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How to restrict a Google search to results of a specific language?

Just wanted to add a more comprehensive answer about language parameters in Google Search. There are 4 language-related options. 1. Web interface language: hl= Example: www.google.com/search?q=...
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How to stop Google's "people also search for"

While there is no official statement on the matter, from what I've been able to gather by trial and error, this frustrating feature seems to exist to try and push users into searches which yield more ...
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No results on Google Search in normal mode, but results in incognito?

This is a really silly situation. The answer really only deserves a single line: I had safe search turned on. Somehow I took a screenshot of that, and didn't notice. (In the 0.0001% chance somebody ...
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Google search for "-1" returning no results

The - is used to exclude something from a search. This is usually negated if you quote everything, so technically "-1" should work. That said, Google tends to ignore negative numbers, so the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to access the first link in a Google search page?

You can open the first link populated by Google search by pressing: tab enter enter After pressing the tab key, a dialog box appears saying "Skip to main content" Additionally, after pressing tab ...
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Report dishonest websites to Google Search

Yes, it's OK to report those sites. UPDATE 2018-0813 From Report spam, paid links, or malware - Google Search Console Help If you find information in Google's search results that you believe ...
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How to stop Google's "people also search for"

As mentioned above, using uBlock Origin just add a filter for https://www.google.*/xjs/* that will stop for showing this nonsense for sure as the js files from this request are executing this popup
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Google for the exact phrase (and no, quotation marks don't help)

EDIT Even better combining "both worlds" ""accuracy" "map"" - "map accuracy" Your best bet to minimize to most relevant results is to use: "&...
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How to force Google search to only return English results?

I switched to Bing.com because of it. They have very convenient options as "Narrow by language" and "Narrow by region" right above search results. Also you can go to settings and set search results ...
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Copy raw link found by Google search, not the one with extra redirect added

Use this service: http://urlclean.com/ You insert the copied link from Google results and get clean URL without Google redirection code.
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How can I have a public searchable GitHub account?

According to GitHub's robots.txt, the only section Google is allowed to index is the master branch of a project, so your account will only be indexed if you have one of those in your project (and it ...
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Google search for "-1" returning no results

For such things I usually go to Symbol Hound, where you can search for things including, well, symbols, such as & @var x++ etc.
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Is there a way to search in Google using regular expressions (regex)?

Google Search can return the matches of some simple regular expressions. For example, the search query "(gray|red) (wolf|fox)" appears to be equivalent to ("gray wolf" OR "...
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Sort Google Search results by date?

Click 'Search tools' then select any date filter other than 'Any time'. Then click in the default 'Sorted by relevance' option and select 'Sorted by date'
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How to stop Google's "people also search for"

Someone over in the Google Product Forums found this lovely bit of CSS if you have a CSS injection plugin: .s + div, .exp-outline { display: none; }
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Google for the exact phrase (and no, quotation marks don't help)

You can try the word or phrase you want, a space, then one or more things that you want to exclude, each of these prefixed with a minus sign, using quotes where necessary e.g. jaguar -car "...
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Force Google Search to do absolutely exact match

Try Yandex. It's a Russian search engine providing the opportunity to search with an exact match as well as other options (for example searching a word by entering first X letters and leaving out last ...
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How do I escape Google functional characters?

The general answer from Google is that you can't get Google to recognize symbols as literals in a search. There are a few special things symbols are used for (e.g. - to negate a word) and other than ...
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What does "tbm" mean in Google Search

tbm: to be matched tbm=isch: to be matched = image search tbm=isch&q=chicken: search "chicken" from Google Image Search you can do the same with tbs tbs: to be searched tbs=imgo: to be ...
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How can I search Google for ">>"

You can't do that with Google. As others have proposed, you can be verbose ("java two greater than signs") or try close searches ("java operators") or... Use SymbolHound. It's a search engine for ...
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Navigate Google Search purely with keyboard - WITHOUT Google Instant

I created a very simple open source extension to fix this and make keyboard shortcuts configurable. You can install it from the Chrome Webstore: Google Search Navigator. Hope you find it useful, ...
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Does case:yes make Google Search case-sensitive?

The link you are referring to "Enabling case-sensitive searches | Code Search | Google Developers" is about searching the code within your projects and not about Google Search. As stated within ...
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Is there a way to remove sites permanently from (my personal) Google search results?

If you are using Chrome, you can create a custom search engine this appends -site:quora.com to your search string and blocks quora from the search result {google:baseURL}search?q=%s+-site:quora.com&...
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Is there a way to remove sites permanently from (my personal) Google search results?

If you can use a userscript, I found this to be an excellent replacement for functionality that used to be provided by Personal Blocklist (now discontinued): https://www.jeffersonscher.com/gm/google-...
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How to force Google search to only return English results?

One way is this: https://encrypted.google.com/webhp?hl=en&gl=en https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&gl=en ....................................................
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Sort Google Search results by date?

No, you cannot change the sort order of Google Search results. The sort order is determined by Google's secret recipe. All you can do is filter your search for specific time periods.
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