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Where and When Nancy Blachman will be Speaking

Below are the dates and locations where Nancy Blachman will be speaking followed by descriptions of her talks.
My Favorite Google Features
Date: Monday July 14, 2008
Time: 7:30 pm
Group: Princeton PC Users Group
Location: Mercer County Library, Lawrenceville, NJ
Website: www.ppcug-nj.org
Program Co-ordinator: Arnold Rosner <arnold_strand at yahoo dot com>
Power Googling: Getting What you Want from Google
Date: Wednesday July 16, […]

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This page was last modified on: Tuesday January 6, 2009


Google strives to make it easy to quickly find whatever you’re seeking, whether it’s a web page, a recent news story, a photograph, advice, or a present for a friend. Google Guide’s Cheat Sheet (www.googleguide.com/cheatsheet.html), Google Guide’s Advanced Operator Quick Reference (www.googleguide.com/advanced_operators_reference.html) Google Guide’s Calculator Cheatsheet (www.googleguide.com/help/calculator.html) and Sacramento State’s Google QuikRef (available from www.csus.edu/uccs/documents/quikrefsite/PDFs/googleqr.pdf […]

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This page was last modified on: Monday August 11, 2008

Improving Your PageRank

Below are suggestions for publicizing your site — and improving its PageRank — based on our experience getting the word out about Google Guide.
Include useful high-quality information on your site.
Create content that users want and will share with others.
Submit your site to various web directories and reference sites.
A web directory “specializes in linking to other […]

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This page was last modified on: Sunday August 31, 2008

Linking to Search Results

If you know HTML, it’s relatively easy to make links to Google’s search results. Following each link in the examples below is the code that produces it.
See search results in the same browser window
[ Google tutorial create link ]
is generated from
[&nbsp;<a href=”http://www.google.com/search?q=Google+tutorial+create+link”>Google tutorial create link</a>&nbsp;]
See search results in a new window
Open a new window containing the search […]

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This page was last modified on: Tuesday March 13, 2007

Creating Content

Following each tip on creating content is information about how I developed Google Guide and improved its content.
Create useful high-quality material that is of interest to users.
Back in 2002, I created Google Guide to get feedback on material I was developing for a tutorial book on Google search for most users’ use just a fraction […]

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This page was last modified on: Monday September 21, 2009

Developing a Website Intro

This segment provides tips on:

Creating Content
Linking to Search Results
Getting Listed
Improving Your PageRank
Advertising Your Website
Generating Revenue using AdSense

The information in this section is based on my experience in designing and developing Google Guide, which is now the top result for the queries Google tutorial, Google guide, using Google, Google stock symbol, and Google favorite features.

Note: There are thousands of sites devoted to developing […]

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This page was last modified on: Wednesday March 7, 2007

Search Operators

The following table lists the search operators that work with each Google search service. Click on an operator to jump to its description — or, to read about all of the operators, simply scroll down and read all of this page.

Search Service
Search Operators

Web Search
allinanchor:, allintext:, allintitle:, allinurl:, cache:, define:, filetype:, id:, inanchor:, info:, intext:, intitle:, […]

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This page was last modified on: Sunday February 26, 2012

Advanced Search Form

When you don’t find what you’re seeking, consider specifying more precisely what you want by using Google’s Advanced Search feature. Don’t be frightened by the name “Advanced Search”; it’s easy to use, and it allows you to select or exclude pages with more precision than Google’s standard search box. Click on the Advanced Search link […]

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This page was last modified on: Sunday August 10, 2008

Special Characters: Summary

This table summarizes how to use the basic search operators described in this chapter. You may include any of these operators multiple times in a query.

Find result

term1 term2
with both term1 and term2
[ carry-on luggage ]

term1 OR term2 term1 | term2
with either term1 or term2 or both

[ Tahiti OR Hawaii ]
[ Tahiti | Hawaii ]

with term (Put quotation marks around terms that are stop words […]

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This page was last modified on: Sunday February 26, 2012

The * Operator

Use *, an asterisk character, known as a wildcard, to match one or more words in a phrase (enclosed in quotes).

Each * represents just one or more words. Google treats the * as a placeholder for a word or more than one word. For example, [ “Google * my life“ ] tells Google to find pages containing […]

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This page was last modified on: Friday July 20, 2007

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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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