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Google: Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks

Google: Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks

ISBN: 978-0-764-57697-3

Dec 2004

240 pages

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Description

  • Packed with step-by-step techniques to help boost search efficiency and save time
  • Easy-to-follow two-page tutorials demonstrate how to maximize Google search options, exploit the power of Google reference tools, accessorize a Web browser with Google, explore Froogle, and more
  • Google is the world's leading search engine, with more than 4 billion Web pages indexed and more than 200 million queries a day
1. Maximize Google Search Options.

#1 Customize Search Results with Google Preferences.

#2 Limit the Results with an Advanced Search.

#3 Search a Specific Web Site.

#4 Perform a Topic-Specific Search.

#5 Track Down Similar Pages.

#6 Master Boolean Operators.

#7 Master Google Search Operators.

#8 Search for Numerical Ranges.

#9 Maximize the Power of the Google Directory.

#10 Find Pages That Link to a Specific Page.

2. Search for Images, Video Clips, and Other File Types.

#11 Search Quickly for Images.

#12 Search Images of a Specific Size or Type.

#13 Track Down Images at a Specific Web Site.

#14 Search Using Boolean and Google Operators.

#15 Remove Copyrighted Images from the Search.

#16 Filter Out Adult Images.

#17 Locate Audio Recordings.

#18 Locate Video Clips.

#19 Locate PDF Files.

#20 Locate Microsoft Office Documents.

3. Tap the Power of Google’s Reference Tools.

#21 Check a Word’s Spelling.

#22 Look Up a Word’s Meaning.

#23 Find a Person or Business.

#24 Obtain Maps and Driving Directions.

#25 Check Flight Departures and Arrivals.

#26 Obtain Up-to-the-Minute Stock Quotes.

#27 Crunch Numbers with the Google Calculator.

#28 Read Foreign Web Pages with the Google Translator.

#29 Translate Text into a Foreign Language.

#30 Obtain Expert Advice and Answers.

4. Enhance Your Browser with Google Tools.

#31 Maximize Your Links or Personal Toolbar.

#32 Add Google Buttons to Your Browser.

#33 Using the Google Search Button.

#34 Install the Google Toolbar.

#35 Search from the Google Toolbar.

#36 Allow Pop-ups at a Site.

#37 Search for Information on a Page.

#38 Streamline Online Forms with AutoFill.

#39 Customize the Google Toolbar.

#40 Check and Change Advanced Options.

5. Get Your News through Google News.

#41 Tour Google News.

#42 Sort Stories by Date.

#43 Explore Multiple News Sources.

#44 Search for a Specific News Story.

#45 Perform an Advanced News Search.

#46 Select Your National Interest.

#47 Translate Stories from the Foreign Press.

#48 Make Google News Your Browser’s Home Page.

#49 Obtain Google News Alerts Via E-mail.

#50 Get News about Google.

6. Explore the Local Scene with Google.

#51 Perform a Local Search from Google’s Home Page.

#52 Access Google Local.

#53 Refine Your Search.

#54 Broaden or Narrow Your Search Geographically.

#55 View Related Pages.

#56 View Search Results on a Map.

#57 Obtain Driving Directions.

#58 Change Your Saved Location.

#59 Correct a Listing for Your Business.

#60 Create Google AdWords for Your Business.

7. Save Money with Google’s Froogle.

#61 Search Froogle for a Product or Service.

#62 Perform an Advanced Froogle Search.

#63 Change Listing Views.

#64 Sort by Price.

#65 Limit Results to a Price Range.

#66 Show All Results.

#67 Limit Results by Category.

#68 Browse Google Categories.

#69 Jump to a Merchant Site.

#70 Obtain Merchant Information.

8. Read and Post Messages in Discussion Forums.

#71 Browse All Google Groups.

#72 Search Google Groups for Specific Topics.

#73 Perform an Advanced Google Groups Search.

#74 Display Message Contents.

#75 Follow a Discussion Thread.

#76 Post a Reply to a Message.

#77 Post a New Message.

#78 Locate a Message That You Posted.

#79 Nuke a Posted Message.

#80 Report Newsgroup Abuse to Google.

9. Create and Maintain Your Blog.

#81 Create Your Own Blog.

#82 Blog a Web Site or News Source.

#83 Update Your Blog.

#84 Make Your Blog Interactive with a Comments Area.

#85 Post Photos to Your Blog.

#86 Attract Readers to Your Blog.

#87 List Your Blog with Blog Directories.

#88 Check Your Blog’s Page Rank.

#89 Earn Money with Google AdSense.

#90 Post Audio Messages over the Phone.

10. Explore the Power of Google Labs Tools.

#91 Explore Google Labs.

#92 Install the Google Deskbar.

#93 Use the Google Wireless Service on a Portable Device.

#94 Shop via Phone with the Froogle Wireless Service.

#95 Obtain Search Results That Match Your Interests.

#96 Receive Notification of Newly Discovered Web Sites.

#97 Donate Your Computer’s Idle Time to Research.

#98 Generate Search Results with Google Sets.

#99 Find Quotes about a Site with WebQuotes.

#100 Create a Site-Flavored Google Search Box.