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Google Search: results of the past year by default

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PRODUCTIVITY TIP: SET GOOGLE SEARCH TO PAST YEAR

Recently, I realised that when searching for coding related questions, many of the top results are often outdated.

Google has the option to apply a date range filter to show results within a time frame. I was adopting this solution so many times that I’ve decided to make it default on my browser (chrome):

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Open the Chrome Settings
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Find the Search section and select Manage search engines…
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At the bottom you have 3 fields to add a new search engine (scroll to the bottom)

Add the following on each field:

  1. Add a new search engine:  Google Last Year
  2. Keyword: search.google.com
  3. URL with %s in place of query: https://www.google.com/search?tbs=qdr:y&q=%s

The y is for year, but you can change it for month (m), week(w) or day(d)

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Add a new search engine and make it default

Happy Coding

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