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(CNN) – “The search engine, Google, is the most significant development in the 18-year history of the World Wide Web,” according to a poll of users. Google Web Searching. Susan C. Brooks Teacher on Assignment Memphis City Schools Division of Careers, Technology & Adult Education.

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google web searching

(CNN) – “The search engine, Google, is the most significant development in the 18-year history of the World Wide Web,” according to a poll of users.

GoogleWeb Searching

Susan C. Brooks

Teacher on Assignment

Memphis City Schools

Division of Careers, Technology & Adult Education

Google founders Sergey Brin, left, and Larry Page

Google headquarters in Mountain View, California

top 10 moments in the life of the world wide web cnn poll
Top 10 Moments in the Life of the World Wide Web (CNN Poll)

10. WiFi hotspots -- Wireless Internet connectivity appears in airports, hotels and even McDonald's.

9. Webcams and photo sharing -- Communication becomes visual, and inboxes fill with baby photos.

8. Skype -- Telephony turns upside down with free long-distance calls, Ebay snaps it up in September 2005 for $2.6 billion.

7. Live 8 on AOL -- Five million people watch poverty awareness concerts online in July 2005, setting a new Net record.

6. Napster goes offline -- Regulators close the pioneering music swap site in July 2001 and file-sharing goes offshore.

5. Lewinsky scandal -- Matt Drudge breaks the Clinton/Lewinsky sex scandal in 1998. The blog is born.

4. Tsunami and 9/11 -- Two tragic events set the Web alight with opinion and amateur video.

3. Boom and bust -- Trillions of dollars were made and lost as the dotcom bubble ballooned and burst between 1995 and 2001.

2. Hotmail -- Went from having zero users in 1995 to 30 million subscribers 30 months later. It now has 215 million users.

1. Google -- Redefined search. Invented a new advertising model and commands a vast business empire.

is google the best search engine
Is Google the Best Search Engine?
  • 6 billion pages searchable
    • First 500 KB of pages fully indexed
  • Good ranking
    • Google by popularity, functionality and ease of use
    • Yahoo! by relevance and popularity
  • Default AND for two words together

No. 1 vs. No. 2

59.8% 21.3%

Google: 59.8%Yahoo: 21.3%Microsoft: 9.4%AOL: 4.8%

"crawlers" and "crawler-based results" versus "directories" and "human-powered results"

news flash july 8 20009
News Flash – July 8, 20009
  • Google to launch operating system to rival Microsoft.
  • The system could be used by computers ranging from ultra-compact netbooks to full-size desktop PCs.
  • The new software, called the Google Chrome Operating System, will be in netbooks for consumers in the second half of 2010 and aims to make web applications easier to use.


sample i google home page content
Sample iGoogle Home Page Content

add your url to google

Add Your URL to Google


  • Aside from link building, Google provides an Add URL page that lets you submit a URL directly to its crawler.
  • However, there is no guarantee that Google will actually include a URL submitted to it this way.
  • It makes sense to submit your home page and perhaps one or two other URLs from "inside" your Web site via the Add URL page.
google apps
Google Apps
  • Apps such as Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Talk and iGoogle can be used at work or school, allowing the group to instantly share documents, calendars, or gadgets with your co-workers, colleagues, or classmates.
  • Free




google 411


Google 411
  • Dial 1-800-GOOG-411 from any phone
  • State the location and business type
  • Connect to the business for free or request a text message with the connection information.
  • Done!
  • About GOOG-411 Google's new 411 service is free, fast and easy to use. Give it a try now and see how simple it is to find and connect with local businesses for free.


Accesses Site to Translate Text Pieces or Entire Web Sites – One Language to Another Language

google map locator
Google Map Locator


  • Looking for a map? Type in the name or U.S. ZIP code of a location and the word "map" and we’ll return a map of that location. Clicking on the map will take you to a larger version on Google Maps. Example: Nashville map
google images
Google Images


google video search
Google Video Search


google e mail
Google E-Mail


google docs new options
Google Docs – New Options

google earth


Google Earth

google in quotes


Google In Quotes

google health


Google Health





A New Beginning

My doodle, "A new beginning," expresses my wish that in the current crisis discoveries will be made. That in these discoveries solutions will be found to help the Earth prosper once more. That those solutions will help the world get back on its feet, and create a better place for everyone.

Christin EngelberthBernard A. Harris Jr High SchoolSan Antonio, TX