For questions concerning Google, a popular search engine and the main referrer to Stack Exchange sites. For Google as an OpenID provider, use the [google-openid] tag. For questions about Chrome, use the [google-chrome] tag. For questions about Google+, use the [google-plus] tag.
Google is a popular search engine and the main referrer to Stack Exchange sites. Because of the model used by the SE sites, Google indexes questions and answers extremely quickly:
- How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines?
- I'm just going to throw this out there, but Google indexes Stack Overflow really quickly
Occasionally, Google gets a little overzealous in its indexing and has to be reigned in by one of the developers:
Google is a great resource, but posting "try Googling it" answers to questions on Stack Exchange sites is strictly forbidden. In fact, LMGTFY (Let Me Google That For You) links are banned entirely. For more thoughts on this topic, see:
- Embrace the non-Googlers
- How should we deal with Google questions?
- Discussion etiquette, Google factor
- Is it bad to ask Google searchable questions?
For questions relating to Google as an OpenID provider, please use the google-openid tag.
For questions relating to Google's web browser, Chrome, please use the google-chrome tag.
For questions relating to Google+, a social networking site, please use the google-plus tag.