet speed test Google should offer me a quick internet speed test box as the first result. I could test my internet speed without leaving the Google search page. Now, this box is ...
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Whenever I log into my Instagram it says unusual login attempt

I have already tried logging in and logging out I of other people’s accounts and it still won’t work I have tried going to my g-mail account to see my emails because they said they would send me a ...
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How should I write the URL for a specific Google Search query?

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+...
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Is there a way to specify more precise site category in Google Search?

Is there a Google Search feature to show results from a very specific category? For example, show only results from software company websites, or social networking websites, etc. I am aware of a few ...
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Is there a way to Google search the archive.org by date?

For example I would like to search the web as if it was 2010 and only results from 2010. They are stored on the archive.org, so I think something like this should be possible.