Book Review: Google - The Missing Manual

Google is one of the most powerful and most widely-used search engines in the world. The actual word, Google, has even become a verb, meaning 'to search'. There are even examples of people describing how they searched for information on prospective partners by 'googling' them.

Google: The missing manual, by Sarah Milstein and Rael Dornfest

The Missing Manual series brings another informative title to the table, with this edition focusing on Google, not just as a search engine. This book delves into some of the other features that Google offers and how to take advantage of some of the other more advanced search tools. The goal of any search engine is to provide a list of relevant answers to any possible query and part one of this book covers off on this, describing the best tricks to narrow or widen your search vectors. Part two of the book details some of the lesser known features such as Google images, searching Google news and delivering it to your mail inbox and using Google's shopping service, titled Froogle. The third section discusses the Google toolbar, tips for webmasters on how make their site more reachable via Google search and how to make money with Google advertisements.

This is a must-have book if you're a die-hard Google user. Even if you are new to the world of Google or just an average user, pick this book up for its coverage of Google's advanced features alone.

Author: Sarah Milstein and Rael Dornfest
Publisher: O'Reilly (distributed by Woodslane)
ISBN: 0596006136 Price: $39.95 Phone: (02) 9970 5111 URL: www.woodslane.com.au

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