I like it. Already have 16 rss feeds and transferred my most visited bookmarks. How long till we get msn.ig ;)
Just added webmasterworld's RSS feed :)
Will this "help" get you in Google
Just like pinging My Yahoo and adding your feed?
Google got big by concentrating on search and refusing to become a portal, or anything other than a search engine.
Now it is losing that focus. There may be trouble ahead...
michael heraghty it's a new day in a new world. The day of personal feed pages is here. I've been using Yahoo's for a heck of a long time with a signifigant savings in browsing time.
The only thing that might have an effect is the personal surf habits collection. I don't like it one bit, and for my key info I still surf in stealth and would never assign to a personal portal page.
heraghty, I differ.
Google got big by focusing on user needs and good engineering. Their initial product Search was (and is) a combination of those two factors. They are now applying that to other products.
Is there an Add to My Google Button yet?
On left sidebar under the "Fun" menu you can add "Ask Yahoo!" :) Interesting...
|Google got big by concentrating on search and refusing to become a portal, or anything other than a search engine |
Google got big by building the best search engine, plain and simple. They can get bigger by building the best portal, best advertising platform, best X, and best Y.
Their personalized homepage is certainly not the best at this point, but they are moving in right direction IMHO.
Excellent addition to the Google lineup. This outstripes excite and yahoo portals by a mile imho!
neat. Finally i can add WebmasterWorld feed to it ;)
I can't imagine anything I'd rather give Google than a list of my bookmarks. Combine that with what they learn about me through Gmail and they'll soon know me better than my mother. Google is making me kind of nervous lately.
|bloke in a box|
Jesus, for all your conspiracy theorists out there - if you don't like the features being brought out - don't use them!
Wow, that was easy wasn't it.
ideas on adding television schedule, anyone?
|Now it is losing that focus. There may be trouble ahead... |
Lots of trouble if your name is Yahoo or MSN, probably hiding under their desks quivering.
anyone know where I can find a search engine to look for stuff without them looking for me at the same time?
No matter what all these search engines do, Goooooogle does it best. I want to search for stuff without a freakin ad in the way. I'm not sure what engine has the best search quality for sure? But I always find myself going to Gooooogle to search cause I don't have to deal with movie ads and every other media ad promotion in the way. Goooogle may add many features similar to the rest but their home page is search only. Gooooogle fusion could be good or not but they give us the choice. The other 2 don't. They make me think about other options no matter what, cause it's in my face.
Added webmasterworld's RSS feed to Google Personalized Home Page, but it hasn't been updated since yesterday. Are these hardcoded links / anyone know how often these are updated?
Also added Weather for where i live, but the info is temporarily unavailable. Just like Google Earth, we'll have to wait this side of the world :-)
|I like it. Already have 16 rss feeds and transferred my most visited bookmarks. How long till we get msn.ig ;) |
It has been around for a while...
Just like yahoo and msn.
i wonder if there is add to google or google bookmarks button too?
RE:Cool, Just like yahoo and msn. (Thanks god it isn't)
What makes this portal unique is that it is not flooded by flashing ads, or a row of 10 tabs across the top. Or anything else I don't want.
Anyway go check out MSN portal pages, I don't know where the ads stop and the stuff I want begins, not to mention, all the tabs.
2 Complaints with the new Google pp.
1) As a Canadian is if you have the weather service set to your Canadian city as I do, it will show you the celcius value for today but the 4 day forcast only shows farenheit, even though the city I selected is in Canada and it has knowlege of that. Can't get it all right out of the gate.
2) It won't accept some rss feeds, my assumtion is the format is wrong or it is to many values or something, I wish it would detail why it doesn't like it. Anyway I tried to get my HALO 2 Xbox live stats from the bungie.net rss feed and it won't do anything. Nothing happens when I click the add button. It doesn't even look like the clicking of the button worked.
|On left sidebar under the "Fun" menu you can add "Ask Yahoo!" :) Interesting... |
And yet nothing for Google Answers. One hardly knows what to say, save perhaps for inferring that Google thinks Yahoo has the superior answers product.