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Within the Tags page of StackOverflow (, a search for "google" gives 50 results max, but there is 234 related tags in SO.

Here is what we have:

  • the popular-sorted list only gives the first 50 tags. The most popular is google-app-engine (21121 questions) and the least is google-contacts (247),
  • the name-sorted list gives 50 tags too, from google-account to google-caja (so "google" tags followed by "a" and "b" only),
  • the new-sorted list gives 3 tags created in the last ten days.

I would like to have the full list of tags related to google. How do I do that? There is no tool to navigate to the next pages, no number I can change in the url.


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@Richard Tingle - True. It is somehow weird that the search result is truncated to the first 50 elements. BTW, is there a necessity for that? Word-based search for questions allows browsing. – marsei Oct 9 '13 at 15:27
Is there any reason by the way for which you want to get that list? – Jerry Oct 9 '13 at 16:11
@Jerry I just found out about Google big query, and wanted to know if there were some other hidden things. The tags would probably be a good way a to get both the service's name and its popularity. – marsei Oct 9 '13 at 17:47
@Oh, okay. Based on this, I edited the query I wrote so that there is also the count of the number of times the tags have been used; and sorted them for a better identification of popularity among the community. – Jerry Oct 9 '13 at 17:52
Nice one - many thanks! Still puzzled by the rationale of this limit in the SO web site... – marsei Oct 9 '13 at 17:59
I guess that like me initially, the devs didn't know why something like that would be useful. Perhaps it just makes things a bit faster if you've got only top 50 tags to retrieve, but I can't say anything here, I don't know how SO works behind the curtains :) – Jerry Oct 9 '13 at 18:01
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Use Stack Exchange Data Explorer:

select * from Tags where TagName like 'google%'

Just did it in

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Thanks - but these are the first 20 of the popular-sorted list. No obvious option to expand to all that I can see. – marsei Oct 9 '13 at 14:49
Have you tried going to and writing "google"? Over there it does show you all of them. – fedorqui Oct 9 '13 at 14:50
This is the page where you have the 50 max list. I edited the question to add this information. – marsei Oct 9 '13 at 14:54
@Magla I just updated to a brand new way of getting it. Hope it helps. – fedorqui Oct 9 '13 at 15:02
That is exactly the list I wanted - I didn't know about data.stackechange. Many thanks! – marsei Oct 9 '13 at 17:50

You can make use of the database of the site found here and run an SQL query. I'm not too SQL savvy myself, but I ran a simple script to get 234 tags.

The only downsite I can think of is that this database is updated every week, so that the results might be outdated by a few days.

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