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Member Name: lizbsn
Advantages: Very fast, always has lots of relevant results, available in many languages
Disadvantages: You can no longer search for pages from a specific country
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!
Summary: A great resource! Pity they got rid of one of their best features.