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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=vilnius&hl=lt 2. Pages in specified language: lr=lang_ Example: www.google.com/search?q=vilnius&lr=lang_lt 3. Pages originating from specified country: ...


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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 sponsored results, thus it'll probably never get a toggle. Fortunately the frustration can be reduced with an amazing extension called uBlock Origin. In ...


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The short and sad answer is: You can't! If you're interested in results pertaining to coding/sysadmin'ing, I'd go for http://symbolhound.com/ - it's a search engine that literally takes your literal search queries literal, but it's focused on subjects relevant to coding and system development so it only works well for searches in these or related domains.


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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 needs to know, you can just turn safe search off by clicking the gear at the top right of the page (under your account picture)).


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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 best alternative is to write out the minus. If you search for minus 1 or negative 1 Google will actually give results that include -1.


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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 result from spam, paid links or malware, here's how you can help. Please follow the above link to reach the official links. [original link and quote] From ...


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Don't know what it stands for, but the tbm URL parameter appears to indicate the filter used. For example: Applications: tbm=app Blogs: tbm=blg Books: tbm=bks Discussions: tbm=dsc Images: tbm=isch News: tbm=nws Patents: tbm=pts Places: tbm=plcs Recipes: tbm=rcp Shopping: tbm=shop Video: tbm=vid So, tbm=dsc is "Discussions". (source) ...


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EDIT Even better combining "both worlds" ""accuracy" "map"" - "map accuracy" Your best bet to minimize to most relevant results is to use: ""accuracy" "map"" opposed to the by Google recommended "accuracy map"


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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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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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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 enter : ctrl+enter opens the search result in a new tab. shift+enter opens the search result in a new browser window.


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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 "red fox" OR "red wolf" OR "gray fox") You can see the output of this search query here. Google Search also allows "wildcard" ...


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it means Google web server(gws) getting redirected (rd)by country(cr). i.e a country other than US.


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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 only in English and it really works as opposed to Google "fake" settings. As for your question about Google I didn't find any working solution. All the other ...


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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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After a while I found a solution; it’s possible to use: http://www.google.com/webhp?#q=yourquery&btnI=I It will always send you to the first result, but sometimes it will half render google.com before redirecting you. Adding to this, my question was for using it in a Greasemonkey/Tampermonkey script and after studying how Google always redirected you ...


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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 isn't private). If you have a master branch then it could just be that Google hasn't gotten to you yet. You can try submitting your URL which might speed ...


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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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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 "accuracy map" -"map accuracy" england -Wikipedia -BBC -football -"shielding and protecting" -"Visitors from EU countries"


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Solutions without any browser extension or JavaScript If you want to keep Google's redirection and only selectively copy & paste some URLs here are other possibilities which do not require any change in the browser. Unfortunately while the solutions work in Firefox they do not seem to work in Chrome and Internet Explorer any more. Solution with ...


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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 Y letters etc.). A useful article about searching in yandex: http://www.russiansearchtips.com/2015/04/yandex-ppc-match-type-operators-for-best-keyword-...


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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 that they're ignored. It's unfortunate, but that's what seems to be for most search engines. SymbolHound is a search engine designed to fix this problem, but it ...


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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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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-hit-hider/


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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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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, but in any case- feedback is welcome!


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