Google Launches Full Suite of Fully Automated, Highly Customizable WebSearch Services Based on Company’s Award-Winning Search Technology
Newly Launched WebSearch Programs Feature Fully Automated Registration, Easy Set-Up and Online Payment Processing for Quick Implementation
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 4, 2000 – Google, one of the fastest growing search destination sites on the World Wide Web, today announced that it is providing its award-winning search functionality to websites of all sizes with a suite of aggressively priced, fully customizable search services.
Google’s full line of WebSearch services-Free, Silver and Gold-are the first scalable services specifically designed for the growing needs of any website. All three of Google’s search services feature Google’s advanced search technology and provide significant value to any website with free (Free WebSearch) or low-cost (Silver, Gold) services.
"Google’s WebSearch programs, which can be up and running in about an hour, are the first automated and highly customizable search services available to any website at a fraction of the cost charged by other providers," said Sergey Brin, Google president and co-founder. "Google WebSearch helps growing companies meet the challenge of increasing site stickiness by providing visitors with a high-quality and highly accurate search experience."
Latino.com, a leading portal targeted at the fast-growing Latino marketplace is the first ethnic portal to offer Google Gold WebSearch technology on its site.
"Google enables Latino.com to serve website visitors all over the world," said Rosa Alonso, Latino.com’s vice president of Sales and Marketing. The quality of Google’s co-branded Gold WebSearch services and its speedy implementation process was an excellent match for us."
To further establish Google as a convenient one-stop resource for businesses, Google has partnered with CyberSource® Corp., a leading provider of mission-critical e-commerce transaction services and a pioneer in the area of Internet fraud detection, to deliver fast and secure online payment services for its Silver and Gold WebSearch customers. New subscribers will find an easy-to-use online registration form, step-by-step instructions, and an online payment feature that provides guidance and tips for immediately subscribing to the commercial search service.
"With the addition of our new payment processing system, we’ve made it even easier for any web business to have Google search up and running, all with the click of a button," said Omid Kordestani, Google’s vice president of Business Development and Sales. "With Gold and Silver WebSearch, growing Internet companies can offer its visitors access to the best search experience on the web."
Google WebSearch Services
Google’s WebSearch services enable customers to include the Google search box on their website. Google’s advanced search technology makes searching the web easy and intuitive for site visitors and provides fast, relevant results. Three different WebSearch services are offered to meet the needs of any website:
- Free WebSearch: Designed for personal homepages or smaller-trafficked websites. The search is provided free of charge.
- Silver WebSearch: Designed for fast-growing websites (more than 1 million queries per year). The $599 monthly fee includes additional customization, the ability to place ads in the search results pages, and monthly reports.
- Gold WebSearch: Designed for large websites sites with heavy traffic (more than 4 million queries per year), Google’s Gold WebSearch service is available for a $1,999 monthly fee.
Google WebSearch Features
Standard features of all Google WebSearch programs include the following:
- Quick Set Up: All of Google’s WebSearch services can be set up within an hour, following a few easy steps.
- Co-branding: Google’s logo, which represents the highest quality in search services, is featured on the customer’s website and search results pages.
- Customization: Google’s search results retain the look and feel of the customer’s site.
- Service: From start to finish, Google provides a user-friendly process to sign up and implement WebSearch services on any site.
- Additional Features: Included with all WebSearch services are Google’s specialized search and navigation features, such as GoogleScout, which takes users to other websites related to a search result.
- Preview Customizations: See how the Google search results will complement any website before registering for the service.
Google’s Silver and Gold WebSearch
Includes all the features listed above, and offers the following expanded capabilities:
- Ads in the Results Page: Customers can place their own advertising in the search results page.
- Enhanced Customization: Further customizations include support for navigation bars and menus to ensure Google’s search results have the look and feel of the customer’s site.
- Monthly Reporting: Reports include the number of search queries performed per day.
More information about Google’s WebSearch services, including its Custom Search service, is on Google’s website at www.google.com/services/.
Google Industry Awards
Google’s award-winning search engine was named to Time magazine’s "Best Cybertech of 1999" list and received the 1999 PC Magazine Technical Excellence Award in the Internet Infrastructure: Web Applications category. In addition, Yahoo! Internet Life named Google the Best Search Engine Site in its recent "100 Best Sites for 2000" issue, and Smart Computing magazine included Google as one of its "50 Hot Technologies" in its January 2000 issue. The Google search engine also ranked first overall in a third-party survey of search and portal users in the last quarter of 1999. The competitive survey, conducted by NPD Online Research, found that Google ranked first overall among 13 leading search and portal sites in user satisfaction and loyalty. Google’s remarkably strong debut performance in the industrywide survey positions it as one of the most highly regarded destinations on the Internet today.
About Google Inc.
Google was founded in 1998 by Stanford University Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin to create a new generation of powerful, scalable search engine products to improve the user experience of searching the web. Based on four years of advanced research in computer science, Google is dedicated to providing the best user search experience by delivering a powerful, yet simple-to-use format for finding the most relevant answers to search queries.
Google currently offers search solutions through its own destination site at www.google.com. The company also offers CO-branded search solutions for information content providers. Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., is privately held. Its funding partners include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. More information about Google can be found on the company’s website at www.google.com.
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