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How can I make my Github Wiki crawlable by search engines? robots.txt seems to forbid it

The GitHub robots.txt does explicitly disallow crawling of the wiki pages, for example in the Googlebot section: User-agent: Googlebot Allow: /*/*/tree/master Allow: /*/*/blob/master ... Disallow: /*/...
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What is the difference between duckduckgo.com and start.duckduckgo.com?

The redirect from the regular start page states: Clear your cookies often? Try our homepage that never shows these messages: start.duckduckgo.com ...this implies that the regular homepage sets a ...
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When did "plus" stop working in Google search?

It was first noticed in October, 2011. They changed that behavior shortly before Google+ launched. The idea is that the plus would indicate G+ content. This is borne out by the search operators help ...
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Search Google by year

OK, it's off-topic here, but it can be migrated with an answer intact... Type search term & hit Enter Click Tools Click Custom... Enter date range [click the calendar or type the dates]
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What query parameters does Bing have?

Here are few more Bing query parameters: freshness mkt offset responseFilter safeSearch textFormat textDecorations Please refer the following link to know more about these query parameters for Bing: ...
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How to search escape words in Google or other engines?

The search engine http://symbolhound.com/ was developed specifically for this use case. As of early 2019, you seem to be able to use common names for punctuation in Google, and get the results you (...
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Make Startpage search results page bold or highlight keywords used

That feature was removed. Per Startpage support: As of November 2018, the highlighting feature is no longer supported, as it is available in all major browsers. Just because the browser can do it,...
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How to distinguish the two different kinds of football from Google results?

Go to https://www.google.co.uk and search for football. I get results only about soccer and not american football.
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Bing search for exact phrase containing “@”

When I tried it like this on Bing, I was able to see the keyword @test in a lot of the results though not all results - "[@test]"
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Using quick-search with startpage.com?

Okay, I finally found a way to achieve exactly what I wanted. Especially the setting about how many results get shown seems to be only available via the parameter generated on the "Settings" page. ...
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How to use Disconnect search from the address bar?

I already use disconnect in the Chromium omnibox with this setting \https://www.google.com/search?q=%s&search_plus_one=popup, already have disconnect installed. But I guess this is a browser-...
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Block Stack Overflow scrapers from Google or DuckDuckGo search results

If you're using the Chrome Browser, Goole has released the Personal Blocklist extension The personal blocklist extension will transmit to Google the patterns that you choose to block. When you ...
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How to search for website contains some keywords in its main domain?

I believe the operator you are looking for is inurl: (e.g. https://www.google.com/search?q=inurl:hamilton) which will search for keywords in the url. Hopefully you can use this along with some ...
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How to distinguish the two different kinds of football from Google results?

Probably by specifically removing NFL from the search results. Use -nfl as part of your search string.
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Is there a name to the search query syntax that Google uses?

If Google has a special name for their search syntax, they've never shared it publicly.
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Search prices for a list of items

not possible on https://geizhals.de/ but you can make a custom spreadsheet which will track down prices for you. something like: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ unfortunately, not all items ...
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Search Google by year

or you can append this to your URL: &tbs=cdr%3A1%2Ccd_min%3A 2018 %2Ccd_max%3A 2018
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Google search: Define what to search in website title vs. body?

Based on Google Search Operators: The Complete List (42 Advanced Operators), to find a word in the title, you use the operator intitle. intitle: Find pages with a certain word (or words) in the title....
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Add Google Scholar as a Firefox search engine?

I have found this FireFox add-on to be just what I need, and is what I think what you're looking for. It adds Google Scholar as a search engine to Firefox, allowing you to type @scholar <your query&...
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Are Chrome 'Other search engines' synced when logged into Google?

Chrome 'Other search engines' appear to be synced across devices when a user is logged into their Google account. This may be tested by creating a new user on the computer, and logging into the ...
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How do I make something the first option when searching?

paste this into your address bar: chrome://settings/searchEngines add your search engine: https://twitter.com/search?q=%s usage: type t press spacebar key type the term you search for press enter ...
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Is there a way to search the web by using regex?

https://www.english-corpora.org/coca/ search: I 'd be *ing Please notice, there should be a space between I and 'd.
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Search for an exact phrase with a comma in Google: "hello, john"

You can't. At least with Google. There are more accurate search engines. I'd recomend http://symbolhound.com/ Not a great company, not a great design but fits better for your needs.
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How to manually specify the search language in Startpage.com?

the easiest way is to change it directly in URL before the search startpage.com/en startpage.com/fi startpage.com/es then you can bookmark it (both) and click on one which you want to summon
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Make Startpage search results page bold or highlight keywords used

You can try to use this userscript. It basically does exactly what you want. You'll need an extension to run custom userscripts though, like violentmonkey Here is the content of that userscript (...
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Where to find a list of Google search operators?

Google Search Operators: The Complete List (42 Advanced Operators) gives descriptions of the following 42 operators: Operator Example “search term” “steve jobs” OR jobs OR gates / jobs AND jobs ...
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Searching for videos with titles beginning with word

You could go to the Activity Log and click "Your Posts". Then search for "Video". That'll probably bring back a lot, but it'll narrow it down from everything you've ever posted. It's easy to limit ...
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How to find videos on Facebook

You can search for videos using various search parameters in the URL string. For example, this search query will return videos posted by friends of your friends: https://www.facebook.com/search/me/...
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How to search with punctuation excluded by search engines?

Strictly speaking I think not fail, though perhaps as good as fail. any such should find any such, and any such. but there may not be enough examples of that structure for one to feature near the ...
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