Sunday, March 7, 2010

Google Chrome

After many months of struggling with my browsers, I finally decided to check out Google Chrome and see what all this buzz is about. And let me tell you, I will never go back to Internet Explorer. Almost instantly after downloading Chrome my internet service became faster and has really made my life as an internet user much easier. Not only does this browser allow you to pick a cool theme for the boarder of the screen (mine is leopard and sponsored by Dolce&Gabbana!!) but it also allows you to add several extensions to the tool bar that make searches quicker and more reliable. So far I have added an extension called WOT(Web Of Trust) which warns you about risky sites before you take a chance. While on a website WOT tells you how trustworthy the site is, how much privacy you have on the site, how safe the site is for children, and for websites such as Ebay and Craigslist, WOT lets you know how reliable a vendor is before you even consider them. My favorite of all however is the Mini Google Map extension which allows you to find directions without having to open a new tab or even interrupting your current search. After downloading this feature a button is added to your tool bar and whenever you need it you simply click the button and a small window opens up overlapping the current screen allowing you to type in an address right then and there. Sadly I have not had time to check out all of the extensions for Google Chrome, but there are many more available that make other browsers seem like ancient history. The Google Chrome team is constantly updating the browser making it the most advanced way to use the internet. They have also created a Google Chrome Blog to keep the public up to date on latest news and advancements for Chrome.

Another extension I read about in an article on Mashable! website is called Chrome SEO which gives you Search Engine Optimization Tools that "help you with Competitive Analysis, Keyword Research, Backlink Checks, PageRank Checks" and more. The current features available for Chrome SEO are keyword research tools, the number of pages indexed on the site, current traffic and rankings and social bookmark counts on sites like Delicious and more! This browser is probably the most well rounded and up-to-date tool for anyone using the internet. I recommend it to you all!!

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds awesome! I had never even heard about Google Chrome until reading your post. I might just have to download this now, as I am very impatient when it comes to the internet. Right now I use Safari and I'm happy with it, but all the customizable options with Google Chrome sounds really enticing.