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Google: The Missing Manual, Second Edition: Google Like an Expert

March 22, 2006

Sebastopol, CA-- Google handles more than 250 million web searches per day, and millions of people worldwide use the reigning search champ to find everything from apple pie recipes to high school sweethearts to Latvian bus schedules. But whether users are new to Google or are already many-times-a-day "Googlers," most people barely scratch the surface of what's possible with the world's best search engine.

Google: The Missing Manual, Second Edition (Milstein, Biersdorfer, and MacDonald, O'Reilly, US $24.99) is fully updated and greatly expanded to include the most up-to-date, ingenious ways to use Google to uncover the diamonds of information on the Web.

In this wise and witty guide, authors Sarah Milstein, J. D. Biersdorfer, and Matthew MacDonald have readers looking (and clicking) well beyond the "Google Search" button to find things smarter and faster; understanding and using things like the "Cached" and "Similar pages" links; and exploiting little-known but wicked cool features such as Google Answers and the timesaving Google Toolbar. Readers will even learn that Google can function as a calculator, dictionary, package tracker, and more.

Google: The Missing Manual, Second Edition includes all sorts of secrets for harnessing the Web's power, including:

  • Search techniques and tricks: Readers will learn which search words to choose and how to ask for the specific things Google can find--so they get more of what they want, more often.
  • Must-have tools: Anyone heading to Google's home page 80 times a day is living a life of unnecessary inefficiency. This book explains how the pros search with speed and power.
  • Little-known corners of Google: Readers will find out about the most mysterious and quirky features of Google, as well as when and how to use them.
  • Gmail: A full chapter is dedicated to Gmail, Google's reliable, free email service.
  • Webmastering with Google: An entire section of the book guides readers though getting listed in Google, and taking advantage of AdWords, AdSense, and Google Analytics to make money on the Web.
  • With the straightforward tutorials, tips, and tools in Google: The Missing Manual, Second Edition, anyone can become a Google guru.

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    Google: The Missing Manual, Second Edition
    Sarah Milstein, J. D. Biersdorfer, and Matthew MacDonald
    ISBN: 0-596-10019-1, 464 pages, $24.99 US
    1-800-998-9938; 1-707-827-7000

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