Author's note (July 2016): The answer below was written in 2011, and is still working in Google Search. I have published new extensions that use a different method to remove the search result indirection, which works on even more Google sites and on mobile.
TL;DR: Don't track me Google is a user script Don't track me Google is an extension I made that ...
You can access the cached version for any page that has been saved by Google with this:
Change http://example.com/ to any URL. You can also create a custom search engine to go to cached versions automatically by adding a keyword before the current URL address.
See if the userscript found here for Google search works for you. I have been using it for a while now, and it's been working more often than not for me.
Edit: Here is an addon for Firefox: Google search link fix
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: ...
I tried removing all the variables except the q string. It seems to work fine. One thing to note is that Google uses the # symbol, instead of ? which you normally see with query strings.
So, as an example, the URL would be: http://google.com/#q=my+query
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)).
Appears the rwt function is invoked upon onmousedown, and thereby rewriting the href. If we could override this behaviour, then we should be set.
Yes, it's OK to report those sites.
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]
A few ideas on the type of things:
Content explicitly disallowed by a domain's robots.txt file is excluded from the Google index.
Websites that are not linked from other websites that Google already knows. That is, there are probably a lot of websites that do not get linked from visible pages, those websites are never going to be found by the Google spider ...
Simplest method without scripts or any other troublesome stuff. Tried and tested in Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Reload/refresh the page (F5) (because Step 2 will work only if you haven't already clicked the link).
"Right-click and hold" on some empty space away from the link. Move your mouse pointer (with right button still depressed) over the link. ...
You can use http://www.symbolhound.com
[disclosure: I am a developer for the site]
Unlike Google (even codesearch) SymbolHound includes special characters and symbols in a web search. ex: @#$%^&*()=+\ etc.
You should be able to find results for += http://symbolhound.com/?q=%2B%3D
The index is constantly growing, so each day the results will be more ...
Why use Tineye and then search for text on Google? Search for the image on Google and use the date range like you were: google search
Remember, you can just drag and drop an image into Google image search (it'll even figure out the name of the image like it did in my search example) which is pretty awesome actually.
However, be careful, as the date Google ...
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".
Wikipedia often has lovely tables you can find. I simply searched table of math symbols and I got to this page: List of Mathematical Symbols
I then took the symbol and hit Ctrl + F and entered in the symbol (⊃) and I was taken right to the symbol.
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 ...
From Google Help about Special Search:
If you prefer to see a particular set of results without a particular file type included (for example, PDF), simply type “-filetype:pdf” within the search box along with your search term(s).
Actually, the correct syntax is – without the dash:
You can use The Wayback Machine to view those pages. Just right click on the Next and Previous, and copy their link locations. Then paste these locations into The Wayback Machine's search bar and hit enter. For example, pasting the link of Previous takes you back to the older version of the page dated May 27, 2009, which lists Bruce Springsteen.
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.
There are a bunch of other CGI parameters in the search results page URL that determine which corpus you’re seeing the results for (Images, Videos, etc.), the page of results, etc. among other things. q is the most important, but not the only one that should be included when sharing.
Some time ago, I wrote a Chrome extension to copy a shorter URL for Google ...
For short URLs, you can just copy the green text under the title as that's the same URL just without protocol lead.
For long URLs (those that have ellipsis in the green text), you either need a script or use a semi-complex workaround.
A script is necessary because Google modifies links with its own script on mouse click. If you hover over a results link, ...