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google power tools bible
Google Power Tools Bible
byTed CoombsandRoderico DeLeon
John Wiley & Sons 2007 (614 pages)

With thorough coverage, step-by-step instructions, and tons of tips and workarounds, this comprehensive guide shows how to access and apply Google's features, how to program Google, become a Froogle merchant, and more.

Table of Contents
Google Power Tools Bible
Part I - Navigating Google Information
Chapter 1 - Searching the Web
Chapter 2 - Focusing Your Web Search
Chapter 3 - Topic Searching
Chapter 4 - Discovering Images on the Web
Chapter 5 - Hunting for Videos
Chapter 6 - Searching Through Books
Chapter 7 - Searching Google Catalogs
Chapter 8 - Shopping as a Sport
Chapter 9 - Making Use of Directories
Chapter 10 - Keeping in Touch with E-Mail Alerts
Chapter 11 - Personalizing Google Desktop
Chapter 12 - Exploring Google Maps
Chapter 13 - Exploring the World with Google Earth
Chapter 14 - Staying Current with Google News
Chapter 15 - Researching with Google Scholar
Chapter 16 - Managing Your Portfolio with Google Finance
Chapter 17 - Google Base
Chapter 18 - Using Google “Office”
Part II - Communicating Google-Style
Chapter 19 - Staying in Touch with Gmail
Chapter 20 - Chatting with Google Talk
Chapter 21 - Editing and Sharing Photos with Picasa2
Chapter 22 - Participating in Google Groups
Chapter 23 - Creating Web Pages with Page Creator
Chapter 24 - Introducing Blogs
Chapter 25 - Communicating with Blogger
Chapter 26 - Organizing Your Day with Google Calendar
Part III - Going Mobile
Chapter 27 - Finding Your Way with Google
Chapter 28 - Using Google Mobile
Part IV - Google-izing Your Computer
Chapter 29 - Messaging with Google
Chapter 30 - Getting to Know the Google Pack
Chapter 31 - Managing the Google Toolbar
Chapter 32 - Creating 3-D Models with SketchUp
Chapter 33 - Using 3-D Models
Part V - Google and the Enterprise
Chapter 34 - Increasing Web Traffic with AdWords
Chapter 35 - Making Cents with AdSense
Chapter 36 - Making Decisions with Google Analytics
Chapter 37 - Creating a Google Enterprise
Chapter 38 - Introducing Enterprise Hardware
Part VI - Exploring Google Innovation
Chapter 39 - Exploring the Future of Google
Chapter 40 - Graduating from the Product Labs
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Sidebars

The most thorough and comprehensive guide to Google

Expand your world with the dozens of Google tools, applications, and services you'll find in this comprehensive book. Going well beyond the basics of search, this in-depth resource shows you how to access and apply every one of Google's features-things like Gmail, Google Maps, and SketchUp-while also explaining how to program Google, become a Froogle merchant, and much more. With thorough coverage, step-by-step instructions, and hundreds of tips and workarounds, it's what you need to succeed with Google.

  • Review the basics of keywords, queries, and PageRank technology
  • Delve into search features such as the I'm Feeling Lucky button
  • Find your way with Google Maps and mobile GMaps
  • Check financial news, get quotes, and manage your portfolio
  • Import, view, and fix photos with Picasa
  • Google-ize your computer with Google gadgets and plug-ins
  • Use Google Analytics to evaluate Web site traffic
  • Explore Google's future with a sneak peak at R&D

About the Authors

Ted Coombs has written many books on computer programming, networking, and Internet applications, including Setting Up an Internet Site For Dummies. He works in the area of computer forensics. He also heads the effort of documenting world history at He lives and works in both Hawaii and the Netherlands.

Roderico DeLeon has authored several books on computer technology, networking and Internet applications, and a video game guide. He presently works as a computer applications and forensics consultant in Mexico City. His passion is tourism. When not in Mexico City, he travels the world while running the travel site.