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Last Results Page

Though the statistics bar may estimate that more than 1000 results match your query, Google doesn’t serve more than 1000 results for any query. You can get to the 1000th or last result by setting your Preferences to display 100 results/page and clicking on the highest number or last “o” at the bottom of the […]

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This page was last modified on: Friday February 2, 2007


As we said in our earlier introduction, Tracking, a cookie is a bit of data from a web server. (Think of “fortune cookies” you might get after a Chinese meal, with little bits of wisdom inside each one.) Each web browser keeps its own set of cookies. So, if you use several computers — or […]

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This page was last modified on: Tuesday May 1, 2007

Google Accounts

A Google Account is free of charge. The easiest way to get one is by visiting . There you’ll be asked for information like your email address and a password.

Note: If you’re planning to get a Gmail account, and you’d like to use your Gmail address as your primary email address, you should sign up […]

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This page was last modified on: Tuesday May 1, 2007


One of Google’s corporate philosophies has always been not to “do evil.” Google’s Privacy Policy Highlights explain more. (You’ll also find a link to their complete Privacy Policy on that page.)
Whether you trust Google or not, it’s good to know something about how Google tracks you. What does Google do to remember your Preferences? When […]

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This page was last modified on: Monday August 11, 2008

Customizing Your Results: Preferences

Whenever I run a new piece of software, … I [first] … look at the program’s ‘preferences’ panel. By clicking through the options, I rapidly learn what a program can do and what its shortcomings are. Google is no different. — Simson Garfinkel, Getting More from Google, Technology Review, June 4, 2003

You can customize the […]

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This page was last modified on: Thursday August 21, 2008


As the web has spread across the world, more and more web pages are available in languages other than English. Google provides a translation link and language tools to enable you to read pages written in unfamiliar languages.
Google translates pages by computer. Machine translation is difficult to do well and tends not to be as […]

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This page was last modified on: Tuesday March 13, 2007

Favorite Preferences Setting

Note: Nancy uses this page for presentations on her favorite Google features. You can find more information about these features in other sections of Google Guide.

By default, Google returns just 10 results for a search.
You can increase the number of results displayed per page to 20, 30, 50, or 100.

The more results displayed per page:

the more likely you are to find what you want on the first page of results
the more slowly the page loads

tags (keywords): favorite, preferences

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This page was last modified on: Friday February 2, 2007

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