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"Who knew that Google needed a manual? Google's simple interface covers an immensely sophisticated tool that does all kinds of tricks, many of which have little to do with searching and much to do with harnessing the collective power of the web. As a non-programmer I probably won't use many of those hacks. But simply by enhancing my ability to google, this guide -- now in a meaty third edition -- is worth the price. It's the Missing Manual to Google."
-- Kevin Kelly, Cool Tools

"From building a customized Google map for your web site to handling RSS feeds, news listings, blogs, and even using Gmail as an external hard drive, Google Hacks comes packed with usage tips not to be found elsewhere."
-- The Midwest Book Review

"If you want to create and distribute information using Google tools or find new, innovative ways of using tools that we make available to you, this book will help you. The folks at O'Reilly have put together an eminently usable tome, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. "
-- Chris DiBona, Open Source Programs Manager, Google

"If you want to take your internet experience to the next level, this book will really help."
-- Victoria Maciulski, Conejo Ventura Macintosh Users Group (CVMUG)

"Do you want to make your Google searching experience more fruitful? If you do, then this book is for you! Authors Rael Dornfest, Paul Bausch and Tara Calishain, have done an outstanding job of writing a third edition of a book that goes beyond the instruction page to the idea of hacks...This most excellent book is not an exhaustive manual on how every command in the Google syntax works. But, rather, this book shows you some tricks for making the best use of a search."
-- John Vacca, Amazon.com

"Who knew that Google needed a manual? Google's simple interface covers an immensely sophisticated tool that does all kinds of tricks, many of which have little to do with searching and much to do with harnessing the collective power of the web. As a non-programmer I probably won't use many of those hacks. But simply by enhancing my ability to google, this guide -- now in a meaty third edition -- is worth the price. It's the Missing Manual to Google."
-- Kevin Kelly, Cool Tools

"I think this is the one book everyone working the Web should have - not that I want to ignore the politics of the Google monopoly. Google is fast, highly configurable, and as everyone knows, offers a lot of applications; as a portal to the 'World's Information' it's suspect, but as a tool, it's more than useful. The book covers things that I've always wanted to know - for example, how to download your GMail directories (it's a python program), how to scrape sites for information, how to program Google (I've used this section from past editions for creative textwork), things to do with Google maps, how to scrape and work with Google groups, and so forth. (Does anyone work with newsgroups anymore?) Once you get the hang of it, Google is similar to regular expressions; you can filter and manipulate quickly with all sorts of filtering. I think this book is the best guide I've seen; although it's in the Hacks series, it gives fundamental information. Some of the hacks require programming, by the way, but the programming is relatively simple."
-- Alan Sondheim, Cybermind

"The latest tips and techniques to master, manipulate, and manage the wealth of services and information that is available through Google. Readers learn how to become power searchers, exploring all of Google's applications and services. Among the things that the authors explain (that you probably didn't know) are: how to convert a Google query into an RSS feed that can be monitored in any newsreader; how to use Gmail as an external hard drive for Linus, Mac, or Windows; how to build a customized Google Map and add it to your Web site; and more."
-- Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"There are 100 tips, tricks, and hacks contained within these pages, and all of them are related to making the most of what Google has to offer. Since Google changes seemingly by the hour, the likelihood is very good that there are new features and toys that you didn't know existed...Even if you have the 1st or 2nd edition, don't wonder if you should go out and get #3. Yes, you should... Lots of new stuff to play with here."
-- Thomas Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings



"If you want to create and distribute information using Google tools or find new, innovative ways of using tools that we make available to you, this book will help you. The folks at O'Reilly have put together an eminently usable tome, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do."
--Chris DiBona, Open Source Programs Manager, Google