What is Google com and what does it do
Google.com is the most popular website in the world, according to Alexa.com website ranking data and usage statistics. The purpose of Google.com is to search the web for information pertaining to a particular topic. For example, the search term “dog,” would lead you to results that pertain to dogs and other animal related topics. It is estimated that Google processes over 100,000 searches every second.
To better understand Google’s function, we must consider the nature of searching in general. When you use a search engine such as Google, you are typing keywords into a search box. These words are usually descriptive words (e.g., “dog” or “bank”). The powerful computer inside the search engine then searches the web to find websites that contain key words that match your query. When the information is found, a search result page is returned that lists the websites that contain match keywords, ordered according to their relevance to the topic you are searching. If you do not see any results, you can refine your query by altering your keyword or by pressing a button to get more specific results. Google.com uses advanced innovations to help you find information more effectively than traditional search engines.
In simple terms: Google searches the whole web and brings back relevant, relevant information on its search results page.
So what does Google do for me?
How did the company get its start
Google was launched in 1998 by two Stanford University computer majors and business school students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Google was originally named Backrub because it studied back links to determine the relative importance of a website. It then became “Google” in 1997 as a play on the word googol, which is a mathematical term. A googol is equal to 1 with 100 zeroes following it. The company was founded in a friend’s garage and the first employee, Craig Silverstein, was hired in 1999.
Initially, Google provided a number of services to Internet users such as PageRank which ranks the importance of websites based on how many other sites link to them. The company also provides the Google AdWords program, which is used by businesses to advertise their products on search engine results pages. Ads are keyed to specific search terms and appear above or below relevant search results. They cost money for users who click on them and for advertisers who have their ads displayed. The program is also useful to advertisers because it shows relevant ads without users seeing advertising for unrelated products when they search for specific keywords.
What are some of the most popular services that Google com offers
Websites, such as Google.com, are known as search engines because they are used to search for information that is posted on the web. Google.com only provides access to its search tools, however it does provide several other services that have become very popular with users. Since 2006, Gmail has been available to Gmail users. In 2006, the Gmail interface was updated and now has conversation view, which allows users to view messages from one another. In 2007, Google began offering YouTube videos as downloadable video files that are playable on all devices without Adobe flash or Java. In 2008, Google launched Google Docs – an online office suite for sharing documents with other users. It also offers Keep, a collaboration tool that allows multiple people to work together on a single document at the same time. In 2009, Google launched Google Sites, which enables its users to create a web page. In 2010, it launched Google Calendar and an RSS feed reader. In 2011, Google+ was released. In 2012, it began providing offline access to Gmail.
How has the company changed over the years
In 2008, Google intentionally made changes to its search algorithm or the manner in which it ranked websites based upon how well they complied with Google’s guidelines. The move was an effort to combat the popularity of spamdexing and other black hat tactics used by bad websites and business owners to gain website rankings. In 2009, the company launched Google Chrome, Google News, Lively and Wave. In 2010, Google launched Google Plus and Google TV, a television based platform. In 2011, the company introduced a version of Chrome for Apple’s iOS devices and Google Shopping Express – an express shipping voucher service. In 2012, Google acquired Motorola Mobility, a phone manufacturer, and announced Google Wallet. In 2013, the company introduced Google+1 and the Chrome browser. And in 2014, the company introduced Chromebooks.
What is the future of Google com
Google.com has continued to evolve. Since 2009, the index of websites has been improved with Google ranking system and changes in the algorithm for search results. Google also made enhancements to its Android operating system which began in 2010, as well as its Nexus One smartphone that it released in 2011. Google has also announced a new social networking platform, Google Plus, which will compete against Facebook for a share of the social networking market.
In 2011 Google was sued for anti-competitive practices by the European Union and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, accusing it of favoring its own shopping comparison service over that of Web comparison service “Yahoo! Shopping.” The case was settled, but Google agreed to change some aspects of its search algorithm in Europe starting from April 2012.
In 2012, Google unveiled Google Glass , a wearable computing device designed for use in daily life. It has been developed through a collaboration between Google X, Android and Nest Labs, Inc. and produced in partnership with the Italian eyewear company Luxottica It is available to be purchased by anyone, but only Google Glass Explorer Edition was released when first announced, in order to test the device.