Tech changes quick. Reading google postings from something in 2009 is not my first choice.I found an option after digging through some google discussion posts on how to setup the default search in chrome (also applies to other browsers) to automatically apply the advanced filter option for “results in last year”.
Go to chrome settings menu
Navigate to manage search engines
Enter the new search engine option . Here is the snippet that sets the new default.
Set the entry as default
Review the great results of your hard work :-)