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7:00 pm on Oct 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Lets send Google some love for once, name one thing you love about Google,

Mine was Google Moon - when you zoomed in real close you got cheese, sadly thats now gone - hey Google never loose your sense of humour.
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The information I've dug up through Google Search over the years is invaluable, and I love to use it (99% of the time).

AdSense is also a blessing, of course, but I could only pick one :-)
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1 thing You Love About Google?
An endless stream of income derived from effortless undertaking.
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Give me a minute. I'm thinking....
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Sometimes having access to The Entire Internet--as opposed to picking & choosing The Best for a more selective search engine--is exactly what I need. In fact, it's often what I need. I would never be able to do exact-text searches for obscure literary works if Google didn't give me access to more or less everything that has ever been written. And then, after finding my content via Google Books, I do further searching so I can link to someone elseís version. Sorry, Google, themís the breaks.

Is there a parallel thread for Ten Things You Hate About Google? Seems like there ought to be, heh heh.
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1 - "Coolness" of the 'plex
2 - When I am bored I can Google myself
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That it has long been synonymous with search, even traffic, to webdevs and SEO tool makers leaving a surprisingly large subset of the overall market on the table for me.
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That I can tell people I've been to Google in Boulder, D.C. and San Francisco and watch their eyes widen with awe!
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Is there a parallel thread for Ten Things You Hate About Google?


Yep its here > [webmasterworld.com...]
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AdSense
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Being able to find stuff on the web using their search.
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I like seeing the different graphics on the search page prior to the results. Sometimes there's an easter egg.
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Organic search (as a user, and as a Web publisher).
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I'm still thinking....
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StreetView. This is the one thing they have that I think is unique.

Although Bing have StreetSide, in the UK they haven't covered many areas yet so Google is the site I go to every time I feel the need to look an area up before I travel.

It's great for seeing parking restrictions, finding free parking and more.
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It's great for seeing parking restrictions, finding free parking and more.
Errr... You do realise, don't you, that Google Street View can be as much as five years old?
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Okay, I thought of something.... but I can't tell you what it is. Too many would be unhappy.
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StreetView. This is the one thing they have that I think is unique.

Although Bing have StreetSide, in the UK they haven't covered many areas yet so Google is the site I go to every time I feel the need to look an area up before I travel.

It's great for seeing parking restrictions, finding free parking and more.

I like StreetView for this reason too but the age of a lot of the data is starting to show. I had great fun trying to find a building recently until I worked out that it was still a building site when the SV car went round.

When driving to a strange location I first check out the key intersections on StreetView to fix the local landmarks in my head.
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I had great fun trying to find a building recently until I worked out that it was still a building site when the SV car went round.
Yes, when people come in from out of town I have to remember to tell them that my building is white in Street View but it has since been painted a different color. (And I have a different bicycle, also visible in Street View, and you should not expect to see that exact person walking across the parking lot.)
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I like search, although I think it has been "over improved" to a degree or 12.

Over all AdSense has been good for me. Up / down / twirl me around / I'm still smiling.

Street view can be interesting where there are views from past years. We often find a building appear or disappear just by clicking down the road a tiny bit due to the various ages of the images. And the feature that lets you choose the age of the images is great for this also.
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And the feature that lets you choose the age of the images is great for this also.

:: mad scramble to Street View ::

I'll be darned. Has that always been there? (For that matter, has the date on street view always been there? I only noticed it a few months ago.)

One downtown intersection claims to have been photographed as recently as 2015. News to me.
12:12 pm on Nov 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Yes, the images can be out of date but they are the most up-to-date I have access to and are still useful most of the time.

I didn't realise you can choose the age of images either. Where I live has one take, from 2009. Some of the houses are not built. I tried London and was given a range from 2012-2016 to look at. Interesting that they only show back to 2012 for London when it would have been one of the first places in the UK to be photographed and they must have older images. Perhaps there is a reason for this.
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Perhaps there is a reason for this.

:: insert boilerplate about London traffic ::

I once looked up the Googleplex. Their only image was from 2011. I don't think access was a problem.
 

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