Timesofummah.com – Who does not know this one website? Google is the largest internet search engine in the world. Most aspects of knowledge, both natural knowledge, countries and even the world are very complete on google.
In addition, Google also has several features that can also help us make it easier to use gadgets in daily activities.
Google runs to be indispensable for all circles. Even today’s school children also need this one website to find more information about lessons.
Not only that, Google also helps provide information for people who want to work. So what exactly is Google? How is the history of google to become the biggest search engine this? And what are the products produced by Google? Here’s further understanding.
Google is now a friend of the times. Every day there are billions of people who use Google. Google is a search engine company founded in 1998. Google is one of the largest and most comprehensive sites in the world. Not only that, the services provided by Google are also diverse, such as email accounts, web browsers, productivity software, mobile phones and applications, mapping tools, e-books, internet advertising, as well as various videos and other social networking sites.
Through Google we can easily find news or current and past information. We just look for what we want to know by requiring internet power as a support from Google. The platform is under the auspices of Google LLC, a United States multinational company that also specializes in issuing services and internet products.
Google’s mission is to provide the world with information and make it universally accessible and useful. So don’t be surprised if Google is the most popular website, because the features provided are varied and there are many benefits from using Google.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google when they were students at Stanford University. They are 16% shareholder in the company. Google became a private company on September 4, 1998. Since then, the company’s growth has grown rapidly to include various products, acquisitions, and collaborations in the core Google search engine area.
Google came from a misspelling of gogol or the mathematical term for the number one and followed by one hundred zeros in decimal. In 2000, Google became popular when it became a search engine for one of the popular sites, namely Yahoo!. Then, in 2004 the Yahoo! removed, eventually Google searches increased to 200 million times in a day.
The company offers productivity software online or online. In addition, Google also offers electronic mail or email, office application packages, and social networks. The company also includes the development of the Android operating system which is useful for mobile phones. Google Chrome OS is also useful for the Chromebook line of netbooks.
After that Google also turned to communication hardware. Google is also working with various major electronics manufacturers to produce its Nexus devices, as well as to acquire Motorola Mobility in May 2012. In 2012 a fiber optic infrastructure was installed in Kansas which is used as a Google Fiber broadband internet service facility.
The company is estimated to operate more than one million servers in multiple data centers around the world. Not only that, it is estimated to be able to process more than one billion search queries and about twenty-four petabytes of user-generated data every day. In December 2012, google.com was named the most visited website in the world.
Sites available on Google are ranked in the top hundred, as are YouTube and Blogger. Google too, also ranks second in BrandZ’s brand equity database. But market dominance has come under criticism from copyright, censorship and privacy. In 2014 Google also received an award from Indeed Business as the company with the most valuable brand.
On August 10, 2015, Google announced the formation of a new company called Alphabet which will become a holding company including Google and other businesses that are not related to Google’s core business.
During the restructuring, Larry Page will become CEO of the new company Alphabet. While Sergey Brin served as President. Sergey Brin was accompanied by Erich Schmidt as Executive Chairman. Google’s own CEO will be held by Sindar Pichai.
Products from Google
More than 20 years this company is useful for every user. Google also has several innovative and certainly useful products, such as the following:
1. Google Search
Google Search or Google search is a web search owned by Google Inc. Google Search was developed in 1997 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. And in 2007 this company became the most used search engine by all corners of the world. Even today Google has billions of web pages.
The main purpose of Google Search is to search for text in public documents available on web servers or in HTML, PDF, etc. formats. However, it is different from other data that can be searched using services such as Google Image Search.
Google Search provides at least twenty-two special features in addition to word search, but also such as time zones, stock movements, weather forecasts, maps, cinema schedules, earthquake data, airports, house listings and sports scores. Not only that, Google Search also has features for calendars, numbers, prices, temperatures, currency conversion, calculations, package tracking, patents, area codes and also language translation.
June 2011 Google Search launches Google Voice Search and Search by Image. These two features make it easier for users to find things easily through sound and images. And in May 2012 Google Search also introduced a Knowledge Graph semantic search feature specifically for the United States region.
Through Google Search, users only need to type keywords in the search field, then answers will appear from various sources to various countries. In addition, all Google users can also take advantage of sound and images to make it easier to find something they need.
Here are some of the benefits of having Google Search, as follows:
1. Searching for content from a specific site
The point of Google Search is to find websites. Google Search can be used as a specific search for certain sites and can use the site command.
2. Looking for something with incomplete letters
Google Search can remember words or phrases that are less precise in your search. Google Search will provide information according to what is needed even with the limitations of the keywords provided.
3. Searching the same site
Google Search can search for the same site based on the content and criteria of the site so that we can find out the similarities between these sites.
4. Looking for definitions
Google Search is a search engine that can show definitions of the words you are looking for. You just need to type in a keyword and Google will give you all the definitions you are looking for.
5. Calculating Conversions
Google Search can convert various units of different sizes. For example you type the keyword “10.5 in inches” it will be converted and also recognize the code convention.
2. Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a browser that provides a fast, easy and safe service for all users. The Google Chrome browser is lightweight and doesn’t take up a lot of memory space on your phone and computer. Google Chrome as a browser that Google launched because experts want to create a browser and build on the best elements of Google.
The creation of Google Chrome also takes a very long time. Google Chrome is not only a browser but also a modern platform for web pages and applications. Therefore they launched a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, as well as a public release on December 11, 2008. The goal is to make it wider, more perfect and also faster. This browser is available whose application is compatible with various websites.
3. Google Maps
Google Maps is a special search service for finding locations. Google Maps can be accessed using your smartphone. Google Maps is different from Google, the difference is that Google Maps is a special application or its own. Google Maps can also be used directly through a browser on a laptop or computer.
Through Google Maps every user can view maps easily. In addition, the instructions that Google Maps have are very easy, we just type in the address of our destination then Google Maps will tell you the direction. Google Maps is also equipped with sound, images and ratings for tourist attractions. You can survey the location you want to go.
Gmail is an email service owned by Google that has its corporate offices in California. Gmail was launched in 2004. Gmail is one of the services that is increasingly in demand. Gmail is a communication tool equipped with a spam filter and fast email search.
Gmail was launched with several functions, namely:
- Send and also receive messages
- As a useful identity for accessing the internet or registering social media accounts with personal data
- Email marketing or as a marketing medium
- Accessing products from other Google
- Access to Android devices
- Can track lost Android account
5. Google Books
Google Books provides a search service for certain books. With Google Books users can view books directly and easily. In addition, you can easily see the name of the author of the book, the number of pages of the book, the year the book was published and buy the book.
6. Google Earth
Google Earth is a search that focuses on a map of the earth by providing an interactive display and is also equipped with an interactive display and equipped with aerial photography. Google Earth can provide information about the world through a virtual globe. Through Google Earth you can view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and much more.
7. Google Docs
Google Docs is the storage of a document file. With Google Docs you can easily create documents and save various types of documents.
Through the use of Google Docs, writing activities or as notes can be done anywhere and can be shared with anyone. Google Docs also provides services for free for its users.
8. Google Drive
Google Drive is related to Google Docs. Google Docs is found in Google Drive, but they can also be used separately. Google Drive was launched on April 24, 2012.
In Google Drive you can store various types of documents with large enough storage space. And you can also save documents in the form of important photos. Google Drive also makes it easier for you to share files with other users.
Here are some of the functions of the Google Drive, namely:
- Store various types of files that are private
- Share files to anyone and can also be limited as you wish
- Edit files such as Power Point, Excel, and word.
- Backup personal files and backup WhatsApp files
- Making notes
- Save link
9. Google Adsense
Google Adsense is a service issued by Google for all web owners. With Google Adsense, site or blog owners can make money through their writing and posts that can be read by users.
Ads will appear on your online content that matches the writing or content and visitors. Advertising is paid for by advertisers who want to promote their products. The advertiser pays for various ads at different prices, the amount earned will also not be the same.
10. Google Adwords
Google Adwords is an advertising service product or a promotional media offered to all users who want their ads to appear on the search page. Google Adwords is almost the same as Google Adsense, both of which can be used to promote something in cyberspace.
11. Google Meet
Google Meet is a software or application that can be used to study, work or conduct online meetings. Currently, Google Meet is still a mainstay in the online learning process, especially when it is still in the current state of the Covid-19 pandemic. Apart from being easy to use, the amount of internet data released from Google products is also not large in capacity.
When used in online learning, Google Meet will usually be paired with Google Classroom as a support for the teaching and learning process during this pandemic.
12. Google Videos
Google Video is a video sharing service or video sharing. Google Video was launched by the company in early 2006 with a free system to search, view and share video content. Through Google Video, blogspot or blogger users do not need to login to be able to display videos.
The advantage of Google Video is that it has better search capabilities. The results are not only from Google, but also from Youtube and other services.
13. Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a free service from Google for webmasters who want to analyze their site’s performance. Google Analytics can track visitors based on page information, including search engines, advertising, pey per click networks, email marketing and links contained in PDF documents.
14. Google Translate
Google translate was created specifically for users who want to translate from various languages. Google translate can be used for free.
15. Google Play
Google play or Play Store is a store of applications. With Google Play we can search and download favorite applications or those that are needed to be stored on your smartphone. Google Play is filled with review features of the application you are about to download.
16. Google Play Games
Google Play Games is a service from Google specifically for online games and SKD operated by Google for the Android operating system.
Google is not only a search engine, but Google also has various functions. Here are some of the functions of Google, including:
- Can be used as a calculator and can display a scientific mode calculator.
- As a reminder because Google provides a special reminder feature that can be activated via voice commands or open directly from the application.
- Helps in knowing the current time in a particular city or country.
- Know the weather or as a weather forecaster. You can know the weather can be in any city and also the weather from morning to night.
- Convert currency values from any country.
- It can help you remember things by setting an alarm. The trick is to type ‘Set a timer’ and enter the desired reminder time.
- Send notes from mobile.
- Get up to date news that can be enjoyed by every user.