An Extensive Guide to Google Services

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This is the Google Services Guide which is an ever-growing list of services as well as products by Google that can be explored - all from one place! Google Services Guide is dedicated to all Googlers and especially to Google addicts and Google fans out there :-) This is just another way of saying thank you Google! For more information, please check out the side bar.


Newly added service to the Google Services Guide:
Google Video Store (Added on 10/01/06)

Total number of services listed in the Google Services Guide:
Over 101

Google Accounts give you access to various Google services, including Google Groups, Google Alerts, Froogle Shopping List, Personalised Search, your Personalised Homepage, and Google Answers:

Add to Google lets publishers create a custom “Add to Google” button for their RSS feeds. When a user clicks the button, they can choose to either add the feed to Google Reader, or the Google Homepage service:

Google AdSense automatically delivers text and image ads that are precisely targeted to your site and your site content—ads so well-matched, in fact, that your readers will actually find them useful:

Google AdSense for Domains allows domain name registrars and large domain name holders to unlock the value in their parked page inventory. AdSense for domains delivers targeted, conceptually related keywords and advertisements to parked domain name pages by using Google's semantic technology to "understand" the meaning of each domain name:

Google AdSense for Feeds is a program that allows you to monetize your feeds through contextually targeted advertising:

Google AdSense Preview Tool is an addition to the right-click menu for Windows Internet Explorer 6.x, allowing you to preview the ads that may show on any web page. With just a few clicks, you can see what ads may appear on your new web pages, or make an educated decision on whether to add AdSense to your existing site pages (only works in Internet Explorer):

Google AdSense for Search matches relevant text advertising from Google's more than 150,000 advertisers with your users' search queries:

Google Adwords reaches people when they are actively looking for information about your products and services online, and sends targeted visitors directly to what you are offering:

Google AdWords Jumpstart is a full service method of signing up for Google AdWords, where Google specialists set up your AdWords account for you. Jumpstart helps you serve expert-level AdWords ads immediately, saving you the time and effort of doing it yourself (Jumpstart is only available for new advertisers who don't already have AdWords accounts):

Google AdWords Keyword Tool enables you to get ideas for new keywords that can help you improve your ad relevance:

Google AdWords Learning Center is aimed at helping AdWords advertisers, Google Advertising Professionals, or those just interested in learning more about AdWords by offering them free training to sharpen their AdWords knowledge. AdWords Learning Center provides both multimedia and text lessons to match your preferred learning style while lessons are organized to build upon previous ones, you can skip between topics and take them in any way you like. After each lesson you may test your knowledge by taking a quiz:

Google Advertising Professional Exam is part of the Google Advertising Professionals program and is one of the requirements needed to become a Qualified Google Advertising Professional:

Google Advertising Professionals Program is designed for professionals who currently manage or want to manage multiple AdWords client accounts. The Google Advertising Professionals program can help you become a more successful ad manager – for free:

Google AdWords Referral Program is for web sites whose customers and visitors include small to medium-sized businesses, and who want to help those companies become more successful by running Google AdWords:

Google Advanced Search offers numerous options for making your searches more precise and getting more useful results:

Google Alerts enables one to receive news and search results via email:

Google Analytics tells you everything you want to know about how your visitors found you and how they interact with your site (sign-ups are temporarily disabled):

Google Anita Borg Scholarships are aimed at encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders:

Google Automatic URL Removal System offers the option to request for immediate removal of content from Google’s index which can be achieved by sending a request to Google after registering through a Google account after creating either the META tags or the ‘robots.txt’ file in the web server:

Google Answers is a way to get that help from Researchers with expertise in online searching:

Google Base is a place where you can easily submit all types of online and offline content that we'll host and make searchable online:

Google Blog is the official blog at Google:

Google Blog Search is Google search technology focused on blogs:

Blogger is a service that provides Web-based tools used by individuals to publish to the Web: &

Blogger Images is a feature that enables users to quickly and easily post photos to their blog:

Blogger Mobile is a Google service for Blogger that enables anyone on-the-go to create a new blog and post to it – for free – using their mobile phone. Users with a camera phone can also post photos just as easily to a blog. They can simply snap a photo and send it via email or MMS to, and they have a new blog on Blogger:

Blogger Status serves to keep Blogger users informed about Blogger's development, upgrades, outages and related issues, Blogger Status will also detail problems that exist and what's being done about them:

Blogger for Word is a free add-in for Microsoft Word that lets you save a Word document as a post to your Blogger blog with just a few clicks, and without even opening up a browser:

Google Book Search enables one to search the full text of books: &

Google Browser Buttons let you search the Internet simply by highlighting a word (or phrase) on any web page and clicking the Google Search button:

Google Catalogs makes it easy to find information published in mail-order catalogs that were not previously available online:

Google Click to Call is a new service that enables cell phone users in the U.S. to use a remarkably robust version of Google Local directly from a mobile handset. Click to Call is a free and fast way to speak directly to the advertiser you found on aGoogle search results page – over the phone:

Google Code is the site for external developers interested in Google-related development:

Google Code Jam is a celebration of the art of computer science, and signals to programmers everywhere the value Google places on excellent coding:

College Life powered by Google:

Google Compute is a new feature of the Google Toolbar, the goal of Google. Compute is to make a contribution to science by enabling Google Toolbar users to easily donate their idle computer time to worthwhile causes (discontinued for latest versions of Google Toolbar):

Google Content-Targeted Advertising is an automated system for web publishers that matches advertising precisely to the information on content and community pages:

Google Deskbar lets you search with Google right from your Windows taskbar:

Google Deskbar Plug-in Development contains everything you need to start writing plug-ins for your Google Deskbar, including documentation that describes the Deskbar Plug-in API and how to load the plug-in to your Deskbar, examples of plug-in code (search for your Outlook address book & random passwords generator) and a .NET assembly desbarex.dll to be referenced by your plug-in project:

Google Desktop gives you easy access to information on your computer and from the web:

Google Desktop for Enterprise allows you to boost your company's productivity by enabling your employees to find email, files, media, web history and chats instantly, view web pages they've seen, even when they're not online and view search results from your intranet, and their own desktop in one place. Deploying and managing Google Desktop Enterprise across your organization will enable you to centrally control user features and preferences, encrypt all user data and search index files and distribute using the included MSI-based installer:

Google Desktop SDK provides documentation and sample code for using the Google Desktop APIs and enabling software developers to integrate Desktop with their own applications:

Google Desktop Plugins help Google Desktop users find and distribute new third-party plugins and sidebar add-on modules:

Dodgeball is a networking service that helps coordinate location-based social interactions between mobile users:

Google Earth offers maps and satellite images for complex or pinpointed regional searches:

Google Earth Enterprise allows you to put the power of Google Earth inside your enterprise and consists of Google Earth Fusion that integrates your data - raster (imagery), GIS, terrain, and point data, Google Earth Server which streams data to client software (Google Earth EC) and Google Earth EC (Enterprise Client) for viewing, printing, data authoring:,, &

Google Earth Hurricane Katrina Imagery consists of image overlays of damage from Hurricane Katrina for Google Earth that can be used by bonafide users and agencies involved with the relief efforts:

Google Enterprise Professional Program is a partner service and program for developers, consultants, and independent software vendors interested in extending Google's enterprise search capabilities and in delivering complementary technology and services to Google enterprise customers:

Google Extensions are small applications that you download and install into your Firefox browser to add new functionality:

Google Flight is a search comparison feature on Google that lets people quickly get to airline flight information:

Froogle is Google's product search engine and shopping directory:

Froogle Merchant Center is a single, online location where Google merchants can manage their account:

Froogle Mobile enables one to search the web for products with Froogle from your mobile phone:

Froogle Shopping List lets you save and share information about the products you find on Froogle. If you find a product you want to keep close at hand, just click on "Add to list" and you'll be able to bring it up again quickly (first you'll need to create a Google Account if you don't already have one):

Google Friends Newsletter lets you always know what's happening at your favorite search engine. Messages include important announcements of new Google launches, features and other information: &

GMail (also known as Google Mail) is a free, search-based webmail service that includes more than 2,500 megabytes (2.5 gigabytes) of storage: &

GMail Mobile allows you to access your Gmail messages from the web browser on your mobile phone or device. Your Gmail account stays synched, whether you access it from the web or the mobile interface. Read and reply to your Gmail messages any time, anywhere:

GMail Notifier is an application that alerts you when you have new Gmail messages (Google Talk includes the notifier):

GMail SMS Signup allows US mobile phone users to sign up for a Google email account through SMS, a measure taken to prevent spam: will include the work of the Google Foundation, some of Google’s own projects using Google talent, technology and other resources, as well as partnerships and contributions to for-profit and non-profit entities:

Google Grants program supports organizations sharing our philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts:

Google Groups allows one to create, search, and browse groups to discuss and share ideas:

Google Groups Advanced Search lets you restrict your search to pages in a given newsgroup or newsgroup hierarchy:

Hello is a new way to look at pictures together with friends and family:

Google Hurricane Katrina Resources consists of two search features designed specifically for finding information about Hurricane Katrina and Google Katrina People Search accesses several public databases to help you find info on friends or family members who may have been affected by the storm:

Google ie is a bare-bones interface which returns only page titles:

Google Image Search is the most comprehensive image search on the web:

Google Image Advanced Search allows for complex searches using Boolean operators and other Google commands:

Google's i-mode search service is the first search engine that enables access to the entire World Wide Web from any i-mode mobile phone:

Google In Your Language is a volunteer translation program initaited by Google that welcomes you to translate Google's help information and search interface into your favorite language. There is no minimum commitment and you can translate a phrase, a page or their entire site. Once they have enough of the site translated, Google will make it available in the language you are requesting:

Google Labs showcases a few of Google's favorite ideas that aren't quite ready for prime time:

Google Language Tools lets you translate a phrase or entire website, as well as giving you access to web search in different languages, or the ability to search for a particular something in just one language:

Google Librarian Center aims to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful while providing support to librarians through a periodic newsletter that will offer tips and tricks specifically focused on what you as a librarian would want to know about Google:

Google Library Project (a part of Google Book Search) makes it easier for people to find relevant books – specifically books they wouldn't find any other way such as those that are out of print – while carefully respecting authors' and publishers' copyrights. Major libraries are including their collections in Google Book Search and the Google Library Project, like a card catalog, show users information about the book plus a few snippets – a few sentences of their search term in context:

Google Local provides directions, interactive maps, and satellite/aerial imagery: &

Google Local Business Center is a free tool for businesses to easily add or update their business listings that appear in Google Local:

Google Local for Mobile is a free download that lets you find local hangouts and businesses across town or across the country aided by a combination of directions, maps and satelite imagery — right from your phone:

Google Mini offers cost-effective, high-quality search for your public website or intranet – and you can be up and running in less than an hour:

Google Mobile makes it easy to access online information — billions of pages images — on your cell phone or mobile device:

Google Moon is an extension of Google Maps and Google Earth that, courtesy of NASA imagery enables you to surf the Moon's surface and check out the exact spots that the Apollo astronauts made their landings:

Google Movies helps to find reviews and showtimes for movies playing near you:

Google Mozilla Firefox Start Page is a custom page specially designed for Firefox users as a default homepage with Google's search features integrated:

Google News presents information culled from approximately 4,500 news sources worldwide and automatically arranged to present the most relevant news first where topics are updated continuously throughout the day, so you will see new stories each time you check the page. Google has developed an automated grouping process for Google News that pulls together related headlines and photos from thousands of sources worldwide -- enabling you to see how different news organizations are reporting the same story:

Google News Advanced Search includes options for sorting by date, specifying the news source, a location limit, a date limit, and field searches for headline, body, and URL:

Google News Feeds allows one to get a feed as RSS or Atom formats for any search carried out at Google News:

Google Onsite Advertiser Sign-Up lets advertisers buy ads on a site directly from the Google Ads on that page:

Orkut is an online community in affiliation with Google that connects people through a network of trusted friends:

Google Pack is a free collection of essential software from Google and other companies. The software in the Google Pack helps you browse the web faster, remove spyware and viruses, organize your photos, and more. Google Pack also takes the hassle out of downloading, installing, and updating software:

Google Personalized Homepage is a service that allows people to consolidate various Google features they use, ranging from web search to email, into a personalized home page:

Google Personalized Search orders your search results based on what you've searched for in the past: &

Google PDA Search service enables users to search wirelessly for web pages on the Internet where Google automatically breaks up the search results into several smaller pages, which are connected by "more" buttons, to offer the user increased performance and to conserve bandwidth:

Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC:

Google Pizza Program rewards hard-working engineering students by allowing them to take a study break on Google:

Google Preferences enables you to customize your web search to be exactly the way you want it:

Google Print Program for Publishers enables publishers to promote their books on Google which scans the full text of participating publishers' titles so that Google users can see books that match the topics that they are searching on:

Google Publication Ads enables you to place ads in print publications, allowing your advertising to reach an audience that's targeted to the demographics and topics you choose:

Google Public Service Search is a service offered to educational institutions and non-profit organizations worldwide that are allowed to use free SiteSearch which that enables users to search your website, and free WebSearch which enables users to search the Internet:

Google Reader makes it easier to keep up with your ever-expanding reading list of content from across the web:

Google Research Publications comprises of a vast collection of research papers written by Googlers that are related to Google technology:

Google Reviwer Guides are a number of guides for journalists who are interested in reviewing Google products. Each one details the product features, includes screen shots and provides a PR contact:

Google Ride Finder takes a new approach to helping users find a ride: showing you where the vehicles are:

Google Search Appliance indexes all forms of content on your intranet and websites, offering a robust, scalable and cost-effective solution to your enterprise search needs:

Google Search Replacement Program allows companies to upgrade both their internal and public-facing search solutions all in one quick step by offering any business that replaces its existing search solution with a Google Search Appliance by the end of the year (2005) will receive a free Google Mini:

Google Sets automatically create sets of items from a few examples:

Google Secure Access is a downloadable client application that allows users to establish a more secure connection while using Google WiFi (Download no longer available):

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature:

Site-flavored Google Search delivers web search results that are customized to individual websites:

Google Sitemaps is an experiment in web crawling:

Google Site Stats & Google Ratings measures the performance of the advertising Google delivers, thus, Google (and advertisers) will be able to improve the quality and relevance of the ads that you see: &

Google SMS (Short Message Service) allows you to send queries as text messages over your mobile phone or device and easily get precise answers to your questions:

Google Space project at London's Heathrow Airport in Terminal 1 is where Google gives travellers a bit of useful space and time before their flight:

Google's Special Searches enable you to narrow your search to a specific topic:

Google Store is the right place for all things Googley: &

Google Suggest guesses what you're typing and offers suggestions in real time as you type into the search box:

Google Summer of Code is Google's program designed to introduce students to the world of open source software development. It ran through September 1st, 2005:

Google Talk enables you to call or send instant messages to your friends for free–anytime, anywhere in the world:

Google Toolbar allows you to take the power of Google with you anywhere on the web and comes in two versions, namely, Google Toolbar for Firefox and Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer:, &

Google Transit allows one to plan trips using public transportation (currently in Portland only). Using GTransit, commuters will be able to easily access public transit schedules, routes, and plan trips using their local public transportation options:

Google University Search enables you to narrow your search to a specific school website in order to find information like admissions information, course schedules, or alumni news:

Google Video offers viewers a way to see material from archived TV programs, educational videos, personal productions and more:

Google Video Upload Program lets you submit videos electronically to Google Video:

Google Video Randomizer ensures you to "feel lucky" by watching a random selection from the vast range of creative work already uploaded into Google Video:

Google Video Store is the world's first open online video marketplace, where you can search for, watch and even buy an ever-growing collection of TV shows, movies, music videos, documentaries, personal productions and more:

Google Voice Search enables one to search on Google by voice with a simple telephone call (Demo is currently unavailable):

Google Web Accelerator is an application that uses the power of Google's global computer network to make web pages load faster:

Google Web APIs service allows software developers to query billions of web pages directly from their own computer programs:

Google Web Directory integrates Google's sophisticated search technology with Open Directory pages to create the most useful tool for finding information on the web:

Google Wireless Search that enables your users to search not just the "Mobile Web" of pages created specifically for wireless devices, but the entire World Wide Web:

Google Web Search Features has many special features to help you to find exactly what you're looking for:

Google Zeitgeist: showcases the rising and falling stars in the search firmament as names and places flicker from obscurity to center stage and fade back again:

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    Google has released a number of products and services in its seven-plus years of existence and this blog/site aims to list these nifty things and services in one place. Google Services Guide is an extensive guide to Google services that has been organized alphabetically and describes the services made available and offered by Google Inc. As you may have noticed, the guide is still in beta and has been compiled by Angelo Embuldeniya with the help of all those wonderful folks mentioned in the Credits section below. If you have a tip to offer or would like to suggest a Google service to be included in this guide, please drop a line to gservicesguide at Gmail.

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