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So much for clean and simple

     

Beachboy

8:58 am on Sep 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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An attempt to reach the basic, generic [google.com...] redirects to: [google.com...]

Instead of just Google's name near the search box, it is now iGoogle.

Below that, there are Popular, Tools, News and Fun & Games categories with check boxes next to web destinations.

Plus a column of Google News, Weather, Calendar, Date/Time, YouTube Videos and more.

Hoooollllly cow! Truly, I am stunned, and not in a good way....

steve40

10:06 am on Sep 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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that is horrible i hope that doesnt happen

phranque

11:21 am on Sep 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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igoogle has been around for more than 2 years...

Beachboy

4:39 pm on Sep 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Well, it is now deployed as the default Google homepage.

europeforvisitors

5:54 pm on Sep 10, 2007 (gmt 0)



I see an iGoogle link in the top right corner of the home page, but that's all. The home page itself is still plain-vanilla Google Search.

pageoneresults

6:02 pm on Sep 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hoooollllly cow! Truly, I am stunned, and not in a good way.

Close your browser. Open a new browser session and then browse to [google.com...]

You must have clicked that iGoogle link during a session. And then came back under the same session and got redirected to iGoogle. If you look up in the right hand corner, you should see a link that reads "Classic Home". That will put your session back to the regular Google.

iGoogle is your friend. Personalized search is the next big wave of SEO activity.

Gibble

6:29 pm on Sep 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I still go straight to the regular google page when I go to google.com, yet I use ig as my start page.

Beachboy

7:41 pm on Sep 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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<<Close your browser. Open a new browser session and then browse to [google.com...]

Same result. I have not been to iGoogle before at all. My guess is G is now deploying iGoogle either regionally or on the default IP I reach.

thewebshop

7:31 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I noticed, pageoneresults, that you mentioned personalized search. Does anyone know if the search results from using iGoogle vs. those using the regular non-iGoogle search box differ from one another? If so, wouldn't that throw a bit of a monkeywrench into doing search engine research and recon?

IE: Wouldn't rankings and results differ from account to account because different keywords would weigh higher or lower on each searcher's machines due to different search patterns?

Gibble

7:42 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Perhaps, different, but also, hopefully, more targeted, leading to higher quality traffic.

WiseWebDude

9:08 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Mine just did the same thing. I clicked a new tab in IE (Google.com as default as usual) and up popped a page full of stuff... iGoogle. Looks like crap.

Gibble

10:00 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Then remove the "crap" or don't use it.

Personally, I find it great.

I have a list of bookmarks on the left, gmail, and other email addresses down the middle, and gtalk on the right side.

It's a neat, clean portal, with no ads or other clutter but what I choose to have on it.

cjc_uk

8:49 pm on Sep 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I saw a negative comment about iGoogle a while back & decided to avoid it . . what a mistake!
I have a home page which instantly gives me exactly what I want to see - I think it's great

Robert Charlton

9:15 pm on Sep 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Well, it is now deployed as the default Google homepage.

The default is whichever you selected last... ie, if you're on Classic Home and click the iGoogle link on the upper right of the classic page, you'll henceforth be redirected to iGoogle every time you go to google.com... every time, ie, until you click on the Classic Home link on the upper right of the iGoogle home page, or until you delete your cookie.

[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 9:16 pm (utc) on Sep. 25, 2007]

Beachboy

9:30 pm on Sep 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Oh duh. Thank you, Robert. :)

netmeg

9:36 pm on Sep 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Personally I love it. I have four computers here at home, and two at work, and my iPod touch has safari in it, and I like having access to all my stuff from wherever I happen to find myself. I just wish I had an easy way to port about ten years worth of bookmarks into it, and then sort them logically. Their bookmark widgets with tags don't work quite as nicely as netvibe's, but hopefully someone will write a new and improved one eventually.
 

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