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Thanks, Ran Hock

A Supplement and Update  to the Book by
Randolph "Ran" Hock
Named by
Web Search Guide as 
the Best Search Engine Book
for 1999

Recent News About Search Engines Links to All of the Major Search Engines
A Collection of Online Resources for Search Engine Users Courses for More Effective Web Searching

The main purpose of this page is to update readers of The Extreme Searcher's Guide to Web Search Engines (a CyberAge book from Information Today) on those changes in search engines that directly affect effective searching

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The "business" side of the search engine world ("who just bought whom," etc.) and the Web page developer's side of things are ignored here except to the degree to which they affect searching.    For more extensive news coverage in these areas, click on  "Resources" above.


 The author welcomes comments.

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