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The Extreme Searcher’s Guide to Web Search Engines

Second Edition of Award-Winning Book Now Available

June 11, 2001, Medford, NJ — Information Today, Inc. has announced publication of The Extreme Searcher’s Guide to Web Search Engines: A Handbook for the Serious Searcher, Second Edition, by Randolph (Ran) Hock. The second edition is a completely revised and expanded version of the popular guide to Internet search engines.

“The wealth of resources that the Web provides to the world is nothing short of amazing, and Web search engines are arguably the most effective tool the serious searcher has for accessing this wealth,” according to Ran Hock. Hock says he wrote the book to help information seekers make more effective use of the major search engines, Web directories, and meta-search tools, including:

AltaVista Google Northern Light ixquick
Excite HotBot Yahoo! MetaCrawler
Fast Search Lycos Dogpile ProFusion

As a bonus for readers, Hock maintains “The Extreme Searcher’s Web Page,” which features links to the search engines, updates, and important news for users of Web search tools.

In her “Foreword” to the book, noted cybrarian and writer Reva Basch says, “Pursuing the extreme means knowing how to milk every ounce of performance from your equipment, be it a snowboard, a surfboard, a mountain bike—or a search engine. Ran Hock's book will help you reach and maintain the edge.”

Ran Hock is one of the foremost experts on search engines and online searching. He is the principal of Online Strategies, an Internet training firm that specializes in creating and delivering customized courses for online researchers. Hock is a sought-after speaker and a regular contributor to leading information industry periodicals. 

Raves for the first edition …

“If you want to learn the ins and outs of the major Web search engines, this is the book you need.”   
eContent magazine

“Renowned Internet information expert Ran Hock sets a new benchmark for the serious study of searching the Web.”   

—Free Pint

“Useful, illuminating and very helpful.”   

—The Electronic Library

“Winner: Top Ten Best of the Net Award for 1999.”   


The Extreme Searcher’s Guide to Web Search Engines, Second Edition The Extreme Searcher’s Guide to Web Search Engines
By Randolph Hock 
Foreword by Reva Basch

The Extreme Searcher’s Guide to Web Search Engines, Second Edition is published by Information Today, Inc. under the CyberAge Books imprint and distributed to the book trade by Independent Publishers Group (IPG). It is available at better bookstores everywhere or by calling Information Today, Inc. at 800-300-9868 (outside the U.S. call 609-654-6266). To order online,  e-mail, or simply click on the "Order Now" button (left). 

CyberAge Books
2001/272 pp/softbound 
ISBN 0-910965-47-1

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