Synopses & Reviews
Do more than you ever thought possible with search engines, portals, and e-commerce sites! Packed with insider tips, tricks, timesavers, and workarounds, this unique guide shows you step by step how to make the most of todays most popular Web sites. From putting Google in your browser and personalizing Yahoo! to finding bargains on Amazon and winning eBay auctions, this book delivers all the secrets you need to get more done in less time, save money, and become an Internet power user.
The Insiders Guide to:
- Listening to music, planning a trip, managing your schedule, and much more at Yahoo! (see Chapter 1)
- Tapping MSN for maps, movie tickets, dieting help, Internet radio, digital photo sharing, and more (see Chapter 2)
- Maximizing AOL, from creating a personal calendar to tracking investments to sending online greeting cards (see Chapter 3)
- Making Google safe for kids and using Google for math homework help (see Chapter 6)
- Getting CNN.com news alerts, contacting your favorite CNN anchors, and accessing CNN from your cell phone (see Chapter 11)
- Getting more out of eBay, from automated bidding and winning by sniping to accepting credit cards and blocking bidders from your auctions (see Chapter 16)
- Supercharging shopping at Amazon, from using advanced searches and fine-tuning Amazon recommendations to finding out about the latest products and earning Amazon commissions by linking your site to theirs (see Chapter 17)
- Using the new Napster 2.0 to build a personal radio station, burn music CDs, and share songs with other members (see Chapter 18)
“…there are some interesting tips to be had…” (PC Utilities, July 2004)
- Shows Internet users how to get the most out of Internet searches, portals, and commerce sites
- Covers using Google to solve mathematical equations, making search engines safe for kids, harnessing the full power of Yahoo!, and getting the best bargains on shopping sites
- Explains how to search for street addresses and phone numbers, stock quotes and other financial information, MP3s and other digital music, computer programs and utilities, medical information, legal information, genealogical information, job listings, and more
- Reveals the secrets behind directory sites, indexing, and search result rankings
Reveals the secrets behind directory sites, indexing, and search result rankings
About the Author
has written more than fifty how-to and reference books over the last fifteen years, including Wiley’s Building Really Annoying Web Sites
(2001). Mr. Miller has established a reputation for practical, real-world advice and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers. He is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his ability to explain a wide variety of complex topics to an everyday audience.
Mr. Miller is also President of the Molehill Group, a writing/consulting firm based in Carmel, Indiana. You can e-mail Mr. Miller directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. His Web site is located at www.molehillgroup.com.
Table of Contents
Part I: Secrets of the Internet Portals.
Chapter 1: Yahoo! Secrets.
Chapter 2: MSN Secrets.
Chapter 3: AOL.com Secrets.
Chapter 4: Excite Secrets.
Chapter 5: Lycos Secrets.
Part II: Secrets of the Internet Search Engines.
Chapter 6: Google Secrets.
Chapter 7: AllTheWeb Secrets.
Chapter 8: Ask Jeeves Secrets.
Chapter 9: AltaVista Secrets.
Chapter 10: HotBot Secrets.
Part III: Secrets of the Online News and Information Sites.
Chapter 11: CNN.com Secrets.
Chapter 12: ESPN.com Secrets.
Chapter 13: CBS MarketWatch Secrets.
Chapter 14: Weather.com Secrets.
Chapter 15: Microsoft.com Secrets.
Part IV: Secrets of Online Shopping and Services.
Chapter 16: eBay Secrets.
Chapter 17: Amazon.com Secrets.
Chapter 18: Napster 2.0 Secrets.
Chapter 19: Expedia Secrets.
Chapter 20: MapQuest Secrets.