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Are all search engines with significant traffic commercial?

Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Baidu, DuckDuckGo - these are all popular web search engines, run by commercial companies, and directly-or-indirectly, for profit. Are there, however, any search engines which ...
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I want search engine to find sites containing the most the rare proper nouns I search for

I want to list all sites that do a certain thing and I think people all over the internet make small lists containing some of these sites together. For example I want to make a list of all Quantified ...
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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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Is there a way (i.e. URL parameter) to force duckduckgo to only show results with ALL SEARCH TERMS

Maybe it is a recent change, but it seems that duckduck.go has started to return search results, containing pages, that do not indeed contain ALL THE SEARCH TERMS, of the query. This question looks ...
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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, ...
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Where can I search the web for sites that are hotlinking JavaScript from a particular domain? [closed]

Similar to Google's inanchor: operator, I'm looking for a search engine that will let me search for sites that are using a particular JavaScript. For instance I would like to search to compare the ...
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How can I search with wildcard on Google Search?

I want to search URLs like this: "blablabla.com/a1234568" "blablabla.com/a8564654" "blablabla.com/a5648979" So as you can see I want to make a search like this blablabla.com/a* But I can't do this ...
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How to search escape words in Google or other engines?

Maybe this question is a bit silly, however I always fail to get the right result when I search Google for some particular words like $@( in bash) and other escape words. For instance, when I use bash ...
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Possible to specify multiple sites to search using Bing?

If I want to search the site mysite.com on Bing, I can type: my search terms site:mysite.com Is there a way to specify multiple sites to search? I've tried: my search terms site:mysite.com,...
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How to search for '{search text}' on Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to search the internet for terms with special characters I have been trying to do a literal search in Google for text exactly like: {example} I have tried all sorts of ...
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Is there a tool where you give a list of things and it returns related words? [closed]

Is there some kind of tool you can enter simple queries and it will use AI to process it and provide you an answer relating your query to it's possible meanings? For example: relate: animal, fast, ...
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How to search within a specific area in Google Search

Is there any way to search for some information on sites belonging to a particular area without specifying the area name as a keyword in the search string? or Is there any way to search for some ...
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How do I search the Web for pages posted before a certain date? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Date criteria for Google search How to do a Google search for webpages last updated within 2 years? I'm looking for information on a certain topic, but there's been an ...
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How to get rid of Google's language detection permanently? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I access google.com outside the US? Using Chrome 15 on Windows (all tho' I've learned it doesn't matter what browser you use), when using a Google product it ...
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How do I find on the Internet hits for a word with a dash in the middle? [duplicate]

Background: I tried to find information about the tool python-config, but a Google search brought up mainly hits for python's config module. Digging a bit deeper, the issue is that Google treats the ...