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Browse this comprehensive list of Google terms, products and services designed to help you grow your business, and more.

Google Search
Google Search is a web search engine and Google’s core product. It receives over 3 billion search queries per day. Google also offers regional search by its 189 regional level domains.

Search the world’s information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you’re looking.

Paid Search tools from Google

Google AdSense
contextual advertising solution to web publishers that delivers text-based Google Ads ads that are relevant to site content pages.

Google Ads (Google AdWords)
selects and displays ads in the Sponsored Links section next to search results.

Google Search Console
A tools that help web designers or web masters measure your site’s Search traffic and performance, fix issues, and make your site shine in Google Search results.

Google Search Console is a no-charge web service by Google for webmasters. It allows webmasters to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites.

G Suite
Service for businesses, enterprise, and education providing independently customizable versions of several Google products under a custom domain name.

Services included are Gmail, Google Hangouts, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google Slides, Google Sites, Google Contacts and Google Groups.

Do your best work with Google’s suite of intelligent apps (formerly Google Apps). Get business email, video conferencing, online storage and file sharing.

Google Calendar
With Google’s free online calendar, it’s easy to keep track of life’s important events all in one place.

Online calendar with Gmail integration, calendar sharing and a “quick add” function to create events using natural language.

Google Docs
Cloud Documents, spreadsheets, other online tools with document collaboration and publishing capabilities.

Use Google Docs and Drive to share documents on your website project

Google Drive
Google’s free online backup service and storage space. Get access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files and more with Google Drive.

Gmail (also termed Google Mail)
IMAP and POP email service, known for its abundant storage, intuitive search-based interface and elasticity.

Google Plus is an Internet-based social network that is owned and operated by Google.

The service, Google’s fourth foray into social networking, experienced strong growth in its initial years, although usage statistics have varied, depending on how the service is defined.

Google Voice
Stay in touch from any screen. Use your free number to text, call, and check voicemail — all from one app.

Google Voice provides a phone number but is not the last mile provider. It includes a follow-me service that lets users forward their Google voice phone number to simultaneously ring up to 6 phone numbers.

It also features a unified voice mail service, SMS and free outgoing calls via Google’s.

Youtube videos can help enhance your website project

YouTube (Owned by Google)
Video sharing service that lets users upload, view and share video clips.

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Google PageSpeed Tools (SEO tool)
Optimize webpage performance

Google Maps
Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.

Mapping service that indexes streets and displays satellite and street-level imagery, providing directions and local business search.

Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics
Lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications.

Traffic statistics generator for defined websites, with AdWords integration.

Webmasters can optimize ad campaigns, based on the statistics. Analytics are based on the Urchin software.

Google Chrome
Google’s web browser:

Google Pay
Smartphone wallet using near field communication

Google Business Directory
Google refers to its local business listing platform as Google My Business. The resulting Google My Business listings include a business’ name, address, phone number and website.

This business listing information is available through a variety of Google properties — including Google Maps.

Every local business needs to start with a Google My Business Listing

Google My Business
Get your free business listing on Google My Business to start building visibility in Google Maps and Google Search in your local community.

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Google Trends
Explore what the world is searching.

If you need help with a Google My Business Listing contact Gasman Design.