Friday, October 24, 2008

Custom Search Engine

Have a website or collection of sites you'd like to search over? With Custom Search Engine, you can harness the power of Google to create a search engine tailored to your needs.

Create a search engine tailored to your needs

  • Include one website, multiple websites, or specific webpages
  • Host the search box and results on your own website
  • Customize the colors and branding to match your existing webpages
  • Learn more with our featured examples, developer documentation, and FAQs
Learn how Custom Search benefits

1. Your website, blog, or special interest group
  • Help your visitors find what they're looking for
  • Invite your friends and community to contribute
  • Make money with AdSense for Search
  • Automatically generate a search engine based on the links on your website or blogroll with Custom Search on the fly
  • Take advantage of Google Site Search for added benefits, like enterprise-grade support, ads-free results pages, and the XML API
  • Put your own logo on the search results pages
  • Help customers navigate your site and find the products they want to buy

Google Site Search

Turn Your Visitors Into Customers

With Google Site Search, you can put a Google search box on your website and enable prospective visitors and customers to find information instantly.

Google Site Search is a hosted search solution that enables you to:

  • Increase visitor satisfaction and loyalty
  • Showcase the most relevant products
  • Increase website conversions and sales
  • Reduce support costs by enhancing self-service online

Monday, October 20, 2008

Google Apps

Boost productivity with Google-powered documents, video sharing and collaborative sites

  • Essential collaboration appsGoogle Docs, Google Video and Google Sites are included.
  • Continuous innovation – Put the web's rapid pace of innovation to work for your business. New Features
  • Smoother information sharing – Improve traditional software with more efficient collaboration. Learn how
  • Worker mobility – Access your data from anywhere. Even mobile employees can be productive.
  • Information access control – Each piece of content can be as private or as public as necessary.
  • Enterprise-class service – Systems are managed 24/7 by Google. Phone support is available for critical issues.
  • Secure infrastructure – Multiple layers of protection keep your business data safe and secure. Learn more

Why businesses use Google Docs to collaborate on files more smoothly

  1. Work together without the hassles of attachments – Coworkers can share the same online copy of each doc, spreadsheet or presentation. All revisions are saved and recoverable.
  2. Present and publish through the web – Presentations can be delivered to remote audiences, and documents and spreadsheets can be published internally for employees to view.
  3. Interoperate with traditional file formats – Import and collaboratively edit or publish from .doc, .xls, .csv, .ppt, .txt, .html, .pdf and other formats. You can export as well.

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Why businesses use Google Video for secure, private video sharing

  1. Share rich video information – Video sharing makes important communications like internal trainings and corporate announcements more personal, engaging and effective.
  2. Keep videos secure and private – Employees can securely share videos with select coworkers or everyone at the company without making confidential information public.
  3. No large files or complex infrastructure – Google securely hosts and streams your videos, so employees don't need to share videos over email, or burden IT for a video solution.
  4. Everyone at your company can contribute – Employees can share videos instantly. Viewing and annotating doesn't require any special software, just a standard browser.
  5. Watch the Google Video for Apps overview

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Why businesses use Google Sites to share knowledge

  1. Make useful information accessible – Create an intranet or let project teams build sites to capture and share departmental knowledge.
  2. Share files simply – File versioning is done automatically, so it's easy for people to make updates and get the latest version. Supported formats include .doc, .xls, .csv, .ppt, .txt, .pdf and more.
  3. Unify content from many sources – Display Google Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, YouTube videos, Picasa slideshows and gadgets without any programming skills.
  4. Find information instantly – Google search technology is built-in, so employees can find useful company information as easily as searching the Internet.
  5. Let employees contribute – No coding or system expertise is required to update pages or create new internal sites, so anyone can add to shared knowledge.

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The Google Foundation

Why does Google have a separate foundation?

Early in the formation of, Google took the value of 10% of the 3 million shares from Google's initial public stock offering and used those funds to establish the tax-exempt Google Foundation. The Google Foundation is managed by and supports its mission and core initiatives.

Where can I find the Google Foundation financial statements?

As a private foundation, we annually file a Form 990-PF with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, which provides financial information and lists grants awarded during the fiscal year. You can find those forms, as well as our articles of incorporation and bylaws, below.

Do your Forms 990-PF list all of's grants?

Because the Foundation is only one source of funds used by for grant making and investments, these forms do not provide a comprehensive list of giving. For that, please see our Grants & Investments page.

As a private foundation, the Google Foundation annually files a Form 990-PF with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service providing financial information and listing grants awarded during the fiscal year by the Foundation. We've provided below our recent Forms 990-PF:

Additionally, we plan to post the Google Foundation's audited annual financial statements as they become available.

The Google Foundation has as its organizational and operational documents:

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Google Page Creator is no longer accepting new sign-ups.

Google is no longer accepting new sign-ups for Page Creator because we have shifted our focus to developing Google Sites, which offers many of the capabilities of Page Creator along with new features like site-level navigation, site-level headers, control over who can see and edit your site, and rich embeddings like calendars, videos, and Google docs.

If you are currently a Page Creator user, you can continue to use Page Creator and your pages will automatically be transitioned to Google Sites later this year. We are committed to making this transition as smooth and easy as possible, and we will post more details as we get closer to the transition time. You can also manually move your web pages from Page Creator to Google Sites or other service providers at any time.

Google Sites overview

Google Sites is the easiest way to make information accessible to people who need quick, up-to-date access. People can work together on a Site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and new free-form content. Creating a site together is as easy as editing a document, and you always control who has access, whether it's just yourself, your team, or your whole organization. You can even publish Sites to the world. The Google Sites web application is accessible from any internet connected computer.

Quick facts

Single-click page creation Creating a new page for your Google Site just takes the click of a button.

No HTML required Creating a Google Site is as easy as editing a document, which means there's no markup language for you to learn -- just get started.

Make it your own Our customization options let you give your Google Site your own look and feel

Get started with templates We offer a growing list of page types -- web page, announcements, file cabinet, dashboard and list -- to help you get started with your Google Sites pages.

Upload files and attachments Use the file cabinet to upload files up to 10MB in size. Each Google Apps account receives at least 10GB of storage in Google Sites. Google Apps Premier and Education editions get an additional 500MB for each user account.

Embed rich content Google Sites is integrated with other Google products, so you can insert videos, docs, spreadsheets, presentations, photo slide shows, and calendars directly onto your Google Sites pages.

Work together and share Our permission settings let you designate owners, viewers and collaborators (meaning they can edit pages) for your site. And you can make your Google Sites available to just a few people, your entire organization, or the world.

Search with Google You can search across Google Sites pages and content using powerful Google search technology. You'll find specific pages and documents instantly, the same way you would on