Google is widely considered one of the best, if not the best, search engine currently available on the Internet. Known for its ease of use, speed, and accuracy, Google has gained wide-spread popularity, offering cutting edge technology to effectively search through the World Wide Web (both HTML and pdf), images, Usenet groups and domestic and international news. Users can search in English, or in a variety of different languages using Google's international search engines. Google only runs text ads on its site.
Google also offers a wide variety of other services, including translations, an online Web directory (taken from the Open Directory) and Froogle, a service launched to help people find information about products for sale online. Google News constantly monitors and indexes thousands of news sites across the Net. Recently Google added Blogger.com, as a move into the community space.
The Google Web search technology accounts for over 75% if all Web searches (this includes searches done on the Google site itself, as well as, partners such as AOL and Yahoo! that use the Google Web search on their own sites). This is likely to change as Yahoo! moves to Inktomi for its Web search in the months ahead. But still if you are going to optimize your Web pages for one search engine, it should be Google.
Google was started by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
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Google Groups - Usenet Archive
Google Groups contains the entire archive of Usenet discussion groups dating back to 1981. Google's search feature enables users to access this wealth of information with the speed and efficiency of a Google web search, providing relevant results from a database containing more than 800 million posts.
Google Web Directory
Google uses the directory data from the Open Directory Project. Google lists the Web sites in a particular section by their Google PageRank, and provides an option of presenting the listings alphabetically. When searching the Google Directory, one is searching both the listing names and descriptions, as well as, the text on the Web page that the listing links to.
Google news continuously monitors over 4000 news sources and includes stories for the last 30 days in its index. Both PR Newswire and Business Wire feeds are included.
Google News Alerts
Google will track words and phrases and email you links to any new stories that contain those terms once a day or as the story appears in the Google news index. This is a great way to track news about your law firm's pr activities.
Google US Government Search
Google University Searches
Google Language Tools
Visit Google labs to see what additional great new stuff Google has in the pipeline.
Search patterns, trends, and surprises according to Google
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Search Engine Watch Editor Danny Sullivan. This is the best place on the Web to get summary information about Google and all of the search engines. Danny also runs the Search Engine Strategies conferences, the premier conference series that about search engine marketing and optimization issues.
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