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Google Basics

What is a Google? Learn the basics of Google web searches and what the Google company has to offer.
  1. A-Z of Google Terms (337)
  2. Basic Search Tips (7)
  3. Google Personalized Home (7)
  4. Google Power Searches
  5. Office Tools (41)
  6. Searching With Google (45)

How to Make a Google Profile
Here's how to set up a profile using Google Profiles.

What's the Difference Between Google Accounts and Google Apps?
I'm confused by all this terminology. I hear people complaining that they have too many Google Apps, but I think they mean they have too many Google accounts. What's the difference?

Find All Your Google at Once With Simply Google
Is it confusing to navigate Google to find obscure services? Do you just want to see every Google item you're missing? Simply Google is a regularly maintained mashup of Google searches, downloads, and even official blogs. You can instantly find just about anything Google in English from one location. It even includes a few unofficial but related blogs.

How to Search Google Safely in Front of Children or Your Boss
If you have children or use Google in public a work environment, you may want to take extra precautions to make sure you don't accidentally run into pornography or other inappropriate content. Use this tip to change your settings in Google to filter out most adult content.

What is Google?
Google is a web search engine that lets you find other sites on the web based on keyword searches. IGoogle also provides specialized searches through blogs, printed materials, catalogs, news items and more. Google is the largest and most popular web search engine in the world. Google is one of the world's five most popular websites.

Why Should I Care to Use Google?
Google provides a lot of tools and services. Google’s search engine is the world’s largest web search engine, as well as the world’s most popular. Google is one of the top five most popular websites in the world. Why is that? Why are they so popular and why should you use them too?

Google Desk Reference Tools
Is your desk crowded with a dictionary, phone book, and atlas? You can throw out all of your heaviest reference books and stop calling your local library. Use the power of Google to find up-to-date answers to your reference questions in a hurry.

I'm Feeling Lucky Button, What Is It and How Do I Use It?
One of the most notable objects on the Google Web search is the I'm Feeling Lucky TM button. What is it and how do you use it?

Find Synonyms in Searches with Google
Can't think of a word? Use Google to search for both your search terms and synonyms.

Ways to Search with Google
Google can find web pages, images, maps and more. Explore some of the more interesting ways you can Google.

Google Bombs Explained
"Google bombs" are collective efforts to link to a site with a key phrase and artificially elevate a Web site in the Google search results for that search phrase. Google bombs rely heavily on the influence of PageRank. Some Google bombs are politically motivated, while others are done as pranks, and some may have even been done unintentionally.

Favorite Google Service or App Besides Search
Nominate your favorite Google service besides search!

Five Quick Google Tricks
10 tricks for Google search.

Google Spreadsheets Basics
Here's the basics on Google Spreadsheets.

Improve Your Google Rank
How to improve your ranking.

How to Reverse Picture Search with Google Images
Introduction - reverse lookup for Google images

Search Like a Google Ninja
Here are some ninja search tricks to make your Google search more efficient and therefore more awesome. You can find a lot of things without having to actually leave the Google search page or visit another website.

Really Cool Google Easter Eggs
Here are some fantastic Google Easter eggs. Search quickly, because as undocumented features, they could go away!

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