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Google (Missing Manual)by Sarah Milstein
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Google is the planet's most popular program for finding stuff on the Web. Millions of people a day use it to search for everything from apple pie recipes to high school sweethearts to Zimbabwean bus schedules--but it has no manual.
And who needs help for such an easy to use program? As it turns out, Google has many hidden tricks and tools that can turn your simple searching into powerful--and successful--discoveries. But you have to know where to look. Google: The Missing Manual is your guide, covering:
Book News Annotation:
Although Google doesn't require packaging, this book is part of the publisher's "missing manual" series, which supplies the books that "should have been in the box." Writers Milstein and Dornfest do an excellent job of starting with the basics of the powerful and popular internet search engine, proceeding to sophisticated ways to use Google, and concluding with information for webmasters who want to optimize their sites' interaction with Google, including making money. Tips and notes are highlighted throughout, so those who don't want to read closely can skim and find new things to try. The appendix lists sites for Google-watchers with a habit to feed.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Explore the little-known corners of Google, the planet's most popular program for finding stuff on the Web. This handbook shows how to use Google to the max; a deskside companion brimming with tips for getting more out of the world's favorite search program.
Google is the planet's most popular program for finding stuff on the Web--but it has no manual. As it turns out, Google has many hidden tricks and tools that can turn simple searching into powerful--and successful--discoveries. "Google: The Missing Manual" is a friendly, deskside companion, brimming with tips for getting more out of the world's favorite search program. 0-596-00613-6$19.95 / O'Reilly & Associates
About the Author
Sarah Milstein writes, speaks and consults frequently on Twitter. A Web 2.0 strategist and co-founder of 20slides.com, a site for lively, work-related workshops, she is the author of "Twitter and the Micromessaging Revolution," an O'Reilly Media research report. Previously, she was on the senior editorial staff at O'Reilly, where she founded the Tools of Change for Publishing conference (TOC) and led the development of the Missing Manuals, a best-selling series of computer books for non-geeks. She's also written for the series, co-authoring "Google: The Missing Manual."
Rael Dornfest is a Researcher at the O'Reilly & Associates focusing on technologies just beyond the pale. He assesses, experiments, programs, and writes for the O'Reilly network and O'Reilly publications. Dornfest is Program Chair of the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, Chair of the RSS-DEV Working Group, and developer of Meerkat: An Open Wire Service. In his copious free time, he develops bits and bobs of Open Source software and maintains his raelity bytes Weblog.
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