This page describes:
- What makes Google great
- Google’s Mission and Philosophy
- The types of information you can find with Google’s search engine
Here are reasons why Google has many users
and why those users frequently search using Google.
- Google Searches Billions of URLs
Google crawls and indexes many web pages, thus
increasing the likelihood of
its returning what you’re seeking.
- Google crawls and indexes many web pages, thus
Google Returns Relevant Results
It tends to be good at selecting links that closely
match your search query.
- What you want is usually near the top.
- It tends to be good at selecting links that closely
Google Identifies Ads and Sponsored Links
- It doesn’t sell placement of search results.
Sponsored links and ads are clearly marked and kept
separate from search results.
- Ads relate to content and aren’t distracting.
Google is Fast
- Most results are found in less than a second.
You can also
access Google’s cached
version of a web page, often faster than the page
- Google is Simple to Use
- Clear uncluttered simple web pages.
Google Shows What You
Search results include an excerpt (or
“snippet”) of the text that matches your query
with your search terms in boldface.
- Search results include an excerpt (or
Google Packs Results with
Information and with Links Related to your Query
Shows a Page Even
When it’s Gone or its Link is Inaccessible
Google takes a snapshot of each page it examines and
caches (stores) these as a backup.
If the original isn’t available, you can
access Google’s cached version.
Your search terms will be highlighted in color on the
cached page, making it easy to find the sections of
the page relevant to your query.
- Google takes a snapshot of each page it examines and
Google Continually Improves its Search Results
Its capabilities are enhanced and expanded
to match the dynamic growth and changing nature of the web.
- Its capabilities are enhanced and expanded
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information
and make it universally accessible and useful. While pursuing
this vision, Google has adopted the following philosophy:
- Focus on the user, and all else will follow.
- It’s best to do one thing really well.
- Fast is better than slow.
- Democracy on the web works.
- The world is a wonderful R&D Lab.
- You can make money without doing evil.
- There’s always more information out there.
- The need for information crosses all borders.
- Great just isn’t good enough.
For more about Google’s philosophy, visit
Google strives to make it easy to quickly find what you’re
seeking. The following list shows some of the many types of
searches Google can easily do.
Click on the type of information to learn how to search for it
and click on the examples to see the results of such a search.