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Does Google log your search to your Google account?

When I go google.com and do a search while being logged in to my Gmail account (or Google account). does Google log that search to that specific account or will it only log that search to the browser?...
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Google search results from custom time/date range

The only option Google offers is to get results from the past hour. Is it possible to get results from the past 3 hours, for example? From the past 2 years would also be useful for me. Related: ...
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Where can I report bugs relating to Google Search?

I'm looking for either an URL with a feedback form or an email address.
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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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Google search bug?

When I insert this URL in the browser's address field: https://www.google.com/search?q=notepad++.exe then the plus characters are replaced by space characters in the Google search field: How can ...
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Blacklisting parasite websites that copy Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove sites permanently from (my personal) Google search results? How can you configure a browser, and the search agent - e.g. Google - that it uses, to ...
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Google Search: Queries with AND and OR

I would like to search on Google a keyword "key1" together with "key2" or "key3". Would it work "key1" and (key2 or key3) or "key1" and key2 or "key1" or key3? Which way would be better to search a ...
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How to turn off Google's page preview in search?

How to turn off scripts in Google Search, in particular the page preview?
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How to find the webpages linking to a pdf?

I found an interesting PDF with my last Google research, via a direct link to it ( Google result was like "http://example.com/somefolder/interesting.pdf"). I would like to put the pdf in context, ...
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Filter domains from google search without -site:example.com?

Is there a way I can block sites from my google searches? For instance, if I have a tech question often one of the first results that comes up will be to a site that wastes my time with wanting me to ...
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Google Search quotes do not work for non-English text

If it's an English text (eg), all search results will have the quoted text. But otherwise (eg (ctrl-F ≪因为≫)) no. Why does it not work? How to get it to work?
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What does “source” mean in Google Search?

source appears as a parameter/key in many Google Search referral URLs. I've seen and/or heard of the following key values, as examples: source=hp source=lnms source=web Does anyone have any idea of ...
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How do I remove these kinds of results from my Google searches?

These kinds of results are really annoying to see as they're in pure white. I'm using stylish to style the rest of the Google page but I can't figure out to style this portion so I'm resorting to try ...
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URL format for Google's I'm Feeling Lucky

I have 3 or 4 keywords I want to send from my PHP page to Google and return one page as if I had gone on to Google's site and searched using "I'm feeling lucky." Does anyone know how to supply the ...
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Search Google Images with a specific aspect ratio

Is there a way to filter by aspect ratio on Google Image Search? I need to find images with a ratio of 2:1 but Google only offers me some generic terms like "wide".
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How do I search for all pages on domain X that link to domain Y via Google?

What would be for example the search for all pages on stackexchange.com that link to wikipedia.org? In case Google can't do this, is there another way I can get this answer?
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Find which web sites have a link to a specific web site? [duplicate]

Is there any way to find which web sites have a link to a specific web site, using Google search?
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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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How to stop Google.com from storing my searches in drop down list?

This has nothing to do with my phone syncing with my home PC but when searching Google.com on Chrome for Android three of my previous searches appear in a drop down menu as soon as I click the search ...
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How to Show Google's `People also search for` in Chrome

I noticed recently that if I search for something in Google, click on one of the links, and go back to the search results, then a new box entitled People also search for appears below the search ...
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Change date format in Google Search

In Google, when you turn on web history, Google shows which links you have visited before and when. But the date format is in MM/DD/YY and I want to display it in the DD/MM/YY format: Is there any ...
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Google search thinks I'm a robot

Why does Google think I'm a robot? It happens to me pretty much lately. I haven't changed anything in my searching behavior - I press Ctrl+L / Ctrl+E to go to the search bar and type something I ...
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Create Google Alert on news with multiple keywords

I have a set of keywords that I would like to monitor on Google News, using their function (or other free open source solutions) to get Alerts via email. Google Alert: Do you know if there exists ...
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How can I get Google to stop thinking I'm a Bot?

So, I'm getting the occasional CAPTCHA message, which is irritating but fine, but occasionally Google just blocks my network wholesale. I've submitted automated requests to unblock it, but I have no ...
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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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What does “tbm” mean in Google Search

What does "tbm" mean in Google Search? For example: https://www.google.com/?tbm=dsc
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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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Is google case sensitive?

I noticed that when I type "SoC" or "soc", the results are not the same. But I read on Quora that Google is case sensitive. I don't know what to think ? Notice : I'm in France Edit: sorry I wanted ...
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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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Google Search is always grouping stackoverflow results. How to disable?

Since the beginning of this year, I think, Google Search started to group any programming-related search results from stackoverflow: Due to this I can't see all stackoverflow results on the first ...
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What is Google search settings “Current Region” based on?

This is what I see in google.com/preferences: How do I see which region is the "Current Region"? What is Google search settings Current Region based on?
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Is it possible to “downvote” a Google web search result?

Google added a '+1' feature to promote certain results. Once a few people upvote a result, it's universally seen closer to the top of the results page. The Google Help pages include a way to report ...
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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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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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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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It looks like Google is saving my search history and tying them to my account. How do I turn this off now?

For a long time, when you would be logged in via something like Gmail or even a straight "Google Account", you could go into the privacy/advanced settings and turn on something to save your search ...
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How to search for words with the same suffix on Google?

I thought it was possible by using the asterisk but that returns no result. Example: a search for Brunswick, Eastwick, Westwick, Candlewick, or any other word that ends in "wick". *wick does not work....
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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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What is the difference between Google Docs “share” and “publish on the web” options?

I see that there is a sharing option, "Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view": which can be found in the Google Docs file menu: as well as Google Drive file options. I am ...
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Google Search syntax to specify a language?

I can read a lot of languages and am charged with doing research about software in various countries. My Google interface is in English but I often have to search pages in a particular language, and 5 ...
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What language is 'chr' and why is my homepage set there?

For reasons I can't fathom, my Google searches keep ending up at http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=chr. What language is 'chr' (I don't know why I can't find this by searching Google, but I can't)? ...
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Google dictionary per language?

We are using Google translate when we are translating words/sentences into another language. But what if I want to lookup what a word means in my own language or in English. Is there a Google ...
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What direction is north in the wind arrows in weather.com?

When searching "weather" in Google, in my country Argentina, (I hope you can access that link "as is" no matter what country are you) a weather.com special box appears on Google results: I click "...
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Syntax to see route planning between two points?

In most cases, to find out a distance or expected travel time between two points, I use Google Maps (using Chrome, desktop PC). To do so, the typical steps are: Type a location (say 'Munich') into ...
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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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What happened to the Google Calculator? Does it still exists?

What happened to the Google Calculator? Does it still exist? I no longer see it.
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How do I specify a filetype in a Google search?

Is there a syntax to specify a filetype in a Google search? What is it? (I'm looking for PDFs.)
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How is it possible to search on Google without HTTPS?

I could not find a way to obtain the searched keywords of the query. Even on a private-tab www.google.com is redirected to https://www.google.com. But wget http://www.google.com does not redirect to ...
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Method for searching for email addresses on Google

How should I be googling for an email address in a way that minimizes false positives (while avoiding false negatives)? That is, just searching the email address isn't enough, since you end up with a ...