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Top 10 Ways to Speed Up and Beef Up Your Google Searches

Top 10 Ways to Speed Up and Beef Up Your Google Searches
If you're behind a corporate/edu firewall, it's possible safesearch is being forced via policy. It's a common feature on enterprise firewalls. I'm not. Safesearch is no longer able to be turned off on google.com searches. The only way to bypass it is to use google.co.uk or one of the other foreign versions of the site. On google.com the dropdown safesearch menu only allows you to "filter results" or not—but when you choose not to, it still filters them to the same degree that "moderate" does on google.co.uk You can turn it off in Search Options. You can't, really. When you "turn it off" it still filters results to the same degree that "Moderate" does. Try it yourself. Google.com's safesearch "Off" setting is the same as Google.co.uk's "Moderate" setting.

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