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Google Tips & Tricks

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Google has a very large portfolio of services. While it's easy to get started, it's often hard to figure out those hidden tricks. Did you know you can create a to-do list in Gmail or make your own map with Google Maps? Did you know you could create drawings in Google Docs and edit them simultaneously with someone else? Here's some help with those hidden features and more in depth tricks.
  1. Things You Didn't Know Google Did
  2. Search Engine Optimization
  3. Making Money With Google
  4. Google Apps for Your Domain
  5. Google Games

Things You Didn't Know Google Did

Most people know Google does Web search. You may not know you can find movie show times or track packages. Google not only has a lot of products, they have a lot of hidden features and surprises.

Search Engine Optimization

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is the art of making your Web pages easier to find in search engines. If you are creating any sort of content for the Web, you need to know at least a few Google basics. Otherwise, your content may never be found in the most popular search engine in the world.

Making Money With Google

You can put AdSense ads on many Google products and services or on your own Web sites and earn money from the advertising revenue. It takes time, effort, and dedication to make lots of money, but there are many people who have managed to get it to work for them.

Google Apps for Your Domain

Microsoft isn't the only company providing productivity tools for the office these days. Google Apps offers a suite of hosted Google services aimed at small to medium sized businesses. Google Apps includes tools such as Google Sites, Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar. The service comes in both free and premium editions, and both paid and free versions let you use your existing Web domain.

Google Games

Google cultivates a culture of playfulness. Google's corporate headquarters, the Googleplex, is decorated with bean bag chairs and Lava Lamps. Many Google tools allow third party programmers to tweak them in interesting ways, including lots of jokes and games. Google would never let an April Fool's Day pass without some sort of hoax. Here's a little more Google fun and games.

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