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Get the most out of your Google searches and find the exact information you need with help from this hands-on guide. Google Power: Unleash the Full Potential of Google takes you under the hood of the ultimate search engine and shows you how to turbo charge your Google searching for maximum results. In the first part of the book, you’ll find out how to access the wide array of power tools that are hidden beneath the surface of Google’s clean, simple interface. Then you’ll get hundreds of proven tips and techniques that will dramatically improve your searching--no matter what you’re looking for.

  • Customize Google for your own power searching needs
  • Master the art of Googling people including ancestors, old friends, doctors--even yourself
  • Find quality, reliable information on medicine and technology
  • Get up-to-the-minute news from thousands of sources at Google News
  • Set up automated tools that search while you sleep
  • Recover content that’s been removed from the web
  • Find and buy exactly what you’re looking for with Froogle
  • Locate travel deals that can save you thousands of dollars
  • Mine business information and competitive intelligence
  • Hack Google via Web APIs
  • Be the first to use cutting-edge technology developed at Google Labs
  • Access Usenet through Google Groups

Chris Sherman is president of Searchwise LLC, a Boulder, Colorado-based Web consulting firm, and editor of SearchDay, a daily newsletter from

About the Author

Chris Sherman (Boulder, CO) is President of Searchwise LLC, a Boulder, Colorado based Web consulting firm, and Editor of SearchDay, a daily newsletter from

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HASH(0x903a7f90) out of 5 stars Save Your Money 17 Sept. 2005
By NJ Teacher - Published on
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Although this book is well written and contained much information, there was little information included that is not already available on Google's Help pages for free. Buy this book only if you don't like reading online help pages.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x90e9a1e0) out of 5 stars try some of these options? 6 Aug. 2005
By W Boudville - Published on
Format: Paperback
Sherman offers instructions into how much you can do with Google. Way beyond its signature searching ability. Perhaps the most obvious and successful is its news feeds. An excellent way to read from newspapers all over the world.

Also, in its regular searching, Google stores old versions of many pages it spiders. Sometimes you may find this useful, when a website deletes some of its content before you got to it.

Plus, there are the thousands of newsgroups. Ironically, some of these predate Google and the Web itself. They hark back to when the Internet communication was a much simpler text-based mode.

For programmer types, Sherman explains the Google API. Which lets you write code that programmatically hooks up to Google, without the drawbacks of screen scraping.

With several of the Google options that Sherman describes, it is unclear what profit Google ultimately makes out of them, beyond just mindshare. But I guess its search profits are so lucrative that it can afford to bleed on these other options.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x997dbeb8) out of 5 stars Really Power Searching! 19 Aug. 2006
By Wilson L. Chua - Published on
Format: Paperback
I think this is a great book for people that want to know more about searching in general and using google to search-- in particular.

The author has thrown in his vast personal experience and expertise. It shows in the books' tips and search strategies.

He supplements the technical stuff with his real world samples that show the readers how particular google features can be put to good use.

It assembles the most useful links to make it easier for readers to use.

Oh , btw, i am in no way related to the author. :)
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x904d03e4) out of 5 stars Customize Google for your own fast search needs 5 Sept. 2005
By Midwest Book Review - Published on
Format: Paperback
Chris Sherman, President of Searchwise LLC, reviews Google in his Google Power: Unleash The Full Potential Of Google. Customize Google for your own fast search needs, differentiate between authoritative references and pop sites lacking authenticity, and recover content that's been removed from the web: these are only a few of the in-depth techniques covered here, and missing in competing titles.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x904d0594) out of 5 stars Comes in handy sometimes 9 Feb. 2007
By Carsten Cumbrowski - Published on
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The book is a bit outdated, but there is nothing anybody can do about it. By the time a book is written, edited, published and finally available for purchase at your local book store did pass so much time that is measured in Google or Internet time a small eternity. Every book to the subject is by default outdated by the time you can buy it.

However, as long as the book provides general truth and methods in addition to specifics, long time value is still guaranteed. I would say this is partially true with this book. It does focus on specifics and most stuff is still true, but a lot of stuff changed since then, in some cases dramatically.

I use Google for years now and consider myself very Internet savvy, especially when it comes to search engines and even I learned some nice tricks from the book.

It comes in handy sometimes and I am sure that it will be useful for a few more years to come, but I would not expect too much from it. I have not found any better book in print format yet, but the best place for this kind of information is actually the Internet itself.

Still, I love to have a print version around. That's may be just me being old fashioned, but I am sure that I am not the only one out there.
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