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Google Improver 20121017
Google Improver search shell what makes google search non-greedy and lucky, saves your time on viewing ads and gives you a lot of search shortcuts for different search engines, torrents, shops, maps, travel, booking and many other useful services.
About this Add-on
When Add to FireFox do not forget to set checkbox "Make it default". This is important! If forget, select about:preferences#search and copy to url address bar. Beat with a shovel the weak google spots! Best used in conjunction with search shell site with Lucky button but and individually they are both very helpful also.
The Google (known as Google colloquially) is an extremely popular marketing agency. If you've ever wanted a search engine where you can search for misinformation, then Google is it. Many people think that to win Google and its greed is impossible. Amazon, Microsoft, Ask.com, and even Jimbo Wales spending a millions of dollars to do this without any success. I will try also. Without spending millions of dollars, of course. I have, but will not spend for that :) Most "competitors" to Google fail to realize that Google would never be overthrown this way. It doesn't matter whether the new product actually gives better search results. In many cases search results aren't need. In half the queries Google used to open Facebook. In half of the remaining queries opened Amazon, Youtube, AliExpress and other known sites. When Google receives a request Facebook, it isn't redirect you to the Facebook. Smart Google understands what you want but Greedy Google shows advertising under the guise of the search page instead and everytime takes your time away and forces you to perform unnecessary actions and clicks just to show you more advertisements. Browser autocomplete try to solve this problem, sometimes works perfect, but sometimes also requires user's unnecessary actions and help from search plugin. Why you think Google don't allow I'm Feeling Lucky button functionality on original search plugin. They even on the homepage have made it decorative because when you begin to type the query it disappears. Very funny. Because Feeling No Lucky users gives more money. I returned it back and made Google non-greedy, and you are feeling lucky again.
Google Greed also tells it to show only 10 results by default, 8 of which (and often all 10) Google's own services advertising and the paid sites (not marked as adv). After all, the fewer alternatives, the more people will choose what they slipped. Why do you think Google under the pretext of introducing useless 'live search' cut the number of search results to 10 to everybody, ignoring personal settings (my previous settings was 30 results)? Why Google shows only 10 results even pressed Enter? Why Google shows only 10 results on next pages of results forcing you to waste time clicking next pages numbers again and again? This addon tells Google to show 30 results by default. In the 3rd millennium we can afford it :)
Recently Google search has become too smart. He clearly believes himself to be smarter than the user and instead of search making obsessive sales — looking for not what you ask, but something "relevant" (relevant to sale to you). A search query now is just a reason to enter to this high-tech retail store and a additional hint on which side start to sell something to you.
So what to do? Add this search plugin by green button above and make it default in settings. Enjoy! Just type f or fb or even fa to open Facebook, y - Youtube, yy - Yahoo, p - Pirate Bay current top downloads, m - Maps and so on. Just try! It working for more than 300 useful and popular sites. There is no need to type the full names no more. Just type 2, maximum 3 letters and that's it. What useful you can find by 1 or 2 letters on Google search? It is better to use them to popular sites fast open. It working for more than 2 letters, so type tech or crun to open TechCrunch. If input is not found inside popular sites names and addresses, will redirect to standard Google search, so no inconvenience at all. Add [space]g to query to force a search in Google, but I don't know why you might need. If you need to specify your own sites to shortcuts, to open it by 1-2 letters, just do it on search shell site.
In Chrome browser green button above isn't working. Of course, Google made the procedure for changing the default search more difficult. But not impossible!
Open Google Chrome
Open Settings - select about:settings and drag or copy to url address bar
In the "Search" section, enter Manage Search Engines...
Add 3 fields of new search engine Vi vi http://ilovevitaly.com/browser.php?s=%s
Make it default in upper box. This is important!
Enjoy like FireFox users!
For persons like me who like panoramic backgrounds that don't have any practical use and prefer to use mouse instead of keyboard I had developed visual representation of this plugin. If you like screenshots and every time a new picture to set the mood, you can make it your homepage simply by dragging link to home icon in browser address panel.
As bonus there are a lot of search shortcuts for different search engines, torrent trackers, shops, booking sites and many other useful services:
... without any shortcuts - search on Google with integrated intelligent Lucky mode (y - opening YouTube, f - Facebook ...)
... g - forced search only on Google (if you want to know what Google will find on just one letter Y in query)
... l - forced Google's I'm Feeling Lucky mode, what original Google makes hidden. Feel Lucky again!
... img - images Google search
... g100 - 100 Google search results
... y - YouTube
... f - Facebook
... p - Pirate Bay
... b - Bing search
... m - Maps
... w - Wikipedia
... k - booKing
... n - Notepad
... e - Edit lists or text
... t - search on Twitter
... twi - post to Twitter
... ali - AliExpress sort by orders number
... c - AliExpress sort by price: cheap first
... r - AliExpress sort by price: rich first
... amazon - Amazon
... ebay - Ebay
... cl - search on Craigslist by Google
... ff - search Firefox Add-ons
... q - make Qr-code
... h - Help: show shortcuts list
... z - search in last used search service
... and much much more ...
Can use all shortcuts at the begin (but first checked shortcut at the end):
co ... - search code on StackOverflow
cg ... - search on StackOverflow by Google
vi ... - search on iLoveVitaly.com - visual representation of this plugin and screenshots source
Search Shortcuts List:
google g go goo goog googl gg og facebook face fb f yahoo ya yah yaho h hoo yy oy gy bing b bi bin yandex yan yand yande yandex яндекс яя youtube y yo you yout youtu youtub video vid vide download d dow down downl downlo downloa thepiratebay piratebay pirate pirat pira pir pi p bay torrent torrents tor buy b bu aliexpress ali express orders order alexa alex ale translate en english us русский ru russian duck duckduckgo duckduck walmart bestbuy bb booking bo satellite sat спутник спу alibaba baba taobao tao bao ebay amazon shopping shop buy wikipedia wiki wi w dramatica drama baidu 百度 askcom music listen mailru iskalko isk firms firm market rutracker rut twitter twi вк vk price cheap c che low expensive pricey high exp rich r hotels hotel h stackoverflow stack overflow code co pro whois wh exact free hour day week month year firefox ff fx фф addons images image img pic pics изо encode decode parse length len длина count words best imdb films film vimeo cg gc sg sog gso codeg gcode github git hub blekko txt 2txt ixquick startpage makepolo torrentz kickass rutracker mininova wolfram math ikea tmall yelp nextag bizrate grabber pronto motion soku time craigslist craiglist list craigs craig cl qr q qr-code qrcode gmaps googlemaps mapsg mapsgoogle gmaps gm mg googlemaps mapsg mapsgoogle gmap googlemap mapg mapgoogle bmaps bm mb bingmaps mapsb mapsbing bmap bingmap mapb mapbing ymaps ym yahoomaps mapsy mapsyahoo ymap yahoomap mapy mapyahoo aero aeroports aeroport gcmap карта карты к ка karta ik tripadvisor trip advisor agoda ag orbitz wikitravel wit wt airbnb bnb lonelyplanet lp tineye tin ti eye si searchimage searchimages vitaly vitalii vi map maps 3maps edit e fiverr rr doc док xls pdf similarweb sw sweb reddit mtran codepen winehq pol redditgoogle redditg googlereddit greddit gr rg rcomments redditcomments redditc googlerus googlerussia googleru googleusa googleus googlees googleespana googlefr googlefrance googlejp googlejapan google10 g10 google30 g30 google50 g50 google100 g100 у удача lucky lu l luck
If not find shortcuts, keywords or popular sites names, will redirect to Google search.
If the shortcut mistakenly triggered, and you want to search in Google, you don't need to retype your query, just type last or fuck in URL bar (working only 15 minutes from the last query because I had limited cookie for privacy). This command is also convenient to just repeat your last search query, for example to edit it or to look for more answers, so it also works with the commands repeat, re or g.
By the way, Google deliberately degrades the search quality on many queries removing million of relevant pages everyday, wasting your life time to get you to buy from certain peoples. Adding [space]download (or just d) to your query with this plugin will make the results much better.
Another area where Google search turns into senselessly waste of time, is shopping. All the time have to go directly to Amazon, AliExpress and Ebay to find something useful. Shortcuts amazon, ali and ebay will help you. Specially designed shopping.iLoveVitaly.com (shortcut shop) will make you life easier if you like to check prices at few of them at once.
A funny moment with programming. Many programmers prefer to search on StackOverflow by Google (shortcut cg) instead of the original search of StackOverflow (shortcut co), but clear google search loses here. Clear google search likes to slip in the results the paid sites (not marked as adv) and half-hour chug into the microphone on YouTube even with purely technical matters for which answer enough one line. In any case it is easier to type cg, than everytime to spend additional 2 seconds to type site:http://stackoverflow.com, not to mention to visit stackoverflow main page, where to allocate the search field and already there to type.
Website owners like me and Internet marketers needs many online tools: Alexa (shortcut ale), SimilarWeb sw, Fiverr rr, search on Twitter t, post to Twitter twi, whois wh, Reddit dd, Text & Keywords Lists Edit e, TinEye ti, Google search by image img, Google Trends gt. I am very enjoyed to use them with my plugin and save time. I know you will enjoy too. Quickly open useful services exactly on the right places will also help shorturls: an - open Analytics not on main page, but on sites list already, me - open Yandex Metrika on sites list also, myip - shows your ip address, mybrowser - shows your browser user agent, mylang - your browser accept language header...
A huge area where Google again loses to the specialized sites - travel. The area where eternal companion of Google search results Wikipedia (shortcut w) loses to WikiTravel (shortcut wt), and the reviews significantly more talk about the hotel than pagerank of its site. I like to travel. Only on the islands of Thailand I spent more than a year. Therefore, there is a great choice of maps and travel services (try shortcuts: map satellite gm bm ym aero booking hotels gcmap ik tripadvisor agoda orbitz wt bnb lp tl), some of which are written by me though.
Yet, surprisingly, my shell is able better than Google to allocate of certain sensitive data, such as geographic coordinates or pieces of programming code, aiming directly at the maps and StackOverflow. Google in this cases will find nothing. Example of text selection from Wikipedia Google vs my shell (0:1) and Google maps vs my maps (shortcut m) (0:2)! Yes!
My shell allows even run some programs: skype, calendar, runtorrent, runmail, and also with a file save dialog, where you need select a program to open: word, excel, note, music. Not ask me why :) But Google can not this also.
So, my search shell is better than Google because faster opens the desired sites (eg Facebook), not forced to commit extra unnecessary actions (to get away from the page with ads disguised as search page when search page is not needed), gives a choice of different search engines, torrent trackers, shops, booking sites and many other useful services, provides the better search results in the download, shopping, programming, internet business and travel areas. In all other cases shows the same Google 10 results + 20 additional free :) Enjoy
and beat with a shovel the weak google spots!