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Google Secrets

Google Secrets

ISBN: 978-1-118-19371-6

Sep 2011

576 pages

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Become a Google guru with these effective tips, tricks, and techniques

Sure, you use Google. But do you really use Google—and everything it has to offer—in the most effective way possible? Wish you could just sit down with a Google expert who would show you how to take your Google savviness to the next level? With Google Secrets, you can! Tech expert Jerri Ledford reveals the ins, outs, and little-known facts about Google to show you how to sharpen your skills so you can get more done, more efficiently. You may already be familiar with Google's most popular applications, but this indispensable guide puts your knowledge to the test with insider tips, valuable insights, and unbeatable advice on Gmail, Google Voice, Google Sketchup, Google Analytics, and dozens more.

  • Explores the dozens of Google applications that help you stay in touch, collaborate more effectively, and locate all the information you need to accomplish almost any task
  • Builds on your already-savvy set of Google skills and takes your smarts to the next level with little-known secrets, unique tips and tricks, and helpful hints
  • Reveals the powerful capabilities of the entire spectrum of Google applications, such as Gmail, Google Docs, Picasa, Google Buzz, Google Maps, and much more

If you demand more than just the basics, then Google Secrets is the book you’ve been waiting for!

Read This First xix

Part I Customizing Your Google Experience 1

Chapter 1 Starting Strong: Google A ccount and Profile Secrets 3

Chapter 2 Customizing Your Google Experience with iGoogle 15

Chapter 3 Increasing Your Knowledge with Google Reader 29

Part II Google Search Secrets 37

Chapter 4 Using Your Words: Natural Language Searches 39

Chapter 5 Refining Your Search 49

Chapter 6 Staying Close with Local Search 63

Chapter 7 Learning More with Informational Searches 71

Chapter 8 Using Multimedia Search to Find Entertainment 95

Chapter 9 Customizing Search to Your Needs 111

Part III Google Gmail Secrets 129

Chapter 10 Harnessing the Power of a Gmail Account 131

Chapter 11 Managing Messages 147

Part IV Secrets for Sharing Content with Google Aplications 165

Chapter 12 Getting Your Message Out with Blogger 167

Chapter 13 Managing Your Blog 187

Chapter 14 Getting More from YouTube 197

Chapter 15 Getting the Picture with Picasa and Picnik 207

Part V Google Social and Collaboration Ap Secrets 219

Chapter 16 Google Talk Secrets 221

Chapter 17 Staying Connected with G oogle Voice 229

Chapter 18 Catching the Buzz: Google Buzz 237

Chapter 19 Socializing with Orkut 245

Chapter 20 Expanding Knowledge on the Web with Knol 253

Chapter 21 Getting Involved in Google G roups 261

Part VI Google Productivity Aps Secrets 269

Chapter 22 Creating More with Google Docs 271

Chapter 23 Designing Better Presentations 283

Chapter 24 Calculating Answers with S preadsheet 293

Chapter 25 Demystifying Google Forms and Drawing 301

Chapter 26 Scheduling Better with Google Calendar 309

Chapter 27 Navigating Better with Google Maps 321

Part VII Google Website Secrets 337

Chapter 28 Building Your Home on the Web with Google Sites 339

Chapter 29 Improving Your Website with Google's Apps 351

Chapter 30 Implementing Google Analytics 361

Chapter 31 Using Google Analytics for eCommerce 373

Chapter 32 Integrating Google Analytics with AdWords 387

Chapter 33 Tweaking Google Analytics 401

Part VIII Android Secrets 413

Chapter 34 Getting More Done with A ndroid 415

Chapter 35 Creating Android Apps 425

Index 443