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How to bring back clickable Google map in Google search results?

Recently Google made a really terrible change of not allowing the user to click the map in search results, who knows why. It normally opened Google Maps with the given location. I heard it's related ...
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Is it possible to set different languages for different Google apps?

If I change my Google account's default language, it sets it for Search and Google Maps, and Gmail and so on... Now I want my Search to default to one language and my Google Maps default language to ...
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Why does Google Search's unit converter return incorrect values for femtometers?

A femtometer (fm) is a unit of length equal to one quadrillionth of a meter: 1 fm = 10-15 m = 1e-15 m When I use Google Search's built-in unit conversion to calculate 3 femtometers, instead of ...
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google maps search by label does not work anymore

Since around February 2024 I can not search locations by self-added labels anymore. E.g. my parking spot has the label "p9 parking". In the past, it was enough to type p9 to be able to ...
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To prevent a page from being indexed by search engines, should I add noindex and nofollow meta tags in addition to leaving it off our site map? [migrated]

There are some pages on our websites that we do not want indexed by Google or other search engines, so we leave them off of the XML sitemap we provide to search engines. To be safe, is it also ...
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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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What is the current url format for Google Image searches?

I use a program called Cold Turkey on my laptop that blocks specific URLs, and until recently, I was able to block all google image searches as they shared part of their url. Now, however, it seems ...
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Is it possible to modify a search URL so that the results are interpreted as English?

I am using the web app webtopdf.com which converts web pages, based on URLs you supply, to PDFs. The URL I'm providing is a Google Search which I see in English https://www.google.com/search?q=Bible ...
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How to modify my store information on Google search?

I have recently made a blog for my store, and I want to link it to my physical store, which is already registered on Google Maps. My desired result is that my store would go up in search ranking on ...
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How to disable translated search results

Today, suddenly messed-up "translated" results like these started appearing which apparently were auto-translated from English to German: It seems to be this auto-translation feature. ...
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How to stop google.com from showing recent search drop-down list?

When I place my cursor in the search box at google.com, it displays a drop-down list of recent searches. I want to disable this behavior because the recent search suggestions are irrelevant to me. I ...
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All links for switching to Maps are missing from Google Search results

Problem with Google Search When I perform a search at www.google.com while logged in to my profile, the results are now missing the normal Google product links I would see at the top of the page ...
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When you refine a search with a 'site:' operator, Google shows results from all the indexed pages from the website that you specified

https://www.google.com/search?q=study+PHYSICS+site%3Aedu+-jiwaji&biw=1695&bih=1079&tbs=qdr%3Ad&tbm=nws&ei=Yoa6YdHgC-qfptQP4se20AY&ved=0ahUKEwjRmZ-...
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How do I search for a list of Google map locations?

How do I search for a Google map with tagged locations? For example, how would I find a map of the locations of Tudor theatres in London, tagged on a modern London Google map? Searches for maps in ...
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How to disable Google Chrome search results highlighting?

In the last couple days I noticed text being highlighted from search results I click on from Google. For example, when I click on StackOverflow link from Google search: (The yellow was added by ...
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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 to get a list of all indexed page URLs by Google?

I have a favorite website that I want to save all the webpages under the directory of domain.com/scripts. Saving the each page is achievable through a software, so what I want is a list of the URLs. ...
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Searching a specific word in urls containing specific characters in Google search

In Google search I wrote: "albero" inurl:(unipi OR unina OR unimi OR unimib OR polimi OR unito OR polito OR uniroma1 OR uniroma2 OR uniroma 3 OR units OR unitn OR unibz OR uniba OR poliba OR ...
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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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Google Videos Search "sca_esv" query parameter possible tracking

When I search for something on Google and then go to Videos tab, I get a URL like https://www.google.com/search?sca_esv=569877865&q=tester&tbm=vid&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=...
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Google Translate and Google Search are in the wrong language

For some reason, most Google pages have started being displayed to me in Czech. It includes Google Translate, as well as the main search page google.com. Oddly enough Gmail is still in my native ...
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When I press the enter key in google search bar, instead of searching the keyword, it creates a new line

This is a new issue that whenever I write something to search in google and press enter key, it starts a new line. As per the below website saying I have cleared cookies and cache and the problem is ...
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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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Exclude number range in Google Search

I would like to exclude search results containing numbers in a specific range. My best search term so far was: foo -1950..2009 Google, however seems to ignore the minus sign and return results with ...
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Google's inurl option isn't working for this website

If I do inurl:yahoo and search that, then yahoo comes up. So the inurl tag seems like it maybe works. But it does't work for this website https://www.solubilityofthings.com/ i.e. if I do inurl:...
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Safe search tooltip pops up every time in Google search

Every time I search using google.com, this tooltip pops up: It happens even if the search terms contain nothing sexual. Clicking the tooltip hides it, but it reappears on next search. I've tried to ...
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Language to restrict a web search query to only search company websites

I was wondering if there was a way to limit a Google web search query to only return company websites or to search an "about" page of a webpage? For example, if I'm trying to find a company ...
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Is it possible to search on Google at a particular time point in the past?

I am trying to retrieve a Google result I looked up a while back. I know what the exact search query is, however, the same search query now shows different results, as Google results keep changing ...
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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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Cached web page no more available on Google

In these days I noticed that the option cache is no more available in Google research. Until few days ago, the option was in the drop-down menu, below "Feedback", that appears when you click ...
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Why do Google results have a globe icon?

I am using Windows 11 and recently started to see a globe icon on Google results. If I log out of my Google Account there are no globe icons, But when I login again, the globe icons show up again.. I ...
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How do I restrict Google search site operator by excluding subdomains?

Let's say I ran the following query in Google's web search: site:"superuser.com" "windows 7" This will return results on the blog.superuser.com subdomain. How can I restrict results to only be from ...
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blocking any website from search results [duplicate]

these days because Amazon rule the world, every time I put an Item in a search engine, the resulting million pages are all about how I can buy it from Amazon and everything related to it also to buy ...
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Google search for my full name showing irrelevant results - how to remove?

When I search my full name (very unique) and scroll down all the way to the bottom of the 1st page, it shows links to 2 prisoner's information in the county that I live in, but I'm not affiliated with ...
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Are Google search date filters timezone-specific?

When filtering for Google search results specific to one date as shown below, are the results based on the timezone associated with your IP?
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How does Google Search determine a user's 'Current Region'?

How can I tell what region Google Search sees as the Current Region and what is that being based on? This is what I see in Google Search > Other settings > Language & region > Results ...
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Did Google eliminate access to cached sites?

In what seems to be yet another useful feature Google has apparently and quietly removed, viewing Google's cached versions of websites appears to now be impossible. Their documentation is predictably ...
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Shortcut to jump to first search result from omnibox

Are there any keyboard shortcuts to jump to first result in Google search after landing there from omnibox? Right now I need to press Tab 18 times, which is very inconvenient.
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How to invoke the dark theme selection on Google's search page?

This is for Firefox. I know there are extensions for dark themes, but I don't want to use it because it messes up certain websites and doesn't get back to normal even after removing the extension. ...
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How do you search for single-character symbols in quotes on Google Search?

I don't know if it is a bug, but I'm trying to look up a certain video name using Google Search. But Google doesn't show any results if I search for this: site:somesite.com "$" However, if ...
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While browsing some websites, interface words changes to non-understandable letters

This problem is mainly faced while browsing or searching for research papers on many websites. Some website names are in their regular language, but the content of the web page is changed to ...
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Why Google took off links to Maps from the search engine [duplicate]

I read a similar question on this site so I know I'm not alone but it seems strange there is no clue around the internet about this issue. Since a few months, when I perform a site related search on ...
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How can I search google for files with a specific extension and particular file size range?

I know that one can search for files with a specific extension with the keyword filetype, e.g. filetype:pdf market study but I don't know if one can specify a file size range. So for example, list ...
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How to stop Google from automatically translating search results?

Some time during the past week or so, Google search started automatically translating some search results from English to German (my native language). This affects the headline, the preview snippet, ...
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Adding content to Google knowledge panel

I recently verified my Google knowledge panel. As I am not a celebrity, the panel has very little info (only title and education). There is a help article on how to update the knowledge panel, but ...
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Google is no longer honoring exact search phrases [closed]

I have relied on exact search term (" ") compliance with Google for years. It is no longer working. The search "solubility of hydrogenated vegetable oil in DMSO" returns 27,800 ...
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What are the syntax rules for the Google ngrams search engine?

In this Google Ngram search, I was trying to determine which of the following two phrases occurs most often in Spanish literature. However, I must have misspelled something or used the wrong ...
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Is it possible to use a wildcard and a punctuation mark on Google search?

I'd like to find results from Google Search containing the following pattern: a phrase initiated with the word because - followed by any word - and ended with a period. For example: "because tired." "...
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How to do a Google search for webpages last updated within 2 years?

How to do a Google search for webpages last updated within 2 years ? In other words I would like Google, but I do not wish any of the results to be over 2 years old.
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Google Search results - old style

Recently, I have noticed Google changed the search layout on mobiles. One example is that the links are now smaller than before. Is it possible to revert to the old style? Finding this a bit jarring.

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