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  • Subject and Topic:
    • Teaching - Utilities And Resources
  • Creator: Google Inc.
  • Type: App
  • Language: English
  • Platform: PC, Android, iOS
  • Price: Free
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Google Search

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Description:

Google is a powerful search engine. Often described as the only e-learning tool you'll ever need. Google Search, commonly referred to as Google Web Search or just Google, is a web search engine owned by Google Inc. It is the most-used search engine on the World Wide Web, handling more than three billion searches each day. The order of search on Google's search-results pages is based, in part, on a priority rank called a "PageRank". Google Search provides many different options for customized search, using Boolean operators such as: exclusion ("-xx"), alternatives ("xx OR yy OR zz"), and wildcards ("Winston * Churchill" returns "Winston Churchill", "Winston Spencer Churchill", etc.) The same and other options can be specified in a different way on an Advanced Search page. The main purpose of Google Search is to hunt for text in publicly accessible documents offered by web servers, as opposed to other data, such as image or database search. It was originally developed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1997. Google Search provides several features beyond searching for words. These include synonyms, weather forecasts, time zones, stock quotes, maps, earthquake data, movie showtimes, airports, home listings, and sports scores. There are special features for numbers, dates, and some specific forms, including ranges, prices, temperatures, money and measurement unit conversions, calculations, package tracking, patents, area codes, and language translation. In June 2011 Google introduced "Google Voice Search" to search for a spoken, rather than typed, word. In May 2012 Google introduced a Knowledge Graph semantic search feature in the U.S. Analysis of the frequency of search terms may indicate economic, social and health trends. Data about the frequency of use of search terms on Google have been shown to correlate with flu outbreaks and unemployment levels, and provide the information faster than traditional reporting methods and surveys. Competitors of Google include Baidu and Soso.com in China; Naver.com and Daum Communications in South Korea; Yandex in Russia; Seznam.cz in the Czech Republic; Yahoo! in Japan, Taiwan and the United States, as well as Bing and DuckDuckGo. Some smaller search engines offer facilities not available with Google, e.g., not storing any tracking information.


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Emma Chan

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  • My primary web search engine

    Google search supports searching by text or image and produces results that are usually relevant and helpful. Advertisements appear as “Ads” and would not have higher priority in regular search results.
    The search engine is helpful for anyone to look up information.
    It is also convenient to use the Search tools function to filter undesired results, for example, language of websites, size of images, duration of videos etc. The search engine is easy to use and most functions are self explanatory.
    It is a very comprehensive and all-rounded search engine.

  • Tips for using the product

    There are search symbols and operators that help specifying search result. (You may refer to https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2466433?hl=en)