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What if Google upgrades toolbar to full browser?

2:58 am on Feb 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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This is not true, but as a side thought to their ever expanding universe, I thought it would be an interesting concept and they would probably be the only ones in the world at the moment that could dint IE's dominance. How many of us have downloaded the toolbar? Begs the question does'nt it. ;)
1:58 am on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hm, last I read ( here I think ) that they have a few million ( like 2 ) installs of their toolbar.

Alexa, by comparison, has 7 million. :) So the company ( if any ) that might be in good position to 'make the leap' from toolbar to browser might be them...

Still, interesting thought, though. While they are at it, they could add an email client - monitor everything - and find some slick way to roll it ALL into their SERP's.

Of course, they'd know everything about everyone...but in the quest for Perfect SERP's, wouldn't you be willing to help out? lol.

3:48 am on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>> Alexa, by comparison, has 7 million <<

Perhaps a lot of Alexa's installs are repeat customers. Due to a slowing of page loads, concerns about privacy, and the fact that Ad-aware complains about it a lot, I know I've installed and uninstalled Alexa at least 6-7 times, but I've hardly ever thought of uninstalling Google.

4:03 am on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I agree that the advantages to the google toolbar probably make it one of the least unistalled toolbars out there. I have probably installed over 50 toolbars over my internet lifetime - and only google has stayed.

However, I don't really see the advantages of the toolbar making the trek to the browser itself.

Also - this really wouldn't be in google's field of interest as I see it either. But who knows...