Google Search & Rescue For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))
Be amazed at all the ways Google's at your service! Here's how to find your way through all the information Google offers. More than a search engine, Google has become a lifestyle. This book introduces you to the rest of the Google family - valuable tools such as Google Maps, Google Video, Google Earth, Google Scholar, and Gmail. Play Google games, shop with Froogle, or find stuff on your own computer with Google Desktop. The possibilities will make you Google-eyed! Discover how to refine your results with search operators; use Google as an answer engine; enjoy one-click searching with Google Toolbar; get specific information with Google Labs services; and simplify e-mail with Gmail.
meanings is not as concise as using the define operator and often requires clicking through to an outside page. The upside is that you might get a deeper discussion or examination of your words. Figure 3-4: Adding the word glossary to the keyword string displays definitions within result sites. Chapter 3: Recovering the Facts: Using Google as an Answer Engine The final method of defining words is to rely on the definition links that appear in the summary bar of most search results pages. Look
digital cameras. Sort those search result pages by price, and the low end is likely to be glutted with earphones or camera cases. In this case, use the Price Range feature to determine a low price that is above the price of the accessories. (You don’t need to fill in the upper portion of the price range.) Any Sponsored Links that appear above or to the right of your search results are not part of Froogle’s objective search. They are ads purchased by online retailers and information sites and
stories varies depending on the source’s capability to serve the page when you click it. Slowdowns can also be the result of attempting to display a publication from halfway across the world (the Web is not instantaneous when thousands of physical miles must be traversed.). The brief description following a main headline is taken from the story’s first paragraph. In a later section of this chapter I describe how to eliminate those leads if you prefer seeing only headlines. ߜ Alternate sources:
Drilling into the directory, and then using the within-the-category search function, is a fantastic way to bring up high-quality sites with a minimum of hassle and technical search knowledge. Here’s an example of directory productivity. If you’re searching for an online edition of your hometown newspaper, you could drill into the directory’s News category, select Newspapers, select Regional, and search for your town’s name in the Regional directory. This method avoids search operators in the Web
any Google Directory page.) Site submissions are usually made by site owners hoping to get more exposure for their pages. Nothing wrong with that, but be aware that Open Directory Project is a hand-picked, edited directory, and it is not obligated to list a submitted site. Nor are the ODP editors known for their speed in accepting new listings. Some categories are quicker than others; it depends on the editor. Chapter 7: Mapping the Web’s Terrain You submit a site by filling in an on-screen