Did you know that Google is the number 1 search engine. It was founded in 1998
On the stock market, it is trading at around $450 per share.
Google is free to you because of advertisers which are on each of the pages.
Google is a play on the word googol, which was coined by American mathematician Milton Sirotta to represent the figure 1 followed by 100 zeroes. Google's use of the term reflects the immense amount of information available on the web.
You can set the SEARCH PREFERENCES by clicking on preferences to the right of the search box. It must be set for each of your computers.
Google is MORE than just a search engine.
There is way too much of GOOGLE to talk about here. But let's talk about some of the important items:
CHECKOUT A safer, faster and more convenient way to shop online
1. Create multiple accounts and/or passwords
2. Shop with confidence
3. Control commercial spam
GOOGLE CHROME A browser built for speed, stability and security. (as of Sept 2008, I would not use it. It has some Java and Flash bugs)
DESKTOP Search and personalize your computer. (While it may be a use full tool, I find it redundant and may slow your computer down)
• Search your computer as easily as you search the web with Google
• Find and launch applications and files with just a few keystrokes
• Add Google Gadgets to customize your desktop and iGoogle New!
• Get news, weather and more anywhere on your desktop
EARTH Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and even explore galaxies in the Sky. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others. (A fun little program)
FINANCE Business info, news, and interactive charts. (If you have a Google account, you can customize this area)
GOOGLE-411 Find and connect with businesses from your phone, for free
GOOGLE HEALTH Organize your medical records online. (Requires a Google account)
Google Health puts you in charge of your health information. It's safe, secure, and free.
Organize your health information all in one place
Gather your medical records from doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies
Keep your doctors up-to-date about your health
Be more informed about important health issues
|Add buttons to the Toolbar
to search your favorite sites. View button gallery
|Bookmark frequently visited pages
and access them from anywhere
|Search smarter with instant
as you type in the search box
|Share web pages with friends
via blog or email
Import contacts from Yahoo, Outlook, and others into your Gmail contact list. Learn more
|A Google approach to email.|
Gmail is a new kind of webmail, built on the idea that email can be more intuitive, efficient, and useful. And maybe even fun. After all, Gmail has:
|Instant messaging||PC-to-PC voice calls|
|Gmail notifications||File transfers|
In addition to providing easy access to billions of web pages, Google has many special features to help you to find exactly what you're looking for. Some of their most popular features are listed below.
Everyday EssentialsWeatherTo see the weather for many U.S. and worldwide cities, type "weather" followed by the city and state, U.S. zip code, or city and country.Stock QuotesTo see current market data for a given company or fund, type the ticker symbol into the search box. On the results page, you can click the link to see more data from Google Finance.TimeTo see the time in many cities around the world, type in "time" and the name of the city.
CalculatorTo use Google's built-in calculator function, simply enter the calculation you'd like done into the search box.Book SearchIf you’re looking for results from Google Book Search, you can enter the name of the author or book title into the search box and we’ll return any book content we have as part of your normal web results. You can click through on the record to view more detailed info about that author or title.Unit ConversionYou can use Google to convert between many different units of measurement of height, weight, and mass among others. Just enter your desired conversion into the search box and we’ll do the rest.Synonym SearchIf you want to search not only for your search term but also for its synonyms, place the tilde sign (~) immediately in front of your search term.Dictionary DefinitionsTo see a definition for a word or phrase, simply type the word "define" then a space, then the word(s) you want defined. To see a list of different definitions from various online sources, you can type "define:" followed by a word or phrase. Note that the results will define the entire phrase.Spell CheckerGoogle’s spell checking software automatically checks whether your query uses the most common spelling of a given word. If it thinks you’re likely to generate better results with an alternative spelling, it will ask “Did you mean: (more common spelling)?”. Click the suggested spelling to launch a Google search for that term.
Local SearchIf you’re looking for a store, restaurant, or other local business you can search for the category of business and the location and we’ll return results right on the page, along with a map, reviews, and contact information.Movie ShowtimesTo find reviews and showtimes for movies playing near you, type "movies" or the name of a current film into the Google search box. If you've already saved your location on a previous search, the top search result will display showtimes for nearby theaters for the movie you've chosen.Real Estate and HousingTo see home listings in a given area type "housing", "home", or "real estate" and the name of a city or a U.S. zip code into the Google search box and hit the Enter key or click the Google Search button. Clicking the "Go" button on the results page will display details of individual homes that Google has indexed.
Trip PlanningAirline Travel InfoTo see flight status for arriving and departing U.S. flights, type in the name of the airline and the flight number into the search box. You can also see delays at a specific airport by typing in the name of the city or three-letter airport code followed by the word "airport".Currency ConversionTo use our built-in currency converter, simply enter the conversion you’d like done into the Google search box and we’ll provide your answer directly on the results page.MapsLooking for a map? Type in the name or U.S. zip code of a location and the word "map" and we’ll return a map of that location. Clicking on the map will take you to a larger version on Google Maps.
Query RefinementsPlus (+) OperatorGoogle ignores common words and characters such as where, the, how, and other digits and letters that slow down your search without improving the results. If a common word is essential to getting the results you want, you can make sure we pay attention to it by putting a "+" sign in front of it.Related SearchTo search for web pages that have similar content to a given site, type "related:" followed by the website address into the Google search box.Fill in the BlankSometimes the best way to ask a question is to get Google to ‘fill in the blank’ by adding an asterisk (*) at the part of the sentence or question that you want finished into the Google search box.
Search by NumberPackage TrackingYou can track packages by typing the tracking number for your UPS, Fedex or USPS package directly into the search box. We’ll return results that include quick links to easily track the status of your shipment.Patent NumbersTo search for U.S. patents, enter the word "patent" followed by the patent number into the Google search box and hit the Enter key or click the Google Search button.Area CodeTo see the geographical location for any U.S. telephone area code, just type the three-digit area code into the Google search box and hit the Enter key or click the Google Search button.
|OPERATOR EXAMPLE||FINDS PAGES CONTAINING...|
|vacation hawaii||the words vacation and Hawaii .|
|Maui OR Hawaii||either the word Maui or the word Hawaii|
|"To each his own"||the exact phrase to each his own|
|virus –computer||the word virus but NOT the word computer|
|+sock||Only the word sock, and not the plural or any tenses or synonyms|
|~auto loan||loan info for both the word auto and its synonyms: truck, car, etc.|
|define:computer||definitions of the word computer from around the Web.|
|red * blue||the words red and blue separated by one or more words.|
|I'm Feeling Lucky||Takes you directly to first web page returned for your query.|
|CALCULATOR OPERATORS||MEANING||TYPE INTO SEARCH BOX|
|+||addition||45 + 39|
|-||subtraction||45 – 39|
|*||multiplication||45 * 39|
|/||division||45 / 39|
|% of||percentage of||45% of 39|