How to Add Search Shortcuts to Google Chrome.

Last week Danny Sullivan twittered he was looking for a creative commons image to use. Christine Churchill poked a little fun at me wondering how I was able to get that so quickly. The trick is using search shortcuts, and I’m going to show you how to do it.

FeedProxy.Google.com What The Heck is That

So What the heck is feedproxy.google.com why is it out there, what’s it being used for, why is google letting it be indexed, why are 164,000 pages in the index [site:feedproxy.google.com] and why is it ranking? it’s not like google places to much value on domain authority or anything … photo credit: dannysullivan

Want an Editorially Approved Link Become a Google Partner

in this mornings post I chastised Google for giving straight links to partners, However now I’ve found a whole bunch more Here’s a Google adwords customer Happy Hounds getting an editorially approved link from Google, lets not forget twiddy.com or cordarounds.com not to worry while they may keep other robots out but they let googlebot in in robots.txt (that was … [Continue reading Want an Editorially Approved Link Become a Google Partner]

Google Knows Where I Live

Last night I was using Google Maps to get directions and noticed a new feature, a camera icon located next to each of the steps on Google Maps. When I clicked on the icon I saw a picture of my house!

Forbes Article

I’m mentioned in a Forbes article about Google along with Aaron Wall and Jim Boykin

Site Links are Ephemeral

When I see things like this I have to admit I’m fascinated about the inner workings of the Google Borg Anybody think they aren’t using user/toolbar data? Want to do a nice experiment repeat this search every 15 days and watch for changes …

25 Things I’d like to See Google Fix

While I’m well known for being critical of many of the things Google does, I’m also a power user of site and many of their tools. Being a power user gives me a unique insight to see some areas these tools could be improved. This post is written in the spirit of constructive criticism, since I know my posts sometimes … [Continue reading 25 Things I’d like to See Google Fix]

Google Web History – More Spying From Google

I was a little busy last week and didn’t have time to respond to this, but don’t worry the Google Web History isn’t going to pass by without me taking a well deserved swipe at it.

Dear Matt Cutts, What We Have is a Failure to Communicate

Dear Matt Cutts, I know you and I don’t always see eye to eye on everything, but I think we’ve got enough of a working relationship that I feel comfortable saying, that the way the brand update/ Vince change, went down could have been better. Indulge me while I make an analogy to prove a point.

Contextual Advertising That makes me Laugh

Sometimes the ads in GMail crack me up

Sitelinks – Now That’s Interesting

Oh apostrophe you give and then you take away (and suggest)

How to Turn Off Personalized Search in Google Chrome

With the impending arrival of Google OS I’ve been spending more time in Google Chrome, and figuring out how to customize things to my liking. Here’s a tip on how to turn off personalized search in Google Chrome.

Adwords Pricing – Things That Make You Go Hmm…

So I’m bidding on a keyword where I’m the only person running an ad. It’s getting between 1,000 and 1,500 searches a day and getting between a 3-4% CTR. I’m a little baffled how they come up with the $0.12 a click figure since there’s no one under me.

Google Universal Search is Just Weird

So if the word “the” is a stop word an generally speaking just ignored, why does the search for [the golden compass] have a Google news result in the #2 slot and [golden compass] does not.

Matt Cutts Calls me a Kitten

It’s barely audible but Matt Cutts calls me a kitten

Site Links and Search Volume

One of the things that I admire about the Google algo is it’s ability to “learn” and “adapt” based on incoming data. For example when search volume for a certain keywords reaches a certain volume words that were originally mis-spellings become real words. Today I came across an example of this logic being applied to site links.

I’m Just Tired of Craigslist and Wikipedia’s in Commercial Serps

If I’m looking for [private jet long island] chances are I don’t want to see craigslist crap nor do I want to see a local newsday (newspaper) article about hillary clinton defending her private jet use. I guess I should be glad I didn’t get a wikipedia listing … C’mon Google you can do better …

Google Throws Publishers Under Bus with Prerendering of Pages

Google recently announced they will start to pre-render pages in Chrome to “improve the user experience.” IMHO this represents nothing more than the latest effort by Google to throw publishers under the bus to gain market share for one of their products and ultimately give them more data about their users to better target their advertising.

Matt Cutts Wants You To Help Fight Spam

If you needed any further evidence that Google is ramming personal search and Google accounts down your throat for their own self interests you need look no further than the latest Google Patent about removing documents.

Google Suggest – Broken and Filled with Porn and Children

In recent weeks Google has been launching a higher than usual amount of new products. Many will say they are moving in the wrong direction. Many of these products appear to have been launched without fully considering the weaknesses they will have to spam. Instead of rushing “shiny new cat toys” out the door that keep their developers happy and … [Continue reading Google Suggest – Broken and Filled with Porn and Children]