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Within the Tags page of StackOverflow (stackoverflow.com/tags), 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.

Thanks!

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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, 2013 at 15:27
  • Is there any reason by the way for which you want to get that list?
    – Jerry
    Oct 9, 2013 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, 2013 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, 2013 at 17:52
  • Nice one - many thanks! Still puzzled by the rationale of this limit in the SO web site...
    – marsei
    Oct 9, 2013 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, 2013 at 18:01

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Use Stack Exchange Data Explorer:

select * from Tags where TagName like 'google%'

Just did it in https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/edit/141837

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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, 2013 at 14:49
  • Have you tried going to stackoverflow.com/tags and writing "google"? Over there it does show you all of them. Oct 9, 2013 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, 2013 at 14:54
  • @Magla I just updated to a brand new way of getting it. Hope it helps. Oct 9, 2013 at 15:02
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    That is exactly the list I wanted - I didn't know about data.stackechange. Many thanks!
    – marsei
    Oct 9, 2013 at 17:50
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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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