All products by Google that you need to know
Google Search, Search Services, and Applications
Through its brief history, Google has focused on developing the “perfect search engine” by combining overall importance and query-specific relevance to present search results. Google offers a host of Web search services you can access through the main search page. For example, to use the calculator you simply type your math
question into the Google search box, or for dictionary listings simply type “definition” in the search box before the search term — there is no need to load a separate search page. Google also provides quick links to different types of searches directly from the main Google search engine page, or you can access them by clicking “more” on the main search page.
Google code offers quick access to Google APIs and open source code for developers.Current offerings include Google Maps API, Google Webmaster Tools, Google Web Toolkit, Google AJAX Search API, Google Gadgets, Google Desktop SDK, Google KML, Google Toolbar API, AdWords API, Google Data APIs, Google Checkout API, and Google Talk XMPP. Google also provides a Google Code FAQ.
Google Co-op is a platform that let you customize Web searches for Google users and users on your own Web site. You can create a custom engine, where you specify the Web site URLs to be included in the search, and also use this to place a person Web site search box on your own Web site.
Nicknamed “Google’s Technology Playground,” Google Labs provides access to some of Google’s beta and in-development projects. You can try the prototypes and then send your comments on the product or service directly to Google developers. Some of the current prototypes available include Google Extensions for Firefox, Google Related Links, Google page Creator, Google Scholar, Web Alerts and more.
If you have a Google account, visit Google.com while signed in and you can personalize your Google Web page with news headlines, games, stock quotes, different Web site search boxes, a Gmail preview window and more. You can also create tabs allowing you to organize your feeds – one for work and one for play for example.
Accessible Search is an early Google Labs product designed to identify and prioritize search results that are more easily usable by blind and visually impaired users.
Similar to Google search this search allows you to look for your search term within blogs only. Results are from all published Blogs, not just those published through Blogger.
Smart shopping through Froogle helps you find and compare product prices both online and in nearby stores. With Froogle you can sort search results by price, search within a specific price range, or compare product prices. To use the local shopping feature, simply add a geographical region to your search (e.g., Dell Inspirion, New York, NY) and you’ll see stores near your search location. You can also view a map or get driving directions.
Google AdWords provides a way to purchase targeted cost-per-click (CPC) or cost-per-impression (CPM) advertising. AdWords ads are displayed along with organic search results on Google, as well as on search and content sites within the Google Network (including Google Maps and Blogger). To use AdWords you pay a one-time activation fee, and after that you pay only for clicks on your keyword-targeted AdWords ads, or for impressions on your site-targeted ads. You can control your costs by selecting how much you’re willing to pay per click or per impression and by setting a daily budget for spending in your account.
Google Maps is mapping technology and local business information —including business locations, contact information and driving directions. Google Maps offers users business search results, draggable maps, satellite images, detailed driving directions and keyboard shortcuts to move around in a map view.
Google Scholar provides a way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
Google’s special searches allows you to narrow down search results to a specific topic. Current Google Special Searches include a public service search university search, U.S. Government, Linux, BSD, Apple Macintosh, and Microsoft.