Limit Google results to 1 year

Whenever I used Google to find something, it annoyed me that it returned results from sites which have been updated like 10 years ago. I only want to see results from sites which have been updated within the last 12 months.
That’s actually easily done in Chrome.

Go to SETTINGS and MANAGE SEARCH ENGINES
Click ADD A SEARCH ENGINE

Give it a name. I used ‘Google1year’.
Enter the information as per screenshot below.

Keyword: search.google.com
URL: https://www.google.com/search?tbs=qdr:y&q=%s

Google Search

Once done, simply set this as your default search engine.

And set it as default for Address bar as well.

You can modify the URL to return the search results as per your personal preference.
https://www.google.com/search?tbs=qdr:y&q=%s

Note that you can replace y (for year) with m, w or d for month, week or day.

1 Response

  1. Billy says:

    That’s a good idea. I hadn’t thought about that before, but I will try it out for when I’m searching for school projects.

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