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Google: Top 100 Simplified Tips &Amp; Tricksby Joe Kraynak
Synopses & Reviews
"Google: Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks provides adventurous users with 100 useful and surprising techniques to help them become even more successful Internet users. Organized into 10 chapters, with 10 tasks per chapter," Google: Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks provides the timesaving tips, cool secrets, and productivity tricks to help take a reader’ s knowledge of Google beyond the basics. Full-color screen shots and numbered, step-by-step instructions show readers how to save time and boost productivity.
? Google is the world's leading search engine, with more than 4 billion Web pages indexed and more than 200 million queries a day
Tips & Tricks
You already know Google basics. Now you'd like to go beyond with shortcuts, tricks, and tips that let you work smarter and faster. And because you learn more easily when someone shows you how, this is the book for you. Inside, you'll find clear, illustrated instructions for 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach timesaving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive with Google.
About the Author
Joe Kraynak has been writing and editing computer books and training manuals for over 15 years. Joe has a master’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Creative Writing from Purdue University. Joe is dedicated to making computers and the Internet more easily accessible to the average user.
Table of Contents
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.
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