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Google™pedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, Second Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter . Introduction

I use Google every day. I’ve been using it every day since it first launched—before it launched, actually, when it still had the word “beta” on its home page. I use Google because it’s easy to use, and because it delivers quality results.

I’m not unusual, of course. Google is the most-used search site on the Web, and most people choose it for the same reason I do—ease-of-use and effectiveness. That’s not news.

What is news, for a lot of users, anyway, is that Google is more than just simple search. Most users don’t know that they can fine-tune their search in a number of interesting ways, or that they can use Google to find pictures and news articles and compact discs, or that they can use the Google search box to perform ...

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