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Foreword Credits Preface Chapter 1. Web introduction Google Web Search Basics Full-Word Wildcards Special Syntax Mixing Syntax Advanced Search Quick Links Language Tools Anatomy of a Search Result Setting Preferences Understanding Google URLs 1. Browse the Google Directory 2. Glean a Snapshot of Google in Time 3. Visualize Google Results 4. Check Your Spelling 5. Google Phonebook: Let Google's Fingers Do the Walking 6. Look Up Definitions 7. Find Directories of Information 8. Cover Your Bases 9. Hack Your Own Google Search Form 10. Compare Google and Yahoo! Search Results 11. Cover Your Tracks 12. Improve Google's Memory 13. Find Out What Google Thinks ___ Is 14. Browse the World Wide Photo Album 15. Find Similar Images 16. Track Stocks Chapter 2. Advanced Web introduction Assumptions 17. Assemble Advanced Search Queries 18. Like a Version: Search with Synonyms 19. Capture Google Results in a Google Box 20. Cook with Google 21. Permute a Query 22. Summarize Results by Domain 23. Measure Google Mindshare 24. SafeSearch Certify URLs 25. Search Google Topics 26. Run a Google Popularity Contest 27. Scrape Yahoo! Buzz for a Google Search 28. Compare Google's Results with Other Search Engines 29. Scattersearch with Yahoo! and Google 30. Yahoo! Directory Mindshare in Google 31. Spot Trends with Geotargeting 32. Bring the Google Calculator to the Command Line 33. Build Your Own Google Search Feeds 34. Search Google by Link Graph 35. Download Google Videos as AVI Files Chapter 3. News and Blogs Introduction Google News Google Groups Blogs Beyond Google for News and Blogs 36. Scrape Google News 37. Visualize Google News 38. Map Google News 39. Track Your Favorite Sites 40. Scrape Google Groups 41. Seek Out Blog Commentary 42. Glean Blog-Free Google Results 43. Find Blog Commentary for Any URL with a Single Click 44. Track Topics on Blogs over Time 45. Blog from Your Desktop 46. Program Blogger with PHP Chapter 4. Extending Google 47. Keep Tabs on Your Searches with Google Alerts 48. Google Your Desktop 49. Google with Bookmarklets 50. Google from IRC 51. Google on the Go 52. Google over IM 53. Googlify Your Browser 54. Search with Google from Any Web Page 55. Customize the Firefox Quick Search Box 56. Build a Google Screensaver 57. Add a Feed to Google Quickly 58. Tame Long Google URLs 59. Autocomplete Search Terms as You Type 60. Refine Your Google Search 61. Make Google More Accessible for Low-Vision Users 62. Search for Lyrics on Google Chapter 5. Google Maps 63. Think Global, Google Local 64. Get Around http://maps.google.com 65. Find Yourself (and Others) on Google Maps 66. Build Your Own Google Map 67. Add a Google Map to Your Web Site 68. Map Flickr Contacts 69. Fly Across the Earth Chapter 6. Gmail introduction Signing Up Gmail Search Syntax Gmail Chat Additional Resources 70. Create and Use Custom Addresses 71. Import Your Contacts into Gmail 72. Import Mail into Gmail 73. Export Your Gmail 74. Gmail on the Go 75. Use Gmail as a Linux Filesystem 76. Use Gmail as a Hard Drive 77. Program Gmail 78. Force Gmail to Use a Secure Connection Chapter 7. Webmastering introduction Google's Importance to Webmasters The Mysterious PageRank The Equally Mysterious Ranking Algorithm Tools for Webmasters Keeping Up with Google's Changes In a Word: Relax 79. A Webmaster's Introduction to Google 80. Get Inside the PageRank Algorithm 81. 26 Steps to 15 KB a Day 82. Be a Good Search Engine Citizen 83. Clean Up for a Google Visit 84. Remove Your Materials from Google 85. Get the Most Out of AdWords 86. Generate Google AdWords 87. Scrape Google AdWords 88. Add Search to Your Site 89. Feed News to Your Web Site Chapter 8. Programming Google introduction Signing Up and Google's Terms The Google Web APIs Developer's Kit Using Your Google API Key 449 What's WSDL? Understanding the Google API Query Understanding the Google API Response Beyond Web APIs A Note on Spidering and Scraping 90. Program Google in Perl 91. Install the SOAP::Lite Perl Module 92. Program Google with the Net::Google Perl Module 93. Loop Around the 10-Result Limit 94. Program Google in Java 95. Program Google in Python 96. Program Google in C# and .NET 97. Program Google in VB.NET 98. Program Google with ColdFusion 99. Program Google with PHP 5 100. Program Google with VBScript Appendix. Track News About Google Index

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Rael Dornfest is Chief Technology Officer at O'Reilly Media. He assesses, experiments, programs, fiddles, fidgets, and writes for the O'Reilly Network and various O'Reilly publications. Rael is Series Editor of the O'Reilly Hacks series and has edited, contributed to, and co-authored various O'Reilly books, including Mac OS X Panther Hacks, Mac OS X Hacks, Google Hacks, Essential Blogging, and Peer to Peer: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies. He is also Program Chair for the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference. In his copious free time, Rael develops bits and bobs of freeware, particularly the Blosxom weblog application, is Editor in Chief of MobileWhack, and (more often than not) maintains his Raelity Bytes weblog. Paul Bausch is a co-creator of the weblog software Blogger, maintains a directory of Oregon-based weblogs at ORblogs.com, and is the author of the forthcoming Yahoo! Hacks. Among his recent applications is BookWatch, a site that scans weblogs for book mentions, analyzes them to find the most frequently mentioned books, and uses the Amazon API to display the results. Paul is also an accomplished writer, and is the co-author of We Blog: Publishing Online with Weblogs, published by Wiley; and Amazon Hacks, from O'Reilly Media. Tara Calishain is the creator of the site, ResearchBuzz. She is an expert on Internet search engines and how they can be used effectively in business situations.

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