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Today, finally, I discovered a new search engine that doesn't ignore special characters: SymbolHound SymbolHound is a search engine that doesn't ignore special characters. This means you can easily search for symbols like &, %, and ^, or even less common characters such as ©, ¬, and µ. I'd like to share some information from their FAQ: Why ...


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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: /*/*/wiki/*/* As this is the site-wide robots file, there isn't any getting around it. It is an interesting choice, since GitHub describes wikis as a place to "...


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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 page. (Oddly enough, it's also used for blood types.) The new way to "force" a word to be in the results is to enclose it in quotes. When you put a word or ...


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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 cookie to hide messages the next time you visit, while the "start" page just never displays them. According to an official DDG support representative on the DDG ...


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Search engines don't index the whole text. They toss most punctuation and index only the words that are left and where they were found using something called an inverted word index. I think the reason you can't search for $@ is because it's just not in their index. They tossed it as punctuation. Consistent with that, notice that if you search for $@ ...


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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 (sort of) expect. Here are my (no, wait, your) results for bash dollar-at:


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Google has a special HowTo page for you here where you will find advice how to search for a specific link - just as you've described. Use the "link:" operator. For example, to find pages that link to www.google.com, use [ link:google.com ]. You can also search for links to specific pages like [ link:google.com/images ].


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my search terms site:mysite.com OR site:othersite.com Google and Blekko don’t need the OR, Bing does.


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It's not possible. Special characters can not be used to search on in Google. I find this to be the case with other search engines as well (as expected), like Bing, Yahoo! and DuckDuckGo. The documentation for Google Search states: Generally, most punctuation and special characters are ignored in Google Search. A list of special characters that are ...


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Use Google's Verbatim search to make Google not to interpret your search terms and do a search as it is. Search results based on Verbatim.


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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: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/cognitiveservices/bing-web-api-v5-reference#query-parameters


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According to one report it appears that Google is now allowing for searches for punctuation. No word on exactly which punctuation is included (although a dozen or so were tested) and I don't see information on punctuation with text.


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You need to select Custom range in the Google's results page's sidebar and set From field to a date in the past and To field to 1/1/1900. However, if Google is unable to determine a page's date, it will be eliminated from the results despite being old enough to be matched.


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Check out OneLook, VeryRelated or WordNik


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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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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. Here is a step by step guide and at the bottom I will provide the conclusion as to how you can assemble your own search URL based on the "Settings" page. If you ...


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When going to the Goodies and selecting the "programming" option, the following can be seen: If you edit the field where "6GB/700KB/s in min" is mentioned and change it to "15GB/600KB/s in hour", then the following can bee seen: So then if you type that in the main DDG search field, you get this:


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If you want to search with Google, you can use searching by image in Google Images. It's possible that you will find what you are looking for, but it's not sure. I tested it now by making a screenshot of a "What if Money Was No Object - Alan Watts" video on YT and searching with this image - Google found this video. As you can see on my search results first ...


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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 choose to block or unblock a pattern, the extension will also transmit to Google the URL of the web page on which the blocked or unblocked search results are ...


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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 keywords to find the site you are after.


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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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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-independent 'API' call. The search term is in the query parameter. Should be what you're looking for - https://search.disconnect.me/searchTerms/search?location=US&...


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If Google has a special name for their search syntax, they've never shared it publicly.


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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, doesn't make it convenient to do it as an additional, separate step, so maybe not a great decision on their part. But there it is.


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Probably by specifically removing NFL from the search results. Use -nfl as part of your search string.


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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 beginning of the results for such a general search term. Delve down a bit and "any such" and any such-like do turn up. I think what you are looking for is getting ...


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