Using Google Advanced Search [NOOK Book]


Using Google Advanced Search is the one book you shouldn’t be without if you regularly search the Web. And who doesn’t search the Web with Google or one of its competitors at least once a day? And if you’re a scholar, researcher or teacher, learning how to comb millions of Web pages for exactly the piece of information you need is critical to your success. Stop wasting time combing through search results that aren’t what you want or need. Using Google Search will show you how ...

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Using Google Advanced Search is the one book you shouldn’t be without if you regularly search the Web. And who doesn’t search the Web with Google or one of its competitors at least once a day? And if you’re a scholar, researcher or teacher, learning how to comb millions of Web pages for exactly the piece of information you need is critical to your success. Stop wasting time combing through search results that aren’t what you want or need. Using Google Search will show you how to:

  • use the ~ operator to search for similar words, or to use quote marks for performing an exact search
  • use wildcards to search for missing words in an exact phrase
  • search for specific file types
  • search only a specific website or domain
  • search only in the title of web pages, the URL or to within the text of the page
  • search of pages that link to a specific webpage
  • search in a different language
  • use Google to locate bargains
  • specifically search blogs and blog posts
  • search libraries
  • search for scholarly and specialty information
  • perform calculations within the search box
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132174770
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Series: Using
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 747,418
  • File size: 23 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Michael Miller has written more than 100 nonfiction how-to books over the past 20 years, including Que's Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, Using Google Apps, Using Google Maps and Google Earth, Using Google AdSense and AdWords, Using Blogger, YouTube for Business, and The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics. Miller has established a reputation for clearly explaining technical topics to nontechnical readers, and for offering useful real-world advice about complicated topics. You can find more information at the author's website, located at

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Google Search

Welcome to the Wide, Wide World of Google

Google’s Mission

Google’s History

Google’s Revenues

Is Google a Search Company or an Advertising Company?

How Google Search Works

How a Typical Search Works

How Google Builds Its Database—and Assembles Its Index

How Google Ranks Its Results

Matching Pages to Queries

Understanding PageRank

Keeping Up to Date

Chapter 2: Searching the Web with Google

Conducting a Basic Search

Examining the Google Search Page

Using Google Instant

Are You Feeling Lucky?

Speaking Your Search

Conducting a More Refined Search

Don’t Worry About Capitalization...

But Do Worry About Word Order

“And” Is Assumed

Search for One Word or Another

Common Words Are Automatically Excluded

Always Include Stop Words

Exclude Words from the Results

Take Advantage of Automatic Word Stemming

Search for Similar Words

Search for an Exact Phrase

Use Wildcards to Search for Missing Words in an Exact Phrase

Search for Words That Don’t Appear Together

Narrow Your Search to Specific File Types

Narrow Your Search to a Specific Domain or Website

Narrow Your Search to Words in the Page’s Title

Narrow Your Search to Words in the Page’s URL

Narrow Your Search to Words in the Page’s Body Text

Narrow Your Search to Words in the Page’s Link Text

Search for a Range of Numbers

List Pages That Link to a Specific Page

List Similar Pages

Find Out More About a Specific Page

Highlight Keywords

Using the Advanced Search Page

Use the Correct Methodology

Tips for More Effective Searches

Use the Right Keywords in Your Query

Sign In for Personalized Results

Chapter 3: Understanding Google Search Results

What Google Is Trying to Accomplish

How Google Displays Its Results

Examining the Search Results Page

Elements on Search Results Pages

Understanding Universal Search Results

OneBox Results

Extending Your Search Results

Fine-Tuning Your Results with Search Tools

Setting Google Search Preferences

Display Google in a Different Language

Search in a Different Language

Search by Location

Search Safely

Enable Google Instant

Display More Results Per Page

Open a New Results Window

Block Sites from Your Results

Chapter 4: Using Google’s Special Search Features

Searching for Definitions

Searching for Facts

Searching for Weather Information

Searching for Travel Information

Searching for Numbers

Searching for Solutions

Performing Basic Calculations from the Google Search Box

Performing Advanced Calculations

Looking Up the Values of Constants

Converting Units of Measure

More Google Search Features

Chapter 5: Searching for Images

Searching for Images

Basic Searching

Searching for a Similar Image

Advanced Searching

Viewing Image Search Results

Fine-Tuning Image Search Results

Saving and Printing Images

Filtering Out Dirty Pictures

Removing Your Images from Image Search

Chapter 6: Searching for Videos

The History of Google Videos

Searching for Videos

Basic Searching

Advanced Searching

Viewing Video Search Results

Fine-Tuning Video Search Results

Chapter 7: Searching Blogs

Google's Checkered History of Social Media Search

Search Blogs with Google Blog Search

How Google Blog Search Works

Searching for Blogs and Blog Posts

Evaluating Google Blog Search Results

Using Advanced Search Operators

Subscribing to Blog Search Results

Chapter 8: Searching Online Groups and Messages

A Brief History of Google Groups

Understanding Usenet

Google Groups: Archiving Usenet Articles

Google Groups Today

Searching Google Groups

Searching for Groups

Searching Across All Groups

Using Advanced Search Operators

Participating in Google Groups

Visiting Groups and Reading Messages

Joining a Group

Posting to a Group

Chapter 9: Searching for News Articles

Getting to Know Google News

Viewing the Latest Headlines and Stories

Viewing International News

Personalizing Google News

Searching for News Articles

Searching Current Articles

Filtering News Search Results

Using Advanced News Search

Using Google’s News Archive

Searching the News Archive

Viewing News Archive Results

Signing Up for Email News Alerts

Chapter 10: Searching for Financial Information

Accessing General Financial Information

Accessing Specific Stock and Company Information

Viewing Interactive Financial Charts

Tracking Your Portfolio

Using Google's Stock Screener

Chapter 11: Searching Books and Libraries

The Story Behind Google Books

Google Books Partner Program

Google Books Library Project

Searching Google Books

Doing a Basic Book Search

Advanced Book Searching

Viewing Book Search Results

Fine-Tuning Search Results

Viewing Book Content

Reviewing Books

Purchase and Download Books

Manage Your Google Books Library

Chapter 12: Searching for Scholarly Information

How Google Scholar Works

Identifying Scholarly Content

Searching Beyond the Public Internet

Including Print-Only Content

Searching Google Scholar

Conducting a Basic Search

Using Advanced Search Operators

Using the Advanced Scholar Search Page

Viewing Google Scholar Search Results

Viewing Scholarly Results

Viewing Legal Results

How to Use Google Scholar Results

Linking to Information at Your Library

Chapter 13: Searching for Products—and Bargains

Understanding Google Product Search

How Other Price-Comparison Sites Work

How Google Product Search Works

Searching for the Lowest Prices

Basic Searching

Using Advanced Search Operators

Advanced Searching

Viewing Google’s Product Search Results

Comparing Prices

Using Google’s Merchant Reviews

Chapter 14: Signing Up for Google Alerts

Understanding Google Alerts

Signing Up for Google Alerts

Managing Your Alerts

Deleting Google Alerts

Viewing Your Google Search History

Chapter 15: Searching Google from Your Mobile Phone

Using Google Mobile

Accessing Google Mobile

Searching Google on the Go

Using Google Search on Your iPhone

Typing a Query

Speaking a Query

Image Searching

Conducting Specialized Searches

Search for More Information via Google Text Messaging

Chapter 16: Adding Google Search to Your Website

Understanding Google Custom Search

Creating a New Custom Search Engine

Adding the Search Engine to Your Website

Managing Your Custom Search Engines

Making Money from Custom Search

Chapter 17: Optimizing Your Website for Google Search

What Search Engines Look For



Inbound Links

Optimizing Your Site's Keywords

Optimizing Your Site's HTML Tags

Optimizing Your Site's Design and Organization

Optimizing Inbound Links

The Bottom Line: It’s All About Content

What Is Quality Content?

Why Does Quality Content Matter?

Crafting SEO-Friendly Content

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    Seriusly, don't pay $12 to learn how to search the web

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