How To Google

a tutorial by: nofrillz

t seems the trend at the moment is to do a basic google search before asking the question they were hell bent on spaming up the forum with anyway. Here’s a few small tips.

1) Think of a good topic title
– Why think of a topic title when searching? I’m not sure, but for some reason 90% of the threads I find on here usually have an answer in the first few google results when i type the thread title into google.

2) Actually try to search
– This is getting more common by the day: “Oh I searched google but it sucked so how do i …..”. No. Bad user. When we say search the forums/google/msdn it’s because we know that the answer is out there, but you do need to open your eyes. If you find an article that could help but doesn’t, then post a link to it. This at least suggests that you’ve put some effort in.

3) Be more specific
– Googling “process infection” comes up with a bunch of NHS websites. However “process infection c++” immediately shows a bunch of tutorials.

4) Be less specific
– This one speaks for itself. It is incredibly easy to copy and paste a whole line of error message into google and get 2 results, both of which are in Russian. Instead of bugging xweasel at this point, try taking off quotes or getting rid of the specific parts of the error message. You might surprise yourself!

5) Try something new
– You can waste a lot of time searching for the same thing only to find it’s not what you want. Do you see any common words that come up on pages that you check in your search? Try searching for them and see where it takes you.

All about Google

Google Logo

Google Logo

Ya ! not only mine, but I think this is also your’s favorite site.
So I thought to share all about Google, whatever I know.
Hope you all like this share from my side

1st OF ALL COMPANY DETAIL-
Google Company Information: Public (NASDAQ: GOOG) and (LSE: GGEA)
Founded: Menlo Park, California (1998)
Location: Mountain View, California, USA
Key people: Eric E. Schmidt, Sergey Brin, Larry E. Page, George Reyes
Revenue: $6.593 Billion USD (2007)
Net Income: $4.203 Billion USD (2007)
Employees: 519,604 (30 June 2008)
ADDRESS-
2400 E. Bayshore Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Contact Phone: +1 650 318 0200 (US)
Contact Fax: +1 650 618 1499 (US)
eMail: dns-admin@google.com
PAGE RANK FORMULA-
PR(U) = (1-d) + d *
sumV(PR(V)/N(V))

Google Form Elements –
Query Textbox: q
Google Search Button: btnG
Feeling Lucky Button: btnI
GOOGLEBOTS-
64.68.80.#
64.68.81.#
64.68.82.#
64.68.84.#
64.68.88.#
216.239.46.#
216.239.38.#
216.239.36.#
OFFICIAL GOOGLE BLOGS FOR SERVICES AND TOOLS-
Official Google Blog: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/
Adwords API: http://adwordsapi.blogspot.com/
Blogger Buzz: http://buzz.blogger.com/
Google Base: http://googlebase.blogspot.com/
Google Code: http://code.google.com/
Google Enterprise: http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/
Google Maps API: http://googlemapsapi.blogspot.com/
Google Reader: http://googlereader.blogspot.com/
Google Research: http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/
Google Talk: http://googletalk.blogspot.com/
Google Video: http://googlevideo.blogspot.com/
Inside AdSense: http://adsense.blogspot.com/
Inside AdWords: http://adwords.blogspot.com/
LARGE SERVICES AND INVESTMENTS BELONGING TO GOOGLE-
Blogger: http://www.blogger.com
Froogle: http://www.froogle.com/
Gmail: http://www.gmail.com/
Hello: http://www.hello.com/
Orkut: http://www.orkut.com/
Picasa: http://picasa.google.com/
SketchUp: http://www.sketchup.com/
Writely: http://www.writely.com/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/
GOOGLE SERVICES AND TOOLS-
Mentalplex: http://www.google.com/mentalplex/
Pigeon Rank: http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html
Moonbase Google: http://www.google.com/jobs/lunar_job.html
Google Gulp: http://www.google.com/googlegulp/
Google Romance: http://www.google.com/romance/
Google Moms: http://www.google.com/moms/
Google Holiday Logos: http://www.google.com/intl/en/holidaylogos.html
Google Zeitgeist: http://www.google.com/press/intl-zeitgeist.html
Google Jobs: http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/
Google University Search: http://www.google.com/options/universities.html
Google Sitemaps: https://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/
SOME MORE SERVICES BY GOOGLE-
Google AdSense: https://www.google.com/adsense/
Google AdWords: https://adwords.google.com/
Google Analytics: http://google.com/analytics/
Google Answers: http://answers.google.com/
Google Base: http://base.google.com/
Google Blog Search: http://blogsearch.google.com/
Google Bookmarks: http://www.google.com/bookmarks/
Google Books Search: http://books.google.com/
Google Calendar: http://google.com/calendar/
Google Catalogs: http://catalogs.google.com/
Google Code: http://code.google.com/
Google Code Search: http://www.google.com/codesearch/
Google Deskbar: http://deskbar.google.com/
Google Desktop: http://desktop.google.com/
Google Directory: http://www.google.com/dirhp
Google Earth: http://earth.google.com/
Google Finance: http://finance.google.com/
Google Groups: http://groups.google.com/
Google Images: http://images.google.com/
Google Labs: http://labs.google.com/
Google Local: http://local.google.com/
Google Maps: http://maps.google.com/
Google Mars: http://www.google.com/mars/
Google Mobile: http://mobile.google.com/
Google Moon: http://moon.google.com/
Google Movies: http://www.google.com/movies?q
Google Music: http://www.google.com/musicsearch?q
Google News: http://news.google.com/
Google Page Creator: http://pages.google.com/
Google Personalized Homepage: http://www.google.com/ig
Google Reader: http://www.google.com/reader/
Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/
Google Search History: http://www.google.com/searchhistory/
Google SMS: http://www.google.com/sms/
Google Suggest: http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1
Google Talk: http://talk.google.com/
Google Toolbar: http://toolbar.google.com/
Google Transit Trip Planner: http://www.google.com/transit
Google Translate: http://www.google.com/translate_t
Google Trends: http://www.google.com/trends
Google Video: http://video.google.com/
Google Web Accelerator: http://webaccelerator.google.com/
Google Web API: http://www.google.com/apis/
Google Web Search: http://www.google.com

  • SOME QUICK SEARCH HACKES-

SEARCHING GOOGLE FOR MUSIC AND MOVIES-
Music: -inurl:htm -inurl:html intitle:îindex ofî mp3 ìArtist Nameî
Movies: -inurl:htm -inurl:html -inurl:php intitle:îindex ofî (mpg|mov|avi|wmv) ìMovie Nameî

Where Artist Name and Movie Name are replaced with the artist or movie you wish to find file directories for.

ADVANCED SEARCH OPERATORS-
define:phrase: Show a list of definitions for phrase
cache: www.example.com: Google’s cache of example.com
link: www.example.com: List of websites that link to example.com
related:www.example.com: List webpages similar to www.example.com
info:www.example.com: Show information that Google has about www.example.com
site:www.example.com: List all webpages hosted at www.example.com
allintitle:query: Restrict the results to those with all of the query words in the title.
intitle:query: Restrict the results to documents containing that word in the title.
allinurl:query: Restrict the results to those with all of the query words in the URL.
inurl:query: Restrict the results to documents containing that word in the URL.
apple * sauce: the words apple and sauce separated by exactly one word
Nokia phone $100…300: Search within a range of numbers for a Nokia phone between $100…300
safesearch: sex education: Search for sex education material without returning adult sites
TRACKING POSTING & OTHER INFORMATION –
UPS tracking numbers example search: “1Z9999W99999999999?
FedEx tracking numbers example search: “999999999999?
Vehicle ID (VIN) numbers example search: “AAAAA999A9AA99999?
Telephone area codes example search: “650?
Patent numbers example search: “patent 5123123?
FAA airplane registration numbers example search: “n199ua”
SPECIAL VIP SEARCHES-
http://www.google.com/unclesam
http://www.google.com/linux
http://www.google.com/bsd
http://www.google.com/mac
http://www.google.com/microsoft
http://www.google.com/firefox
GOOGLE CALCULATOR BASIC OPERATORS-
+ addition
– subtraction
* multiplication
/ division
% modulus
% of percentage of
^ raise to a power

  • EXAMPLES:

12*13
0×23 in decimal
40 in hexadecimal
(1+i)*(2+i)
212 F in C
1.21 gigawatts / 88 mph
the speed of light in miles / s
the speed of light in knots
two fortnights
days in a year
two plus two
au/c
m_earth
r_earth
G
1-0.9-0.1 = -2.77555756 °— 10-17
kibibyte in bytes
kbit/s in bit/s = 1,024 bit/second
1.5 LTL in EUR
29.95USD in AUD
100 Chilean peso in Brazilian real
2 Euros per liter in British pounds
per Imperial pint
5+2*2
2^20
sqrt(-4)
half a cup in teaspoons
160 pounds * 4000 feet in Calories

OTHER DOMAINS GOOGLE OWN-
google is registered with most of all domain suffixes…
google.ae, google.com.af, google.com.ag, google.off.ai,google.am
google.com.ar, google.as, google.at, google.com.au, google.az
google.ba, google.com.bd, google.be, google.bg, google.com.bh
google.bi, google.com.bo, google.com.br, google.bs, google.co.bw
google.com.bz, google.ca, google.cd, google.cg, google.ch
google.ci, google.co.ck, google.cl, google.cn, google.com.co
google.co.cr, google.com.cu, google.de, google.dj, google.dk
google.dm, google.com.do, google.com.ec, google.com.eg
google.es, google.com.et, google.fi, google.com.fj, google.fm
google.fr, google.gg, google.com.gi, google.gl, google.gm
google.gr, google.com.gt, google.com.hk, google.hn, google.hr
google.ht, google.co.hu, google.co.id, google.ie, google.co.il
google.co.im, google.co.in, google.is, google.it, google.co.je
google.com.jm, google.jo, google.co.jp, google.co.ke
google.kg, google.co.kr, google.kz, google.li, google.lk
google.co.ls, google.lt, google.lu, google.lv, google.com.ly
google.mn, google.ms, google.com.mt, google.mu, google.mw
google.com.mx, google.com.my, google.com.na, google.com.nf
google.com.ni, google.nl, google.no, google.com.np, google.nr
google.nu, google.co.nz, google.com.om, google.com.pa
google.com.pe, google.com.ph, google.com.pk, google.pl, google.pn
google.com.pr, google.pt, google.com.py, google.ro, google.ru, google.rw
google.com.sa, google.com.sb, google.sc, google.se, google.com.sg
google.sh, google.sk, google.sn, google.sm, google.com.sv, google.co.th
google.com.tj, google.tm, google.to, google.tp, google.com.tr, google.tt
google.com.tw, google.com.ua, google.co.ug, google.co.uk, google.com.uy
google.uz, google.com.vc, google.co.ve, google.vg, google.co.vi,
google.com.vn, google.vu, google.ws, google.co.za, google.co.zm
Sources: Some Random Sites
Picture: Google itself.

Some Google Tips

Google is clearly the best general-purpose search engine on the Web (see

www.pcmag.com/searchengines

But most people don’t use it to its best advantage. Do you just plug in a keyword or two and hope for the best? That may be the quickest way to search, but with more than 3 billion pages in Google’s index, it’s still a struggle to pare results to a manageable number.

But Google is an remarkably powerful tool that can ease and enhance your Internet exploration. Google’s search options go beyond simple keywords, the Web, and even its own programmers. Let’s look at some of Google’s lesser-known options.

Syntax Search Tricks

Using a special syntax is a way to tell Google that you want to restrict your searches to certain elements or characteristics of Web pages. Google has a fairly complete list of its syntax elements at

www.google.com/help/operators.html

. Here are some advanced operators that can help narrow down your search results.

Intitle: at the beginning of a query word or phrase (intitle:”Three Blind Mice”) restricts your search results to just the titles of Web pages.

Intext: does the opposite of intitle:, searching only the body text, ignoring titles, links, and so forth. Intext: is perfect when what you’re searching for might commonly appear in URLs. If you’re looking for the term HTML, for example, and you don’t want to get results such as

www.mysite.com/index.html

, you can enter intext:html.

Link: lets you see which pages are linking to your Web page or to another page you’re interested in. For example, try typing in

link:http://www.pcmag.com

Try using site: (which restricts results to top-level domains) with intitle: to find certain types of pages. For example, get scholarly pages about Mark Twain by searching for intitle:”Mark Twain”site:edu. Experiment with mixing various elements; you’ll develop several strategies for finding the stuff you want more effectively. The site: command is very helpful as an alternative to the mediocre search engines built into many sites.

Swiss Army Google

Google has a number of services that can help you accomplish tasks you may never have thought to use Google for. For example, the new calculator feature

(www.google.com/help/features.html#calculator)

lets you do both math and a variety of conversions from the search box. For extra fun, try the query “Answer to life the universe and everything.”

Let Google help you figure out whether you’ve got the right spelling—and the right word—for your search. Enter a misspelled word or phrase into the query box (try “thre blund mise”) and Google may suggest a proper spelling. This doesn’t always succeed; it works best when the word you’re searching for can be found in a dictionary. Once you search for a properly spelled word, look at the results page, which repeats your query. (If you’re searching for “three blind mice,” underneath the search window will appear a statement such as Searched the web for “three blind mice.”) You’ll discover that you can click on each word in your search phrase and get a definition from a dictionary.

Suppose you want to contact someone and don’t have his phone number handy. Google can help you with that, too. Just enter a name, city, and state. (The city is optional, but you must enter a state.) If a phone number matches the listing, you’ll see it at the top of the search results along with a map link to the address. If you’d rather restrict your results, use rphonebook: for residential listings or bphonebook: for business listings. If you’d rather use a search form for business phone listings, try Yellow Search

(www.buzztoolbox.com/google/yellowsearch.shtml).

Extended Googling

Google offers several services that give you a head start in focusing your search. Google Groups

(http://groups.google.com)

indexes literally millions of messages from decades of discussion on Usenet. Google even helps you with your shopping via two tools: Froogle
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(http://froogle.google.com),

which indexes products from online stores, and Google Catalogs
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(http://catalogs.google.com),

which features products from more 6,000 paper catalogs in a searchable index. And this only scratches the surface. You can get a complete list of Google’s tools and services at

www.google.com/options/index.html

You’re probably used to using Google in your browser. But have you ever thought of using Google outside your browser?

Google Alert

(www.googlealert.com)

monitors your search terms and e-mails you information about new additions to Google’s Web index. (Google Alert is not affiliated with Google; it uses Google’s Web services API to perform its searches.) If you’re more interested in news stories than general Web content, check out the beta version of Google News Alerts

(www.google.com/newsalerts).

This service (which is affiliated with Google) will monitor up to 50 news queries per e-mail address and send you information about news stories that match your query. (Hint: Use the intitle: and source: syntax elements with Google News to limit the number of alerts you get.)

Google on the telephone? Yup. This service is brought to you by the folks at Google Labs

(http://labs.google.com),

a place for experimental Google ideas and features (which may come and go, so what’s there at this writing might not be there when you decide to check it out). With Google Voice Search

(http://labs1.google.com/gvs.html),

you dial the Voice Search phone number, speak your keywords, and then click on the indicated link. Every time you say a new search term, the results page will refresh with your new query (you must have JavaScript enabled for this to work). Remember, this service is still in an experimental phase, so don’t expect 100 percent success.

In 2002, Google released the Google API (application programming interface), a way for programmers to access Google’s search engine results without violating the Google Terms of Service. A lot of people have created useful (and occasionally not-so-useful but interesting) applications not available from Google itself, such as Google Alert. For many applications, you’ll need an API key, which is available free from
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www.google.com/apis

. See the figures for two more examples, and visit

www.pcmag.com/solutions

for more.

Thanks to its many different search properties, Google goes far beyond a regular search engine. Give the tricks in this article a try. You’ll be amazed at how many different ways Google can improve your Internet searching.

Online Extra: More Google Tips

Here are a few more clever ways to tweak your Google searches.

Search Within a Timeframe

Daterange: (start date–end date). You can restrict your searches to pages that were indexed within a certain time period. Daterange: searches by when Google indexed a page, not when the page itself was created. This operator can help you ensure that results will have fresh content (by using recent dates), or you can use it to avoid a topic’s current-news blizzard and concentrate only on older results. Daterange: is actually more useful if you go elsewhere to take advantage of it, because daterange: requires Julian dates, not standard Gregorian dates. You can find converters on the Web (such as

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http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/JulianDate.html

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), but an easier way is to do a Google daterange: search by filling in a form at

www.researchbuzz.com/toolbox/goofresh.shtml or www.faganfinder.com/engines/google.shtml

. If one special syntax element is good, two must be better, right? Sometimes. Though some operators can’t be mixed (you can’t use the link: operator with anything else) many can be, quickly narrowing your results to a less overwhelming number.

More Google API Applications

Staggernation.com offers three tools based on the Google API. The Google API Web Search by Host (GAWSH) lists the Web hosts of the results for a given query

(www.staggernation.com/gawsh/).

When you click on the triangle next to each host, you get a list of results for that host. The Google API Relation Browsing Outliner (GARBO) is a little more complicated: You enter a URL and choose whether you want pages that related to the URL or linked to the URL

(www.staggernation.com/garbo/).

Click on the triangle next to an URL to get a list of pages linked or related to that particular URL. CapeMail is an e-mail search application that allows you to send an e-mail to google@capeclear.com with the text of your query in the subject line and get the first ten results for that query back. Maybe it’s not something you’d do every day, but if your cell phone does e-mail and doesn’t do Web browsing, this is a very handy address to know.

Google earn $2.53 billion in advertising sales from U.K. in 2007

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Internet search giant Google Inc.


Google generated sales of $2.53 billion
, or GBP1.30 billion, in the U.K. in 2007,
according to a regulatory filing.

The figures underline the extent to which Google is closing the gap, in sales terms, with the U.K.’s largest advertiser-funded broadcaster, ITV PLC (ITV.LN), and its increasing market share in the U.K. advertising marketplace.
Google’s U.K. sales grew 45% in 2007, according to the filing. This represents a significant slowdown in the sales growth rate from 80% sales growth in 2006. Google generated roughly 15% of total sales in the U.K. in 2007, down slightly from 16% in 2006.

In the filing, Google blamed weakness in key market sectors such as finance and travel for the slower U.K. growth.

ITV generated sales of GBP1 billion in the first half of 2007. More than half of ITV’s advertising revenue comes from its flagship ITV1 channel, which saw revenue contract 9% in the first half of 2007, compared with the year-earlier period.
UBS, commenting on the filing, forecast that internet advertising would account for around 20% of total U.K. advertising expenditure by the end of 2008.

Current Report

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Google Map: Street View

About every two months, Google Maps adds 6-7 new cities to Street View. In May 2007 the service was launched with images for 5 cities, two months later 4 new cities were added, in October Google added 6 cities, while in December a record of 8 cities were added to Street View.

This month, Google added 12 new cities from the US: Juneau (Alaska), Boise (Idaho), Salt Lake City (Utah), San Antonio (Texas), Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill (North Carolina), Manchester (New Hampshire), Kansas City (Missouri), Milwaukee (Wisconsin), Albany, Schenectady (New York). It’s interesting to see that the 12 cities are distributed uniformly and the total number of cities is now 35.

When do you think Google will add all the important cities from the US and the rest of the world? Shouldn’t Google outsource this job to other companies or at least accept photos from users and use technology like Photosynth to combine them?

Bonus question: can you find the formula for an integer sequence that has the first 5 values: 5, 4, 6, 8, 12?



{ via the unofficial Google Earth Blog. Updated with more information from Google LatLong. }

Orkut Calling All Programmers. . .

Google’s Orkut, one of the world’s largest social media Web sites now will allow its population to use third-party applications for games, music and other plug-in programs. Following Facebook’s lead, the new offering most likely will boost the fast-rising site’s world popularity.

Amar Gahdhi, Orkut group product manager, announced the move on his blog Monday, saying the company expects to raise its online population up to more than 50 million users in the next few weeks.

Google will accept applications from social media until Feb. 15 and unveil those chosen in late February. Google also will hold an “Orkut Hackathon” on Thursday and Friday at its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters.

Orkut was launched in January 2004 as a response to social media kingpin MySpace and burgeoning college social media Web site Facebook. Since then, MySpace has taken about 80 percent of the U.S. social media site while Facebook, which was the first to open its computer platform to developers last spring, now has 10 percent of the demographic.

Orkut, by contrast, has less than 1 percent of the U.S. market, but has exploded in other countries. In Brazil, where 50 percent of traffic goes to Orkut. Nearly 17 percent of the social media market in India also uses the social media program. Asia and Latin American users also are becoming Orkut hotshots.

Allowing third-party applications will continue this trend, said Chris Johnson, founder of Tempe-based programing company Terralever LLC. Terralever was the first programming firm allowed to develop applications for Facebook.

In the U.S., however, Orkut probably will remain behind the MySpace and Facebook behemoths, Johnson said.

“Orkut has such a small U.S. market base that I don’t think it’ll get much traction,” he said. “But it is one of the largest sites in the world, so that’s where you’ll see growth.”

Terralever does not have plans to develop applications for Orkut, although Johnson and thousands of others are waiting for what will be the Holy Grail of social media application development. Within moths, MySpace is expected to announce that users will be able to use applications that already have been submitted to the company.

Submit Your Orkut Application Here

Source:
MSN News

Google News

Enjoy More Orkuting (-:

Now Google Thinking to buy Bebo

bebo logoTechCrunch speculates that there’s a 51% chance that Google might buy Bebo—or maybe MySpace will snap up the smaller social networking company. Last year, it was Yahoo that was supposed to be making a $1B offer on Bebo. This year’s guesses are similar—$1B to $1.5B.

TechCrunch explains that the move would almost double Google’s social networking audience, with Orkut’s millions of members worldwide plus Bebo’s non-US English-speaking market. Erick Schonfeld also notes that MySpace could assure its worldwide dominance by buying the #1 social network in several English-speaking countries.

Bebo has an exclusive partnership with Yahoo for display and video advertising. They initially signed on to Google’s OpenSocial, but soon also accepted Facebook’s platform as well.

Source: Tech Crunch