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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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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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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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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. ...


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


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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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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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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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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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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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Extensions for Chrome and Firefox: Chrome extension: Undirect https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/undirect/dohbiijnjeiejifbgfdhfknogknkglio → https://github.com/xwipeoutx/undirect BEFORE: AFTER: Firefox extension: Google/Yandex search link fix https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-search-link-fix BEFORE: AFTER:


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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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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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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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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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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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I don't know what Google are thinking - here's how I solved it in Firefox, with the Adblocker add-on. Go to the Adblock pulldown and select 'Filter Preferences'. Select 'Ad blocking rules' in the left box. On the right click 'Add filter' and input http://www.google.com/logos/* Alternatively use: https://duckduckgo.com/


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