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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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YouTube Video Description Not Updating in Google Search Results After Editing: How to Resolve?

I've noticed a recurring issue with YouTube videos where, after initially posting a video and having it appear in Google search results, subsequent edits to the video description do not seem to be ...
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Is there any case-sensitive search engine available? [closed]

This is not a duplicate of this question about Google. I am aware that the problem of distinguishing between, say, "GaP" (gallium phosphide), "gap" (hole), and "GAP" (...
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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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Exclude sites from web search

Is it possible to exclude certain sites from a web search so they don't appear in the search results? Some search engines have a feature called safe search, but that doesn't look configurable (at ...
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Search engine uses wikipedia result as default?

I tried searching for what this is called but couldn't find a result. So when searching for anything on a search engine it will give you a list of results but on the right-hand side a box will show ...
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How can I search Google for number ranges that use the M and K number abbreviation?

My goal is to search Google for instagram profiles that have a certain amount of followers. Filtering down to profiles only is easy but the hard part is making google understand the number ...
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how do i search for a specific path amongst all websites?

in google, i know i can search specific contents of a site by going site:example.com I want to search the whole world, but for specific paths. for example, site:*.com/CustomPath or anysite.com/...
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Is there a way to look for specific websites based on the author?

I'm trying to find a way to search for pages that are built by the same author/ company. I'm currently using google to look for specific websites for research. So far I managed to do a work around a ...
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How to make google voice search British? [closed]

I'm talking to google "search by voice" with british accent and it's write it all wrong! what should I do to make it into British?
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Search for special characters, SymbolHound.com is down, alternative [closed]

Do you know pages similar to SymbolHound.com which contain the use of special characters searches? Some alternatives and why this site stopped working? Google cannot cope with searching for phrases ...
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Is there a search engine that does not forward the query to Google?

This is a search engine privacy question. Imagine a scenario where a person wants to check if some sensitive fact about him/her is easily found with a web based search engine. For example, let us say ...
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Google search: Define what to search in website title vs. body?

When Google searching: Is there a way to specify what to search in website titles vs. website bodies? Include or exclude certain things in the title. Include or exclude certain things in the body. ...
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How to search multiple names if present in a website?

I was thinking if there is any way search in Google or other way to see multiple names or title if present in a website (although different web pages) and show list of pages found with targeted names? ...
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How to view all the matching paragraphs in the web page in the search engine? [closed]

Not all search tasks are easy, sometimes several keywords need to be used to describe, and many web pages are very long, so many times there is no desired content in the title and abstract, so you ...
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What is the code that one can use for country-specific ranking search on Baidu?

What is the code that one can use for country-specific ranking searches on Baidu? In other words, how can I make Baidu search engine ignore where I am in the world? For Google, the code to use is ...
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Add Google Scholar as a Firefox search engine?

Is there a way to add Google Scholar as a search engine for Firefox? Couldn't find a good Firefox add-on for that.
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Are contents in the Google Drive indexed for searching?

I am applying for graduate admissions this year and one of my publication is in stage in publication with the journal. I have uploaded the paper on Google Drive and I am planning to provide the link ...
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Are Chrome 'Other search engines' synced when logged into Google?

Are Chrome 'Other search engines' synced across devices when a user is logged into their Google account? See: chrome://settings/searchEngines > Other search engines Exploring the data that is ...
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How to activate keyword highlighting in search results of DuckDuckGo?

Is it possible to have the query words highlighted in the search results of DuckDuckGo? I really like the Google layout, which displays text passages with query word in bold fonts. Does DDG have a ...
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Why does Google, Amazon, and other search (& search related) platforms still seem to have difficulties with seemingly basic queries?

I've noticed for some time now that Google (as amazing of a search engine as it is) and Amazon, as well as other large search platforms are still having a difficult time producing relevant results ...
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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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Search for pages on Archive.org by keyword? [duplicate]

I'm trying to do some research on a topic where I think most of the original info has gone offline. I was unable to find a way to search Archive.org websites by keyword and show the pages that have ...
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Is there a way to search the web by using regex? [closed]

I want to study and find English sentence examples. For example, I read some I'd be working... I want to know the usage of I'd be doing... So I want to search I'd be *ing I'd like to see the ...
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Search for an exact phrase with a comma in Google: "hello, john"

I know that Google lets you search for an (almost) exact phrase by putting the phrase in quotes: "hello, john" This will find both instances of hello john and hello, john. I want to find only ...
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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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How to manually specify the search language in Startpage.com?

Google does not allow easily changing the search language. A metasearch engine Searx (the official instance functions poorly) supports switching by using language codes (such as :de and :es). I ...
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Make Startpage search results page bold or highlight keywords used

How can I make Startpage's search results page automatically highlight query keywords used in the search without changing the browser's search tools? For example, DuckDuckGo automatically highlight ...
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Where to find a list of Google search operators?

I heard once that there are some search keywords or operators that google could use to enhance the search results. One of them was "NEAR"... Say if I search "make" NEAR "great ...
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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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Search the web for a long hyphen "–" but exclude items with a short hyphen "-"

I would like to search for a word that is preceded by a long hyphen "–" (U+2013 : EN DASH ) such as –format but exclude items that have short/normal/minus hyphen "-": (U+002D : HYPHEN-MINUS): -...
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Search prices for a list of items

I have a list of supported Router models for the gluon Freifunk firmware. and would like to create an automated list, that always shows the actual prices for those routers. How is it possible 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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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 duckduckgo.com and start.duckduckgo.com?

Both https://duckduckgo.com and https://start.duckduckgo.com present as the first page of the search engine. I configure my browser to pass search queries to either of them. I learnt about the start. ...
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What query parameters does Bing have?

I'm writing a bookmarklet[1] for Bing, and would like to customise my search. The bookmarklet URL takes the form of: https://www.bing.com/search?q=%s&some=other&parameters=etc After quite a ...
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Restrict Google News search to United States publications

I have created a Google News feed to display on a website. It's inexplicably giving me hits from other countries. Here is the RSS feed code I have tried: http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=...
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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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How to find videos on Facebook

How can I find videos on Facebook like we search on Youtube? Is there any website or an app in Facebook that allows to do so? Is it possible to find videos using graph search?
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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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Searching for videos with titles beginning with word

I'm trying to find a video from Vimeo I shared a few years ago on Facebook. The title of the video began with "Like" and it was about a virtual relationship which eventually turned "analog". Is there ...
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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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Combination of quotations and OR do not work in Bing Search

To proceed on the question posted here: Quotation marks do not work in Bing? I want to make a combined search for two variations of the same sentence. It could be for instance: Query: "moscow is a ...
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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 to search for website contains some keywords in its main domain?

I remember a website whose URL contains a specific word ("Hamilton", in my case) but I don't remember exactly the URL. I have tried google it with the keyword's syntax "Hamilton" feature of page but ...
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How to distinguish the two different kinds of football from Google results?

If I search soccer, it inevitably excludes most of the non-American sources of the sport because they call it football. If I search football, resources for American football shows up in large ...
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How can I make my Github Wiki crawlable by search engines? robots.txt seems to forbid it

While using the W3C link checker, I found out that my Github Wiki can't be crawled: https://github.com/aegif/CmisSync/wiki/Getting-started-with-CmisSync-development Status: (N/A) Forbidden by ...
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Bing search for exact phrase containing “@”

When I search "@test" in Google, the results contain exact @test phrase (which is right) but in Bing it ignores @. Is there anyway to change Bing's behaviour?
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How to use Facebook Graph search to find pages by amount of likes?

How to use Facebook Graph search to find pages by amount of likes? I use for example: Shopping & Retail places in United Kingdom And It return all Shopping & Retail places from United ...
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Search with Wildcards and Quotations

I'm trying to find sentences of the following syntax (in French): "Paris, une ville ancienne, est la". Thus I typed the following into Google and Google Books: *, une * *, est la. Yet my search ...
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