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Guidelines for representing your business on Google – Google My Business Help

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/17

For my link archive: [WayBack] Guidelines for representing your business on Google – Google My Business Help

–jeroen

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“View Image” button in Google Image Search

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/10

Hopefully by now the extensions below still work, as Google removed the “View Image” button in Google Image Search a few years back.

When not: these might help finding an updated method (:

Via:

–jeroen

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Google Dataset Search

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/22

Reminder to self: check if [WayBack] Dataset Search still exists.

Via: [WayBack] Looking for a #dataset to use to train your system or test it? #Google has just released a search engine specifically for datasets. Very useful! #Machi… – Jason Mayes – Google+

–jeroen

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Google old content posted before a specific date

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/15

Steps:

  1. Start with something like https://www.google.com/search?q=”did+you+hear+about+the+man”+”he%27s+0K+now”
  2. Clicking Tools followed by Any Time, then Custom range often does not show a dialog.
  3. Appending &tbs=qdr:y to the URL magically enables that popup:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=”did+you+hear+about+the+man”+”he%27s+0K+now”&tbs=qdr:y
  4. After filling it in, you get a very different URL like https://www.google.com/search?q=”did+you+hear+about+the+man”+”he%27s+0K+now”&tbs=cdr:1,cd_min:,cd_max:01-01-2007

This is how I found the post in Did you hear about the man who got cooled to absolute zero? He’s 0K now.

I think cdr stands for custom date range and qdr for a built in date range as after searching for the abbreviations, I found [WayBack] Google Search URL Request Parameters | DETECTED that discusses tbm and tbo in addition to tbs.

The trick above is the successor of [WayBack] Filter Google Results by Date with a URL Trick which appended &as_qdr=d.

–jeroen

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Preventing sites to add themselves to the Google Chrome search engine list

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/11

For a long time, sites have been able to add themselves to the search engine list in Google Chrome.

 

The last one is my own, but hundreds of them are not.

I never noticed this until I needed to add some custom search engine strings to the list and found the UI is obnoxiously slow when there are hundreds of entries in that list.

It’s like the cookies editor: the editing speed decreases exponentially with the number of entries in that list.

The feature is called Tab to Search, apparently is intentional, based on the OpenSearch standard and well documented:

Many people dislike it though:

There are various ways around it documented in the last link.

This is the one I liked best: [WayBackDon’t add custom search engines – Chrome Web Store.

Via: [WayBack] Google Chrome: Remove all ‘Other Search Engines’ – Super User who also pointed me to the script below the signature ([WayBack] Remove chrome “other search engines” · GitHub), which likely needs this change:

penguin020 commented on Dec 22, 2017  

Just in case you are trying to use this with the (keep) mechanism, I think that the engine.modelIndex can get muddled if you do not refresh between runs of this script, possibly deleting engines you wish to keep.

UPDATE: if you reverse sort by modelIndex, this problem is obviated.

Add

val.others.sort(function (a, b) { return b.modelIndex - a.modelIndex; });

just after the .then.

–jeroen

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