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How to look up a specific Google phrase having punctuation in it [duplicate]

Before run yum remove ceph-release, I would like to look up ceph-release. But quotes like ' and " still brings results like ceph releases, release ceph. So how to look up exactly "ceph-release"? ...
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How do I stop Google from providing me language localized search results? [duplicate]

For several webpages, Google provides me with language localized search results. For example, I search for bread and I get as a result: www.cooking.example/bread/de which is the German localized ...
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Instruct Google Search to blacklist w3schools.com from search results [duplicate]

Every time I Google for any CSS property, the first result is always on w3schools.com (a.k.a. the most useless, bogus and misleading site around). Is there a way to add it to some sort of a black ...
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Google (Timer / Stopwatch) | Controls | parameters to start timer upon search

Let's just say you're getting tired and you decided to boil water at midnight. You decided to take a short nap...but little did you know that nap would've cost you your life. A simple question to ask ...
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Google search results contains rectangles

My Google Search results look really annoying. I am not sure if this was before, but I noticed after I created a new Firefox profile and instead of pulling sync prefs it pushed them. I thought this ...
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Is it better to exclude non essential words in Google searches

For example, if I had a question about iMovie, should I search Google: How to add transitions to multiple clips in iMovie Or something like: Add transitions multiple clips iMovie
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How can I add a photo from my Google Photos to the Google Image Search?

How can I make a photo from my personal Google Photos available to the Google Image Search?
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Keyboard shortcut to select an item in a dropdown menu in Google search

Is there any keyboard shortcut to select an item in a dropdown menu in Google search?
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Why is Google.COM redirecting to local? [duplicate]

When I try to search on google.com (United States), it redirects me on google.ca (the local one for me). I can access all google's sites in this list, except the one for United States. Can someone ...
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Is there a name to the search query syntax that Google uses?

Google has a standard search syntax e.g. quotations marks (") for a phrase, a prefix such (-) for qualified terms or the use of OR between words instead of AND. Sounds like it is a standard with a ...
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No results on Google Search in normal mode, but results in incognito?

In normal browsing mode, when I search for "pimp scroll bar html", I get no results: However on Incognito mode (for Google Chrome), suddenly I get results: I disabled all my extensions, and yet the ...
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Google treats vbscript as exact match of cscript, how do I deal with that?

When I google for CSCript refference, google returns VBScript results. Even when I put CScript in quotes. Have a look: I don't want to match vbscript but also I don't want to exclude vbcript results ...
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How to Google “::” (double colon) [duplicate]

I would like to search for answers to a problem related to a code issue in PHP with Class::method. While I was searching for answers I realised Google seems to drop the :: in all search queries. The ...
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Browse Google without being logged in while still logged into Gmail

As title states, I'd like to be logged into Gmail but not have Google search logged in. I've tried DuckDuckGo but nothing beats the search results from Google in my opinion. Besides using incognito or ...
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View Google Search History without showing my browsing history

I am trying to view my Google Search history; unfortunately all of the instructions on how to do this are some variant of go to https://history.google.com/, which gives you past searches and the ...
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Prioritize a website in Google Search results when you are searching for something

Everyone knows Stack Exchange is the best (that's why you are reading this). Let's say that I want Stack Exchange website to be always the first in my Google search results whenever I search for ...
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Limit search results to only tweets in Google?

I am trying to search for a particular string and I want to see only results from all user's tweets. "site:twitter.com" - doesn't work, because it searches in user's bio, name, etc., which I do not ...
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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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How to set English and Prevent others in Google when ncr/append-en/… fail?

I would like to have my primary language (English) as the main language in Google Searches. I know the thread Setting Google results to stay in a language, regardless of location but addresses like ...
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What's the easiest way to get Google Places data?

Here is an example of the data that I want.
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HTTPS-enabled Google search and visibility by network administrator

I searched for websites with a keyword, say, "Monkey", using HTTPS-enabled Google Search on my company's machine. Can the network administrator somehow associate with me: The keyword "Monkey"? The ...
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Googling “Time in [location]” does not work when logged in

Normally, googling "Time in Paris" or "Time in California" will output the local time at the given location in a small box, like so: However, for me, this only work when I'm not logged in. As soon as ...
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Quotation marks in Google Search

I have been always using quotation marks " " to find exactly what I was looking for in the Google Search engine. Example: even if you typed in Google something awkward like "9dj 9j 90a j0 32" it ...
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Copying a Google “Maps” search field to an “Image” search field

Say I searched for my childhood's school on Google Maps: After seeing the "Earth View" of it, I feel like searching for Images of this college, on Google Image search. Is there a way to launch an ...
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How to effectively google images without visiting Google Images?

Say I go to google.com and type in thingtofind X. Since the keywords may not always be nouns, the result is equivalently searching in thingtofind in images.google.com? What should X be? Some not ...
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Can I configure Google to favour fresh publications and/or use particular time frame by default?

I have found myself clicking Search tools - Past year / Past month too often, in the majority of the cases when I search I am looking for fresh publications as information gets obsolete quickly in my ...
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False-positive Google search results that come from inner website search tool

I would like to know if there exists a name and maybe explanation for a phenomenon described below: I type into Google (or other search engine) words "chicken quick recipes". I click the first result ...
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Is there a way to get Google Search to give you definitions for words in languages other than English?

If I google perspicacious, Google Search correctly infers that I want a definition and just includes it at the top of the results. For more common words, like vanish, I would have to write define ...
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Search Google with a date/time range

I want to restrict Google search to a specific date/time range. How can this be done?
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When did “plus” stop working in Google search?

When I search on Google and use + to indicate that a word must be on the page I'm searching, why do I get a bunch of results without that word?
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How to use Disconnect search from the address bar?

I like https://search.disconnect.me/ as a privacy respecting front-end for Google Search. I would like to find out how I can evoke Disconnect searches by adding search terms at the end of the URL in ...
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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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Is there a way to show the stats of a specified search query (especially for the ones that appear in autocomplete dropdown)?

How do I check the popularity of a particular search query in Google? How to see the stats info on it? Long ago, in the past, I could even see some number at the right side of an item in autocomplete ...
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How to limit a phrase search to official announcements?

How can I search a saying, or a quote (I mean, real quote) in Google? For example, I want to search for any statement from The Supreme Court that has this keyword: the fact that. Is it possible?
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How to google all sites that use particular wiki engine

I know that Google has code search that helps to find something within code. I wonder if there is any way to get list of sites that uses particular engine? For example find all sites that use XWiki ...
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How do I tell Google that I prefer Python3 results?

Google is supposed to learn what results I want. However, it continually produces the Python 2 documentation when I'm searching. Obviously it's only another click or two, or I could type "3" in my ...
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Report dishonest websites to Google Search

Often I land on sites via Google Search that provide different content to the user than what is shown to the crawler. For me, this is time-consuming to visit and check pages that are maliciously ...
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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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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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Google keeps redirecting me to a country domain [duplicate]

I installed a new OS and I added Google Chrome to it. Now whenever I search for something it searches in google.com.cy. I do not want to keep searching there; I want it to search in google.com. For ...
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Block Stack Overflow scrapers from Google or DuckDuckGo search results [duplicate]

As you may know, there are a number of websites (such as wenda.io) that scrape content from StackOverflow (and other StackExchange sites). I couldn’t care less that they do this, and indeed they are ...
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How can I search Google for “>>” [duplicate]

I was trying to discover what >> meant in java, I think it's some sort of operation but not sure, so I typed it into Google: Java ">>" and got the same results as for just Java. Is there ...
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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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How to get Google Docs results to appear in Google Search results?

I use Google Docs rather than a blog to write articles and I'd like them to be readable by the public. But I've never seen Google Docs results in Google Search results. Is it possible? How do I make ...
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Batch Google search or search inside Google sheet

I have a list of cities that I want coordinates for. I've been typing in the city in Google Search (in the format: city name coordinates—for example Recife coordinates) and then pasting the result ...
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How to let Google learn about me in order to customise search results?

I mean, for example: I don't like www.w3schools.com so I’d like to tell Google: "never show me this" instead of writing the – operator all the time. It would be nice also if by writing ms SQL Google ...
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Is it possible to give more weight to a keyword while doing a (Google) search? [duplicate]

Say I want to search for an error message like The given filter instance must implement one or more of the following filter interfaces but in the context of MiniProfiler. Is it possible to give more ...
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Sort Google Search results by date?

Is there a way to sort Google Search results by date? (I know how to limit the search to a particular time period.)
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Can Google decide to demote or promote a particular company in search results?

Let's say Google has fight with Apple, can Google decide to do so that when you search for "Apple" in Google, you won't find any references to the Apple company? Or, can you pay Google to make your ...
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How to specify a search query as a whole word, not as a part of a word

I'm trying to search, amongst others, for the word 'EAN' in Google Search. However the results I'm getting treat my query as a part of a word, e.g. results with the word 'mean'. My question is: how ...