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OverviewPrintable Version
  1. Google Guide: Overview
  2. Start Immediately for Experienced Users
Favorite FeaturesPrintable Version
  1. My Favorite Features by Nancy Blachman
  2. Favorite Tools
  3. Favorite Shortcuts
  4. Keeping Abreast of the News
  5. More Relevant Results
  6. Special Notation
  7. Diacritic Marks and Accents
  8. Favorite Preferences Setting
  9. Translation and Language Tools
  10. Highlighting
  11. Google Sets
  12. Advertising
  13. Advanced Features
  14. Links to Other Useful Information
Part I: Query InputPrintable Version
  1. Entering a Query
  2. Going Directly to the First Result
  3. Selecting Search Terms
  4. Interpreting Your Query
  5. Crafting Your Query by using Special Characters
  6. Quoted Phrases
  7. Quotation Marks Replace the + Operator
  8. The - Operator
  9. The ~ Operator
  10. The OR and | Operators
  11. The .. Operator
  12. The * Operator
  13. Special Characters: Summary
  14. Advanced Search Form
  15. Other Search Forms
  16. Refining a Query
  17. Anatomy of a Web Address
  18. Using Search Operators
  19. Search Operators
Part II: Understanding ResultsPrintable Version
  1. How Google Works
  2. Results Page
  3. Links Included with Your Results
  4. Spelling Corrections and Suggestions
  5. Dictionary Definitions
  6. Cached Pages
  7. Similar Pages
  8. News Headlines
  9. Product Search
  10. File Type Conversion
  11. Translation
  12. Customizing Your Results: Preferences
  13. Tracking
  14. Google Accounts
  15. Cookies
  16. Last Results Page
  17. Ads
  18. Evaluating What You Find
Part III: Search ToolsPrintable Version
  1. Search Tools Intro
  2. Making Google Easier with Google Tools
  3. Shortcuts: Introduction
  4. Shortcut: Calculator
  5. Shortcut: Phone Numbers and Addresses
  6. Shortcut: Street Maps
  7. Shortcut: Stock Quotes
  8. Shortcut: Definitions (Google Glossary)
  9. Shortcut: Travel Conditions
  10. Shortcut: Search by Number
Part IV: ServicesPrintable Version
  1. Services Intro
  2. Image Search
  3. Groups: Discussion Forums
  4. News Search
  5. Alerts
  6. Google Product Search: Find Items for Sale
  7. More Search Tools
  8. Catalogs: Search and Browse Mail-Order Catalogs
  9. Directory: Categories of Topics
  10. Special Searches
  11. Answers
  12. Technology Playground: Google Labs
Part V: Developing a WebsitePrintable Version
  1. Developing a Website Intro
  2. Creating Content
  3. Linking to Search Results
  4. Listing Your Website
  5. What’s PageRank?
  6. Improving Your PageRank
  7. Advertising Your Website
  8. Generating Revenue: AdSense
AppendixPrintable Version
  1. Appendix Intro
  2. Quick Tips
  3. Summary
  4. Useful Links
  5. Why is Google Popular?
  6. Testimonials
  7. Google Guide in the Press
  8. Submitting Feedback
  9. Creative Commons License
  10. Acknowledgments
  11. Translation Advice
  12. For the Press
  13. Where and When Nancy Blachman will be Speaking

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For Google tips, tricks, & how Google works, visit Google Guide at www.GoogleGuide.com. Google Guide is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by Google.

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By Nancy Blachman and Jerry Peek who aren't Google employees. For permission to copy & create derivative works, visit Google Guide's Creative Commons License webpage.

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