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Table of Contents

Dedication; Credits; About the Authors; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Preface; Why Google Hacks?; How This Book Is Organized; How to Use This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; How to Contact Us; Chapter 1: Searching Google; 1.1 Hacks #1-28; 1.2 What Google Isn’t; 1.3 What Google Is; 1.4 Google Basics; 1.5 The Special Syntaxes; 1.6 Advanced Search; 1.7 Setting Preferences; 1.8 Language Tools; 1.9 Anatomy of a Search Result; 1.10 Specialized Vocabularies: Slang and Terminology; 1.11 Getting Around the 10 Word Limit; 1.12 Word Order Matters; 1.13 Repetition Matters; 1.14 Mixing Syntaxes; 1.15 Hacking Google URLs; 1.16 Hacking Google Search Forms; 1.17 Date-Range Searching; 1.18 Understanding and Using Julian Dates; 1.19 Using Full-Word Wildcards; 1.20 inurl: Versus site:; 1.21 Checking Spelling; 1.22 Consulting the Dictionary; 1.23 Consulting the Phonebook; 1.24 Tracking Stocks; 1.25 Google Interface for Translators; 1.26 Searching Article Archives; 1.27 Finding Directories of Information; 1.28 Finding Technical Definitions; 1.29 Finding Weblog Commentary; 1.30 The Google Toolbar; 1.31 The Mozilla Google Toolbar; 1.32 The Quick Search Toolbar; 1.33 GAPIS; 1.34 Googling with Bookmarklets; Chapter 2: Google Special Services and Collections; 2.1 Hacks #29-35; 2.2 Google’s Current Offerings; 2.3 Google Directory; 2.4 Google Groups; 2.5 Google Images; 2.6 Google News; 2.7 Google Catalogs; 2.8 Froogle; 2.9 Google Labs; Chapter 3: Third-Party Google Services; 3.1 Hacks #36-40; 3.2 Of Google, but Not Google; 3.3 Tinkering with the UI; 3.4 Expanding the Options with the Google API; 3.5 Thinking Way Outside the Box; 3.6 XooMLe: The Google API in Plain Old XML; 3.7 Google by Email; 3.8 Simplifying Google Groups URLs; 3.9 What Does Google Think Of...; 3.10 GooglePeople; Chapter 4: Non-API Google Applications; 4.1 Hacks #41-49; 4.2 Don’t Try This at Home; 4.3 Building a Custom Date-Range Search Form; 4.4 Building Google Directory URLs; 4.5 Scraping Google Results; 4.6 Scraping Google AdWords; 4.7 Scraping Google Groups; 4.8 Scraping Google News; 4.9 Scraping Google Catalogs; 4.10 Scraping the Google Phonebook; Chapter 5: Introducing the Google Web API; 5.1 Hacks #50-59; 5.2 Why an API?; 5.3 Signing Up and Google’s Terms; 5.4 The Google Web APIs Developer’s Kit; 5.5 Using the Key in a Hack; 5.6 What’s WSDL?; 5.7 Understanding the Google API Query; 5.8 Understanding the Google API Response; 5.9 Programming the Google Web API with Perl; 5.10 Looping Around the 10-Result Limit; 5.11 The SOAP::Lite Perl Module; 5.12 Plain Old XML, a SOAP::Lite Alternative; 5.13 NoXML, Another SOAP::Lite Alternative; 5.14 Programming the Google Web API with PHP; 5.15 Programming the Google Web API with Java; 5.16 Programming the Google Web API with Python; 5.17 Programming the Google Web API with C# and .NET; 5.18 Programming the Google Web API with VB.NET; Chapter 6: Google Web API Applications; 6.1 Hacks #60-85; 6.2 The Ingenuity of Millions; 6.3 Learning to Code; 6.4 What You’ll Find Here; 6.5 Finding More Google API Applications; 6.6 The Possibilities Aren’t Endless, but They’re Expanding; 6.7 Date-Range Searching with a Client-Side Application; 6.8 Adding a Little Google to Your Word; 6.9 Permuting a Query; 6.10 Tracking Result Counts over Time; 6.11 Visualizing Google Results; 6.12 Meandering Your Google Neighborhood; 6.13 Running a Google Popularity Contest; 6.14 Building a Google Box; 6.15 Capturing a Moment in Time; 6.16 Feeling Really Lucky; 6.17 Gleaning Phonebook Stats; 6.18 Performing Proximity Searches; 6.19 Blending the Google and Amazon Web Services; 6.20 Getting Random Results (On Purpose); 6.21 Restricting Searches to Top-Level Results; 6.22 Searching for Special Characters; 6.23 Digging Deeper into Sites; 6.24 Summarizing Results by Domain; 6.25 Scraping Yahoo! Buzz for a Google Search; 6.26 Measuring Google Mindshare; 6.27 Comparing Google Results with Those of Other Search Engines; 6.28 SafeSearch Certifying URLs; 6.29 Syndicating Google Search Results; 6.30 Searching Google Topics; 6.31 Finding the Largest Page; 6.32 Instant Messaging Google; Chapter 7: Google Pranks and Games; 7.1 Hacks #86-92; 7.2 The No-Result Search (Prank); 7.3 Google Whacking; 7.4 GooPoetry; 7.5 Creating Google Art; 7.6 Google Bounce; 7.7 Google Mirror; 7.8 Finding Recipes; Chapter 8: The Webmaster Side of Google; 8.1 Hacks #93-100; 8.2 Google’s Preeminence; 8.3 Google’s Importance to Webmasters; 8.4 The Mysterious PageRank; 8.5 The Equally Mysterious Algorithm; 8.6 Google’s Ad Programs; 8.7 Keeping Up with Google’s Changes; 8.8 In a Word: Relax; 8.9 A Webmaster’s Introduction to Google; 8.10 Generating Google AdWords; 8.11 Inside the PageRank Algorithm; 8.12 26 Steps to 15K a Day; 8.13 Being a Good Search Engine Citizen; 8.14 Cleaning Up for a Google Visit; 8.15 Getting the Most out of AdWords; 8.16 Removing Your Materials from Google; Colophon;

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