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A tool designed to search for information on the World Wide Web and FTP servers.

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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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How to/where to advanced music search by..?

Most important -"trending/most popular/view count in "Time (exmp. in year)" " "Genre-sub-genre( exmp: Electronic industrial)' " Second importance - "Mod(exmp, chill)&...
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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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How to run web search by date and time?

Is it possible to perform Google search by date and time? Of course, I can restrict my search to some date interval. But how do I restrict the search to some intraday period? For example, I want to ...
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DuckDuckGo shows gibberish in search result snippet

I have a “Home”-page on a website I recently created. It contains little text but a proper meta-description, which is shown correctly on the Google search result for “Ellen Stoffel”: DuckDuckGo, ...
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Switch back to the old Startpage search results

Startpage has been acting really strangely as of late and their support team is no help. The problem started on one random day when I opened the site and did a web search. For some reason instead of ...
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DuckDuckGo finds one result which does not seem to contain the string I searched for

I wanted to search the web for OSTREAM_OPERATOR_OVERLOAD_FOR_FL_USTRING_IS_DEPRECATED, so I did it with Google obtaining no results, and then with DuckDuckGo, obtaining only one result, where the ...
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How to improve the visibility of second-hand items on auction sites?

From time to time I put some old items of mine on hood.de to sell them. I don't make any profit: going to the garbage bin is definitely cheaper and takes less time than taking photos, constructing a ...
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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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Search for torrents which contain a particular filename

From what I've seen, almost all torrent search sites only allow searching the torrent filename. I want to: Find which torrents include a file with a particular filename. Search for text inside the ...
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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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I want search engine to find sites containing the most the rare proper nouns I search for

I want to find all apps that do a certain thing. People all over the internet make lists containing some of these apps. For example I want to make a list of all Quantified Self apps. I first search ...
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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?

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 again" it would ...
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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 to search with punctuation excluded by search engines? [closed]

I know no computer science so struggled to understand How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search?, but am I right that the most popular search engines (Google, Yahoo, ...) ...
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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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Using quick-search with startpage.com?

Opera offers shorthands to use with web searches. Recently I discovered startpage.com and would like to make use of it with the shorthands I am used to, replacing Google. From looking at the queries ...
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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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How to identify common queries for a topic? [closed]

I'm trying to understand the most common queries entered on Google (or Bing or Yahoo!) for a given topic, in the context of a study. This is not exactly SEO, but it's closely related. In my study, I ...
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Is there a search engine that allows you to search for a specific string including special characters that has similar coverage to Google [duplicate]

Let's say I want to search for "100-Coins Star" (with the speech marks to tell Google to search for that specific term). Google comes up with results for 100 Coins Star. Ignoring the spaces and dash. ...
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How to remove spammy search results from Google [duplicate]

Often, when I search for something, I get results like www.<site>.com/Search/<my search terms>, which are nothing but the exact same search repeated on www.<site>.com and are of no ...
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What are DuckDuckGo goodies?

I just discovered these cool looking 'goodies' on DuckDuckGo, but I have no idea how to use them, or what they are. Can someone enlighten me?
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Finding a video using a clip from the video [closed]

Is there any solution for finding whole of a video using some of its snapshot or a clip of it?
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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, ...