Engage- Discover- Google products

One of my tasks is to do a research about the google products that will help me to facilitate my idea. I think I may use Google + to help asexual people find their community and talk about subject

 

 

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  • Google Search is a web search engine, which is Google‘s core product. It receives over 3 billion search queries per day. Google also offers regional search by its 189 regional level domains. (see List of Google domains#Localized & regional domains)
    • Hummingbird – Expanded query analysis. For example, if you search for ‘best pie place in Seattle’ Google will also search for ‘best pie restaurant in Seattle’.
    • PageRank – link analysis algorithm.
    • Snapshots – mechanism that indexes PDFs, Word documents, and more.
    • Google Search functionality – Google Search includes Boolean logical operators, wildcards, and more, to help users refine their searches.
    • Multiple languages – Google Search is supported by a large number of different languages.
    • Google Author Rank – The idea that an online author can have topical authority within Google Search Results.
    • Experimental Search options for testing new interfaces while searching with Google, including Timeline views and keyboard shortcuts.
    • Encrypted Search – In May 2010 Google rolled out SSL-encrypted web search.[1] The encrypted search can be accessed at encrypted.google.com [2]
  • Google Alerts – email notification service, which sends alerts based on chosen search terms, whenever there are new results. Alerts include web results, Groups results news, and video. The system is not functioning correctly beginning in 2013.[3]
  • Google Books (formerly Print) – search engine for the full text of printed books. Google scans and stores in its digital database. The content that is displayed depends on the arrangement with the publishers, ranging from short extracts to entire books.
  • Google Custom Search – allows a user to create a customized search experience for his/her own website. Renamed from Google Co-op, which in turn replaced Google Free Search.
  • Google Finance – searchable US business news, opinion, and financial data. Features include company-specific pages, blog search, interactive charts, executives information, discussion groups and a portfolio.
  • Google Groups – web and email discussion service and Usenet archive. Users can join a group, make a group, publish posts, track their favorite topics, write a set of group web pages updatable by members and share group files. In January 2007, version 3 of Google Groups was released. New features include the ability to create customized pages and share files.
  • Google Hotel Finder – Provides searches similar to other Online Travel Agencies (Travel website) that searchers can search for check-in and check-out dates.[4] Now directly available through searching, for example searching ‘hotels in Seattle’ will result in an info box under advertisements.[5]
  • Google Flight Search – a service that allows users to search for flights from many airlines to many destinations, offering tools such as price comparisons and travel recommendations.[6]
  • Google Image Search – image search engine, with results based on the file name of the image, the link text pointing to the image and text adjacent to the image. You can also make a search by uploading a picture from your computer. When searching, a thumbnail of each matching image is displayed.
  • Language Tools – Collection of linguistic applications, including one that allows users to translate text or web pages from one language to another, and another that allows searching in web pages located in a specific country or written in a specific language.
  • Life Search (Google China) – Search engine tailored towards everyday needs, such as train times, recipes and housing.
  • Google News – automated news compilation service and search engine for news. There are versions of the aggregator for more than 20 languages. While the selection of news stories is fully automated, the sites included are selected by human editors.
  • Google Patent Search – search engine to search through millions of patents, each result with its own page, including drawings, claims and citations.
  • Google Recipe View – lets you narrow your search results to show only recipes, and helps you choose the right recipe amongst the search results by showing clearly marked ratings, ingredients and pictures. First mentioned on Google’s blog in February 2011.[7]
  • Google Scholar – search engine for the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and scholarly fields. Today, the index includes virtually all peer-reviewed journals available online.
  • Google Shopping (was Google Product Search and Froogle): price engine that searches online stores, including auctions, for products. Beginning in Fall of 2012, it will become a fully commercial product, only indexing paid listings.[8]
  • Suggestauto-completion in search results while typing to give popular searches.
  • Google Video – video search engine. Google’s main video partnerships include agreements with CBS, NHL and the NBA. It also searches videos posted on YouTube, Metacafe, Daily Motion, and other popular video hosting sites. In the past Google Video itself offered a video hosting service, but this feature was shut down on August 20, 2012.[9]
  • Web History (was Google Search History, Personalized Search) – web page tracking, which records Google searches, web pages, images, videos, music and other data. It also includes bookmarks, search trends and item recommendations. Google released Search History in April 2005, when it began to record browsing history,[10] later expanding and renaming the service to Web History in April 2007.[11]
  • Knowledge Graph – a knowledge base used to enhance search results with semantic information gathered from several sources.
  • Zagat – a source of consumer survey-based information for restaurants and other leisure activities.

Advertising services[edit]

  • AdMob is a mobile advertising network that Google acquired in November 2009.[12] It offers advertising solutions for Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8.[13]
  • Google AdSense – Offers a contextual advertising solution to web publishers, and delivers text-based Google AdWords ads that are relevant to site content pages.
  • Google Ad Planner – Ad Planner has been replaced with Google Display Planner.[14]
  • Google AdWords – advertise with Google AdWords ads in the Sponsored Links section next to search results to boost website traffic and sales.
  • Adwords Express – Local online advertising made easy
  • Google Certification ProgramGoogle AdWords partner certification program, providing AdWords qualifications to agencies that pass exams and other criteria. Replaced Google Advertising Professionals in April 2010.
  • DoubleClick – ad management and ad serving technology foundation for buyers, creators and sellers of digital media.
  • DoubleClick for Publishers by Google – Set of tools for driving direct sales revenue and maximizing yield on non-guaranteed inventory.
  • Google Ad Grants – in-kind donation program awarding free AdWords advertising to select charitable organizations.
  • Google Think Insights

Communication and publishing tools[edit]

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