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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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.
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How to know how many times i have visited a website?

I use google to make research online. I dont want to collect data from the same websiye twice so i want google to tell me if it is the first time i am visiting the website or not.
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How can I make google give me only top-level page results?

I would like to do a keyword search but with only top-level pages as result. For example, I want https://superuser.com as a hit but not https://superuser.com/questions/230975/ on my search. Only ...
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Does Google read text on my screen to improve near-future search results?

I've noticed that when I am reading about something online, and I open a new tab to google something was I reading about, whatever I had in mind comes up almost immediately in the suggestions. For ...
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How to prevent Google Search Calculator from converting all Units?

Does the Google Search Calculator Have any settings, URL arguments, or anything of that nature to control how it functions? I really like how it works in most areas, but it continually converts all of ...
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What is the best way to search a video with specific song in it on youtube?

Under any Youtube video there is a description of music/songs under it. What is the best way to search a Youtube video based on that song? I can search it by the name of that song in Google search but ...
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Why is clicking on a Google search result sending me to a different page than just typing in the same URL?

I was trying to track down the website of a local nonprofit, so I typed its name into Google. The first result showed the organization's actual domain name, but the description was spam, and clicking ...
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Is it possible to filter Google search results on response headers?

Is there any way to tell Google "give me all the results that contain some response header/value X? For example, I would like to search for content on a topic, but only include results that have the ...
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Company and products dropped from Google search engine?

3/1/2019 We have had our company name, website address link and popular product name on the Google search engine for years. Whatever people typed in about our company or products it automatically ...
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Is there an advantage to using google.com rather than google.com.au as my search engine in Chrome?

I'm an Australian living in Thailand. I use Google Chrome as my primary web browser. Out-of-the-box, Chrome's combined address bar/search box will return results from google.co.th. That's fine but not ...
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Reset Google Search layout

I'm using Chrome on a Mac and all of a sudden my Google search layout switched back to its old interface with a black bar on top. I've tried logging out and logging in my account, cleared all ...
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Is there a way to use Google's advanced search parameters without triggering the CAPTCHA test?

When using Googles advanced search operators, I only ever get about three or four tries before I start getting harassed by these perpetual reCAPTCHA turing tests: Yes, I'm human. No, I'm not a robot. ...
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How to disable Google translating the search query language?

My primary language is English and all the settings are set accordingly but I am fluent in a number of languages and use to search for things in them too. When I write a search query in a particular ...
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How to disable sticky search bar in Google search portal?

Google recently introduced a sticky search bar that, as the name suggests, sticks to the page on top of it when the user scrolls. Here's how it looks on scrolling down: I find sticky top bars ...
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How to get Google Currency Converter back

This is the currency converter and today I am not getting it on https://www.google.com/search?complete=0&q=1+usd+in+aed . Also I am getting a Search sidebar which I haven't seen for a long while ...
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Increase font size in Google search results

Can I increase the font size in Google search results? I already searched everywhere, but still didn't get an answer
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How can I restrict my Google Search's results to n number of sites? (n>1)

I know I can use site: to restrict my search result to a particular site. How can I restrict my search on more particular sites?
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Google Search results vs. full page of spam links

I've searched for ext:PDF (filetype version) of a probably popular = commercial successful book and got full page (maybe more) of spam links - it's more than 100! How to deal with a full page of spam ...
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How to get Google search results and exclude sub-pages? [duplicate]

Sorry if question title isn't clear. Let me explain with an example. Search term: Blogging Results I got from Google https://www.bloggingbasics101.com/how-do-i-start-a-blog/ https://www....
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How to fix a broken Google search?

I think this is related to broken Google search at How do I tell Google my search terms are requirements and not mere suggestions?. I think this question is a particular case of the general problem. ...
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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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Is there a way to search in Google using regular expressions (regex)?

It would be very useful if Google provided a regular expression search. Is there a way to do this? (OBS: I am not talking about false regular expressions like site:, filetype:, AND, OR or "Text". I ...
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Can Facebook pages be indexed by Google's search engine?

We know Facebook pages use iframes. Can these iframes be indexed by search engines for SEO purposes?
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How to search escape words in Google or other engines?

Maybe this question is a bit silly, however I always fail to get the right result when I search Google for some particular words like $@( in bash) and other escape words. For instance, when I use bash ...
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Get ALL image search results?

Apologies if this is a duplicate. I've done a little research and it seems futile but thought I'd ask: Does anyone know a way to get all (or more?) Google Image Search results than the ones they ...
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How does one search a picture online?

If one has a picture file, like .jpg, how does one search (maybe Google) if this picture is around online?
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How to restrict a Google search to results of a specific language?

How can I restrict the results of a Google search to only a specific language? Is there an operator like language:english?
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Force Google Search to do absolutely exact match

Is there a way to do a real exact match in Google? Quotes or plus do not make it exact. I'm trying to search for the phrase "offset 0", but the results contain "offset: 0", which is not the same and ...
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Recovering my Google account with out a recovery email or phone number [duplicate]

Someone hacked my password and changed it. I have been using the same password for years and I need help getting my account back. You said you would email me back but I have not received any response ...