Google Web products


These products must be accessed via a Web browser.

Account management

Dashboard
Dashboard is an online tool that allows Google Account holders to view all their personal information Google is storing on their servers.

Advertising

Ad Planner
An online tool that allows users to view traffic estimates for popular web sites and create media plans.

Ad Manager
A hosted ad management solution

AdSense
Advertisement program for Website owners. Adverts generate revenue on either a per-click or per-thousand-ads-displayed basis, and adverts shown are from AdWords users, depending on which adverts are relevant.

AdWords
Google’s flagship advertising product, and main source of revenue. AdWords offers pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, and site-targeted advertising for both text and banner ads.

Google Advertising Professionals
Google’s AdWords partner certification program, providing AdWords qualifications to agencies that pass exams and other criteria

AdWords Website Optimizer
Integrated AdWords tool for testing different website content, in order to gain to the most successful advertising campaigns.

Audio Ads
Radio advertising program for US businesses. Google began to roll this product out on 15 May 2007 through its existing AdWords interface, however has been discontinued.

Click-to-Call
Calling system so users can call advertisers for free at Google’s expense from search results pages. This service was discontinued.

DoubleClick
Internet ad serving provider.

Grants
Scheme for non-profit organizations to benefit from free Cost-Per-Click advertising on the AdWords network.

TV Ads
CPM-driven television advertising scheme available on a trial basis, currently aimed towards professional advertisers, agencies and partners.

Communication and publishing

3D Warehouse
Google 3D Warehouse is an online service that hosts 3D models of existing objects, locations (including buildings) and vehicles created in Google SketchUp by the aforementioned application’s users. The models can be downloaded into Google SketchUp by other users or Google Earth.

Apps
Custom domain and service integration service for businesses, enterprise and education, featuring Gmail and other Google products.

Blogger
Weblog publishing tool. Users can create a custom, hosted blogs with features such as photo publishing, comments, group blogs, blogger profiles and mobile-based posting with little technical knowledge.

Calendar
Free online calendar. It includes a unique “quick add” function which allows users to insert events using natural language input. Other features include Gmail integration and calendar sharing. It is similar to those offered by Yahoo! and MSN.

Docs
Document, spreadsheet and presentation application, with document collaboration and publishing capabilities.

FeedBurner
News feed management services, including feed traffic analysis and advertising facilities.

Friend Connect
Friend Connect is an online service that empowers website and blog owners to add social features to their websites. It also allows users to connect with their friends on different websites that have implemented Google Friend Connect on their website.

Gadgets
Mini-applications designed to display information or provide a function in a succinct manner. Available in Universal or Desktop format.

Profiles
It is simply how you present yourself on Google products to other Google users. It allows you to control how you appear on Google and tell others a bit more about who you are.

Gmail (Also known as Google Mail)
Free Webmail IMAP and POP e-mail service provided by Google, known for its abundant storage and advanced interface. It was first released in an invitation-only form on April 1, 2004. Mobile access and Google Talk integration is also featured.

iGoogle (Previously Google Personalized Homepage)
Customizable homepage, which can contain Web feeds and Google Gadgets, launched in May 2005. It was renamed to iGoogle on April 30, 2007 (previously used internally by Google).

Notebook
Web clipping application for saving online research. The tool permits users to clip text, images, and links from pages while browsing, save them online, access them from any computer, and share them with others. Google recently stopped development on Notebook and no longer accepts sign-ups. While old users can still access their notebooks, newcomers are offered to try other services such as Google Docs and Google Bookmarks[2].
Knol
Knol is a service that enables subject experts and other users to write authoritative articles related to various topics.

Marratech e-Meeting
Web conferencing software, used internally by Google’s employees. Google acquired the software from creator Marratech on April 19, 2007. Google has not yet stated what it will do with the product.

Orkut
Social networking service, where users can list their personal and professional information, create relationships amongst friends and join communities of mutual interest. In November 2006, Google opened Orkut registration to everyone, instead of being invitation only.

Panoramio
Photos of the world.

Picasa Web Albums
Online photo sharing, with integration with the main Picasa program.

Reader
Web-based news aggregator, capable of reading Atom and RSS feeds. It allows the user to search, import and subscribe to feeds. The service also embeds audio enclosures in the page. Major revisions to Google Reader were made in October 2006.

Sites (Previously Jotspot)
Website creation tool for private or public groups, for both personal and corporate use.

SMS Channels (Google India Only)
Launched September 2008, allows users to create and subscribe to channels over SMS. Channels can be based on RSS feeds.

Questions and Answers (Chinese / Russian / Thai / Arabic Only)
Community-driven knowledge market website. Launched on June 26, 2007 that allows users to ask and answer questions posed by other users. [1]

Voice
Known as “GrandCentral” before 2009-03-11, this is a free voice communications product that includes a POTS telephone number. It includes a follow-me service that allows the user to forward their Google voice phone number to simultaneously ring up to 6 other phone numbers. It also features a unified voice mail service, SMS and free outgoing calls via Google’s “click2call” and 3rd party dialers.

Wave
Still in early developmental stages, Google Wave is a product that helps users communicate and collaborate on the web. A “wave” is equal parts conversation and document, where users can almost instantly communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more. [2]

YouTube
Popular free video sharing Web site which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. In October 2006, Google, Inc., announced that it had reached a deal to acquire the company for $1.65 billion USD in Google’s stock. The deal closed on 13 November 2006.

Google Sidewiki
Google Sidewiki is a browser sidebar that enables you to contribute and read helpful information alongside any web page. The service came to be online since Sep 23, 2009‎. [3]

Development

Android
Open Source mobile phone platform developed by the Open Handset Alliance

App Engine
A tool that allows developers to write and run web applications.

Code
Google’s site for developers interested in Google-related development. The site contains Open Source code and lists of their API services. Also provides project hosting for any free and open source software.

Mashup Editor
Web Mashup creation with publishing facilities, as well as syntax highlighting and debugging (Deprecated, since January 14, 2009).

OpenSocial
A set of common APIs for building social applications on many websites.

Subscribed Links
Allows developers to create custom search results that Google users can add to their search pages.

Webmaster Tools (Previously Google Sitemaps)
Sitemap submission and analysis for the Sitemaps protocol. Renamed from Google Sitemaps to cover broader features, including query statistics and robots.txt analysis.

Web Toolkit
An open source Java software development framework that allows web developers to create Ajax applications in Java.

Google Chrome OS
An Operating System utilizing the Linux kernel and a custom Window manager.

Google Go
A compiled, concurrent programming language developed by Google.

Google Closure Tools
Javascript tools used by Google products such as GMail, Google Docs and Google Maps

Mapping

City Tours
An overlay to Maps that shows interesting tours within a city

Maps
Mapping service that indexes streets and displays satellite and street-level imagery, providing driving directions and local business search.

Map Maker
Edit the map in more than a hundred countries and watch your edits go into Google Maps. Become a citizen cartographer and help map your world.

Building Maker
Web Based building and editing tool to create 3D buildings for Google Earth.

Mars
Imagery of Mars using the Google Maps interface. Elevation, visible imagery and infrared imagery can be shown. It was released on March 13, 2006, the anniversary of the birth of astronomer Percival Lowell.

Moon
NASA imagery of the moon through the Google Maps interface. It was launched on July 20, 2005, in honor of the first manned Moon landing on July 20, 1969.

Ride Finder
Taxi, limousine and shuttle search service, using real time position of vehicles in 14 US cities. Ride Finder uses the Google Maps interface and cooperates with any car service that wishes to participate (discontinued as of October 2009).

Sky Map
An Internet tool for viewing the stars and galaxies, you can now access this tool through a browser version of “Google Sky”.

Transit
Public transport trip planning through the Google Maps interface. Google Transit was released on December 7, 2005, and is now fully integrated with Google Maps.
(For Google Earth, see “Standalone applications”)

Search

Accessible Search
Search engine for the blind and visually impaired. It prioritises usable and accessible web sites in the search results, so the user incurs minimal distractions when browsing.

Alerts
E-mail notification service, which sends alerts based on chosen search terms, whenever there are new results. Alerts include web results, Groups results news, and video.

Base
Google submission database, that enables content owners to submit content, have it hosted and make it searchable. Information within the database is organized using attributes.

Blog search
Weblog search engine, with a continuously-updated search index. Results include all blogs, not just those published through Blogger. Results can be viewed and filtered by date.

Book Search (Previously Google Print)
Search engine for the full text of printed books. Google scans and stores in its digital database. The content that is displayed depends on the arrangement with the publishers, ranging from short extracts to entire books.

Checkout
Online payment processing service provided by Google aimed at simplifying the process of paying for online purchases. Webmasters can choose to implement Google Checkout as a form of payment.

Code Search
Search engine for programming code found on the Internet.

Dictionary
Once part of Google Translate, it is now a standalone service that allows searching of words and phrases from over 22 languages[3].

Directory
Collection of links arranged into hierarchical subcategories. The links and their categorization are from the Open Directory Project, but are sorted using PageRank.

Directory (Google China)
Navigation directory, specifically for Chinese users.

Experimental Search
Options for testing new interfaces whilst searching with Google, including Timeline views and keyboard shortcuts.

Fast Flip
Online news aggregator that mimics the experience of flicking through a newspaper or magazine, allowing visual search of stories in manner similar to microfiche.

Finance
Searchable US business news, opinion, and financial data. Features include company-specific pages, blog search, interactive charts, executives information, discussion groups and a portfolio.

Groups
Web and e-mail discussion service and Usenet archive. Users can join a group, make a group, publish posts, track their favorite topics, write a set of group web pages updatable by members and share group files. [4]. In January, 2007, version 3 of Google Groups was released. New features include the ability to create customised pages and share files.

Image Labeler
Game that induces participants to submit valid descriptions (labels) of images in the web, in order to later improve Image Search.

Image Search
Image search engine, with results based on the filename of the image, the link text pointing to the image and text adjacent to the image. When searching, a thumbnail of each matching image is displayed.

Language Tools
Collection of linguistic applications, including one that allows users to translate text or web pages from one language to another, and another that allows searching in web pages located in a specific country or written in a specific language.

Life Search (Google China)
Search engine tailored towards everyday needs, such as train times, recipes and housing.

Movies
A specialised search engine that obtains Film showing times near a user-entered location as well as providing reviews of films compiled from several different websites.

Music (Google China)
A site containing links to a large archive of Chinese pop music (principally Cantopop and Mandopop), including audio streaming over Google’s own player, legal lyric downloads, and in most cases legal MP3 downloads. The archive is provided by Top100.cn (i.e. this service does not search the whole Internet) and is only available in mainland China. It is intended to rival the similar, but potentially illegal service provided by Baidu.

News
Automated news compilation service and search engine for news. There are versions of the aggregator for more than 20 languages. While the selection of news stories is fully automated, the sites included are selected by human editors.

News Archive Search
Feature within Google News, that allows users to browse articles from over 200 years ago.

Patent Search
Search engine to search through millions of patents, each result with its own page, including drawings, claims and citations.

Product Search (Previously Froogle)
Price engine that searches online stores, including auctions, for products.

Rebang (Google China)
Google China’s search trend site, similar to Google Zeitgeist. Currently part of Google Labs.

Scholar
Search engine for the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and scholarly fields. Today, the index includes virtually all peer-reviewed journals available online.

Sets
List of items generated when the user enters a few examples. For example, entering “Green, Purple, Red” produces the list “Green, Purple, Red, Blue, Black, White, Yellow, Orange, Brown.”

SMS
Mobile phone short message service offered by Google in several countries, including the USA, Japan, Canada, India and China and formerly the UK, Germany and Spain. It allows search queries to be sent as a text message. The results are sent as a reply, with no premium charge for the service.

Squared
Creates tables of information about a subject from unstructured data

Suggest
Auto-completion in search results while typing to give popular searches.

University Search
Listings for search engines for university websites.

U.S. Government Search
Search engine and Personalized Homepage that exclusively draws from sites with a .gov TLD.

Video
Video search engine and online store for clips internally submitted by companies and the general public. Google’s main video partnerships include agreements with CBS, NHL and the NBA. Also searches videos posted on YouTube, Metacafe, Daily Motion, and other popular video hosting sites.

Voice Local Search
Non-premium phone service for searching and contacting local businesses

Web History (Previously Google Search History / Personalized Search)
Web page tracking, which records Google searches, Web pages, images, videos, music and more. It also includes Bookmarks, search trends and item recommendations. Google released Search History in April 2005, when it began to record browsing history[4], later expanding and renaming the service to Web History in April 2007.[5]

Web Search
Web search engine, which is Google’s core product. It was the company’s first creation, coming out of beta on September 21, 1999, and remains their most popular and famous service. It receives 1 billion requests a day and is the most used search engine on the Internet.

Statistics

Analytics
Traffic statistics generator for defined websites, with strong AdWords integration. Webmasters can optimize their ad campaigns, based on the statistics that are given. Analytics is based on the Urchin software and the new version released in May 2007 integrates improvements based on Measure Map.

Gapminder
Data trend viewing platform to make nations’ statistics accessible on the internet in an animated, interactive graph form.

Trends
Graph plotting application for Web Search statistics, showing the popularity of particular search terms over time. Multiple terms can be shown at once. Results can also be displayed by city, region or language. Related news stories are also shown.

Zeitgeist
Collection of lists of the most frequent search queries. There are weekly, monthly and yearly lists, as well as topic and country specific lists. Closed 22 May 2007 and replaced by “Hot Trends, a dynamic feature in Google Trends”.

Other

Health
Puts you in charge of your health information. It claims to be safe, secure, and free. Organize your health information all in one place.

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