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15 Mar/12

Google Expands Its All Your Base Are Belong To Us Approach

Google Expands Its All Your Base Are Belong To Us Approach

When Larry Page took over the steering wheel at Google, the company made a u-turn on the “do not do evil” road which it had followed for most of its existence. Now, Google concentrates on generating revenue, and pleasing investors, and if that means shoving certain services down a user’s throat, so be it.The Wall Street Journal reports that Google plans to roll out another change to its search engine in the coming months that is going to affect a lot of users, webmasters...

13 Mar/12

Google To Enable HTTPS For Internation Search Users In The Coming Weeks

Google To Enable HTTPS For Internation Search Users In The Coming Weeks

HTTPS has been the default protocol for the past months for users connecting to the google.com website. Google switched to https on by default last year, from previously offering https connections as an option in the search settings. Web users who load http://www.google.com/ in a browser will notice that they are automatically redirected to the https version of the site. The idea here is to improve the overall security of the connection, and to eliminate eavesdropping and traffic snooping...

1 Mar/12

Protected Search Lets You Use Google Without Being Tracked

Protected Search Lets You Use Google Without Being Tracked

With Google consolidating many of the company’s privacy policies into one came the fear that the companies primary motivation for the move was to generate even more revenue through their advertising programs than before.Google users have only a few options at their disposal to escape the tracking. Experts suggest to log out of the account whenever it is not necessary to use a product’s functionality. A user leaving Gmail for Google Search could for instance log out to avoid...




22 Feb/12

Scroogle Founder Pulls The Plug, Closes Website

Scroogle Founder Pulls The Plug, Closes Website

Scroogle was one of the sites that came up occasionally here on Ghacks as an alternative to Google Search. It basically provided access to Google Search results through a proxy to protect the privacy of its users. In this regard, it was more of a Google proxy than a search engine. Daniel Brandt, the creator of Scroogle, established the service in April 2003, and it has ever since been available online. Things turned for the worse in recent years when Google started to block – and...

8 Giu/11

Personal Experience to: Dealing with Online Content Theft

Personal Experience to: Dealing with Online Content Theft

Personal Experience to: Dealing with Online Content Theft (Personal experience of Darren Stevens) Online content theft is, unfortunately, a common incident these days. As soon as a site becomes popular, it’s only a matter of time before someone reproduces it and tries to make a buck from it. One simply needs access to a RSS feed and an Google AdSense account in order to monetize from someone else’s work, and sadly, this happens all too often. Worse, the offending sites can...

29 Set/10

Google Hiding Search Results Pages

Google Hiding Search Results Pages

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A few months ago, when you would have asked me why you are only seeing one page of results in Google Search, I would have told you that this is because you have searched for an exotic term that does not yield more than a handful of results. Today however I witnessed for the first time that Google seems to bey experimenting with their search results listings (again), by artificially limited the results to the first page. What happens?...

17 Giu/10

What Bing Search Does And Could Do Better

What Bing Search Does And Could Do Better

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I switched to Bing recently and had my fair share of experience with Microsoft’s search engine. The main reason for switching was a deterioration of quality results in Google Search. It began in May and has not changed since then. That, and the noise that has been added to search result pages over the past year. It happens that ads dominate the results in Google (and I count links to other Google products as ads as well). Bing...

16 Giu/10

Google Will Move Https Search To New Domain

Google Will Move Https Search To New Domain

The introduction of encrypted search at https://www.google.com/ a month ago has increased the privacy of search engine visitors by preventing people from intercepting search terms and results. Encrypting all communication between the client’s computer and Google Search had a few side effects though. It was for one not possible to use all Google services. Google Image search was for instance not available for users who used the https version of Google. Organizations, companies and...

3 Giu/10

How To Change The Google Search Background Image

How To Change The Google Search Background Image

Google is just rolling out a feature to U.S. users that allows them to change the background image of the Google Search homepage. The feature should be available to all U.S. users in the coming days and international availability is also expected in the coming days. Please note that this feature is only available to Google account owners who are logged into Google while visiting the Google search page. The Change Background Image link should be visible in the lower left corner of the search...

13 Mag/10

Disable Google Search Fade In Homepage

Disable Google Search Fade In Homepage

Are you one of those users who does not like the new Google Search homepage? The one that only displays the search form and Google logo until the search engine user moves the mouse for the first time? If you answered the above question with yes you might want to take a closer look at the Disable Google Fade-In userscript which brings back the old Google Search interface where all elements are displayed on page load. We have tested the userscript in Firefox and Google Chrome where it worked...

9 Apr/10

Google Adds Site Speed To Web Search Ranking Algorithm

Google Adds Site Speed To Web Search Ranking Algorithm

The Google Webmaster Central Blog today announced that Google has added a site speed factor to their web search ranking algorithm which effectively another ranking factor that webmasters have to look out for. The information are – as always – rare at this point. According to the blog post the feature was enabled a few weeks back. It is currently only enabled on google.com and only for English queries on that search engine. First results show (according to Google) that less...

13 Mar/10

Add Shortcuts To Google Search To Search Faster

Add Shortcuts To Google Search To Search Faster

Most Internet users use the Google search engine when they need to search for something online. The results are usually pretty good but there are occasions where the results need to be refined to find the information the web user is looking for. Once on the search results page the only way of doing that is to click in the search form and start adding to the search phrase or to erase the previous search phrase and enter a new one. That’s a lot of clicks for a process that could be...

18 Feb/10

Google Social Circle Now Appearing In Search Results

Google Social Circle Now Appearing In Search Results

I’m often spotting new features for logged in users in Google later than anyone else because I usually log out of my Google account before performing searches or doing anything else. That was different this morning which could only have meant that I forgot to log out yesterday night. Well that happens and imagine my surprise when I found out about it. But that’s not the topic of this article. Scrolling down in the search results I spotted a new addition to them in the form...

17 Dic/09

Google Zeitgeist 2009

Google Zeitgeist 2009

Google has released the year-end statistics of Google Zeitgeist 2009 which includes information about the most search topics in various niches in 2009. The default statistics show the search queries for the United States with the option to switch the country to view them for several dozen other countries including Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany or the European Union. The statistics are further divided into an overview which displays the fastest rising and falling search queries for...

5 Dic/09

Google Personalized Search For Everyone

Google Personalized Search For Everyone

Starting today Google begins rolling out a new search personalization feature that has an impact on every search engine user that is using one of Google’s search engines. Previously personalized search results were only displayed to users who were logged into a Google Account. The new system changes this behavior so that every user will see those personalized results by default. This does mean that Google will track a user’s use of the search engine and make use of previous...

25 Nov/09

Test The New Google Search Interface Right Now

Test The New Google Search Interface Right Now

We mentioned a few days ago that Google was planning to release a new search interface. There were only a few screenshots available at that time and it was not sure when the general public was able to test and work with the new interface. The search interface has still not been released but the guys over at Gizmodo have found a way to activate it temporarily so that it can be tried and tested. You might recall that the main change is the addition of a permanent left sidebar in Google search...

14 Nov/09

Google Me

Google Me

Have you ever “googled” yourself? Chance is you found at least a few websites and resources about yourself even more so if you have deliberately added information about yourself on websites across the Internet. Most users probably do so when they signup for social networking websites such as Facebook or MySpace but information are also provided on personal homepages, business homepages, universities or shopping websites. But not all information are provided deliberately by...

12 Nov/09

Lock Safe Search In Google

Lock Safe Search In Google

Safe Search is a filter in the Google search engine. By default moderate filtering is applied to all search results which can be changed by the search engine user to strict filtering or no filtering. Especially families with kids but also organizations and businesses use these filters to prevent that inappropriate search results appear in Google search. There was not a way until now however to lock the safe search level which meant that anyone with the know how could change the search...

2 Ott/09

Google Search New Custom Search Options Added

Google Search New Custom Search Options Added

One of the latest trends in the search engine market seem to be custom search options, search filters and specialized search parameters. Google has introduced the search options in the main Google search engine a while ago. These were made up of advanced search parameters which have been accessible before (before starting search) and new filters. A click on the Show Options link on a search results page will open the available options in a sidebar. Google has added new custom search options...

21 Set/09

Published Google Docs Documents To Appear In Google Search

Published Google Docs Documents To Appear In Google Search

How would you announce a major change to a product that is likely going to affect a large userbase? Probably not in the same way that Google announced upcoming changes to their popular document management and editing platform Google Docs. In a recent post at the Google Docs Help Forum Marie, a Google employee, notified users of an upcoming change to Google Docs. Google plans to index all published documents from Google Docs users if the documents are linked from a public (that means crawled...