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

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Chapter 11. Customizing Google

The main Google search page is an exercise in simplicity, pretty much just a search box and a search button—none of the clutter you see at other search sites. That doesn’t mean that you can’t customize the way the page looks, however slightly—which you’ll learn how to do in this chapter.

Setting Google Search Preferences

Most users aren’t aware that they can personalize the way in which Google displays search results—and, to a small degree, the way the main search page looks. Well, you can, thanks to Google’s Preferences page.

You get to the Preferences page by clicking the Preferences link on Google’s home page. As you can see in Figure 11.1, there are a handful of items you can configure here; we’ll discuss each separately ...

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