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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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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 ...
ap2051's user avatar
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27 votes
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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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23 votes

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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20 votes

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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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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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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12 votes

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 exclude search results written in Russian?

UPD (11/2023): An extension for Chrome and Firefox became available - "Лагідна Українізація", that solves the problem easily. P.S. I'm not affiliated with the develover. UPD (01/2023): ...
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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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10 votes

Keyboard shortcut to access the first link in a Google search page?

Hello from the year 2021. Google does not provide shortcuts (yet/anymore) to navigate through the search results. However, there is a handy browser extension to solve the problem: Web Search Navigator ...
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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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How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search?

Just announced by Google, searching for special characters is greatly improved. The catch? You need to search for at least two or three characters. Now for queries containing sequences of 2-3 special ...
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URL for "I'm Feeling Lucky" within specific site

Use links like https://www.google.com/search?btnI=1&q=%s site:developer.mozilla.org btnI=1 makes the difference from a normal request.
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9 votes
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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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9 votes

How to stop Google's "people also search for"

Own rules for AdblockPlus google.com,google.co.uk##.AUiS2 google.com,google.co.uk##.exp-outline Go to AdblockPlus settings -> Advanced -> MY FILTER LIST and add the entries there.
sim's user avatar
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9 votes

Did Google eliminate access to cached sites?

Google may not show a "cache" option. However, the cache is still usually available if you manually construct the URL, like so: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:example....
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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-...
Keyslinger's user avatar
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What are the different parameters used in Google search?

When a user "Googles" something, there are multiple parameters being passed on to the Google search service. Since the example you put in the description is the most basic one, the URL looks ...
goodfellas95's user avatar
7 votes

Is there a way to remove sites permanently from (my personal) Google search results?

Use the uBlacklist Chrome extension by iorate
caduceus's user avatar
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Google search bug?

This isn't a bug - when encoding URLs, the character set becomes more limited, meaning that there needs to be a way to represent the full character set that is now unavailable. A plus (+) is used to ...
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7 votes

Google for the exact phrase (and no, quotation marks don't help)

As well as using the double quotes, after searching click on the "Tools" button on the right under the search box. You should see options for "Any country", "Any time", ...
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7 votes

How to stop Google from automatically translating search results?

Update: it seems that the wider roll-out of the feature has been cancelled by Google. At least on my side, the feature is no longer offered. I'm seeing similar comments on social networks. You should ...
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6 votes

Is there a new way to remove sites from Google search results?

Now that Google's extension "Personal Block List" is broken you'll need a different extension. The Chrome extension uBlacklist works to block sites from Google Search results.
Brian C.'s user avatar
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6 votes
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How to narrow Google Image Search to only include specific file type

It looks like including filetype:gif in the search adds a new "search tool" option to limit the results by filetype. (The menu also includes JPG, SVG, ICO, PNG, and several others.) (The "Google ...
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