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|Why is Google Popular?|
This page describes:
|Google's Mission and Philosophy|
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google's philosophy is "Do no evil."
|What Makes Google Great?|
Here are reasons why Google has more users than any other search engine and why those users search more frequently.
For more information on the benefits of using Google, visit http://www.google.com/technology/whyuse.html.
|What Can You Find with Google?|
Google strives to make it easy to quickly find what you're seeking. The following list shows some of the many types of searches Google can easily do. Click on the type of information to learn how to search for it and click on the examples to see the results of such a search.
|Type of Information||Examples|
|Specific person, place, or thing (named entities)||Robin Williams, San Francisco, Pennington restaurants|
|Information on a subject (web sites by topic)||Scrabble tips, lasik eye surgery, hybrid cars,|
|Something you've seen before or know exists||what Shakespeare said about lawyers, tax forms, Elvis Presley song lyrics|
|Answer to a question||What is the weather forecast for Ewing, NJ?
How can I book a cheap flight from Newark to London?
What is the approximate value of my car?
How old is Barbara Bush?
|What to write or say||cover letter when applying for a loan, create a terrific resumé|
|Specific site (navigational query)||CNN.com, Ewingsnet.com
(this is useful when you know the name of the site)
|Someone's phone number or address||New Jersey Senator Jon Corzine's office phone number|
|Map or directions||map of parking available near Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA|
|Financial information||current price and stock chart for Google, current price and stock charts for IBM, Ebay and Amazon.com|
|Dictionary definition||definition of misogyny|
|Data||number of Internet hosts, the population of China|
|Translation of a page or text||Brandenburg Gate|
|Similar or related items||sites similar to Consumer Reports, sites similar to SeniorNet|
|Visual information||tennis photos of Andre Agassi, Dilbert cartoons, Paris metro map|
|Personal recommendations, opinions, advice||Hawaii travel recommendations, reviews of compact digital cameras or color printers|
|Recent news||what's happened in the last 24 hours?
what's happened in Iraq in the last 24 hours?
|Where you can buy something||shop for carry-on luggage
browse through the PC Connection catalog
|Crunch some numbers||15% of 93.45
8 tablespoons in cups
2 meters + 5 feet
|A set of items given a few examples||given the Empire State building, Grant's Tomb, and Madison Square Garden, suggest other places to visit in New York|