|Google is a crawler-based search engine that provides search for Web pages, images, maps, discussions, news, books and products. Google Maps is Google's local product. With user-friendly mapping technology and local business information including business locations, contact information and driving directions, Google Maps allows users to find business locations and contact information in one location, integrated on a map. Users can also view additional information like hours of operation, types of payment accepted and reviews.|| |
|Partners||Google provides Web results to AOL, Excite, Hotbot, iWon and Netscape.Google provides pay-for-performance listings (AdWords) to AOL, Ask Jeeves, Excite, Hotbot, iWon, Netscape and Teoma.YellowPages.com, SuperPages.com and Yellow Pages Group sell Google Adwords.Google Local retrieves listings from InfoUSA's business database.Google has an ad partnership with MIVA.Google gives Yahoo! the ability to use Google's search and contextual advertising
technology through its AdSense(TM) for Search and AdSense for Content
|Advertising||Google AdWords: With AdWords, advertisers pick keywords that describe their business. When users search for those keywords on Google Maps, ads are eligible to appear directly on the map along with an image related to the business|
Google AdSense: Product that allows Web site publishers add a search box to their site and display relevant Google ads on their Web site?s content pages.
|Mobile||Google Maps for Mobile: A downloadable application that lets users view maps and satellite imagery, find local businesses and get driving directions via a mobile device, Google Maps works with the following devices:|
-Most Java-enabled (J2ME) mobile phones
-Palm devices with Palm OS 5 and above
-All color BlackBerry devices
-Windows Mobile devices with Windows Mobile 2003, 5.0 and above
GOOG-411: Helps callers find and connect with local businesses by dialing 1-800-GOOG-411. It is a voice-based local search service, which uses speech-recognition algorithms to recognize what a caller is saying and then finds the local business information.
|Headquarters||Mountain View, Calif.
Google announces non-exclusive advertising services agreement with Yahoo!
Google acquires DoubleClick
Google Maps adds user reviews.
Google enhances Google Maps for Mobile.
Google develops an ad partnership with MIVA.
Google signs a partnerships with AOL, including the acquisition of 5 percent stake in the company.
Google signs an ad distribution agreement with SuperPages.com.
Google begins testing a Click-to-Call service, in which advertisers are only charged when a call is made.
Google launches Google Maps for mobile services.
Google launches Google Earth, a geographic search tool that combines local search with satellite images and maps.
AccuWeather.com becomes Google's first beta distribution partner for local search results combined with locally targeted AdWords search ads.
Google launches local search services and mapping tools in Britain.
Google launches a mobile local search for Web-enabled cell phones and other mobile devices.
Google adds satellite images to its maps, which allows users to zoom in on businesses and homes.
Google acquires Urchin, a web analytics software company.
Google Local launches the Google Local Business Center, a free tool that allows businesses to add or update their business listings.
Google Local is updated with business reviews and basic information.
Google introduces Google Maps.
Google Local goes live on the Google homepage.
Google acquires mapping company Keyhole.
Google signs agreement with the Yellow Pages Group to make Yellow Pages business listings available on Google Local Canada.
Google announces IPO.
Google launches Google Local as a public beta.
Google launches AdSense program.
Google provides Google ads on Ask Jeeves properties.
Google provides Google advertising and search results on InfoSpace and its properties including Dogpile, MetaCrawler, WebCrawler, and Excite.
Google provides search results to Yahoo!.
Google incorporates Dmoz directory listings.
Last Update: 09/12/08