Questions tagged [search-engine]

For questions relating to *external* search engines (not Stack Exchange's built-in search).

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Comment markdown seen unescaped by symbolhound? [closed]

If I do a symbolhound search for Could you give an example of what you _, I get a match with Regular expressions in Ruby included. Where is the mistake or what do I have to change to get the correct ...
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How to hide links in Stack Overflow answers from search engines?

Some of my previous questions on Stack Overflow contain test links to client websites. However, my client would prefer these links not to show in google. Is there a way to do this without hindering ...
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Is Lucene.Net used directly or is it modified, much as PageDown is to WMD?

Seeing questions come up like these: Incorrect searching with %in% Poor code tokenizing I'm wondering: Can I contribute a patch directly to Lucene.Net which would solve these issues? Or is a ...
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How can I tag questions so that they can be easily found with search engines later?

I've searched for this question tons of times How to get the biggest numbers out from huge amount of numbers? but every time I do, I start with Google searches like "python multiple max", "python max ...
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Auto-add 'sort=unanswered' when searching from Unanswered tab?

Given this recent question, would it be possible to automatically add sort=unanswered whenever a search is initiated while browsing the Unanswered tab? Update: Sorry for my confusion, I had posted ...
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Do closed questions show up in search engine results?

Do closed questions show up in search engine results, like Google and Bing?
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Is there a way by which I can have Stack Overflow results rank higher for me, than other results on Google?

I think the quality of Stack Overflow questions and answers is, in general, better than the web results for the same queries returned by search engines. So, personally I'd always like to see if Stack ...
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The stack overflow quandary: How do I research an actual stack overflow exception? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do we do now that stackoverflow.com has usurped the term “stack overflow”? I just discovered the dark side of Stack Overflow, with it being one of the more ...
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I see “Welcome back! If you found this question useful…” message very frequently

For the past few weeks, almost every time I link directly from Google into a question I see the banner: Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and ...
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What do we do now that stackoverflow.com has usurped the term “stack overflow”?

I'm actually trying to google some information on real, honest-to-goodness stack overflow error that is happening deep inside an app, and all I'm getting is unrelated topics from stackoverflow.com or ...
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Does StackOverflow have dedicated servers for indexing (or did it ever)?

I recall a mention by Jeff and Joel, perhaps on the podcast, of forwarding requests from web-crawlers to a dedicated environment. The idea was to serve the same content as the real site, but to ...
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Friendly urls for profiles and search engine pollution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could Stack Overflow be damaged by “URL poisoning”? Friendly URLs for profiles is a nice feature, however, there are at least 2 drawbacks: Attacks on reputation ...
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Could moderators of a Stack Exchange site be granted access to Google Analytics, for SEO purposes?

Would it be possible for moderators of a Stack Exchange 2.0 site to get access to Google Analytics for the site? When I was running Basically Money, the SE 1.0 version of money.stackexchange.com, I ...
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Would rel=“nofollow” be sensible for links to post revisions?

As it looks like, post revisions are public. Sometimes, a new user (or somebody who did not think long enough) posts code samples that contain real-world data that should probably not have been there ...
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Can Google (search engines) “see” deleted posts or comments?

I have a vanity search set up on Google. Every once in awhile a post or a comment comes through that just seems ambiguous, outdated, or whatever... so I follow the link and I clean it up or delete it. ...
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How frequently are new questions indexed by search engines?

How frequently are the trilogy sites indexed by search engines? Are the more popular trilogy sites indexed more frequently than the others? What I've asked is a search-engine-independent question, ...
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Are the google custom searches getting blocked now?

I created a custom google search a little while back that searched the "family" of sites. I went to do a search and got this error: Forbidden Your client does not have permission to get URL ...
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What search engine does Stack Exchange use?

I am curious, just wanted to know what search engine is being used by Stack Exchange for the per-site searching?
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How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines? [duplicate]

How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines? It's really amazing; if I post a question, it'll show up in Google's search results within 15-30 minutes! What are the tricks? sitemap.xml? ...