During a presentation from Erik Deckers at the most recent Social Media Club of Evansville event the person sitting next to me stated, “I didn’t know you could do that.” While Erik was beginning to talk about the tools and ways to measure your social media presence, the statement was directed at getting more than 10 results per page in a Google search.
There are two easy ways to accomplish more than 10 results per page in Google.
Change your Google Search Settings
If you search www.google.com while you are logged in to Google you have the option to change the “Number of Results” that are returned per page. Here’s how to do that:
- Go to www.google.com
- While logged in, click on the gear icon in the top right of the browser (next to your name) and click “Search settings”.
- On the Global Preferences page, scroll down to “Number of Results” and change the dropdown value. Note 10 is the default value and 10, 20, 30, 50, and 100 are the available options.
- Click the “Save Preferences” button in the bottom right of the page.
You can now return to Google Search and search with your configured settings.
Add a search parameter to the URL
The second option to change the number of results per page is to add a parameter to the URL of your Google Search. You may want to do it this way for a number of reasons:
- You aren’t signed in to Google
- You aren’t searching from your computer
- You only want to change the results for this query, not all searches
- You want to display a number of results not provided in Google’s search settings
The first thing you must do is go to www.google.com and conduct the search. The SERP (search engine results page) will return and then you can add the parameter to the URL. Then at the end of the URL add the following
where xx is the number of results you want to display (i.e. &num=75)
Press enter to execute the search again with your results per page request. This will reload the Google search and display xx results per page.