Guide To Google

By multiple measures, Google is the internet’s most popular search engine. But Google’s not only a web search engine. Images, videos, mobile content — even Google TV!

Major Google Services

Google releases a dizzying array of new products and product updates on a regular basis, and Search Engine Land keeps you up-to-date with all the news. Here are just a few of our popular Google categories, where you can read past coverage:

Google: Our “everything” category, this lists all stories we’ve written about Google, regardless of subtopic.Google Web Search: Our stories about Google’s web search engine, including changes and new features. Also see: Google: OneBox, Plus Box & Direct Answers, Google: Universal Search and Google: User Interface.

Google SEO: Articles from us about getting listed for free via SEO in Google’s search engine. Also see the related category of Google Webmaster Central.

Google AdWords: Our coverage of Google’s paid search advertising program.

Google AdSense: Stories about Google’s ad program for publishers, which allows content owners to carry Google ads and earn money.

Google Maps & Local: Coverage of Google Maps, which allows you to locate places, businesses, get directions and much more. Also see Google Earth for coverage of Google’s mapping application.

Google Street View: Articles about Google’s popular yet controversial Street View system that uses cars to take photos of homes and business, which are then made available through Google Maps.

Google YouTube & Video: Articles about Google’s YouTube service, which allows anyone to upload video content. YouTube also has so much search traffic that it stands out as a major search engine of its own.

Google Logos: Google loves to have special logos for holidays and to commemorate special events. We track some of the special “Google Doodles,” as the company calls them. Also see our retrospective story, Those Special Google Logos, Sliced & Diced, Over The Years.

Also see our special guide for searchers, How To Use Google To Search.

Google Resources

Further below is a full list of additional Google topics that we track. But first, here are a few sites that track Google in-depth.

First up is Google’s own Official Google Blog. Google also has many other blogs for individual products, which are listed on the official blog. This feed keeps you up-to-date on any official blog post, from any of Google’s blogs. Google also had a traditional press release area.

Beyond official Googledom are a number of news sites that track Google particularly in-depth. These include: Dirson (in Spanish), eWeek’s Google Watch, Google Blogoscoped, Google Operating System, John Battelle, Search Engine Land, Search Engine Roundtable, WebProNews and ZDNet Googling Google.

The Full Google List

We said Google is more than just a web search engine, right? Below is the full list of various Google search and search-related products that we track. Click any link to see our stories in that particular area:

Guide To Bing

Microsoft has long offered its own search engine. However, it opened a new chapter in its fight against Google’s dominance by relaunching its search engine as Bing in June 2009.

Since that time, Bing has gained market share, though it remains far behind Google and even Yahoo. However, Bing also has cut a deal that will let it “power” the results that Yahoo carries. That will give it more indirect reach. Meanwhile, it continues to spend on marketing, which is even managing to get a few people to say that they “Bing It.”

Major Bing Services

Bing provides more than web search. Below are a few of our popular Bing categories, where you can read past coverage:

Bing: Our “everything” category for anything specifically to do with Bing, especially its search products and features.Bing Mobile: Coverage of Bing’s efforts in the mobile search space.

Bing Maps & Local: Bing Maps is a serious challenger to Google Maps and offers an interesting array of “map apps” for particular searches.

Bing SEO: Articles from us about getting listed for free via SEO in the Bing search engine.

Bing Travel: Bing’s travel search has gained much attention, especially for its fare prediction service.

Microsoft adCenter: Stories about Bing’s paid search advertising program.

Microsoft: Our “everything” category, this lists all stories we’ve written about Microsoft and Bing, regardless of subtopic.

Bing & Microsoft Resources

Bing runs a variety of blogs for various products. To keep track of everything, watch the official Bing Community web site.

Aside from the official resources, also check out these places that track Microsoft or Bing particularly in-depth: All About Microsoft, John Battelle,, Search Engine Land and Search Engine Roundtable.

The Full Bing & Microsoft List

Below is the full list of various Microsoft and Bing-related topics that we track. Click any link to see our stories in that particular area:

Guide To Yahoo

Yahoo was the original search giant, when it first launched back in the 1990s. Google has long since eclipsed it in popularity as a search engine, but Yahoo still has a significant share of search activity.

2011 will be a key year for Yahoo. By that time, if not sooner, Yahoo plans to give up its own search technology and be “powered” by rival Bing, which is owned by Microsoft. This type of “coopetition” used to be common in the search engine industry. Whether it will succeed for Yahoo remains to be seen.

In the Yahoo-Microsoft deal, Yahoo will continue to maintain its own Yahoo brand. Its “editorial results” will come from Bing — and rankings at Yahoo will be exactly like you see at Bing, Yahoo has told us. However, Yahoo may alter the look-and-feel around those results, as well as provide additional information that it hopes will make it more compelling than Bing as a search engine.

Yahoo will also carry paid search ads that come from Bing. If you’re a small company, you’ll buy those ads directly from Bing, using self-serve forms. If you’re a big advertiser, someone that has an account representative to help, Yahoo will work directly with you — though the ads ultimately will still get placed into Bing’s back-end system.

Major Yahoo Services

Yahoo provides more than web search. Below are a few of our popular Yahoo categories, where you can read past coverage:

Yahoo: Our “everything” category, this lists all stories we’ve written about Yahoo, regardless of subtopic.Yahoo Answers: One of Yahoo’s big success stories, Yahoo Answers allows anyone to ask a question and get back answers from the Yahoo Answers community.

Yahoo’s Delicious: Coverage about Yahoo’s popular web site bookmarking service.

Yahoo’s Flickr: Stories about Yahoo’s popular photo sharing service.

Yahoo News: By some measures, Yahoo is the most popular news site in the United States. Articles about the news search engine.

Yahoo Search: While Yahoo Search is slated to be powered by Bing, Yahoo still plans its own unique search offerings. This category tracks what Yahoo does in web search.

Yahoo Search Ads: Yahoo’s search advertising system, Yahoo Search Marketing (or “Panama,” as it is known to search marketing veterans), is set to close as part of the Microsoft deal. But while it continues to operate, we continue to track it.

Yahoo SEO: Until Bing takes over, Yahoo still has its own unique results, and this category has coverage of tips and advice for webmasters and marketers looking to rank better in Yahoo.

Yahoo Resources

Those interested in Yahoo may also wish to keep an eye on the company’s official blog, Yahoo Anecdotal. Yahoo also maintains the Yahoo Search Blog, which covers search-related topics. The YSM Blog is aimed at Yahoo’s search advertising customers. Yahoo press releases can be found here.

The Full Yahoo List

Below is the full list of various Yahoo search and search-related products that we track. Click any link to see our stories in that particular area:

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