This is Part II of Google Webmaster Chat. You may also want to read Part I.
Google is a name synonymous with search but it a much wider term now that includes social networking, blogs, photo sharing, video sharing, email and more.
Since 404 errors – that say Page Not Found – are like Greek to most people, Google is taking a more user friendly approach and they now try to guess the page you are looking for.
How to disable OpenDNS from redirecting Google searches in Firefox or Internet Explorer Address Bar without removing OpenDNS from the computer.
The most useful Firefox extension for Google is Customize Google. It lets you remove websites from Google Search results, search other places from Google, disables click tracking if you have privacy concerns and much more.
The number of people who access Internet from mobile phones is rapidly growing but unfortunately most content available on the Internet today is not optimized for viewing on the small screen of mobile phones.
The I’m Feeling Lucky button automatically takes you to the first web page returned for your query on Google website. An I’m Feeling Lucky search means less time searching for web pages and more time looking at them.
A Google Account gives you access to all Google goodies including AdSense, Analytics, Blogger, iGoogle, Gmail, Google Groups, Picasa, Web History, Google AdWords, Google Checkout and more. But you can run into problems if you have opened more than one account.
We have no clue how Google decides the ranking of pictures in Google Images but they are probably giving more preference to fresh content in image search results.
All these web domains are hosted on the same web server as google.com (126.96.36.199) and they are replicas of Google. Now even Google records your search queries for genuine reasons but if you are not convinced, theres a way to prevent Google from recording search habits.
AdSense publishers may soon be receiving their Christmas Gifts from Google. Last year, it was a Digital Frame but now they are sending a 2 GB USB Memory card.
Googling your name or ego-surfing is easy on blogs and sites that offer RSS feeds but how do you track your name on web pages, message boards and mailing lists that are without RSS Feeds. Read this guide.
This visual heat map suggests how web searchers navigate scan the search results shown on Google pages and which areas on the Google web page tend to get the maximum attention.
This PC is not an official Google product but close – it comes pre-installed with desktop icons that link to the websites of Google Docs, Gmail, Blogger, Google Maps, and YouTube.
Some things that you can do only with Yahoo! search not Google. That includes song lyrics search, compose email, search shortcuts and the incredibly useful linkdomain search operator of Yahoo!
Now consider that in the context of what Google is doing in Bangalore, at a larger facility in Hyderabad, and at two smaller offices in Delhi and Mumbai, where it has hired more than 1,100 Indians, almost 10% of its global workforce.
Google Docs traffic has more than doubled by adding a Open in Google Docs link to email with attachments in Gmail.
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There exists dozens of specialised search engines that are extremely efficient and innovative though not very popular. Letâ€™s discover some of these hidden or unexplored gems on the internet that are not Google or Yahoo – they will help you quickly find the information you are looking for.
Contextual Google Adsense Referrals – Google Overrides the settings specified by Adsense Publishers to show referral text link ads that are related to the content of the web page.
Indian investors can now do global hunting for investing in equity shares by choosing among the blue chips such as Microsoft, IBM, Wal-Mart, Coca Cola and Google.