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

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Chapter 2. Searching the Web

Of all the products and services that Google offers, none is more popular than its original web search engine. Last chapter you discovered how a Google web search works, from a behind-the-scenes perspective; in this chapter you’ll learn how to conduct an effective—and efficient—search, using Google’s basic search page, powerful advanced search operators, and the relatively easy-to-use Advanced Search page.

Conducting a Basic Search

One of the things that has made Google so popular is its ease of use. From the Spartan nature of the main Google search page to the ease-of-use of the search feature, a Google search is so effortless that just about anyone can do it, without a lot of effort or instruction.

Behind the simplicity, ...

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