Questions tagged [google-search]

Search engine owned and developed by Google

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Are Chrome bookmarks used by Google Search to improve their search results?

I am wondering if Google uses the data from all Google Chrome users for their weighting of search results. A simple bookmark count would reveal importance, then they could prioritize the search ...
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How do I search for a range of numbers on Google for a predetermined link?

How do I Google, which books on Toronto Public Library's website fitting my selected criteria have 50-100 copies? Inputting 50..100 copies site:torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?Ntt=introduction+to+...
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Prioritise Japanese characters over Chinese equivalent characters in English version of Google?

Here is the dilemma. I am using Windows and do not want to change the system UI to Japanese (which is more difficult to read than English), but I want to read Japanese search results. The problem is, ...
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Search for articles of a particular length

I would like to only search for articles that are, say, over 3000 words. Is there a way to do this with Google or another general-purpose search engine?
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Can Search Engines index standalone URLs with long long alphanumeric characters in it? [closed]

There's a web application designed by Freshdesk to track customer support requests. Ironically the application seems to have a feature to create an Internet Public URL for the support request whereby ...
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Get frequency result in 1/(units of time)

As a developer, I sometimes want to estimate how long a particular process takes. So I'll let it run a while, take the number of items it completed, and divide by how long it took. So if process X ...
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Would like to exclude any sort of video from a Google search

I have a topic I'm interested in reading about. (DIY hamster toys in this case — but it could be anything.) When I do a Google search there are tons of videos in the results. In my initial ...
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Google search by time frame anomaly

I'm trying to understand the logic Google search uses when I use the time frame filter. In the first search, I restrict results to "Past 24 hours": In the second search, I restrict to "Past week" : ...
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Can I exclude Google Books result from Google Search?

I googled several random keywords and gave me undesired result like this below : There were Google Books results (undesired). I tried -site:books.google.co.in but they were still exist. How can I get ...
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How to stop Google from redirecting me to the version of my country

I'm from Poland. And Google persistently redirect me to Google.pl. Now if I go to Google.com, it will redirect me to Google.pl, unless I go to Google.com/ncr, in which case it doesn't. But how can I ...
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How can I search a specific word on Google at the same time avoiding it in a phrase?

This is my first post here, so Hi! and don't hesitate to migrate my question to anywhere else, wherever it might be more appropriate To better understand my question, here is an example - I want to ...
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How to search for a type of business in a particular area that is open at a particular time of day

I've recently discovered that it's possible to find businesses that are "open now" using a Google search query that passes the "tbm=lcl" parameter, e.g. https://www.google.com/search?tbm=lcl&ei=...
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How can I search for web results specific to a country

In the old days I could (sometimes) get country specific results by using the google portal in that country (like google.co.uk). However, Google has removed this functionality. Also, that ...
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What determines the Google bio frame upon search relevance/subjects?

When you search for, say, a major public figure or celebrity, Google presents a little bio frame/bar on the right of the screen with info it pulls from various sources, including images and such of ...
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Cosette related to Amanda Seyfried in Google Search?

I like Les Mis and Cosette, so when I googled Cosette, the results like this: Why Google Search related Cosette keyword to her potrayer, Isabelle Allen and Amanda Seyfried? Any relationship between ...
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Exclude specific words and sites from Google Search

I googled some random keywords and gave me results like this: I know that planetlagu.site is either a song download site or a Youtube download site. They offer MP3, MP4, and 3GP but all of them are ...
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Google news search results annoying and confusing

I'm looking for latest updates of my favorite YouTuber, Kathryn Morgan. So I googled her and in Web results, I got what I intended. But when I googled her in News Search, the results like this: [ I ...
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How to exclude a TV series from Google's search result?

I am searching Google images for "friends" but most of the results relate to the "Friends" TV series. Is it possible to exclude these results?
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How do I find references to zstd in the ubuntu mailing lists using google.com/search?

Sep'17 ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing archive page has the line: FW: zstd package on Ubuntu LTS 16.04 Yann Collet I am attempting to locate any additional references to zstd in the ubuntu ...
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How do I get a single URL removed from Google Search results?

I keep running into URLs that no longer exist, but which Google Search still returns and end up giving me a 404 error. I know it'll get re-scanned eventually, but how do I prompt Google to re-scan it ...
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Is there a better way to get a search engine to return more relevance?

From time to time, I make the occasional language course on Memrise. One of the things I want to start adding to my courses are videos from the "real world" that contain some of the words in the ...
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Exclude “.NET” from a Google search for “Microsoft Net Server”

I'm trying to do some research on a product that I believe may have existed quite some time ago called Microsoft Net Server (cf. this article from 2000) which was apparently some sort of file server ...
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What does “&q=%s” mean at the end of a Google search URL?

What does the &q=%s mean (and do) at the end of a Google custom search URL like http://www.google.com/search?q=@@@&tbs=qdr:y&q=%s? Background: I'm using Anysearch Safari Extension (https:/...
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How can I search case sensitive online [duplicate]

I'm trying to search online for the string toUri(). Valid result will be Java's Path.toUri() But when I search google it return mostly toURI results. When I search I discover that search engines ...
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Navigate Google Search purely with keyboard - WITHOUT Google Instant

One of the very useful features of Google Instant (just dropped by Google) was that I could "control" the search purely with keyboard using: tab to focus search results arrows to cycle through the ...
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Adding favorite websites to Google Search

Google offers a Chrome extension called Personal Blacklist. It allows excluding some websites from search results. I want the opposite. I want to set favorite websites that would pop up in search ...
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Google search with wildcard pattern

I want to look up where a house is. Looking out of the window, all I have is a partial sign ending with ..."enrauft". How would I search with that information in Google? The wildcard operator only ...
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Is there any way to search the media of a certain country?

Sometimes I'd like to know "What does Israeli media say about Ireland?" or "Has Sepak Takraw ever been mentioned in Canadian media?" or "Does British media provide much coverage of Australian Rules ...
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Google is in German, why?

Recently I did a trip to Europe and since then, when I open Google, it's not in English anymore, is in another language (looks like Swedish or German). 'Search button' is 'Google-Suche'. Also ...
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Enable Google web activity while disabling purple links

I am having a very difficult time finding an answer to this question and am wondering if it is even possible. I have an Android phone and am rather fond of the Google Now voice assistant. Recently, ...
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Does Google or other search engines have a 'non-commercial results' filter?

Like most people, I get fed up with search results that assume I'm automatically looking for something to buy. I'd love to be able to run a search that only turned up pages without any advertising ...
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How can I see more Google autocomplete suggestions?

Is there a way to view more than 10 (or customized) number of entries that Google auto-complete suggests? Or a list of all suggestions Google auto-complete has identified related to the text in the ...
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Google Search History - linking across multiple accounts?

Does Google link searches across multiple accounts? For example, if I signed out of my account, then searched Google, would Google log the fact it was likely the accountholder of the account just ...
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How to get pronunciation spoken automatically when googling word's definition?

When a word definition is shown clicking the speaker icon will speak its pronunciation: How to make it automatic on page load?
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When searching on Google, how do I show more on the autocomplete list (drop down list)? [duplicate]

Currently it only show 4 possible autocompletes when I'm typing something in the search box, does anyone know how to increase that? This is for Windows 10.
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Is there a list of all the mini-apps/ commands you can access through Google search?

While wandering around /r/Google, I've learned about a lot of things you can get on Google by typing special queries, apart from the basic calculator you get when typing a math query, or the graph ...
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How can I do a Google site search with a partial URL?

I'm trying to set up a site search query for the Python 3.6 library reference page here: https://docs.python.org/3.6/library/index.html I tried the following query: site:docs.python.org/3 string I ...
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How to change (my business) Google Plus images in Google Search?

I have a Google Plus page for my business. When I type my business name in the Google search box, I can see on the right side a pane with my business details, location, images etc. I can easily edit ...
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How to search in AppStore for games that have rating from 3.5 to 4.0

As you can see on the image below (this is what google shows for a games search): if I look for games that have rating from 3.5 to 4.0 you will be able to find them with the following search line: ...
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Disable Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Search

Is there a way to disable keyboard shortcuts in Google Search? I searched and found solutions to disable it in Gmail, Docs, Drive, etc., but none specific to the Google search page. I also couldn't ...
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Change Google locality settings [duplicate]

I was recently using a VPN on Google Chrome and was on Google a lot. Now the search engine and other websites have switched to the country settings of the country the VPN was accessing. Is there a ...
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What does the size of wind arrows signify?

When searching Google for a term like "weather" or "temperature" it helpfully provides a widget with your location's weather information. In the wind tab, I always assumed that the size of the arrows ...
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Can I teach Google Search that when I say “JavaScript”, I don't mean “Java”?

When I did a google search for "switch statement javascript uncommon", I got two hits about the unrelated language Java on the first page. Can I somehow teach Google Search to not confuse the two ...
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Is Google search engine excludes some results to be shown?

I am sure that I have searched terms in Google 2 or 3 years age, and too many results were found, and many of them have been downloaded. But now, with the same criteria, no results will be found! My ...
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Missing “Create alert” icon in Google scholar search results page?

The "Create Alert" button is missing from my Google Scholar search results page. How can I restore it or create an alert without it? Let's say I run this advanced search in Google Scholar, which ...
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Finding impact factor of journals using Google

Recently, I saw someone searching in Google a phrase such as "Econometrica impact factor" or "Quarterly journal of economics impact factor", and it immediately showed the answer in huge digits. But, ...
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How to search Google for other domains than `.com`?

I wanted to fire up a search query on Google on other than .com domains. I understand that providing site:.org will result all the search actions on specifically org domains but is there a not ...
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Google Drive files in Google search result

But even being publicly available, our files will not show up in a Google search right? I would like them to show up. Or we have to publish that Google Drive link in some webpage describing the files, ...
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How to do the Google search operator in a specific date range?

To set the search result only in a date range, I can add the search operators with the keyword: stackoverflow daterange:2016-01-01..2016-12-31 or stackoverflow daterange:2457389-2457735 However, ...
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How to search for “X Y” words in Google Web Search while exculding pages that have X and no Y after it

I want to use Google Web Search to do a web search like this: Find pages that contain the phrase "red car" while excluding the pages that have the word "red" and no "car" after it. If we just entered "...