List of Google Products

Saturday, January 16, 2010

List of Google Products



This post provides a small list of the various Google Products and their uses.
There are more than 100 Google products. However, the following list displays the important ones.
Please click on the link to go to that product.
Google Product List

Google AdSense

Google AdWords

Google Alerts

Google Analytics

Blogger

Google Blog Search

Google Book Search

Google Calender

Google Checkout

Google Code

Google Dashboard

Google Desktop

Google Directory

Google Docs

Google Earth

FeedBurner

Google Finance

Google Friend Connect

Gmail

Google Groups

Google Maps

Google News

Google Notebook

Google Pack

Google Pages

Google Scholar

Google Sites

Google Talk

Google Translate

Google Trends

Google Webmaster Central

Google Trends

Google Web Search



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What is Google AdSense?
Google AdSense is a part of Google's web advertising program.


In AdSense, Google pays people (bloggers or website owners) to show relevant third - party advertisements on their websites or blogs.

As a summary Google is acts as an agent between advertisers who pay and people (bloggers or website owners) who earn. Google deducts a portion of the money paid by the advertisers.

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What is Google AdWords?

Google AdWords is part of the Google's web advertising program.


In AdWords, people (or organizations) known as advertisers pay Google for keywords like technology. Whenever a user types the query technology, the search results show the advertisements along with the search results.

However the advertisements can also appear on a website or a blog, as explained in Adsense.

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What is a Google alert?
Google alert is a free service by Google that helps a user to get information as it happens on the web, in his/her email.

To use Google Alerts, you give Google a topic and then it will give you all the information you need as it finds in real-time
or on a daily or weekly basis in your Gmail inbox.

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What is Google Analytics?
Google Analytics is a free service by Google that provides useful information as number of visitors and
search engine traffic coming to a website or a blog.


It has many more features to help a blogger or a website owner to know the surfing habits of visitors.


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What is Blogger?
Blogger is a free blog creating service by Google.

Blogger was intially created by a company called Pyralabs which is now taken over by Google.

Blogger is the best blogging platform or blogging service as it allows a user to customize a lot of things.
It is quite popular among novice to professional bloggers.
However, Wordpress and Typepad are fast catching up with Blogger, as they have better default templates and are much easy to use.

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What is Google Books or Google Book search?
Google Books search is a free service that allows online access or previews to books.

You can find a variety of free book and get a small preview of the contents of a particular book.

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What is Google Blog search?
Google blog search brings the power of Google search in searching blogs.



What is Google Calender?
Google calender is a free service which helps a user to mark dates for important events.

However, it also has other useful applications.

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What is Google code?
Google code is a free service that helps a developer to create and maintain projects.

You can find really cool projects, that can be useful and are usually opensource.
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What is Google Checkout?
Google checkout is a paid service that deals with ecommerce.

It helps both the user and a website owner to have secure online transactions for buying or selling.

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What is Google Dashboard?
Google Dashboard show a user all his data, stored in a Google account.
It helps to manage a Google account efficiently.

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What is Google Desktop Search?
Google Desktop Search is a free application, which allows user to search files on a local computer.


However, it slows uses a lot of system resources.

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What is Google Directory?
Google directory is a free service where Google has categorized the entire the web based on topics
in a directory structure.

It helps a user to find useful information sometimes more quickly than search. Very few people actually use this free service.

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What is Google Docs?
Google Docs is a free service that helps individuals or organisations to manage documents online.
A document can be a simple word document, a spreadsheet or a presentation. It is Google's answer to Microsoft's Office.
It is really easy to use and can save you a lot of money, if you have an internet connection. It is more flexible, easy to share and very user friendly.

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What is Google Earth?
Google Earth is a free service that helps a user to find a place or a location anywhere on the planet.

Google Earth comes in two variants: Desktop (installed on user's computer) and online.


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What is FeedBurner?
FeedBurner is a free service that helps a blog or a website owner to manage feeds.

The content on a website or blogs changes with time. Feeds are like updates which tell a website visitor that the content on a website has
changed. FeedBurner is very helpful and is a must if you have a blog or a website.

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What is Google finance?
Google finance service helps a user to use and manage financial data related to stock exchanges.

However it has stiff competition from Yahoo Finance which has a lead in this segment.

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What is Google Friend Connect?
Google Friend Connect is a free service that helps bloggers and website owners to easily integrate social media concepts on blogs and websites.

With Friend connect you are not registered with just one social networking website like Facebook, but the entire web.

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What is Gmail?
Gmail is a free email service by Google.

You have to create a GMail accouunt first, if you want to use the various Google products.
GMail is still behind Yahoo Mail in terms of number of users. Gmail however has of a lot of features which are hardly used by users.

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What are Google groups?
Google groups is a free service that helps users to create or join groups of particular interest.
Google groups was initially Usenet. It has competition from Yahoo groups which provides similar service.

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What is Google maps?
Google maps is a free service that helps a user to find a particular location like a depratment store, a mall or a movie theater.

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What is Google News?
Google News is Google's News service.

Media big heads like Rupert Murdoch criticized Google of stealing away hard worked and well written content media articles from online sources and just displaying it in search results.
If people get news articles in the search results like tweets in real-time, they won't go to news websites. This will cause significant drop in revenue of news sites like New York Times or Huffington Post.

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What is Google Notebook?
Google Notebook is a free service where users can write small notes and comments.

Google stopped the development of Google notebook. However, you can still access it.

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What is a Google pack?
Google pack is a collection of useful software that can be installed on a computer.
Google pack generally has free software like web browsers.



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What is Google Pages?
Google pages helps a user to create a simple webpage that can be accesible via the internet.

Google will ultimately discontinue the Google pages service as it was mostly used like dumping ground for javaScript and CSS files by bloggers. Please see Google sites.

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What is Google Scholar?
Google Scholar helps to search scholarly articles on the internet.
You can find really world-class material on Google Scholar.


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What is Google Sites?
Users can create web pages with the help of the free Google Sites service.
Google Sites is much easier and secure than Google Pages. Google will move all Google pages websites to Google sites.


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What is Google Talk?
Google Talk or GTalk is a desktop chat application like Yahoo Messenger.
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What is Google Translate?
Google translate is a free service by Google that helps in translating text and webpages in different languages.
Google translate can be integrated easily in a website or a blog.

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What is Google Trends?
Google Trends is a free service that shows what people are interested and what they are searching for.

Google trends can be useful to see what users are more likely to search maybe in a near future.
Yahoo is leading Google in this segment. However, Google Talk is simpler and powerful than Yahoo Messenger.

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What is Google Webmaster Central?
Google Webmaster Central is a free service for website owners and bloggers, to help them understand how Google really works.

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What is Google web search?
Google web search is free service that helps a user to search the web.

A large chunk of revenue for Google still comes from search. Google earns money if the user sees or clicks the advertisements that appear on it search result page.

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