Buzzword Bingo: Google = US multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software.

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Google is a US multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. - Wikipedia

Googling has become short-hand for searching the web. Of course, there are many search engines and search engine optimization. That said, Google is king. The following is our guide to exploring one of the most popular sites on the Web.

Translating: What should we know about Google?

Afrikaans: Wat moet ons weet oor Google?
Maori: Me aha e matau ana tatou e pā ana ki Google?
Spanish: ¿Qué debemos saber sobre Google?
Swedish: Vad ska vi veta om Google?
German: Was sollten wir über Google wissen?

Does anyone else confuse Google's self-driving cars with Google Drive?

Fun Fact. One of the subsidiaries of Google is YouTube

Buzzword Bingo

Adsense - Adwords - Algorithm - Analytics - App - Authorship - Block - Books - Calendar - Chromecast - Circle - Community - Database - Dictation - Documents - Drive - Enhanced Dictation - Google - Google+ - Google Docs - Google Earth - Gmail - Groups - Hangout - Hover - International Calling Rates - Invite - Join - Local - Login - Maps - Mute - News - OK Maps - Organic - Page Rank - Password - Phone Call - Ping - Post - Privacy - Rank - Ripple - Search - Self-Driving Car - Sign In - Social Web - Translation - Wallet - YouTube - Zeitgeist

Core skills (Adventures in Digital Literacy!)

Have you created a gmail address?
Have you watched a hangout on Google+?
Have you joined a hangout on Google+?
Have you initiated a hangout on Google+?
Have you created a Google calendar?
Have you made a free phone call to a landline in the USA?

Google My Business

Tip: Change the emails that Google sends you

Privacy Checkup


chromecast - Google News


Key Links

Google Tips


From smartphones to self-driving cars to browsers, email, social networking, and augmented-reality glasses, Google doesn't just mess around in a huge number of divergent technology arenas, it credibly competes in most of them, has essentially invented some of them from the ground up, and in some key segments, is the dominant player.
- 2012 in Review - PC Mag

Tour Builder


Privacy Policy (Updating March 2012) - We’re getting rid of over 60 different privacy policies across Google and replacing them with one that’s a lot shorter and easier to read. Our new policy covers multiple products and features, reflecting our desire to create one beautifully simple and intuitive experience across Google.
This stuff matters, so please take a few minutes to read our updated Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service now. These changes will take effect on March 1, 2012.

Google Drive -- -- offers 5 gigabytes of free storage

We're changing our privacy policy and terms. This stuff matters. Learn More



Google Groups
Can't access your account? Try to recover it here


Nethui Collaborative Notetaking



Google Apps for Education Integration in the Classroom
Google takes its trike on a tour of Mexico's Mayan monuments
Google Engineer Accidently Shares His Internal Memo About Google + Platform
Google To Begin Encrypting Searches & Outbound Clicks By Default With SSL Search
Google privacy: Q&A
Has Google reached the tipping point? - Guardian

Google Books


Google News


Google Now

Google Sidewiki

Google Search

Do a barrel roll

Search by image

street view

Image Search

Google Analytics

Google Analytics gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness. Easy-to-use features let you see and analyze your traffic data.

Google Places

Google Profiles

Your profile is the way you present yourself on Google products and across the web. With your profile, you can manage the information--such as your bio, contact details, and links to other sites about you or created by you--that people see.

Google +1 button

Use the +1 button to publicly show what you like, agree with, or recommend on the web. The +1 button can appear in a variety of places, both on Google and on sites across the web. For example, you might see a +1 button for a Google search result, Google ad, or next to an article you're reading on your favorite news site.

Google Maps

Is there an easy way to get long/lat on Google Maps?
Is there an easy way to go from Google Maps to Googlearth

Put your business on Google Maps



Google Latitude

Google Latitude allows you to share your location with friends and view their locations on a map.

Google Reader

"With the news that Google is killing off Google Reader as of July 1, 2013, users everywhere are on the lookout for potential replacements". More information about alternatives:

Google Wallet

Google Page Rank

Google Technology -
"The heart of our software is PageRank™, a system for ranking web pages developed by our founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford University ... PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves "important" weigh more heavily and help to make other pages "important." Important, high-quality sites receive a higher PageRank, which Google remembers each time it conducts a search. Of course, important pages mean nothing to you if they don't match your query. So, Google combines PageRank with sophisticated text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to your search. Google goes far beyond the number of times a term appears on a page and examines all aspects of the page's content (and the content of the pages linking to it) to determine if it's a good match for your query."

100% Pure New Zealand Layer on Google Earth


Google eBooks, lets u read your favorite books across all your connected devices.


Google's original Mission Statement (1998) was to 'organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.'


We also have guides to Google's Adsense/Adwords and Google Analytics.



Unofficial Google Weblog


Adsense and Adwords


Google Analytics



Google Calendar
Google Directory

Email (Gmail)


How to become a Gmail Ninja: Tips and tricks to save time, increase productivity, and manage email efficiently.

Google Earth



Google Images


Google Reader Blog
Google Reader Tour
Google Reader for Publishers


Google Video


Google Print


Google Trends
Example: Ecotourism


Google Earth, Maps & Mash-ups



Embedded Tweets


Google has made its services available to organizations using Google Apps. In addition to the core suite of messaging and collaboration applications, you may access many Google services ("Additional Services") using your account. Your administrator determines which Additional Services you may access using your account. For tips about using your new account, visit the GoogleHelp Center.

Please be aware that when you use Google services, your domain administrator will have access to your account information, including your email. You can learn more here, or by consulting your domain administrator's privacy policy, if one exists. You can choose to maintain a separate account for your personal use of any Google services, including email. If you have multiple Google accounts, the username that appears at the upper right corner of most Google services will help you ensure that you're using the intended account.

The Additional Services are provided by Google to you under these terms of service and privacy policy. Certain Additional Services may also haveservice-specific terms. If your domain administrator enables any of the Additional Services, Google will treat your use of any of the Additional Services as acceptance of the applicable service-specific terms.

Signing In
An important point about multiple sign-in
As not all Google products support multiple sign-in, check the top right of the page when you sign in or switch products to make sure you're using the correct account. If you're on a mobile device, check the bottom of the page.

Google Bingo



Google Business Listings