List Of Google’s Web-Based Search Tool Products And How They Can Make Your Everyday Life Easy

By | March 26, 2020

Google is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies, alongside Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft.

Over the years, they’ve come up with varying products and services that most of us use in our daily lives. Most times we use some of these products and services and we don’t really know their purpose and how they really function but we use them because everyone else is using them. Most of us think we know every google product out there but this article will serve as an eye opener for you and me. It is important to note that google products are classified into;

  • Web-based Products (this is divided into; search tool, advertising tools and communication/ publishing tools)
  • Desktop Applications
  • Mobile Applications
  • Advertising Services
  • Development Tools
  • Operating Systems

For the sake of this content, the first product would be considered.

Web-based Products

Web-based products are products that can be used over the internet with a web browser. You do not have to install anything or worry about upgrades or compatibility. All you need to do is a device with internet and a web browser and you’re good to go. Here’s a list of Google’s web-based search tool products and their functions

Google Search:  This is basically known as Google. It is the most popularly known Google product as it is one of Google’s core product and has been in existence since 1997. It is a search engine used to look for information on the internet and it is used as a portal to reach other websites as it contains a very large database of information. It can be accessed by clicking www.google.com

Google Images: This is a subsidiary of the Google Search as it is a web-based tool used to search for images on google and it also has a special function of doing a reverse search; this means instead of using words to search for images you can use images to search for words and what the images represents. To access this product, simply click www.images.google.com

YouTube: Most of us are familiar with the YouTube platform as it is known to be the bank of videos which ranges from educational to entertainment. In recent times, YouTube has transcended to contain a subsidiary which contains not only videos but music also. To access this product, simply click www.youtube.com

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Google News: This is yet another subsidiary of the Google search as it is an automated news compilation service and a search engine for news stories available to people in different countries. To access the Google News platform simply click www.news.google.com

Google Finance: Google Finance is a subsidiary of google that serves as a portal to go into the world of business and financial matters all over the world. It provides business news, opinions and financial data; most of which are companies finance data and portfolio. To access this platform simply click www.finance.google.com

Google Shopping:  This is a platform that provides information on online stores and auctions for products via searches. This can be accessed by www.shopping.google.com

Google Books:  Books are sources of knowledge, information and entertainment; google has worked hard in order to bring this closer to us so that we can be enlightened. The Google Books platform serves as a search engine for books with respect to the publishers, authors and titles. To access this simply click www.books.google.com

Google Patents: This serves as a search engine used to search through millions of patents, with each result having its own page including drawings, claims and citations. This is mostly used for students and inventors in order for them to know the right they have in performing certain projects To access this simply click www.patent.google.com

Google Scholar: this is a search engine used to browse through scholarly literatures and articles across an array of publishing formats and scholarly fields. This is mostly useful to students who are working on various projects as it serves as a source of literature review. To access this platform simply click www.scholar.google.com

 Google Dataset Search: This is a platform that provides information based on data and analysis gotten from the websites of repositories, local and national government. For example; if there was a population census in your country and you want to know the result, methodology, scope and aim of the census this platform is the right one for you to get accurate data. It helps in providing statistical data based on searches. To access this, simply click www.datasetsearch.research.google.com

Google Hotel Finder and Google Flight: This is serves as a travel assistant, it helps individuals to book Flights and Hotels when they want to travel. It also helps in giving accurate information about the destination the individual is traveling to. To access this simply click on www.travel.google.com

 Google Alerts: This is a tool that helps you to create alert and receive an email notification on chosen search items whenever it finds new results on the search item. For example; if you want to receive alerts on new findings on Technology if you activate the alert, you’ll receive an email notification whenever there is something new on technology on the internet. The search items include; web results, google group results, news and videos. To access this, simply click on www.alerts.google.com

Google Assistant: This serves as a voice-based search service used to access other products of google via simple voice searches. It is built with AI (Artificial Intelligence) that helps make tasks easy. It is also used as a communicator to other google products and services. To access this simply click on www.assistant.google.com

 Google Custom Search: This is a search engine that helps users to get accurate and particular information with regard to what they are looking for. This is done by narrowing a large range of search results into a group of topical relevant results which is then provided to the user. To access this, simply click on www.cse.google.com

 Google Groups:  This is a web and email discussion service in which users can; create a group, join a group, post, publish posts, track favourite topics, write web pages and share group files. This is most useful by researchers, professionals and students. This can be accessed by clicking www.groups.google.com

 Google Translate: This basically translates one language to another either by voice data or by text data it is also a helpful tool in detecting the kind of language used. It is most useful to travellers, tourists, professionals and students who want to learn and explore new languages. To access this, click on www.translate.google.com

 Google Web History and Google Personalised Search: This is used in tracking one’s webpage and search records remotely. It provides all information regarding one’s recent browsing records via cookie records from the web browser. All your activities on the browser is being displayed. To access this simply click on www.myactivity.google.com

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I hope with this article/content I have been able to educate you on the various google search tool products there are, how to access them and how to use them. In the future, I’ll expand the scope of this article to other google products that will be of great help to you as an individual. Thank you!!!

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