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Google Hacks

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  240 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Everyone loves Google, and it's the first place many people turn to locate information on the Internet. There's a big gap, though, between knowing that you can use Google to get advance information on your blind date and having a handle on the considerable roster of fact-finding tools that the site makes available. Google Hacks reveals--and documents in considerable detail ...more
Published (first published 2003)
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Josh
May 04, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Kat
Dec 28, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Renee
Sep 21, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: forschool
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
Jul 14, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: technical
Google search, and google advanced search, don't hint that there are other "unpublished", methods to search the website.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.
Jenne
Mar 13, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Dwight Walker
Search engine tips for better retrieval. Many programming tips for Javascript, PHP, Perl and Python for gmail etc.
Colin
Apr 05, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Liz
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Out of date and really not very useful.
Angie
Apr 25, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of information. Great resource. I learned a lot!
D-r-x-4-n-e-t
Oct 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Will
Oct 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great book
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sanjay
Apr 11, 2007 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Who are doing Online Marketing
Shelves: onlinemarketing
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