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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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Google show results in a different language

I use English as my default language for Google everywhere. Sometime I want to enter my query in English but see results only in Hindi or a different preferred language. How do I choose the language ...
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How to fight against Google Captchas appearing on searches from a school network?

When I do a Google Search from our school network, every time we have to solve a Captcha, because Google identifies it as unusual traffic. We analyzed the traffic for a while and there is definitely ...
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Force keyword in Google search result

I know this answer is covered already but it does not seem to be working for me. How to force Google to use a keyword? I would like to search Google and force it to return results about MotionBuilder....
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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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How do I make Google search with multiple sets of date filter conditions?

I'm trying to search for Avengers news on three dates, 1-1-2019, 3-1-2019, and 4-1-2019 How would I do so with the multiple filters and the OR statement? Is it not possible?
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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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How to search similar sites with Google?

One addition to Firefox provides button to search similar sites with Google, not pages. I've forgotten its name and I can't look at its query. So how can I search similar sites with Google?
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Is there a keyword to search for Google results within the last x days/weeks/months/years?

Is there a keyword (see this) to search for results within the last x days/weeks/months/years? I know that you can do this by adding code at the end of the search URL, e.g. for results dating no more ...
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How to google-search for one term with any suffix? Are there better search engines?

I am trying to find German laws about occupation. The German word for "occupation" occurs as "besatz..." with any possible ending. I tried adding {*} behind the root term {besatz}. But searching with ...
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“Target text” highlight from google search

I recently noticed that when searching using google, I often land on a page with text highlighted. I can see it in Wikipedia, as well as Fandom wiki: However, when I link web-address from the second ...
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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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Why are there no Google results for this query?

If I google [curl man page] there don't seem to be any results which is obviously not correct.
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Getting back the old Google search results without the favicons of 2019?

Google did some redesign so that domain icons appear with the results: Any ideas if there is a way to get the old formatting back (where there is an actual URL, without the favicon, below the title ...
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How do I prevent my custom Slack emojis from shrinking when uploaded?

I am trying to upload this image to Slack's custom emoji feature for my work: When I go to upload this image as a custom slack emoji, the image becomes shrunk and surrounded with a dark background, ...
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Get Google Search to display full page titles

With this search: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=+cannot+be+applied+%22bool+and+bool%22 I get this result: There's a ton of white space off ...
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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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How do I reconstruct an image URL from the Google search page for that image?

Here is a URL for the search page for an image: https://www.google.com/search?tbs=sbi:AMhZZiutLIpSO5PllWmpF0TT2dpEOcZVNgIaaYQVSD7CotSN6-PVIOuI2peLENn-UycrDt0NuRbs-IA2EjgfS3nhYbxN3Li9k-...
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How do I filter news articles out of my google search?

I'm trying to google a topic which has a lot of heavy media coverage. I'm looking for technical details though, not any media coverage. The problem is the most combinations of search queries end up ...
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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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How to search google doc filetype from google?

Is it possible to search for google docs documents/filetype from google search engine? I know it's possible to search for .doc file types like so trucks filetype:doc But is it possible to search ...
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Google search - translate links over actual links

I'm using Firefox on Arch Linux, and the Google results are looking weird, with some text over the title to the pages' links: The offending text is a link to Google's translated version of the page. ...
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Show full URL on Google Search results?

I would like to see the full URL disclosed. Is there any way to achieve this? Maybe using a custom script or browser extension?
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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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Search Google by year

I would like to know how I can tell Google to only show results from a specific year. I know many of the Google queries like site:example.com but I don't know how to Google by year as in e.g. year:...
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How can I do a truly verbatim search on Google

In order to find a solution to a certain problem I'm having, I'm trying to do a Google search with the terms: copy "msgstore.db" to new phone A bit of context must be provided before I can continue: ...
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(How) can I ask Google Search to crawl a specific URL on a website I don't maintain?

This question on Meta Stack Exchange asks whether crawler visits count towards the 'number of views' of a Stack Exchange question (that determines the 'people reached' statistic on your profile). ...
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How to submit somebody else's URL to Google Search

Before we used to be able to search for submit "url to Google" and a box will show up where we can submit any random page. But now it has been replaced by this: https://www.google.com/webmasters/...
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How to delete Google search history

I forgot I was logged in with my school account which is hosted by Google. How do I delete my search history?
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Show search results from my Google Bookmarks while doing a Google search

When I do a Google search, is there way (or setting) to show results from links stored in my Google Bookmarks (if any) at the top and then after that results from web? As of now, I have to search in ...
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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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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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What are the different parameters used in Google search?

For example: If I search for hello in Google, URL looks somethings like this: https://www.google.ca/search?q=hello&rlz=1CAHPZT_enCA791CA791&oq=hello&aqs=chrome..69i57.3586j0j9&...
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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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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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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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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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Suggest/Recommend/Search Google Doodle featuring topics

How and where do we suggest or recommend Google Doodle featuring topics? For example, today is June 13, which is the birthday of one of the greatest physicists, James Clerk Maxwell. As far as I ...
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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 to opt-out of a specific experimental feature by Google

Recently, I apparently got entered into an experimental new layout of Google Images. The layout I now get for images can be seen below: As you can see, the entire image preview is not much bigger ...
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Google Images: can't select different image sizes

For a while back, when you performed a search on Google Images, you could click on the image dimensions (for example 350x200) and then it will display all image sizes of that image. Since the recent ...
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How do I make Google search with multiple sets of filter conditions?

I'm trying to combine two search queries consisted of multiple search operators into one search query, but it's not working. 1st query: trade war site:bbc.com AND inurl:world-43512098 2nd query: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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