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I'm a programmer and I use Google a lot. There are lots of websites with solutions for problems, but I prefer StackOverflow.

Is there a way I can get StackOverflow higher in my Google search results?

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You could also search on StackOverflow in the Search Q&A field and then use Google only if you don't find what you want on StackOverflow. – Donald Duck Jul 22 at 16:41

Assuming you're logged in to your Google account, the +1 button next to a search result is a signal to Google that that site/result is more important to you and should come up higher in your results in the future.

Personally, I would just use the site: operator to limit results to Stack Overflow to see if it can be found there first.


Of course, that will also pick up results from Meta Stack Overflow, so you'll probably want to add to your search.

And then, of course, you could always create a Custom Search Engine that contains only Stack Overflow and the other few sites you really find helpful.

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I'm logged in with my Google account, but I don't see any +1 buttons. – Rik Mar 6 '13 at 15:05
Urgh. They must have recently removed them. That's on me for not keeping up with changes. – Al E. Mar 6 '13 at 15:07

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