Google Introduces Image Search
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what about a million pictures? Or to
be more precise 250 million pictures? Google Image Search (beta
version) is the most comprehensive way to search for images on the Web
and it's just as easy to use as Google's other Web search services.
To use image search, find the image search box on Google's advanced
search page or visit http://images.google.com and enter a query. Then
click the "Search" button. When the results page appears, click the
thumbnail to see a larger version of the image, as well as the web page
on which the image is located.
You should be aware that the results you see with this feature may
contain adult content. Google considers a number of factors when
determining whether an image is relevant to your search request.
Because these methods are not entirely foolproof, it's possible some
inappropriate pictures may be included among the images you see.
To use Google Image Search, go to the Advanced Search page or visit:
Wow! What a Webby to Win
How could we top Google's double Webby win last year in the Technical Achievement
Category? By winning this year's first-ever Webby Award
for Best Practices, honoring a single site that serves as
a model of over-all excellence. Google was awarded this
special honor at the 5th Annual Webby Awards recently held
in San Francisco. The Webby Awards is the leading international
honor for websites and individual achievement in technology
The Best Practices Award formally recognizes the website that receives
the highest rating in the six Webby judging areas: content, structure
and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity, and over-
"We would like to acknowledge Google users for their ongoing support,"
said Sergey Brin, Google's co-founder and president (who was attired in
a dashing silver cape for the occasion). "The tremendous enthusiasm
shown by our users inspires us daily to continue our efforts to provide
the best search experience on the web."
For more details, read the press release at:
For a Cingular Search, Go Google
If you dial up the Web on a Cingular Wireless device, you can now get
direct access to Google on your phone. You'll find Google in the
Cingular My Wireless Window portal. Google's Cingular service is your
gateway to searching more than 1.3 billion Internet web pages, and 2.2
million WAP-ready web pages. And because Google automatically converts
HTML web pages into a format optimized for WAP phones, far more of the
web will be available to you while you're on the go.
As regular readers of this newsletter know, this is the latest in a
series of significant wireless customer wins for Google, which recently
announced mobile partnerships with Sprint PCS, Handspring, Vodafone and
Yahoo!. At this rate, whichever way you go, you'll have a way to go
For full details, check out the press release at:
Mapping the Zeitgeist
zeit·geist | Pronunciation: 'tsIt-"gIst, 'zIt |
Function: noun | Etymology: German, from Zeit (time) + Geist
(spirit) | Meaning: the general intellectual, moral, and
cultural climate of an era
Ever wonder what's going to be the next big thing? Now Google gives you
a sneak peek at what's hot and what's not. People around the world
search with Google for breaking news and obscure information alike.
With a bit of analysis, this mass of data exposes many interesting
patterns and trends. You'll find highlights culled from search data on
Google's Zeitgeist page, which will be updated on a regular basis.
This weeks top up and comers include: British Open, code red worm, g8,
ff10 and Penelope cruz. To see the full list of who's up and who's
Google the Keyword to Success
If you haven't heard about Google's advertising program, your business
may be missing out on one of the Web's most efficient marketing tools.
Google Premium Sponsorship ads are placed atop Google search results
pages and are optimized by Google's account services team. Google's
AdWords ads appear on the right side of search results pages and are
managed entirely by the advertiser.
All of Google's ads are targeted by keywords, so only people searching
for the terms you select see your message. It's small wonder that
Google ad clickthrough rates have been 5 times higher than industry
standard for online banners. As a Google user, you know how effective
our search engine can be. Now you can put the power of Google's technology to work on behalf of your business.
If you'd like to learn more about how this incredibly
efficient marketing tool can help your business, visit the
advertising section on Google at:
Google Holiday Logos a Continued Hit
You may have missed some of our latest holiday tributes if you don't use Google
on the weekends. To see all the home page designs we've
run, check out our holiday logo archive, which can be found
And be sure to stay tuned for upcoming celebrations of
events from around the world. From the email we've been
receiving, our little critters are almost as popular as
our search engine.
Keep on Googlin'
The Google Team