google account

Does having a gmail email mean you have a google account?  I need to setup a search box on a website for a client.  He gave me his gmail email and password.  I tried logging in to google.com and it keeps saying the password is wrong.  Client doesn't have any other password.  Not sure what to do now.
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helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
Yes, if you have gmail you have google accout. Meaning its one credrntials for your gmail, google, google drive,  google keep, youtube, analytics etc.
For google+ you have the same credentials but for 1st time you have to run wizard to initiate it
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duncanb7Commented:
Your Google account is distinct from Gmail. You can create a Google account without signing up for Gmail
take a look this the difference between Google and Gmail account
http://www.examiner.com/article/technology-tidbit-the-difference-between-a-google-account-and-a-gmail-account
Duncan
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nsitedesignsAuthor Commented:
So, I am more confused now.  Since it appears that you are both saying the opposite.  Yes, with gmail you have a google account and no, google is distinct from gmail.

The weird thing after I try to login to google is that it says the PASSWORD is wrong and it doesn't say the EMAIL is wrong.   Now I don't know what to do.
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nsitedesignsAuthor Commented:
I am just going to create yet another account for client and use that account for his search box.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
If the password is wrong, then your client should logon to Google and recover his account...

What has been said above is that you can have a Google account without having a gmail account BUT if you have a gmail account, then you automatically have a Google account.
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Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
Paul said it all or What he said...
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nsitedesignsAuthor Commented:
Ah, thanks Paul for clarifying!
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duncanb7Commented:
Thanks for your points

Have a nice day

Duncan
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nsitedesignsAuthor Commented:
You are welcome - enjoy your day as well!
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Glad to be of help... thanks for the points.
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