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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 ...


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You can access the cached version for any page that has been saved by Google with this: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://example.com/ 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.


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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


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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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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


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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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This feature is not available in classic Google Search and it's not in Google's roadmap. You can learn more about this topic watching the Google video Will Google implement the ability to search with regular expressions? However, there's one exception. Google Code Search supports regular expressions. Of course, the search target for this topic search engine ...


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Appears the rwt function is invoked upon onmousedown, and thereby rewriting the href. If we could override this behaviour, then we should be set. In firefox I inserted the following JavaScript into a bookmarklet which can then be executed anytime I wish to prevent the (slighly annoying) link-rewriting on a given Google SERP: javascript:function rwt(a,f,g,l,...


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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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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 ...


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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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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 ...


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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 ...


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You can block and unblock sites from Google's search results for yourself by visiting the 'Managed Blocked Sites' page at http://www.google.com/reviews/t


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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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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.


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For the Chrome browser, there is an extension for this: Personal Blocklist. I use it at expert-exchange.com etc. You can read about it here.


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Actually, the pages previews you dislike so much are your ticket to the cached page version – the link to the cached page has been moved into the preview area: As to the preview itself, there is no way to completely disable it I am aware of. However, if you close a preview by clicking the small closing cross in its right upper corner, previews should only ...


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Because site: operator works for TLDs and .pdf is not a tld. It's a file type. use the filetype: operator to search for pdf files. E.g. - origin of species filetype:pdf Results -


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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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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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Okay I know this problem. Some very easy steps to do: Open your browsers settings On your start page preference just type in http://www.google.com/en Voilà (Thats OK in French)


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I use the Firefox Redirect Remover add-on. After this is installed, right click on a redirected URL in the browser gives an option to copy cleaned URL.


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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: filetype:pdf


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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.


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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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