Internet search is Google. It's not the other way around anymore.
Anytime someone asks a question, the appropriate response is "Google it." Sure, there are trademark issues related to this, but that's how powerful the brand has become.
Google is the Internet.
For me, life without Google would be a nightmare. How can I check my email? How can I find out the newest website or find articles on a current event? How am I supposed to read my RSS feeds? How am I supposed to blog? Post pictures on Picasa?
I even text Google when I need something... whether it's the weather, a phone number for a local business, or even defining a word!
And I don't know how many times I've helped someone out with their computer and Google came up. Here's an example:
Me: How do you check your email? Them: I type Time Warner Web Mail in the Internet. Me; TimeWarnerWebMail.com? Them: No. Time Warner Web Mail in the internet.
At this point, I had NO idea what they were talking about.. but I decided to type in timewarnerwebmail.com. Didn't work.
Them: It's not that. I type in Time Warner Web Mail in the Internet and it gives me a list of stuff. I click on my mail.
Now I'm really confused. Is it their favorites? Nope.. not there either. Then it hits me. Google.com.. then SEARCH for Time Warner Web Mail. Yup... there's the link.
Best search engine. So far no one can dispute that. Bing is trying hard though. In any case, the investors think it's worth a whopping $540 a share, so what more can I say? However, lately Google has been going into areas which others excel in, much more like a copycat than anything. It doesn't bode well. It feels like Google is having "problems" being large!
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Google is the most used search engine on the web, started by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The search results are returned based on a PageRank algorithm, which involves over 200 criteria to find results for each search.
In addition to web pages, Google search also returns images, Excel files and YouTube results that are linked with the search.
Google search offers an "I'm feeling lucky" option which returns only the first search result, bypassing all others and all advertising. This option is reported to lose Google $110 million a year, as 1% of searches choose this option.