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Google Hacks: Tips & Tools for Finding and Using the World's Information

3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  192 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Everyone knows that Google lets you search billions of web pages. But few people realize that Google also gives you hundreds of cool ways to organize and play with information.

Since we released the last edition of this bestselling book, Google has added many new features and services to its expanding universe: Google Earth, Google Talk, Google Maps, Google Blog Search, Vid
Paperback, 546 pages
Published August 10th 2006 by O'Reilly Media (first published 2003)
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There's a lot to be learned from this book. It's really exciting that the google API allows you to do some fun stuff with it. I ran across this book when trying to do a verbatim search in which the quotation marks were being strangely overridden. I was able to insist that each of the words be present in the results by adding a +plus mark in front of all subsequent words. Think that's how it works, anyway. Good book.
Catherine Letendre
Très technique, il regroupe 100 trucs pour utiliser Google plus efficacement. Les trucs sont classés en 3 niveaux de difficulté, mais pour quelqu'un avec une connaissance moyenne d'internet, seul le premier niveau est compréhensible. Les deux autres jouent dans le code source.
Aussi, plusieurs des conseils ne sont plus valides puisque le livre date de 2006 et que Google a énormément changé depuis.
This book sits next to my desk and has a lot to offer both the layperson and those with more experience with scripting and programming. Get the most recent edition you can find, and scour Google's help pages as well, because Google is constantly updating and changing their algorithms, so tricks in older books may not work as well as they used to.
Geeks of teh internets, take notice! If you thought that you knew how to harness the power of Google, prepare for an earth-shattering read. This is the Google API, exposed!
On the one hand, it's interesting.

On the other hand, there are four f*****g typoes in the first chapter, and one of them is in the first sentence. Proofreaders? ANYBODY?
Aaron Alter
Google search, and google advanced search, don't hint that there are other "unpublished", methods to search the website. This book is full of useful information.
It turns out that really the cool thing about Google is that you don't actually need to hack it.

So this was interesting but not that useful.
Lots of information. Great resource. I learned a lot!
Out of date and really not very useful.
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