Is there a Google Chrome extension which can automate my search queries?

theprateeksharma January 11, 2011
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When I’m searching anything my steps are:

1: I search it on my primary search engine (Google), generally the first lines of results.
2: I change the search string, apply filters and search it again.
3: I search it on sites I love, assuming that someone would have covered it, like MakeUseOf, stackoverflow, quora.com etc.
4: I use other search engines like blekko.com or Bing.
5: Find some site or forum related to topic and ask it there.

Now I want steps 1, 3, and 4 to be automated by some browser extension by using multiple tabs since websites are fixed.

Can you please tell me the name of the extension that can do this?

  1. Nimit
    April 2, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Hi! here is an extension made by me for the same.
    http://www.openworld.orgfree.com/projects/newsearch/newsearch.htm

  2. Scott
    February 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    You might like to try Multi Search
    URL: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/afmdpmddiokpdknaeofdnlclbpgehhce

    Although its primary focus is as a context sensitive menu search tool, it also provides integration with the Omnibar and allows you to search multiple search engines (opening multiple tabs) in one go.

  3. Tina
    January 17, 2011 at 3:18 am

    theprateeksharma,

    is that what you were looking for or does it work? Let us know and please give Mike a thumbs up if he could help you. Thank you!

  4. Mike
    January 12, 2011 at 1:40 am

    I only know of QuickSearch which enables you to quickly change the search engine used but not all of them at the same time. Also you'll have to add searches on your favorite sites manually.
    https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/hdleelhkacfjhhmgakhigfckpddlbahi

    Other then that Google already does everything you want using search parameters.
    If you want to search the entire internet: put in your search string "hello world".
    If you want so search on a specific site you can easily do that by limiting the results "hello world site:makeuseof.com" or "hello world site:stackoverflow.com".

    Also Google Chrome enables you to "create" multiple search engines.
    http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95653
    For Example you could add a custom search engine like this.

    Name: Search on MakeUseOf
    Keyword: MUO
    URL: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&pws=0&q=%s+site%3Amakeuseof.com

    All you'd have to do now is enter "MUO hello world" into the addressbar and Google will come up with results for "hello world" only on the domain "makeuseof.com".

    For me Bing was added a search engine by default. If you don't have it you can create it like this

    Name: Bing.com
    Keyword: Bing
    URL: http://www.bing.com/search?q=%s

    In order to search via bing you enter "Bing blablabla" into the adressbar