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=
2. Pages in specified language: lr=lang_
3. Pages originating from specified country: ...
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 ...
The short and sad answer is:
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.
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)).
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.
Yes, it's OK to report those sites.
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Don't know what it stands for, but the tbm URL parameter appears to indicate the filter used. For example:
So, tbm=dsc is "Discussions".
Even better combining "both worlds"
""accuracy" "map"" - "map accuracy"
Your best bet to minimize to most relevant results is to use:
opposed to the by Google recommended
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.
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 ...
Google Search can return the matches of some simple regular expressions.
For example, the search query
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" ...
After a while I found a solution; it’s possible to use:
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 ...
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 ...
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.
"accuracy map" -"map accuracy"
england -Wikipedia -BBC -football -"shielding and protecting" -"Visitors from EU countries"
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-...
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 ...
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):
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 searched = image object
tbs=imgo&q=chicken: search "chicken (image object)" from Google
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!
Google does this now, see Improvements to searching for special characters in programming languages
For those seeking answers to technical queries, Google just upped its search game. Now for queries containing sequences of 2-3 special characters such as [== vs ===] and [+=], Google will return results on the meaning of these sequences in programming ...