Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Google Chrome is Alive

Google Chrome is Alive and breathing since they took the wraps off on December 12, 2008. But don't think for one moment that Google is done with this browser. Far from it indeed. New features will include portability, scale-ability, view-ability and usability improvements.

I suspect that Google will breath more life into Chrome with each new enhancement.

Currently the 2 tools I like the best are:
1. Incognito - private no footprint web browsing
2. Web developer tools to see source code including:
- Task Manager - Shows Memory Use, Title and Stats for Nerds
- Javascript Script and Debugging Tools
- Improved View Source Code Tool

For more info on Google Chrome: http://tools.google.com/chrome/intl/en-US/features.html

But how do people like Google Chrome?

Alex Solis said, "I've only seen a few problems with the Google Chrome that have bugged me such as:When displaying forum avatar gif's it seems to almost lag and move alot slower then when viewed with Firefox or IE. The scrolling seems a bit off in the browser, hard to describe but it seems to move much faster then with Firefox, which has been bugging me when browsing. When listening to PANDORA, skipping songs causes the window to lag and delays the song from playing by 20-30 seconds. Possibly flash compatability issues?"

Personally, I like Google Chrome but it doesn't work with all my applications. So I use IE and Firefox. I need all three to test new content pages anyway. Also I believe that Google Chrome is very fast. Much faster than IE and faster on some pages than Firefox.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

sarah palin, obama US Top 2008 Image Search

Source: Google Zeitgeist US

Google Image Search -
Fastest Rising (U.S.)
sarah palin
obama
twilight
miley cyrus
joker

In compiling the 2008 Year-End Zeitgeist, the Google search team studied the aggregation of billions and billions (Carl Saganesq) of search queries people typed in to the Google search box.

Except where noted, all of these search terms are most popular for 2008.

All of the search queries Google studied were anonymous — no personal information was used.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Google Ad Counts up a whopping 55% for Q4

Interesting information from AdGooroo.com on Google:

1. The increase of 55% in Google advertisers is the most significant increase seen in two years.
2. Google has managed to increase ad coverage to about where it was in January, 2008.
3. Q408 will likely end up as the strongest quarter on record for Google.
4. Google's November 2008 Advertisers share is 81.9% (highest all year)
5. Number of Ads per Keyword shot up to 4.38 in November and for the first time all year exceeded MSM. (US and International)
6. Top 3 advertisers for Google are Amazon, eBay and Target.

Full PDF Report:
Mid-Quarter Search Engine Update - Q408

Friday, December 05, 2008

Retweet from the Twitterhandbook.com

  Photo: Warren Whitlock,Co-Author


Here is a retweet from today's Twitter Handbook Blog

How good people make BIG things happen - FAST!
Plan Your Tweets and Blog Post With This Social Media Tool - 2008-11-29 14:55:53-05What if there were a way to plan your blogging and twitter post while planning your other marketing activities? We’ve talked about TweetLater and how a good balance of live, real time tweets mixed with some scheduled tweets about your current promotion can save you time and get results. Now you can co-ordinate these tweets with blog [...]

Seth Godin On Social Networking And Small Business - 2008-12-01 16:37:33-05We been having a discussion on Twitter today about how one determines to follow or unfollow tweeps. My quick answer is always “no rules”.. Follow whoever you want, and don’t feel that you are required to follow anyone. That being said. You will get more followers and keep them if you follow back. But are numbers enough? Here’s [...]

Is Twitter All Just Fun and Games? - 2008-12-04 10:16:37-05I was thinking about the world social and especially what it means in social media.. preparing for my presentation at Increasing Sales With Social Media coming up tomorrow in San Diego. (you can still get your ticket here, or listen to just my segment live at Friday at 9am Pacific on TwitCastRadio). Is this play or [...]

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