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Google Hacks Tips and Tools for Finding and Using the World's Information

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ISBN-10: 0596527063

ISBN-13: 9780596527068

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Rael Dornfest, Paul Bausch, Tara Calishain

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Since we released the last edition of this bestselling book, Google has added a dozen new features and services to its expanding universe, including Google Earth, Google Talk, Google Maps, Google Blog Search, Video Search, Music Search, Google Base, Google Reader, and Google Desktop among them. By responding with 25 new hacks and dozens of updated ones, we've made this expanded third edition into a brand-new and infinitely more useful Hacks book for this powerful search engine. Among the new and updated tips, tricks and scripts are hacks for comparing Google and Yahoo! search results, building your own Google Map, making a Google Earth movie, visualizing your web site traffic with Google…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 546
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

(author, Chapters 8 and 9, previous edition) is O'Reilly Media's Chief Technology Officer. He has co-authored various O'Reilly books, including Mac OS X Hacks, Google Hacks, Essential Blogging, and Peer to Peer: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies, and he's program chair for the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference. Email:


Tara Calishain is the creator of the site, ResearchBuzz. She is an expert on Internet search engines and how they can be used effectively in business situations.

Foreword Credits
Web introduction Google Web Search Basics 1
Full-Word Wildcards
Special Syntax
Mixing Syntax
Advanced Search
Quick Links
Language Tools
Anatomy of a Search Result
Setting Preferences
Understanding Google URLs
Browse the Google Directory
Glean a Snapshot of Google in Time
Visualize Google Results
Check Your Spelling
Google Phonebook: Let Google's Fingers Do the Walking
Look Up Definitions
Find Directories of Information
Cover Your Bases
Hack Your Own Google Search Form
Compare Google and Yahoo! Search Results
Cover Your Tracks
Improve Google's Memory
Find Out What Google Thinks ___ Is
Browse the World Wide Photo Album
Find Similar Images
Track Stocks
Advanced Web introduction Assumptions 86
Assemble Advanced Search Queries
Like a Version: Search with Synonyms
Capture Google Results in a Google Box
Cook with Google
Permute a Query
Summarize Results by Domain
Measure Google Mindshare
SafeSearch Certify URLs
Search Google Topics
Run a Google Popularity Contest
Scrape Yahoo! Buzz for a Google Search
Compare Google's Results with Other Search Engines
Scattersearch with Yahoo! and Google
Yahoo! Directory Mindshare in Google
Spot Trends with Geotargeting
Bring the Google Calculator to the Command Line
Build Your Own Google Search Feeds
Search Google by Link Graph
Download Google Videos as AVI Files
News and Blogs Introduction Google News
Google Groups
Beyond Google for News and Blogs
Scrape Google News
Visualize Google News
Map Google News
Track Your Favorite Sites
Scrape Google Groups
Seek Out Blog Commentary
Glean Blog-Free Google Results
Find Blog Commentary for Any URL with a Single Click
Track Topics on Blogs over Time
Blog from Your Desktop
Program Blogger with PHP
Extending Google
Keep Tabs on Your Searches with Google Alerts
Google Your Desktop
Google with Bookmarklets
Google from IRC
Google on the Go
Google over IM
Googlify Your Browser
Search with Google from Any Web Page
Customize the Firefox Quick Search Box
Build a Google Screensaver
Add a Feed to Google Quickly
Tame Long Google URLs
Autocomplete Search Terms as You Type
Refine Your Google Search
Make Google More Accessible for Low-Vision Users
Search for Lyrics on Google
Google Maps
Think Global, Google Local
Get Around http: //
Find Yourself (and Others) on Google Maps
Build Your Own Google Map
Add a Google Map to Your Web Site
Map Flickr Contacts
Fly Across the Earth
Gmail introduction Signing Up
Gmail Search Syntax
Gmail Chat
Additional Resources
Create and Use Custom Addresses
Import Your Contacts into Gmail
Import Mail into Gmail
Export Your Gmail
Gmail on the Go
Use Gmail as a Linux Filesystem
Use Gmail as a Hard Drive
Program Gmail
Force Gmail to Use a Secure Connection
Webmastering introduction Google's Importance to Webmasters
The Mysterious PageRank
The Equally Mysterious Ranking Algorithm
Tools for Webmasters
Keeping Up with Google's Changes
In a Word: Relax
A Webmaster's Introduction to Google
Get Inside the PageRank Algorithm
26 Steps to 15 KB a Day
Be a Good Search Engine Citizen
Clean Up for a Google Visit
Remove Your Materials from Google
Get the Most Out of AdWo