40 Google+ Tips and Tricks for Power Users July 27, 2011, 8:24 AM — Google+ is all the rage right now. Even under its limited-invite "field trial" phase, the social sharing service is growing in leaps and bounds, with oodles of new users joining every day and even more champing at the bit to get in. Most of us, however, are only beginning to scratch the surface of what Google+ can do; like many Google products, G+ is brimming with advanced features and untapped tweaks. That's why I decided to put together this massive list of Google+ tips and tricks. It includes some of the best power-user pointers I've found both from my own experimentation and from following some really smart folks in the Google+ universe. For more G+ tips and general tech talk, be sure to join me on Google+ as well.
The Ultimate Guide to the Invisible Web Search engines are, in a sense, the heartbeat of the internet; “googling” has become a part of everyday speech and is even recognized by Merriam-Webster as a grammatically correct verb. It’s a common misconception, however, that googling a search term will reveal every site out there that addresses your search. In fact, typical search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing actually access only a tiny fraction – estimated at 0.03% – of the internet. The sites that traditional searches yield are part of what’s known as the Surface Web, which is comprised of indexed pages that a search engine’s web crawlers are programmed to retrieve. So where’s the rest? Search Operators You can use symbols or words in your search to make your search results more precise. Google Search usually ignores punctuation that isn’t part of a search operator. Don’t put spaces between the symbol or word and your search term. A search for site:nytimes.com will work, but site: nytimes.com won’t. Search social media
7 Clever Google Tricks Worth Knowing Email Below I have compiled a list of 7 clever Google tricks that I believe everyone should be aware of. Together I think they represent the apex of the grand possibilities associated with Google search manipulation tricks and hacks. UPDATED – Using Googles Full Capabilities « XBOX, XBOX 360, PS2, PS3, PSP, & MORE! – Your source for the latest in console modding. Here is an updated version of the ‘Using Google’s Full Capabilities’. This is basically a master list found on a Russian hacking website. To save you the dangers of going there, we’ve compiled it here. Enjoy. Each of these things can be copied and pasted into Google search for some good old fashioned fun!
Google Dorks cache: If you include other words in the query, Google will highlight those words within the cached document. For instance, [cache:www.google.com web] will show the cached content with the word “web” highlighted. Z39.50 for Dummies One of the things Index Data is known for is the YAZ toolkit - an open source programmers’ toolkit supporting the development of Z39.50/SRW/SRU clients and servers. The first release was in 1995 and I've been using it for my own metasearch engine ZACK Gateway since 1998, long before I joined Index Data. Z39.50 is a client-server protocol for searching and retrieving information from remote computer databases. It is a mature low level protocol like HTTP and FTP. You don't implement Z39.50 yourself, you use the YAZ utilities and the libraries and frameworks for in other languages (C++, PHP, Perl, etc.).
Tabula Upload a PDF, get back tabular CSV data. Poof! As many developers and data reporters know, dealing with data tables in Adobe Acrobat PDF files is a pain in the rear (to put it lightly). Part of the problem is that PDF is not a data format so much as an electronic paper format. Another part: existing extraction tools, such as xpdf/Poppler’s pdftotext, aren’t designed for data tables and aren’t exactly human-friendly. Jeremy B.
100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School – Eternal Code [via onlinecolleges.net] With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for you, so why not latch onto the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google hacks specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks How to use Google for Hacking Google serves almost 80 percent of all the search queries on the Internet, proving itself as the most popular search engine. However, Google makes it possible to reach not only the publicly available information resources, but also gives access to some of the most confidential information that should never have been revealed. In this post, you will find the information on how to use Google for exploiting security vulnerabilities that exists within many websites. The following are some of the ways to use Google for hacking:
How to use Google for Hacking. Google serves almost 80 percent of all search queries on the Internet, proving itself as the most popular search engine. However Google makes it possible to reach not only the publicly available information resources, but also gives access to some of the most confidential information that should never have been revealed. In this post I will show how to use Google for exploiting security vulnerabilities within websites. Google making search smarter To make search smarter, Google is tapping into the virtual brain of a Freebase database of knowledge regarding what things are and how they relate to one another. Photo: Rob Homer Google says it is retooling its search machine to go beyond recognising words in queries and begin understanding what it is people are asking for. The California-based internet titan is intent on adding "semantic" capabilities to automatically comprehend meanings of phrases and questions to better fetch the online information being sought. "Right now, our understanding is pretty darn limited," Google fellow and online search veteran Amit Singhal said of online search in a message posted at the company's Google+ online social network.