Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Web

    1. Google Web Search Basics

    2. Full-Word Wildcards

    3. Special Syntax

    4. Mixing Syntax

    5. Advanced Search

    6. Quick Links

    7. Language Tools

    8. Anatomy of a Search Result

    9. Setting Preferences

    10. Understanding Google URLs

    11. Browse the Google Directory

    12. Glean a Snapshot of Google in Time

    13. Visualize Google Results

    14. Check Your Spelling

    15. Google Phonebook: Let Google’s Fingers Do the Walking

    16. Look Up Definitions

    17. Find Directories of Information

    18. Cover Your Bases

    19. Hack Your Own Google Search Form

    20. Compare Google and Yahoo! Search Results

    21. Cover Your Tracks

    22. Improve Google’s Memory

    23. Find Out What Google Thinks ___ Is

    24. Browse the World Wide Photo Album

    25. Find Similar Images

    26. Track Stocks

  2. Chapter 2 Advanced Web

    1. Assumptions

    2. Assemble Advanced Search Queries

    3. Like a Version: Search with Synonyms

    4. Capture Google Results in a Google Box

    5. Cook with Google

    6. Permute a Query

    7. Summarize Results by Domain

    8. Measure Google Mindshare

    9. SafeSearch Certify URLs

    10. Search Google Topics

    11. Run a Google Popularity Contest

    12. Scrape Yahoo! Buzz for a Google Search

    13. Compare Google’s Results with Other Search Engines

    14. Scattersearch with Yahoo! and Google

    15. Yahoo! Directory Mindshare in Google

    16. Spot Trends with Geotargeting

    17. Bring the Google Calculator to the Command Line

    18. Build Your Own Google Search Feeds

    19. Search Google by Link Graph

    20. Download Google Videos as AVI Files

  3. Chapter 3 News and Blogs

    1. Google News

    2. Google Groups

    3. Blogs

    4. Beyond Google for News and Blogs

    5. Scrape Google News

    6. Visualize Google News

    7. Map Google News

    8. Track Your Favorite Sites

    9. Scrape Google Groups

    10. Seek Out Blog Commentary

    11. Glean Blog-Free Google Results

    12. Find Blog Commentary for Any URL with a Single Click

    13. Track Topics on Blogs over Time

    14. Blog from Your Desktop

    15. Program Blogger with PHP

  4. Chapter 4 Extending Google

    1. Keep Tabs on Your Searches with Google Alerts

    2. Google Your Desktop

    3. Google with Bookmarklets

    4. Google from IRC

    5. Google on the Go

    6. Google over IM

    7. Googlify Your Browser

    8. Search with Google from Any Web Page

    9. Customize the Firefox Quick Search Box

    10. Build a Google Screensaver

    11. Add a Feed to Google Quickly

    12. Tame Long Google URLs

    13. Autocomplete Search Terms as You Type

    14. Refine Your Google Search

    15. Make Google More Accessible for Low-Vision Users

    16. Search for Lyrics on Google

  5. Chapter 5 Google Maps

    1. Think Global, Google Local

    2. Get Around http://maps.google.com

    3. Find Yourself (and Others) on Google Maps

    4. Build Your Own Google Map

    5. Add a Google Map to Your Web Site

    6. Map Flickr Contacts

    7. Fly Across the Earth

  6. Chapter 6 Gmail

    1. Signing Up

    2. Gmail Search Syntax

    3. Gmail Chat

    4. Additional Resources

    5. Create and Use Custom Addresses

    6. Import Your Contacts into Gmail

    7. Import Mail into Gmail

    8. Export Your Gmail

    9. Gmail on the Go

    10. Use Gmail as a Linux Filesystem

    11. Use Gmail as a Hard Drive

    12. Program Gmail

    13. Force Gmail to Use a Secure Connection

  7. Chapter 7 Webmastering

    1. Google’s Importance to Webmasters

    2. The Mysterious PageRank

    3. The Equally Mysterious Ranking Algorithm

    4. Tools for Webmasters

    5. Keeping Up with Google’s Changes

    6. In a Word: Relax

    7. A Webmaster’s Introduction to Google

    8. Get Inside the PageRank Algorithm

    9. 26 Steps to 15 KB a Day

    10. Be a Good Search Engine Citizen

    11. Clean Up for a Google Visit

    12. Remove Your Materials from Google

    13. Get the Most Out of AdWords

    14. Generate Google AdWords

    15. Scrape Google AdWords

    16. Add Search to Your Site

    17. Feed News to Your Web Site

  8. Chapter 8 Programming Google

    1. Signing Up and Google’s Terms

    2. The Google Web APIs Developer’s Kit

    3. Using Your Google API Key

    4. What’s WSDL?

    5. Understanding the Google API Query

    6. Understanding the Google API Response

    7. Beyond Web APIs

    8. A Note on Spidering and Scraping

    9. Program Google in Perl

    10. Install the SOAP::Lite Perl Module

    11. Program Google with the Net::Google Perl Module

    12. Loop Around the 10-Result Limit

    13. Program Google in Java

    14. Program Google in Python

    15. Program Google in C# and .NET

    16. Program Google in VB.NET

    17. Program Google with ColdFusion

    18. Program Google with PHP 5

    19. Program Google with VBScript

  1. Appendix 1 Track News About Google

    1. Google Sources

    2. Outside News Sources

    3. Google Employee Blogs

    4. Grassroots Sources

  2. Colophon