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How to view E-Mail Address in App? [duplicate]

I think I created my account with Google, but if I try to log in with it, it say's the account is not created? At least I'm logged in in the App.
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?tags=… query string present in Google search result; URL doesn't link to tagged page

I just made a Google search for "ux stackexchange forms". The first result correctly points to .../tagged/forms, but the second result points to ...?tags=forms, which has no effect: The link, ...
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Google is showing only one result of Stack Overflow (per query) for the last 2 days?

I typically use Google to search answers for my questions on Stack Overflow. Sorry to state that Stack search is not as powerful as Google and hence I typically rely on Google. For that last 2 days, ...
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Are comments indexed by Google?

Are comments made on SE sites indexed by Google? Or is the site configured in such a way that only questions and answered are "seen" by Google robots? I know this question appears related, but its ...
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Do a question's (answer's) score affect its rankings in seach engines' results? [duplicate]

Typically, top SO-related results in Google search are highly upvoted questions (answers). It rarely happens to me to land on a question with negative score. I wonder if scores somehow affect the ...
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“Hot Network Questions” cross-linking is causing issues with Google Search Results

The way StackExchange cross-links sites via "Hot Network Questions" is causing Google search results to be pretty useless... so I'd like to request that "Hot Network Questions" be removed from all ...
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Does Stack Overflow have a special Google integration?

Does Stack Overflow have a new special kind of Google integration? How does this work? It looks great!
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What is the best SE community to ask technical questions related to Google My Business?

What is the best SE community to ask technical questions related to Google My Business? Would it be Super User? Or is such a topic outside the scope of SE's communities?
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What to do to make a question easier to find?

If I want to improve a question by making it easier to find in either SE search or Google, how would I do that? The motivation behind this is that there can be multiple very different sounding ...
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The same question appears twice in a Google search [closed]

Doing a Google search for "db migrate reset" gave two hits from the same question with only mildly different URLs: Difference between rake db:migrate db:reset and db:schema:load Difference between ...
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Google search snippets show the Linked sidebar instead of more interesting content

I'm not sure whether this has come up before, but it looks odd to me: (Google search, Stack Overflow thread.) It's nice to see Stack Exchange on the little snippet thing on Google, but are the ...
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Where should I ask a question about the use of the Google Maps API?

I'm looking for which site I should go to to ask questions about the Google API, in this case specifically the Google Map API. I want to ask a questions about the use of the API. Stack Overflow is ...
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Is it inappropriate to ask a user to google in comments?

I know that it is bad to ask google searchable questions, however, this still happens more often than not on the some of the sites. I also know that LGTMFY is inappropriate, is it appropriate to ...
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Duplicate Results in Google Search - Is it a Bug?

I searched something on Google. This is a screen shot of it. Link 01 : https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2974/is-there-a-way-to-remove-community-wiki-status/ Link 02 : https://meta....
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stackexchange.com search no longer working

When you search the entirety of Stack Exchange from stackexchange.com, it displays the following error message: Linked CSEs are no longer supported. See https://goo.gl/Gs1KIc. Use this link to ...
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Why is https://meta.dev.superuser.com indexed by Google?

I'm subscribed to Google Alerts for my own name - for no particular reason that I can remember. Today I received an alert that pointed to https://meta.dev.superuser.com/ which has a different IP ...
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Stack Exchange communities are different! How? Speech bubbles!

When doing a Google search for 'stack exchange', you get this top result (at least I do): Under 'Stack Exchange: Hot Questions', we see the following line: Stack Exchange Q&A communities are ...
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Google.ca sent me to the wrong URL for Android Enthusiasts Meta, so my browser gave the error: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN

I found a bug. It's either Google Canada's fault or Stack Exchange's fault, or a combination. I'm not sure which. Steps to reproduce Do a Google Canada search for: [ android stack exchange questions ...
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Why does Google ask its users to use Stack Exchange as a support forum for its own product? [closed]

I have an issue with a piece of code using the Gmail API (attaching a file to an email). Several questions have been asked about it, but I did not manage to find the answer of my problem. If I ask ...
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Duplicate google results

Doing a search for "Couldn't find" "_destroy" rails gave both http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18835422/rails-4-nested-attributes-couldnt-find-tag-with-id-for-person-with-id and http://stackoverflow....
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Can't log in the iOS app with my google account

I use my google account to log in on the SE website, but on the iOS app the log in is not working. Press Log in on the app Select Log in using google Put google account and password on the popup ...
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Google page answer not formatted correctly

I have no idea if there is any way to change it on the SE side of things or if it's something only Google can change, but I'll add it here anyway. I searched for Java how many characters in a string ...
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Questions about best search terms for a query in a search engine

Which Stack Exchange site would be the best to ask a question regarding the ramifications of using different permutations of search terms within the query? (This question would be an example of itself ...
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Google logo is out of date (follow-up)

Related: Google logo is out of date The Google+ logo associated with logging in is still out-of-date. Here's a view of the desktop login screen: Here's a view of the mobile theme login screen: ...
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Massive discrepancy of search results on Stackexchange vs StackOverflow?

If I do a search for apigee on StackExchange.com (which passes through to a custom google search): http://stackexchange.com/search?q=apigee ....it yields "About 59,600 results", and an examination ...
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Should hidden community user profiles pop up in a Google search?

From another question related to the use of the Google search engine in combination with Stack Exchange, I found the following. I have some accounts I solely use for flagging. Those profiles are set ...
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Answering the Googlers - addressing the question Google searchers are likely to have

Often Google shows a Stack Exchange page first in search results (raise your hand if this is how you first discovered S.E.). Sometimes the interest inferred from the Google search terms is different ...
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How to add standard account access to Google Account? [duplicate]

I do have a Stack Exchange account that I log in using Google auth. I'd like to provide myself with alternative access to my account, i.e. without Google - a separate login/password, Google-...
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How do new posts on Stack Overflow appear almost instantly on Google? [duplicate]

Are there API calls for sites to invoke when new content is submitted? I see that new posts on Stack Overflow appear almost instantly on Google.
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Using the StackExchange API with Google Apps Script

Recently I was attempting to execute an explicit OAuth2.0 flow for the StackExchange API within a Google Apps script, and ran into a problem. At step 4 of the process, my POST request for an access ...
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How can I retrieve stack overflow account email id?

I have a stack overflow account with a Google account synced with it.Recently I have forgotten my Google account ID and I cannot log in to stack overflow. I have seen my account info from another ...
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Google Search showing “Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions …”

When searching for some help on a topic on XML Namespaces, I encountered the following in my Google search: The 2nd item in search results pointed to Why "Namespace 'http://www.w3.org/...
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Will Stack Exchange traffic be affected as Google now shows an answer right on the search page

I searched the terms "JavaScript Closure" in Google search and the very first result I found contains content from an answer posted on Stack Overflow. How this will impact Stack Exchange?
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Data Explorer CAPTCHA doesn't work with Google blocked

I tried to do this again: Keep track of your rejected edits but when I follow the link in the accepted answer, I get no CAPTCHA when I click on "I am a Human Being". I use Firefox 32 with ...
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Why do I get redirected from HTTPS to HTTP when using the Googlebot IP range against the StackExchange API?

These things redirect https to http (which causes my access token to be revoked and fail the request). Googlebot user agent Googlebot IP range (I think) It would be really nice if this didn't happen,...
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Google “answering” my search with link to SE, but not showing the top answer(s)

I googled is html a language. Like (almost) always, SE was first. However, they actually answered my question in a fancy box! I read it, and clicked the link because I needed to know how many ...
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Severe traffic drop for some sites since the last Google algorithm update

The recent update from Google to their search algorithm seems to have hit a few sites rather severely. I can't say for sure that this change is responsible, but the traffic graph from Skeptics looks ...
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Why does the lower quality question often appear higher in Google search results?

I just googled "interface vs abstract class c#" and the first Stack Overflow question is this one which has a score of 12, and is closed as a duplicate of a 400+ scored question. This happens fairly ...
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The effect of the MSO/MSE split on Google searches

It just came to me - I mainly use Google search to search on Meta (what can I say, Google does what it does really well). Now I know Google caches most stuff, and obviously can't know about a site (...
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Switch Stack Overflow account from Google login to Stack Exchange login [duplicate]

Right now I have an account on Stack Overflow that was created automatically when I logged in using my Google account. The point is, what happens if I lose access to my Google account? It seemed ...
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Unable to change Google account when logging into Stack Overflow

I have a Stack Overflow account associated with a Google account; let's call it 'x@gmail.com'. I went to sign in to Stack Overflow, and I hit the 'Sign in with Google Account', but I ...
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As it currently stands, this summary is not a good fit for Google

I was poking about Google (search: groovy java) and came across this search result: (plain text of above screen shot, for the imgur impaired) Why would one use Groovy over Java? - Stack ...
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Why is placing the tag name in the question title bad? [duplicate]

I often see edits which remove tags like "C#", "SQL", etc. from question titles. Why are tags in titles considered bad practice? It doesn't make things unclear; it doesn't confuse anybody. But, most ...
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Is there a preferred way of including a Google results link in an SO question?

In asking a question recently, I wanted to reference the results of a Google search so that others could easily click on it for themselves. I tried to use LMGTFY, but see that it's banned. I ended up ...
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When typing a topic of a question, show some search results from google [duplicate]

Now when I want to post some question, I can see already asked on SO questions, listed below, when I type topic on the question form, but what if to show side by side some search results from search ...
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Withdraw questions with no useful answers from Google index

(Turning this answer into a feature request.) Stack Overflow is a repository of great and not-so-great answers. Three major causes for the not-so-great is misleading question titles, outdated answers,...
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Is the Meta top bar, resembling Google's design, distinctive enough?

Now my meta top bar looks like this: It remind me too much of google's top bar, with these new grey icons, little "bubbles" and dark background. On more occasions I saw sites trying to copy ideas ...
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Is there any official Google support in Stack Overflow? [closed]

Today I flagged this question as off topic. It's to do with deleting service accounts from Googles Cloud console. This looks like an admin issue to me, and certainly not a programming question within ...
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Would it be possible to remove the google tracking/affiliate/landing page/whatever clickjacked links?

I recently replaced a Google link from this answer with the actual direct link: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/37065/19009 Would it be possible for SE to replace them automatically?
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When making a search on Google with the word 'POST' in it, many irrelevant results are returned

I made the following search: https://www.google.tt/search?q=sharepoint+OpenPopUpPage+POST on Google and all of the SO results contained the following text on the search results page which indicates ...