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    • #1854552 Reply

      Sparky
      AskWoody Lounger

      Sometime in April 2019 Google Sort-by-date tool has been retired, except within news search.
      Is there an alternative?

      I liked it because I could go to a website and use googles  site: phrase in front of the websites address like, site:eaa.org and the search engine would search within that website. Then I would select Sort-by-date, and that would show me results by date or hours of when there was something new added to that site.

      Example:
      eaa.org has a annual airshow convention, AirVenture.
      A couple months before and during the convention, their website is being constantly updated daily with new information about events at the upcoming convention.

      With Google search Sort-by-date I could keep abreast of when there was something new added to their website.

      Is there an alternative?

      Any help appreciated.

      Sparky

      HP W7 Home Premium, SP1, 64-bit, AMD Phenom II, Group A

    • #1855789 Reply

      anonymous

      The options are still there, click on Tools to show the temporal result filtering options.

      Here is some testing of a few other search engines using a list of default search engines in Waterfox and site:eaa.org AirVenture as the example search string:

      Bing still allows narrowed search from Anytime down to the past day or a custom date range, it does not show the time elapsed for added content.

      DuckDuckGo, Ecosia*, Startpage, and Yahoo** allow for Anytime down to the previous day, they do not show the time elapsed for added content.

      Qwant does provide temporal search result filtering. Using the past week option Qwant does show how many days ago the content was added to the site.

      *Ecosia is a tree planting search engine based charity that is included because it is a option with Waterfox, and get also results from Microsoft.

      **Yahoo is also a search query proxy page for Microsoft.

      • #1855839 Reply

        anonymous

        Errata: Bing will show time elapsed after content was added when using the custom date range filter, but not using the other temporal filtering methods.

      • #1860837 Reply

        Sparky
        AskWoody Lounger

        This is how it use to work,

        On the Google Search results page,  click Tools > Any time and select a time period, say Past year, Sorted by Relevance and select Sorted by date.

        Sorted by date is no longer a option to select.

        HP W7 Home Premium, SP1, 64-bit, AMD Phenom II, Group A

        • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by  Sparky.
        • #1860890 Reply

          anonymous

          I am sorry for being daft and not fully understanding what you wanted, so tests were redone to look for that in the listed search engines (not yet including some newer lesser known ones) and such a useful required powerful function is not present.

    • #1866077 Reply

      anonymous

      look at Change Detection https://visualping.io

      Moderator note: Edited to remove HTML

    • #1947940 Reply

      anonymous

      “This is how it use to work,

      On the Google Search results page,  click Tools > Any time and select a time period, say Past year, Sorted by Relevance and select Sorted by date.

      Sorted by date is no longer a option to select.”

      On MS 8.1 Right top corner – customize Google under More Tools there isn’t any of the above information to choose from?

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