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Google is pretty quick at indexing fresh content and new web pages can show up in Google search results within minutes of getting published online.

To use Google as a real time web search tool, you can add the parameter &as_qdr=d to the Google search URL and only recent pages, that were indexed in the last 24 hours, will show up in your search results, making the url:

http://www.google.com/search?as_qdr=d&q=

There's also a trick that will make any search phrase that you type into the Firefox address bar to display directly (almost) real-time search results on Google.

In Firefox, go to about:config, search for:
keyword.URL
and change it's value to
http://www.google.com/search?as_qdr=d&q=


[via Digital Inspiration]
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