... you just want to see your search results sorted by date. How can you do this?
Turns out it's not hard, just slightly obscure.
Here's a simple way to do it...
This is incredibly handy for looking at the results of site: search. Here's a nice example: Suppose you want to read the latest articles on "coral bleaching" from the magazine Science News. Here's what you get if you JUST limit the articles to the past 17 years.
Those are great results, but if you look at them SORTED, the results are rather different... (and more useful).
And now you know how.
Here's a short video showing you how to do this:
1. Do a search for whatever you'd like.
You'll see the SERP with all of the results in relevance order
2. Append &tbs=cdr:1,cd_min:1/1/0,sbd:1 to the end of the search URL
(be sure to copy this string exactly)
3. Hit enter, and you'll see your results in reverse chronological order, with the most recent results on top. (And you can get all of the results since 1 BC! Admittedly, there's not a lot of results before 1990, but if there were...)