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Google Tips by Tai Tran

  1. 1. Tai Tran www.taitran.com 9 September 2007
  2. 2. I. Some Google Services
  3. 3. Google Homepage <ul><li>www.google.com </li></ul>
  4. 4. Google Features <ul><li>Google Features </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/help/features.html </li></ul>
  5. 5. Google Sitemap <ul><li>http://www.google.com/sitemap.html </li></ul>
  6. 6. Google Custom Search <ul><li>http://www.google.com/coop/cse/ </li></ul><ul><li>Create a search engine tailored to your needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Include one website, multiple websites, or specific webpages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Host the search box and results on your own website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customize the colors and branding to match your existing webpages </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Gmail <ul><li>http://gmail.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://mail.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://mail.google.com/mail/help/notifier </li></ul><ul><li>A downloadable Windows application that alerts you when you have new Gmail messages. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Google Talk <ul><li>http://www.google.com/talk/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Google Maps <ul><li>http://maps.google.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. Google Groups <ul><li>http://groups.google.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. Google News <ul><li>http://news.google.com </li></ul>
  12. 12. Google Images Search <ul><li>http://images.google.com </li></ul>
  13. 13. Google Toolbar <ul><li>http://toolbar.google.com </li></ul>
  14. 14. Google Directory <ul><li>http://directory.google.com </li></ul>
  15. 15. Google Book Search <ul><li>http://books.google.com </li></ul>
  16. 16. Google Video <ul><li>http://video.google.com </li></ul>
  17. 17. Google Scholar <ul><li>http://scholar.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Google Page Creator <ul><li>http://pages.google.com </li></ul>
  19. 19. Picasa <ul><li>http://picasa.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Find, organize and share your photos. </li></ul><ul><li>http://picasaweb.google.com </li></ul>
  20. 20. Google Code <ul><li>http://code.google.com </li></ul>
  21. 21. Google Checkout <ul><li>http://checkout.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google Checkout is a new service that makes online shopping faster, safer and more convenient. </li></ul>
  22. 22. SketchUp <ul><li>http://sketchup.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Click on a shape and push or pull it to create your desired 3D geometry. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Google AdWords <ul><li>http://adwords.google.com </li></ul>
  24. 24. Google Earth <ul><li>http://earth.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html </li></ul><ul><li>Offers maps and satellite images for complex or pinpointed regional searches. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Google’s Blog <ul><li>http://www.blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>Official Google’s blog </li></ul><ul><li>http://googleblog.blogspot.com </li></ul>
  26. 26. Google Desktop <ul><li>http://desktop.google.com </li></ul>
  27. 27. Google Docs & Spreadsheets <ul><li>http://docs.google.com </li></ul>
  28. 28. Google Notebook <ul><li>http://www.google.com/notebook/ </li></ul>
  29. 29. Google Reader <ul><li>http://www.google.com/reader/view/ </li></ul>
  30. 30. Google Code Search <ul><li>http://www.google.com/codesearch </li></ul><ul><li>Search public source code. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Google Alerts <ul><li>http://www.google.com/alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Froogle <ul><li>http://froogle.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Product search engine which shows photographs of relevant products. Searches can be restricted by price, type of good, and retailer. </li></ul><ul><li>Froogle Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>http://labs.google.com/frooglewml.html </li></ul>
  33. 33. Google Blog Search <ul><li>http://blogsearch.google.com </li></ul>
  34. 34. Google Moon <ul><li>http://moon.google.com </li></ul>
  35. 35. Google Mars <ul><li>http://www.google.com/mars/ </li></ul>
  36. 36. Google Lab <ul><li>http://labs.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google labs showcases a few of our favorite ideas that aren't quite ready for prime time. </li></ul><ul><li>Lab Suggest </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1&hl=en </li></ul>
  37. 37. Google Trends <ul><li>http://www.google.com/trends </li></ul><ul><li>See what the world is searching for. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Music Trends <ul><li>http://www.google.com/trends/music </li></ul><ul><li>See what Google Talk users are listening to </li></ul>
  39. 39. Google Catalogs <ul><li>http://catalogs.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Search and browse mail-order catalogs online. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Google Free Software Package <ul><li>http://pack.google.com </li></ul>
  41. 41. Google Web Accelerator <ul><li>http://webaccelerator.google.com </li></ul>
  42. 42. Ride Finder <ul><li>http://labs.google.com/ridefinder </li></ul>
  43. 43. Google Transit <ul><li>http://www.google.com/transit </li></ul>
  44. 44. Google Sets <ul><li>http://labs.google.com/sets </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically create sets of items from a few examples </li></ul>
  45. 45. Google Investor Relations <ul><li>http://investor.google.com </li></ul>
  46. 46. Google Finance <ul><li>http://finance.google.com </li></ul>
  47. 47. Google Mobile <ul><li>http://mobile.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google SMS </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/sms/ </li></ul>
  48. 48. Google Base <ul><li>http://base.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Create applications and mashups with the Base API. </li></ul>
  49. 49. Google Local <ul><li>http://local.google.com </li></ul>
  50. 50. Google Business Solutions <ul><li>http://www.google.com/services/ </li></ul>
  51. 51. Google Options <ul><li>http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/options/index.html </li></ul>
  52. 52. Other Google Versions (1) <ul><li>Don’t redirect to Google Local </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/ncr </li></ul><ul><li>Google Local </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/lochp </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified Google </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/ie </li></ul>
  53. 53. Other Google Versions (2) <ul><li>Google Firefox </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/firefox </li></ul><ul><li>Google BSD </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/bsd </li></ul><ul><li>Hacker Style </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/intl/xx-hacker/ </li></ul>
  54. 54. Other Google Versions (3) <ul><li>Google Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>Google Linux </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/linux </li></ul><ul><li>Google Uncle Sam </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/unclesam </li></ul>
  55. 55. Other Google Versions (4) <ul><li>Google Mac </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/mac.html </li></ul>
  56. 56. II. Google Search Tips
  57. 57. Setting Preferences <ul><li>www.google.com/preferences </li></ul>
  58. 58. Personalized Google <ul><li>http://www.google.com/ig </li></ul><ul><li>Here you can add many channels from Google’ channel list and even RSS from other sites. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to sign in with a Google account. </li></ul>
  59. 59. Google Cache <ul><li>Is a storage area for computer files. </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking Cache link gets it from Google’s computer instead of from the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Is quicker than going to the original page. </li></ul><ul><li>Is generally not as updated as the original site. </li></ul><ul><li>Tips: able to access to removed information </li></ul>
  60. 60. Similar Pages <ul><li>Clicking this link starts a new search for pages that somehow resemble the original search result. </li></ul>
  61. 61. Intended results <ul><li>The search string </li></ul><ul><li>Tuấn Tài site:thanhnien.com.vn </li></ul><ul><li>Leads to pages on site www.thanhnien.com.vn that mentions Tuấn or Tài </li></ul>
  62. 62. Advanced Search <ul><li>http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Image Search </li></ul><ul><li>http://images.google.com.vn/advanced_image_search?hl=en </li></ul>
  63. 63. Google Operators 1 <ul><li>AND: forces Google to match the search results against all your keywords. Example: recipe cookbook +vegetarian </li></ul><ul><li>NOT: excludes words that might otherwise bring up many undesirable page matches. Example: kayak lake -canoe –whitewater </li></ul><ul><li>OR: search if match either of search words. Example: bush OR kerry </li></ul><ul><li>Synonym: commands Google to match not only the keyword, but its synonyms. Example: ~purchase </li></ul>
  64. 64. Google Operators 2 <ul><li>define:search engine </li></ul><ul><li>glossary:rem </li></ul><ul><li>cache:www.lycos.com music </li></ul><ul><li>link:www.tuantai.com displays sites that contains a link to www.tuantai.com </li></ul><ul><li>info:www.yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>marketing filetype pdf displayes marketing resources that are in the format of PDF file </li></ul><ul><li>related:www.harvard.edu is like “Similar Pages” </li></ul>
  65. 65. Google Operators 3 <ul><li>intitle:rivaldo </li></ul><ul><li>allintitle:miss world </li></ul><ul><li>intext:brand name management </li></ul><ul><li>allintext:agile project management </li></ul><ul><li>inanchor:rmit </li></ul><ul><li>allinanchor:le hong phong FYI: anchor refers to a link </li></ul><ul><li>inurl:tuantai </li></ul><ul><li>allinurl:tuantai skills </li></ul>
  66. 66. WH- questions <ul><li>Who is Larry Page </li></ul><ul><li>What is a noob </li></ul><ul><li>When did Napoleon conquered Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Why America is rich </li></ul><ul><li>How to write a love letter </li></ul><ul><li>Where is Santa Claus </li></ul>
  67. 67. Algebra, Trigonometry, Logarithm <ul><li>2 + 2 </li></ul><ul><li>5 feet in centimeters </li></ul><ul><li>weather:ho chi minh </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.com/help/calculator.html </li></ul>
  68. 68. Froogle <ul><li>Is online shopping portal </li></ul><ul><li>Can become handy price-comparison search engine </li></ul><ul><li>finance store: amazon </li></ul>
  69. 69. Google News <ul><li>vietnam source: bbc </li></ul><ul><li>laptop location:asia </li></ul>
  70. 70. Google Groups <ul><li>windows vista group:microsoft.* </li></ul><ul><li>author:name@domain.com </li></ul>
  71. 71. III. Miscellaneous
  72. 72. Google Logo Designer <ul><li>http://wk.koreaherald.co.kr/SITE/data/html_dir/2002/03/22/200203220003.asp </li></ul>                                                        ▲ Dennis Hwang: Logo designer for Google
  73. 73. Ken Perlin <ul><li>http://mrl.nyu.edu/~perlin/ </li></ul>                         
  74. 74. Moms 2000 <ul><li>http://www.google.com/moms/ </li></ul>
  75. 75. Moms 2001 <ul><li>http://www.google.com/moms01/ </li></ul>
  76. 76. IV. Official Google 1-Aprils
  77. 77. 2000 <ul><li>Search with MentalPlex </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/mentalplex/MP_faq.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/mentalplex/MP_illustrations.html </li></ul>
  78. 78. 2002 <ul><li>Google Technology: Pigeon Rank </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html </li></ul>
  79. 79. 2004 <ul><li>Google Lunar Job </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/jobs/lunar_job.html </li></ul>A brave new frontier in search science.     Next>>
  80. 80. V. Nonofficial Google-relating
  81. 81. Google Font <ul><li>Google’s font is named Catull </li></ul>
  82. 82. Google Fake Logos <ul><li>http://www.logoogle.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Site dedicated to the collection of official and unofficial Google logos. </li></ul>
  83. 83. Google Community <ul><li>http://www.googlecommunity.com/forum/index.php </li></ul>
  84. 84. Google Rankings <ul><li>www.googlerankings.com </li></ul>
  85. 85. SEO for Google <ul><li>http://www.seoforgoogle.com </li></ul>
  86. 86. Google Sight Seeing <ul><li>http://googlesightseeing.com </li></ul>
  87. 87. Google Fight <ul><li>http://www.googlefight.com/ </li></ul>
  88. 88. Google Ranking Booster <ul><li>http://googlerankingbooster.com/ </li></ul>
  89. 89. Reference <ul><li>www.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Brad Hill, Google TM Search & Rescue for Dummies R </li></ul><ul><li>Phillip Lenssen, 55 ways to have fun with Google, www.55fun.com </li></ul>

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