I have been hearing bad things about Google in the press in recent months. However I do not dislike Google myself. On my computer I have installed the Google Chrome search engine which I use everyday because it is faster to use than the search engine on my homepage and I can also do more internet things on it , for example Nectar adpoints will only work if I do it on Google Chrome.
I joined Google by opening an account with them about four years ago when I started to write my Blog. I was given a gmail account that I use as a second email address. When you join google you are given the chance to join their social networking site Google+ where you are given your own profile page and you can interact with other members. This social network site is just as busy as Facebook and Twitter and can be a great way to promote your Blog or website if you have one.
Another feature of Google is Google adsense where you can earn a bit of extra money. If you have a Blog or website you can post Google adsense ads (adverts) on your site and when people click on these ads you will get paid. The amounts you earn will vary on how many clicks you get , I think this is called pay per click. It does work because I have earned money from my Blog.
Google began is 1996 as a project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. During a research project they were doing at University they decided to create a search engine which ranked websites according to how many other websites linked to it. Before Google, search engines simply ranked sites based on the number of times the search term appeared on the website.
In January 2012 Google had a 66.2% share of the search engine market. Its closest rival was Bing- coming in at a much lower 15.2%...I googled this information. I did try and link the website to credit it but dooyoo doesnt allow words longer than 80 characters in length, sorry!
Since the start of Google the company has branched out in numerous areas, far to many to list down but this includes: socia network (Google+), Youtube, Maps (including streetview), translation and an email service.
Whenever i want to know an answer to something, find a recipe, find money making tips, find the lyrics to something anything I just go straight to google. I honestly wonder what I'd do without it. I think I even stumbled across dooyoo when using Google!
Im sure I'm not the only one to google my name, of course nothing personal came up, my name is apparantly common. My boyfriends name however lists his facebook profile as the first result, he was very pleased with this!
My favourite part of google is google maps, more specifically the street view. Im hopeless at reading maps,i find it hard to convert an live street with shops and other distinguishing marks into little lines.
Almost 2 years ago now I moved to my boyfriends hometown- 150 miles from my own. I didnt drive and I couldnt stand getting on buses where I didnt recognise where I was going- worried Id miss my stop and get stranded somewhere. I started to use google street view whenever I had an address for somewhere I needed to go. Id "walk" the entire way through google street view, writing down notes if i need to e.g "pass 2 bus stops, pass a church, take the turning opposite the pub" and taking the notes with me. This has helped me so much and I know my way a lot better around than I would without it- especially since my boyfriend sucks at giving directions and I suck at following them!
Google was a genuis idea on par (perhaps better) than facebook and I wish Id thought of it. One things for sure I'd be much too rich to be sat around writing reviews if I had!
Google is something in everyone's life. Google launched on September the 21st 1999 it is the worlds largest search engine with an extensive amount of results for anything you want whether it's a local plumber or to translate a paragraph of English into Spanish it will do it so quick if you blink you'll miss it Google has helped me a lot as when I went to America I could find the best exchange rates and cheapest tickets. You can use Google for the following: Google news, Google images, Google book search, Google Translate, Gmail (Google Email) , Google maps, Google play (android apps), Google documents, Google calendar, Google shopping, Google videos and there new social network Google + which is one of Facebooks biggest rivals google does have rivals like Bing and Yahoo but google is ever-expanding and the others can't keep up, but after all the things they already have what more can they add...
@ About, The layout / Ease of use @
Google is a website that I visit every single day, multiple times. It's like the yellow pages of the web, a big directory to other websites. Their homepage is just the Google logo and a search bar with two buttons "Search" and "I'm Feeling Lucky" - I'm feeling lucky just redirects you to the first page on the results list no matter what it is so you can miss out the reading through all of the other web pages you might not want.
This is helpful and works for things like searching for YouTube and other well known websites because more likely than not it will be the first result you want but I find it very unreliable for more broader search terms. Things like "Who has the worlds largest..." because you will get multiple different answers and you will need to filter out the rubbish. Otherwise it will save you some time but clicking I'm feeling lucky.
Google is very easy to use now thanks to its new "Google instant" feature, which gets results to appear as you are typing. There is a very big flaw with this though, if you are looking down at the keyboard and you cant touch type then what good is this feature? You will only look at the search results when you look up anyway, so all it does is save you hitting the return key, and how hard is that?
@ Search engine, Results everything else @
Google searches normally take milliseconds and their result time is displayed at the top of the search results when you type something in - The more precise long worded results take much longer than this, but I have never had any search take more than 1 second. The search engine also lets you find images and news, which is helpful because it filters out all web pages, unrelated to this - You can just get images, which can be tailored to your search, or news that is most recent, or most important. This makes Google a powerful news website too, it will update with all the latest news stories within minutes of it going online. Images appear in any way you like, whether you want them to be a certain size, colour or even to an exact custom size of pixels. This means Google is very precise and in my experience, accurate enough to display what I want, and filter out the junk I don't.
@ Overall @
Google is a very accurate and refined search engine, I love the fact that its fast and has a ton of websites in its directory but I think some features like I'm feeling lucky and instant search are a little bit pointless.
Google must be the most popular search engine site on the internet, everyone has heard of it and everyone has properly used it.
I have used good for my business and can't really complain. It's taken me about £250 to get set up , but for that money , I've got my name on the internet and quite high up on most the page rankings that I want it.
The Google ad words has cost me about £200 out of my budget but for that I think I've gotten about 80,000 page impressions with around about 5,000 clicks onto my site to witch I estimate about 30% of that has followed though and used the service I provide . So I've made my money back from Google.
The Google ad sense has made me a little bit of money for not a lot of work , its basically , if you place adds on your website and people click on them to go to others websites , then you get paid a certain amount per click , I've earn around 40% back from what I put into Google
The search engine side of things is a very decent , Every time I've needed to look for something , I've always used Google , and normally with in the first 2 to 5 minutes of searching , I've found exactly what I want . even down to old sites I use to go to , couldn't remember the name and typed in a general description , it's found it in the end for me .
Without Google, I can't say id be lost because im sure someone else would of come up with the idea and sold it with a different name. What I can say though, is it's just so quick and efficient, that it's the only search engine I know that you can get the results without having to shift though tons of advertising before getting to the search results.
WELL DONE GOOGLE!
Google really came and took the world by storm. I mean what did we need Google for we had Yahoo and MSN just to name a few. However little demand I felt there was for Google there was in fact a large demand for Google. Its been several years since Google broke out on the scene and all that they have done is grown by leaps and bounds.
Google now offers more than just the basic search function. You can keep track of your web history with Google. I really like that as I need to know what my kids are up to online. I also like it because it seems that every time I find a very interesting site I loose it when I navigate to another site with out meaning too. I guess I am not that internet savvy I still have problems figuring it out.
Google also offers a blog as well as a chat option. It seems to me that every thing that Google offers there is something for every one. They make it your one stop web page. From Google you can surf the net, shop, chat, check on your kids, check email and even make money.
Google has moved into so many other areas as well. I really like that they did not stop with the search engine. They have really gone out and showed the world what they are made of.
I guess that even though there are a bunch of other sites that are trying to be like Google none of them will ever come close. Google really has created a web page for the people. I would be lost with out Google. They really have become a part of my every day. Gotta love Google.
Want to know who invented the light bulb? Or why you have a huge rash on your arm? Ask Google!
Google is one of the most powerful search engines on the internet, if there is anything you don't know it's very likely that Google will. So what happened to the days when you would 'Ask Jeeves' you may ask? I have no idea ask Google I'm sure it'll know the answer.
When i first started using the internet several years ago Ask Jeeves (currently known as ask.com) was the main search engine i was using. So what has changed? Well to be honest i don't really know. I think a lot of it is down to people's perception of Google, it is branded as the best search engine on the internet so that is what people percieve it as. As it is fast and reliable i think they have a right to percieve it as this.
The layout of the website is quite pleasing to the eye. The home page of the website features two main buttons, the search button and the 'I'm feeling Lucky' button which automatically takes you to the first web page returned for your query. Other features include an advance search where you can search for things in accordance to specific details such as exact phrase or web pages including one or more words.
I really like using Google as it is rare that i can't find what I'm looking for. Google also have other useful tools linked to the website such as 'maps' and a image search facility.
When I started at uni about ten years ago search engines were beginning to prove popular tools. Back then, many of them run on metatags - these are essentially tags that people would put in the computer code behind their WebPages that described what the page was about. This lead to some unscrupulous people putting incorrect information in their mega tags, so their site would be returned on a search about something completely unrelated, meaning their site registered more hits.
I asked a couple of mates, who could have been considered computer geeks, what the people in the know used to search the web. I was told there was a little heard of site called Google that was proving to yield accurate results. This is apparently due to it using something known as spider indexing (I don't know any more about it than this!).
So I tried Google, and from the first use until present, it has been pretty much been the search engine I exclusively use. It is great for many reasons;
It is a very very simple layout. The screen has a Google logo, which often changes to reflect to something topical, and a text entry box. Beneath the text entry boxes are two buttons - "Google Search", which displays the search results, and "I'm feeling lucky" which takes you straight to the top result - useful when you are searching something clear such as BBC or Football365.
If you just chose the "Google Search" option - like most people normally do, you are returned a clear list, with extracts of the page that match your search displayed. There are advertising slots down the right hand side and on the very top of the page, but they do not interfere with what Google thinks are the most accurate returns.
Added to this, Google has several other tabs such as "shopping" which finds you many places selling a specific item and it's price, "maps", which can include direction from A-B, "images", which is self explanatory.
Overall it is in my opinion the best search engine out there and deserves all the recognition it gets.
Well done Google!!
Everyone has heard of Google. The vast majority of people have used Google, and many use it every day. It is a brilliant, powerful, all-encompassing search engine. If you are looking for information about anything, Google will tell you.
It is very easy to use - all you have to do is go to www.google.com and type what you want to know about into the search bar, then click "search". It's very fast, and straight away comes up with sometimes millions of results, showing the most relevant ones at the top. In my experience, this is really accurate - the results on the first page really ARE the most accurate, and often exactly what you are looking for.
Google is useful if you are looking for the website of a particular company - the first result will generally be the website in question - or just if you are looking for information about everything. There is also a separate tab to search for images (if your search turns up a lot of images results, these will come up on the normal page), and if googlemaps pinpoints a lot of locations to do with the subject of your search, it will display a little map to tell you where these are.
The one thing I don't like about Google is that they have recently disposed of a very useful feature - you used to have the option to search, for example, only pages from the UK on www.google.co.uk, or only pages from Ireland on www.google.ie, but now you can't. This was REALLY useful and I really wish they hadn't got rid of this - hopefully they will bring it back! This brings my review down to four stars.
Google is available in many languages, and has specific sites for most countries. It has taken over the world of the internet, and can take you anywhere on the internet. Aside from the one problem I have already mentioned, it is amazing!
I have used google for years and it is my homepage. Everybody has heard of and probably used google! It is an internet search engine and it is so simple and easy to use, anybody could use it! When you log onto the google site there isnt really much on there except for a big google logo, which changes often depending on what time of year it is etc. There is an empty box under the logo where you can type in whatever you are searching for.
If you wanted to look up the trafford centre for example, all you do is type 'the trafford centre' in and press google search or the enter button and it comes up with loads of sites related to the trafford centre.
You can get to any website you want through google, for example ebay, just type ebay in the box and it comes up with the ebay website. If you spell something wrong it is really good at realising what you meant. Also if you know what you want to search for but are not sure of the spelling of it, if you put the first few letters in it comes up with a drop down menu of loads of words you could mean so you can just scroll through to find what you are looking for.
I don't think I could live without google! It is so handy for everything like today I wanted to order some money for my holiday and I just typed in google 'travel money' and all these sites came up that I could look through.
Google also lets you search through images on the item you put in too, as well as any news articles related to what your searching for. Another thing I love about google, is google maps. They are really easy to use and if you just put in 'the trafford centre' on the search box then at the top click maps, it comes up straight away with a clear and easy to use map!
Google is great for if you just want to quickly look up the weather for example. Today I just put in 'manchester weather' and it came up straight away with the weather for the next 4 days. You can choose to add this selection to igoogle, and then when you open your google homepage the weather for your area is there everyday for you.
Overall google is the most popular search engine on the internet, it is so easy to use, gives results instantly and you can search literally anything you want!
Do you ever hear anyone saying 'why don't you yahoo that?'... I haven't... it's always 'why don't you google that?'..
Google is an incredible search engine and although I don't know the facts and figures I'm sure it has to be the largest search engine there is!
The search facility seems to be never ending and if you search for an item it will not only bring you up the websites where this item can be purchased/reviewed but it also gives you a list of different websites with the prices so you can do a very quick price comparison...
On a daily basis they do seem to change the google sign depending on whats in the news or what that day is (i.e leprechauns on st patricks day) just recently they have also had a pac man game above it which you could actually play! I actually found that out by accident when I clicked on it in error... it kept me amused for a good half hour...!
My laptop has been redirecting me to yahoo recently so I've been using this as my search engine and I must admit it doesn't seem to bring up as many relevant answers or the price comparison bit either so I end up checking on google again....
Google is the most popular search engine on the internet. It needs no introduction, as it's very unlikely anyone reading this hasn't come across it.
But what about it's good and bad points? Every product has them. Moreover, since google has delved out into more mediums and services, it leaves itself open to either added praise, or possible critisism.
The site layout is very simple. Nearly every country has it's own version of google, but the appearence varies little.
First of all you have the now iconic searchbar, that allows you to hunt down anything on the internet you want. Search results compared with bing or yahoo (for example) are a lot more accurate and substantial. There is simply no other search engine (at the moment) as thorough and useful as google. It is still the king.
Not only can you search for websites, but you can also go looking for images, news articles and (more recently) videos. Each feature is as effective as the regular search engine in delivering accurate results.
If you're talking about web searches, google also offers a shopping search, a business search, a blog search and a group search. There is very little that is not convered in the extensive range of google services.
But hasn't anyone told you? Google also has it's own free mail service, as well as it's own maps. Googlemail is especially handy - it seems more user friendly than hotmail or yahoo, and it filters junk better too (in my opinion).
Maps is extremely useful if you are travelling by road (or even foot) anywhere in the developed world. Directions to and from virtually anywhere within a given country (or even continent) are available.
Overall, google is not without it's critisisms. There have been some questions about privacy - not to mention some unease about their increasing dominance of the internet. But let's face it, they're successful because they're good at what they do.
So many services are offered. It's impossible not to find something useful.
Google is surely the largest and most powerful search engine. However, the page Google.com is actually more than a simple search engine.
We use Google.com every day in my house.
As I said, the main page defaults to a mainly plain white screen with a search engine in the middle of it. You type what you are looking for and then hit "Google search" (unless you want to try the sponsored link under "I am feeling lucky) and the results come up fast.
Advertizers pay to be on top of these searches, so do not expect necessarily the results on the first page to be the ones relating to the most common items. The search is free to use and I am quite addicted to it, I search a lot, also because we travel a lot and it is a good way to find information on places we either visit or plan to visit.
The other options on top of this screen are "Images", which is a database of photos, "News", for news from different sources and "Translate" which I use a great deal.
I will review this later. In brief, the translator is a multi language on line translator. Very useful for basic and intermediate messages in a foreign language, it is not always accurate, but it is a good help.
Recently also added a link to 'Youtube", their popular video sharing website.
There have been concerns on privacy with Google and the debate is growing. Surely Google have abused, or at least pushed their position, but I will still use them since they are very valuable.
Google. The only word that probably makes it into my vocabulary nearly every single day, with the Google homepage search engine, to the ability to use Google maps to find out where to go and the question on everyone's lips when you are unable to think of someone's name or a nugget of information that is just on the tip of your tongue...Shall we just Google it?
In our modern society we are blessed with technology in every direction, from high powered cars to intelligent computer systems and some sort of robot or aid to help our every need. Then along came Google, a highly powered and genius search engine website which took off like a rocket to the moon and became one of the biggest, if not the BIGGEST search engine provider in the whole entire world.
It is both easy to use and aesthetically pleasing to look at, the search results are uniformly displayed with the appropriate sponsored links at the head of the page and the other pages ranging from most relevant to your search to those that mean nothing at all. In less than an entire second Google is able to search over a billion different sites scattered about in the far regions and crevasses that we call the Internet and bring them straight to your computer.
I personally use nothing other than Google as most other sites will simply not do in my quest for knowledge, either because they are not expansive enough or don't set the results out for my ease of access. Nor do they allow me to customise my own page of Google, known as my iGoogle page. I have the ability to prettify and manipulate this page and make it to my own specifications and needs, with a huge range of choices on what to include and what background I feel like having. This is perfect as it gives Google a personal touch and allows me to quickly scan what is relevant to me before performing my search.
And if that all wasn't enough for the population of the world they then went on to launch their own version of Internet Explorer, known as Google Chrome which proved to be extremely popular due to its speed and the ability to again add your own personal touches, making it much more relevant to you.
I also like that they change their logo from time to time when there is an event or a holiday that they think it worth their interest and the Google sign becomes a little homage to this particular event as it just adds an air of interest to the brand. I think the only moment they have messed up recently is when they introduced Google Streetview as some might say (and I think I kind of agree with them) that it is an invasion of privacy and I don't think we really need it as their maps are detailed enough.
Never will we forget those colourful little letters G O O G L and E that give us the opportunity to wield an enormous amount of power at just the click of a button and the tapping of some keys, what more could we ask for?
Did you know though that Google currently has 13,748 full-time employees? Google's mission statement is, "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." Google's corporate philosophy includes statements such as "Don't be evil", and "Work should be challenging and the challenge should be fun".