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Posted 21 July 2004 - 11:26 AM

Todays article from SitePro looks at the many faces of Google. There's a lot more to this company then just their top rated search engine. I really enjoyed this article, so I thought I'd share it with you guys that are checking out the P2L articles :ph34r:

And You Thought Google Was Just a Search Engine
By Merle MCPromotionsPress.com

Everyone loves Google for searching online, but did you know they also offer other tools for your Web based enjoyment? Google's technicians are a very talented group and they're constantly at work developing new and fun services. You'll find a complete list at http://www.Google.com/options/.
Let's take a look at the many faces of Google:

1) Google-Free:

A frŽe search engine for your website. Allow visitors to search your site or the Web. If you select the "safe search" option, adult themed web pages will be excluded from any Web search results that are shown.

2) Google Groups:

Allows you to create, join and even search other mailing lists. Create your own newsletter/ezine at no charge.

3) Google Answers:

More than 500 hand-picked researchers, willing to answer any question you may have for a fee. Prices start as low as $2.50 and go up from there. If you're trying to do some research for a project and are running short on time, this could come in very handy.

4) Google Catalogs:

Search and browse mail-order catalogs online. Hundreds of catalogs on a variety of topics, from Apparel to Computers. View full contents of each catalog right online.

5) Froogle:

A shopping service that makes it easy to find information about thousands of products for sale on the Net. Find the best price and the best place to purchase.

6) Google Image Search:

Search over 880 million images. Search results are displayed as thumbnails. By clicking on them individually you can view the graphic at full size.

7) Local Search:

Maybe you don't want to search the world; you need to find things in your own backyard. Use local search to find businesses and services close by.

8) Google News:

If you like your daily dose of World News and the top headlines, you can browse over 4,500 news sources at Google News. Continually updated.

9) Google Deskbar/Toolbar:

This downloadable toolbar allows you to conduct searches at Google from any website. Includes a pop-up stopper and the ability to post to your Blogger account (if you have one).

If you prefer to search from your desktop, download their Deskbar" and search without even launching your browser.

10) University Search:

Looking for information on a specific school? Google's UnÔversity Search serves up admission information, Alumni News and even course schedules.

11) Google Wireless:

If you thought you had to leave Google at home when you're on the move, you can conduct searches via your wireless phonŽ. See the site for specific directions for searching from your device.

12) Language Tools:

The Internet serves a global audience and English is not everyone's first language. With Language Tools you can translate blocks of text or an entire Web page by typing in the URL.

13) Google Web alerts/News alerts:

Great for monitoring a certain topic or even your competition. Type in a search word or phrase and select how often you wish to be notified. You'll receive an email when updated news on your subject appears online.

14) Blogger:

Not located at Google but owned by them, Blogger is a frŽe service for creating your own Blogs. Communicate with the world on your own terms. If you use Blogger and download Google's Toolbar, you can easily post to your Blog while surfing the Web. This is a very handy feature. They've also added the ability to add photos to your Blog and audio messages. Visit AudioBlogger.com.

Have you ever heard of "Google Labs"? It's basically a testing playground for the technicians who work at Google. New ideas for tools are placed there for the public to use and give feedback on. This area is considered the "experimental phase" and not all demos are guaranteed to make it out of the lab "alive." It's a very cool place to experiment with new tools. You'll find it at labs.google.com.

As you can see, Google is far more then just a search engine. Their many tools and services can help you in your Web based travels to be more informed and efficient. Google's runaway success stems from the fact that they have always listened to and served the public. You can see this in the creativity they bring to everything they do.

Next time you need to perform a specific task online, remember Google contains a full array of handy gadgets and they may have just what you're looking for!

About The Author
Merle operates EzineAdAuction.com "Where some of the BEST Deals in Ezine Advertising are Made". Buy & Sell Ezine Ads in a live auction setting! Publishers sell off your excess inventory and Buyers pick up some Fantastic bargains. FrŽe E-book on how to write "glowing" ezine ads..... Download today at EzineAdAuction.com.


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#2 _*Scuba06Steve_*

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 10:22 PM

only thing i use google for is to search for sites and pics... lol i use yahoo for mail... and yeah

#3 _*Jay_*

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 06:51 AM

gmail is excellent!

#4 _*z77_*

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Posted 31 July 2004 - 11:41 AM

Gmail is amazing! Anyone who hasnt gotten an account though beta is going to love it when its released ;)

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