Our products and services
We provide a variety of services for people and businesses. Here’s a glimpse at what we offer.
What we do for you
Larry Page, Google's co-founder, once described the “perfect search engine” as something that “understands exactly what you mean and gives you back exactly what you want.” Since he spoke those words, Google has grown to offer products beyond search, but the spirit of what he said remains. With all our technologies – from search to Chrome to Gmail – our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to find the information that you need and get the things that you need to do done.
This means making Search smarter and faster, so that it can understand that when you type [jaguar] you’re looking for the car, not photos of the animal. It means showing you when your friends like an ad or a search result, so that you know it might be valuable. It means making our products work intuitively, so that you can share documents with Gmail contacts without having to copy and paste, and open the same tabs on your Android phone that you have open on your Chrome browser on your desktop. Above all, it means making our products work better so that people can spend time on the stuff that they’re good at – like enjoying time with family, camping in the wilderness, painting a picture or throwing a party. We’re not there yet, but we’re working on it.
What we do for businesses
We provide a variety of tools to help businesses of all kinds to succeed on and off the web. These programmes form the backbone of our own business; they’ve also enabled entrepreneurs and publishers around the world to grow theirs. Our advertising programmes, which range from simple text ads to rich media ads, help businesses find customers and help publishers make money from of their content. We also provide cloud computing tools for businesses that save money and help organisations to be more productive.
What we do for the web
We build products that we hope will make the web better – and therefore your experience on the web better. With products like Chrome and Android, we want to make it simpler and faster for people to do what they want to online. We’re also committed to the open web, so we’re involved in various projects to make it easier for developers to contribute to the online ecosystem and move the web forward. And we work hard to create a web that’s better for the environment, by using resources efficiently and supporting renewable power. The web has evolved enormously since Google first appeared on the scene, but one thing that hasn't changed is our belief in the endless possibilities of the Internet itself.