Ad Free Google: Search Google Without Ads

May 15, 2007 • 7:28 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Personally, I like the Google Ads, but if you don't, you may want to try this URL from Google to search.

A search for "ipod" brings up about nine ads on the main Google Search. But the same search on www.google.com/search?output=googleabout displays no ads, but the same exact organic results.

I spotted this at DigitalPoint Forums but I believe this originated from TecheBlog, but I am not 100% sure.

How did they figure this out? It was not brain surgery. Go to any of the About Google pages, for example here and on the left side is a search box that says "Find on this site." Enter your search query there, let's say for ipod and up come results for ipod matches found at google.com.

Right, I know, that is not what you want. But by simply removing the "&sitesearch=www.google.com" parameter from the URL, you are opening up the search to all sites. Yes, ad free.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.

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Comments:

Michael Jensen

05/15/2007 12:53 pm

You can also use this URL, but it only gives you the page titles. This is the page that Internet Explorer uses in the side menu. Results appear consistent between all three of these interfaces. http://www.google.com/ie

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01/14/2014 04:55 pm

Thanks for the info, google used to fix your spelling based on the dictionary, now it fixes it based on he number of ads it has on words closely related to what you typed.

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