Top 50 Google Tools for Business

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The Top 50 Google Tools for Business

Edited & Updated on 4/21/2012:
This post was written nearly 2 years ago and while Google has shut down a few of the products below, they have also launched some even more exciting and useful FREE tools and services for you and your Business.

CHECK OUT THE *NEW* TOP 50 GOOGLE TOOLS FOR BUSINESS UPDATE!

This compilation is for all of you out there who use Google for searching and SEO, but may not be aware of all the other tools and services that Google has to offer for your business.  My inbox used to get so many questions about many of the links and tools below, it seemed like a good idea to bring them all into a single location for your review and use. 

I know you'll find some of this information helpful or useful to you and your Business.


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  1. Google Alerts – Get email notifications from any keyword or phrases used on the web.
  2. Google Buzz - Start and share conversations about the things you find interesting.
  3. Google Blog Search – A sophisticated way of searching the web specifically for Blogs.
  4. Google Books – Google has a ground-breaking agreement with authors and publishers.
  5. Google Business - All of Google's On-line Business solutions for small and large Business.
  6. Google Checkout – Find it online, purchase it with Google’s Checkout tool.
  7. Google Chrome – The fastest and cleanest Web Browser for PC’s and MAC’s.
  8. Google Custom Search – Create your own custom search engine for your Website/Blog.
  9. Google Desktop – Take control of PC or MAC Desktops, find anything faster and easier.
  10. Google Dictionary – Don’t knock it till you try it, watch out Webster.
  11. Google Directory – The Web organized by Topic and placed into Categories.
  12. Google Earth – Explore and share the World in 3D. Add your photos and Videos.
  13. Google Finance – Track and Edit your Portfolio, Charts, and Graphs.
  14. Google 411 – Dial Directory Services and Information from any phone for FREE.
  15. Google Health – Organize all your medical records and store them on-line.
  16. Google Images – The Ultimate Image search on the Internet.
  17. Google Maps – The best way to map out directions and share with others.
  18. Google News – All the news you’ll ever need and find in one location.
  19. Google Patents – Every US Patent is search-able with the full text.
  20. Google Product Search – Find any product in one location instead of searching sites.
  21. Google Scholar – Looking for a specific paper or Scholarly articles, find them fast.
  22. Google Toolbar – Allows you to add search, share, and contribute to your fav browser.
  23. Google Trends – For those who want to know details about search engine trends.
  24. Google Videos – Used for searching only Video and Vlogs on the Internet.
  25. Google Web Search – Still the #1 search engine tool with the #1 advanced features.
  26. Google Web Search Features – The best search tool for movies, music, books, etc.
  27. Google Code – This is a developer tools, used for APIs and other resources.
  28. Google Labs – One of the best Online Tech Playgrounds on the Web.
  29. Google Blogger – Create your own Blogspot Blog, it’s easy and free.
  30. Google Calendar – Setup and use a Global Calender that you can share with others.
  31. Google Docs – Create spreadsheets, presentations, documents, and more.
  32. Google Groups - Use Groups to connect with others and share ideas and discussions.
  33. Google Knol – Write a Knol and Share what you know with others. Learn too.
  34. Google Mail – Google mail has so many great features for email, and it’s FREE.
  35. Google’s Orkut – It’s a Google Social Network, stay connected with others.
  36. Google Picasa – Upload and store, find, and share your photos and images.
  37. Google Picnik - The newest online Photo and Graphics editing addition to Google.
  38. Google Reader – Delivers everything you want to know from the web back to you.
  39. Google Sites – Create your own websites and group wikis for private or public use.
  40. Google SketchUp – Allows you to Design, Build, and Create 3D models and images.
  41. Google Talk -  Talk to friends, send IM’s, communicate with others via computer.
  42. Google Translate – Helps you and visitors to view any site in any language.
  43. Google’s YouTube – The second most searched site in the World. Youtube.com.
  44. Google Mobile – Take Google on the Road, & don’t leave home without your phone.
  45. Google Maps for mobile – Just as good as GPS, view maps, directions, get un-lost.
  46. Google Search for mobile – Search the web from your phone anytime from anyplace.
  47. Google Pack – Get the entire Google Pack for your PC or MAC.
  48. Google Voice – The best way to manage phones and services FREE. (invite only)
  49. Google Wave – The future of email and real time collaboration. (invite only)
  50. Google Wonder Wheel - A Wonderful Wheel of relavant search terms.
Take a few minutes to explore what some of these great tools can do for you and your business, then make sure you keep an eye on Google in the future, their development team creates and produces new products at the speed of light.
 
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Sorry for not commenting sooner, it was a crazy and busy week with graduations and all.  Glad you are all finding some of these Google tools useful, I know that finding time to explore these can be challenging, but not exploring some of them can make your on-line experiences even more challenging. Have fun, be productive, and enjoy!!  :-)

June 06, 2010 11:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Glen Mitchell
Broker, CDPE, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay,El Granada
Alain Pinel Realtors

I was thinking you could add google phone to the list, but I think its already on there with google voice.  I have that.  Its great.  Google is great :)

Glen

June 10, 2010 12:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Christa Ross
Helping you buy and sell Pittsburgh's Best Homes
RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist

Great list. Google alerts are my number 1 choice. I have any subject, neighborhood and niche market set up to alert me. I have seen clients quoted in the paper and it's great to be able to send them an email that I saw them in the paper. It's a great way to keep in touch without being too "salesy".

June 13, 2010 06:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Curt Hess
Luxury Home Consultant, Team Leader & CEO
Keller Williams Select Realtors - Annapolis

Brad - thanks very much.

  (Aside: Do you put stuff like this together in your sleep, or do you somehow get more than 24-hours/day??)

June 13, 2010 09:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne B. Pruner
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
Oregon First

Wow! What a list. I'll bookmark it and go through it later. Thanks.

June 17, 2010 12:42 AM
Rainer
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Nimi Dvir
Metro Referrals

Great info Brad, thank you!

June 30, 2010 12:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Fred Carver-Top Realtor Victoria, BC
Accredited Victoria BC Real Estate Consultant
Re/Max Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate

Hi Brad....look at all those tools from Google, thanks for putting them all in one place for us all. I'll certainly bookmarking this post...thanks again.

Cheers

July 04, 2010 12:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Randy Prothero
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
Island Style Realty Inc.

I didn't know Google had so many tools.  I would have guessed about 49.  LOL

July 31, 2010 04:38 AM
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Randy - haha~  Now it's actually 51.  Have you seen Google TV?  I'm about to do a post about it. Very cool but not really a tool, more along the lines of just entertainment but what will they think of next???  Hope all is well my friend.  :-)

August 03, 2010 07:45 AM
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Bob & Leilani Souza
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Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California)

Very useful info, Brad...thanks again and it's my 2nd re-blog from you today! :)

Leilani

August 05, 2010 01:41 AM
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Thanks Leilani - love the reblog, that's the best compliment a guy can get, thanks again. :-)

August 05, 2010 01:49 PM
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Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Luxury Homes in Top Silicon Valley Schools-San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga & Palo Alto
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Thanks for the Google top 50 tool, I will bookmark it.

June 16, 2011 03:00 AM
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Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Luxury Homes in Top Silicon Valley Schools-San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga & Palo Alto
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Just Call 408-252-8900 Lynbrook Homes Cupertino KW

Brad, FYI, the Google 411 was discontinued over a year ago (sadly).

June 16, 2011 03:01 AM
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Jon Quist
Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996
LONG REALTY

This was re-posted, and, boy, am I happy. I use Google constantly, and yet I had no idea about most of these tools.

Many thanks for the post.

June 16, 2011 03:06 AM
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Since this post is now more than a year old, I'll review each area, add all the new tools and products Google has launched and create an updated Google's Tools post.  Thanks you guys.

June 16, 2011 08:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Christine Hooks
Celebrating 20 Years in Real Estate!
Pino Agency

I just found this post through a reblog.  What a great tool you have put together for us all to use.  Thanks!

July 10, 2011 03:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona
DPR Realty LLC

Just came across this as a result of a well timed re-blog.  thanks so much -- definitely one that I have bookmarked for reference.

July 10, 2011 10:46 PM
Rainer
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Ranji Singh, SRES
Royal LePAGE York North Realty, Brokerage

Hi Brad,

 

i followed the link on #124 only ot find Google pointing me to your Top 50 tools. What a recognition!

 

Great list. I've been using some and was oblivious of others. Thanks, I'll take a closer look.

 

Cheers.

April 20, 2012 09:12 PM
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Hey Ranji - since this post was written almost 2 years ago, there have been some major new updates.

Google has shut down a few of these products above, but have launched some even more exciting FREE tools and services for your Business.

CHECK OUT THE *NEW*
TOP 50 GOOGLE TOOLS FOR BUSINESS UPDATE!

April 21, 2012 08:01 AM
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Tom Braatz
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
Re/Max Realty Center 262-377-1459

Brad

Wow, lots of really cool Google tools to make business yet that more productive

February 14, 2013 05:11 PM
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