I was wondering why I had not seen this before. Was it an update of Google Chrome or was it simply something that went past me in the busy of work.
However, what I saw today was interesting for all to know. We all know now that Public data shared on Facebook is cached by Google for its results. Today I see that as I type “Facebook.com” on my Google Chrome, I am asked if I want to search “within” Facebook on the right top corner of the browser window.
While its a new concept to search within a website right from your search engine, Google has been reinventing itself and has a similar engagement with Flickr online. And yes the search within Offline (on Google Chrome) feature is available for Flickr, Youtube, WordPress, Yahoo and Bing too. Ironically Blogspot or Blogger does not have the same enabled.
Now is this collaboration or the new Revenue Model of Google? Got to find out.
Do let me know if you know. Welcome your thoughts and observations in the Comments. Will be glad to discuss.
P.S> Did find this article which discusses the same – http://www.kabatology.com/09/06/hit-tab-to-search-within-google-chrome-address-bar-omnibox/ , however my google.com entry on chrome does not give me the ‘Press Tab to search..’ option. Does everyone one else get it?
Very recently when I was viewing some old photos on Flickr from KingfisherWorld, I wished to comment on it. And new to me was that Flickr had a Google Account login option. That made me think for a moment that Yahoo! realized that if it did not make good use of the huge Google user base, they would lose out on their prime bets.
”]A little later the same day, when I googled for Flickr, and I cant recollect why, I saw Flickr had a inbuilt search within the Google results. And I was surprised to see a novel initiative. I concluded that was Google’s new invention.
Connecting the dots, I did understand that its a fantastic partnering, as Google not only connects to Yahoo’s Flickr, also it caches all of its public content. Content analysis and designing products around it being the prime focus of Google, I was convinced that Google is the one that has the upper hand in this collaboration.
Am I right about the thought? Do you have a different opinion, reader? Let’s discuss the kudos and brickbats in the Comments.
While most businesses are striving away and spending sums of money on getting people to come to their website once, there are an intelligent few who capitalize on our typing errors.
It all started when I missed the second “s” in WordPress.com. I suddenly find myself seeing a Sexual Dating website and it was absolutely unintentional. Yes, “wordpres.com” leads you to “fatebook.com” an adult dating website.
- Wordpres.com leads to Sexual Match making website [ Website Screenshort: fatebook.com ]
While Yahoo was smart to redirect “Yaho.com” to Yahoo.com and Google has covered its base registering “Gogle.com” and “Gooogle.com”, Gamil Design, Inc. encashed on the traffic thanks to typos by people wanting to reach Gmail.com (created 1995), by registering “Gamil.com” way back in 1998.
I checked if “ggle.com” also lead to the Google Search home page, and smiled on seeing a charitable interest is providing information about how to achieve wellness through good nutrition, i.e. healthy eating. Seems like another of the HerbalLifes, Kellogs and Horlicks of the world, marketing their Food Supplements in the guise of healthier food. Cant help not believing these efforts as stealth promotions, thanks to overuse of such tactics by even the big brands.
Have you noticed other such websites banking on getting traffic from typing errors? Do let me on in the Comments.