Google Homepage

I decided to publish Google Homepage USA review from my good friend Joshua Nestor, who just loves all the current Internet based technology, and loves to write about it, too :)

While some may still concur with the old, familiar adage that "bigger is better," there is something to be said about the simplistic, "less is more" concept of the Google homepage. Compared with its initial inauguration to present time, the homepage continues to maintain a bare minimum display of only 32 words, 19 links and zero ads.

As competitors dwell in a sea of internet homepage frenzy, the Google design remains fairly aloof, yet somehow manages to catch the collective eye of internet surfers around the world! So what makes this infamous search engine's homepage acquire millions of unique visitors per day in the face of such simplicity?

Back in 1999
Back in 1999

Evolution

Google morphed from a simple, Stanford University search engine research project in 1996, to its current status of being the largest American company (not part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average) as of October, 2007. With over 16,800 employees, they have won international acclaim from loyal followers for their straightforward design and friendly usability. The company not only has specialized versions designed for the USA and the UK, but for Malaysia and other remote countries, as well.

In 2000, Google began offering keyword advertising with simple text based ads that were designed to maintain an orderly page design and to further capitalize on page loading speed. Since its inception, it has acquired several small, start up companies including Pyra Labs (the creators of Blogger), Double Click and the ever-popular, You Tube. To further improve production and services, the company has entered into partnerships with other businesses and government agencies, including NASA Ames Research Center and Time Warner. For the 2006 fiscal year, the company reported a whopping $10.492 billion in advertising revenue and $112 million in licensing and other revenues.

Now in 2008

Current Google Homepage

Google strategically places user-friendly links in various locations throughout their homepage. If you are looking for a photo of your favorite pop star or actor, you can easily find them here by clicking on the comprehensive Image Link in the top left-hand corner. You may even discover an image of yourself on the web, if you dare to search your own name!

If you need directions, to search cities or find a specific business location, you can do so by clicking on the Maps Link. Here you can learn more about adding your own establishment to Maps and how to use this feature on your personal phone. In addition, if you would like to add Maps to your website, you can conveniently and easily do so when you click this link. The advertising option available in this section makes it an excellent link for merchants to visit to learn more about using Adwords for their web business.

Top news information from around the world can be found by visiting the News Link. By adding your zip code to the search bar, you can search local news that is relevant to your own community. Whether your interests include business, science, health, sports or entertainment, stories that top the charts in these fields can be found by searching in this section.

Are you looking to buy a new computer or perhaps indulge yourself with a new car? Find relevant product searches for all your shopping needs when you click the Shopping Link. This section lists a vast array of recently searched for items that consumers are looking to purchase from the world-wide web. Google also provides detailed information to eager consumers who wish to sell their own merchandise through the shopping network and best of all, this service is free!

You can access your Google Mail account from the homepage as well. If you don't have one, don't worry, the company can set you up with one for free. Gmail is known to have less spam, practical mobile access, and tons of free storage space to make your email experience more enjoyable.

The More section provides users with a practical drop down menu that contains a variety of useful options. Here you can have access to valuable tools that can be utilized in every day life! For example, if you love to watch online videos, you can find the latest and hottest Google and You Tube videos under the Video Link. If you want to learn creative ways to make your life easier, be sure to check out the Calendar and Finance Links, where, with a quick click of your mouse you can be on your way to constructing a more organized version of yourself!

The Groups Link can assist you with making new friends and keeping old ones. You can discover fabulous new Blog Sites related to your favorite topic when you surf this section as well. Scholar and Book Search will assist you with ways to increase your knowledge base and the Photo Sharing Link will bring those who are farthest away from you, a little bit closer. Additionally, you can create and share your work online with Docs and organize all your favorite news and blogs in one place with Reader. Many of these links provide users with a tour and video to help you understand how these benefits can enhance your life and bring a sense of order to it!

In navigating over to the far right side of the page, you will notice the first link, iGoogle. This link provides surfers with an option that most are unaware of. By clicking here, you are able to actually create your very own, customized version of the Google homepage. You can add a distinctive theme or incorporate all of your favorite interests together in one place to produce a totally unique homepage designed just for you.

The Advanced Search option allows you to search for a particular phrase, date, file format or other specific information relevant to your search inquiry. If you don't speak English, don't fret, The Preference Link allows you to choose which language you want to surf in, customize the number of results found on a page and block pages that contain mature subject matter.

By choosing Subscribed Links, you can adapt your search to show distinct results from the web sources of your choice. If you don't have a link in mind, you can search the Subscribed Links directory to find one that interests you.

With the Language Tools link, you can enter a search phrase in your own language and have it translated in the dialect of your choice. Furthermore, the I'm Feeling Lucky Button will take you to the first web page returned for your search query, which according to Google "means less time searching for web pages and more time looking at them."

The Advertising Program and Business Solution Links provide business owners with a variety of enterprising tools to enhance corporate websites and increase their productivity. And finally, About Google will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the corporation but were afraid to ask, including how to access their blogsite, web store or find a job within the company itself.

As advances in internet technology are revolutionizing the way we communicate, it will be interesting to note if the Google homepage will continue to retain its innovative, minimal design or develop into something that mimics their competitors. Until then, Google will most likely remain the top search engine of choice for the savvy internet user of today.

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vreccc profile image

vreccc 8 years ago from Concord, NH

Misha,

We finally see a new hub from you. It has been awhile. Nice work! I put up a new one today on how to do keyword research. I'm entering it in the S....S contest.

I also sent you a message through hubpages. Did you get it?

Jonathan


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

LOL you are fast. I even did not finalize this one yet with all the bells and whistles :)

I did not see your yet, definitely will take a look.

And I did reply you to your gmail account. Do I need to re-send?


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djtphn1 8 years ago from Riverside County, California

Misha, great hub....I never knew all this stuff about Google till I read this. Thanks


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About-The-Home 8 years ago

It just shows that often we can't see what's under our noses even when presented in the simplest manner!!!


Thrandur 8 years ago

Great job, Joshua! And fantastic to bring it up her, Misha!

It's amazing how little Google has changed its homepage and interesting to see the real 1999 screenshot. Kind of puts things in perspective.


Charles McCorquodale 8 years ago

Fantastic work, Misha! Be sure to let us know when you update it or add something new.


MarkMcCullagh 8 years ago

Good info Misha. Many people are not aware of the many options that Google provides.

I like the pics as well.


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks, Guys :)

I will pass your kudos to Joshua...


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djtphn1 8 years ago from Riverside County, California

Perfect


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LiamBean 8 years ago from Los Angeles, Calilfornia

I never thought of being a laptop before...till now that is.

Now on a more serious note. Great hub!!! It's hard to believe that Google had competition at one time. Serious competition too. I think the reason the home page works so well is that it invites you to type something into the search box. There's little else to do there after all.


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks, guys :D

Honey, I think I can still improve something :D

LiamBean, it's never late to start a new life as a laptop :P And yep, homepage focus is definitely one of the things that contributed to Google success I think.


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Yes Misha good one here and have been missing you. I see you gave Stacie a bad time..loved it though. You know she is my first Granddaughter? don't tell anyone. hee hee haa haa. I just loved Google's valentines display..did you see that? And I do hope they always stay on top I think they are the bestest...seem to be for real people to me. G-Ma :o) hugs


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Misha here i am again...How do you get photo's down the page>? At a certain place I see many but am to dumb to know how to do it? You know us older folks are slow. I can always ask stacie G-Ma :o) hugs


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Missed you too, G-Ma :)

Thanks for chiming in and commenting :)

And with photos it is pretty easy - you just break the text into several chunks, insert extra photo and text capsules and alterate them.


Abhinaya 8 years ago

Misha I didn't even know how Google homepage looked like way back in 1999.Someone in the hub forum wanted to know how you do it?Yes How?I want to ask the question again.Great hub.Why don't you write often? :)


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Abhinaya,

This is easy :) There is a site that keeps the periodical snapshots of *all* internet pages. It's here: http://www.archive.org/web/web.php


Abhinaya 8 years ago

Thanks.I need to learn more from you.I hope you won't mind my asking questions very often .....it might sound dumb though.I will visit the site.Thanks again.:)


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Peter Hier 8 years ago from UK

Hi Misha,

good information I am about to try out the DOCS app.

Thanks

Peter


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Abhinaya, sure, feel free to ask - and no question is dumb :)

Peter, thanks for stopping by :)


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crazycat 8 years ago from Philippines

True. 'Less is more when more is too much.'


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai

That old Google page was a delight to see. I hadn't been there then, confining my searches to yahoo and ask jeeves. Now I google like everyone else!

Nice to see a new hub from you, Brother!


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Kenny,

I also used yahoo at the time - but now only use it to drive some traffic to hubpages :D

Crazycat,

As a real woman, you speak puzzles. My limited male brain is not able to process it :D You might want to re-phrase.


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Krystle Renee 8 years ago from Las Vegas/ Phoenix

nice job Misha!

good hub. oh what would i do without google?! probably cry =D


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lavenderstreak 8 years ago from Seattle

Misha,

I'll have to echo what everyone else is saying, great post. I remember when AltaVista was the search engine of choice by many, Yahoo by others, Dogpile was inviting because it combined them all and Google was just coming on the scene. I remember it took me about a year to warm up to it at the time. It was fun looking at that screen shot of Google in 1999.


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Princessa 8 years ago from France

Wow... I am always learning something new around here ;-)

I have Google as my homepage and I didn't know about all those links ...


artstudio 8 years ago

Misha,

So good information, I missed something in Google but it is right here.Will you tell about the other Google capabilities? Yesterday I found GoogleTalk and added to my blog the gadget allowing my subscribers to chat me directly from blog post


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chantelg4 8 years ago from Northern Ontario

I've always used google, but didn't take advantage of all the features, great info!


chabrenas 8 years ago

Excellent hub, Misha. It may even stir me into making better use of Google than I usually do.


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Rudra 8 years ago

It definitely has evolved. Google is definitely MY homepage.


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks, guys :)

I really appreciate you taking time to stop by and even comment on my hub!

Krystle, welcome to Hubz :)

Cheryl, yeah, I was using both AltaVista and Yahoo for quite some time before I finally decided to switch to Yahoo :)

Princessa, Chantel, and Chabrenas - I'm glad i could have been of some service to you :)

Alla, I'll think about it. You might want to check the latest hub from vreccc on Google Scolar :)

Rudra, yeah, it's my homepage, too :)


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Peter M. Lopez 8 years ago from Sweetwater, TX

Wow, Misha #6. I'm impressed. You publishing a hub is a major event. Great hub, though. I love Google.


moons 8 years ago

thank you for your useful information about Google Homepage


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robie2 8 years ago from Central New Jersey

Hate your hub?????--I love it!!!!! and it rates a major thumbs up IMHO--what did we do before google? Remember when Webcrawler, Alta Vista, and Yahoo were duking it out in the '90's and then poof--Google was the gold standard. It still is, and getting better all the time. Thanks for reminding me of all the features--and explaining a couple I've never tried, but should.


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dhuffman31 8 years ago from Memphis TN

Nice Review; The clean home page is what makes "Google" #1, however if you make "Google" your home page, it has a little more on it.

No ads (except you tube), and a few useful tools and resource links.

Hoo-rah for Google, they have probably mad more people money on the net than anything.


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sanssecret 8 years ago from England

Fabulous hub. Google is so much more than a search engine. And you've definitely provided the info to get the most out of it. Thanks.


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I always use Google and didn't realize there were features I was overlooking. Gave your hub a thumbs up!


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks a bunch, guys :)

Peter, yeah, did I tell you I prefer quality to quantity? ;)

Moons, you are welcome

Robie, it looks like a small poem this way :) And yeah, I do remember those old days, too :)

Dhuffman, yes, I think they may be the biggest beast over there :)

Sanssecret, you are welcome :)

VioletSun, thanks! :)


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gerd24 8 years ago from Germany

Hey Misha, that was all new for me, because I`m from 2004 on in the net...

Fantastic articl, thank`s

www.Gerhard-Kaiser.com


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Jerrico Usher 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

very well written.. You should check out the book "Google Hacks" you can find it at any bookstore.. it is a comprehensive authorized book on google query formating and more.. getting the most out of the site.. some pretty intense formating tricks for entering a query .. great hub.


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

Misha,

thank you for all this valuable information

I sure can use it


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singpec476 8 years ago from Not Too Far Away

Great hub Misha, I wonder what Google will like in another 10 years.


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cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

Welcome Back Misha, Google is awesome. Simplicity is the best. Compared with Yahoo Search page, this looks simple and to the point. Well done.


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks for taking time to look here guys! :)

Gerd, MrM, you are welcome :)

Jerrico, thanks. I think most of this info is kind of useless, and it is available on the net for free anyway :)

Singpec, we'll see if we live long enough :)

Cgull, thanks, but I was here all the time. I don't post often, though :)


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sudiwpta 8 years ago from Bangladesh

Its amag.................for reading. i hope it will encreasible to able a new making world for them.

Thanks


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paul41982 8 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Great hub, I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks, Paul


Canon G9 8 years ago

really great post, thank you for your interesting info :)

GOOD LUCK


dafla 8 years ago

Nice hub, Misha. I had Google Homepage, but I have several google accounts, so I found myself having to make a specialized homepage for each of them, and it was too much trouble. Still, I use the basic search homepage.

Nice to see you writing again.


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Rusty Green 8 years ago

Hi Misha!

Great hub. As an original Yahoo user (I'm giving away my age), it has been hard to tear myself away. Especially since I use their email more than any other, including Gmail. Most of my friends who I have lost touch with have found me through that email. While using my Gmail account, I find the thread sometimes annoying (I know I am in the minority). And I feel like the Ads are an invasion of my privacy.

Having said that, I do love Google. I use the Google homepage specifically for searches and finding images I need for my desktop publishing.

I have a question: You responded to Kenny's comment (referring to Yahoo) by saying that you "now only use it to drive some traffic to hubpages". How do you do that? If you don't mind my asking. Thanks for your time. Excellent hub!


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johnr54 8 years ago from Texas

There's more to do than I imagined. I need to go back and use more of the functionality that's available. Thanks for the info.


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Wealth Builder 8 years ago

Great resource. Thanks for the insight.


markion 8 years ago from London

well researched hub! my own feeling about the google homepage is that; its a good starting point, no distractions.


sgmunson 8 years ago

Excellent hub! I've been using Google for years, and I think they've realized that in many cases, less IS more. All kinds of flash and sparkle would have a better chance of getting in the way than helping with functionality, and when it comes to trying to find information on the web, getting in the way is the last thing they need to do. Again, great job of highlighting their ability...

I'm just getting started with hubpages, so any feedback you might have for my hubs would be great to have. Thanks!

Steve


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premsingh 8 years ago

Misha,

Sometimes I compare your simplicity with Google Home Page. You have just six hubs and most of the hubs have more than 95 scores but hubpages frequently reduces your score as a hubber to as low as 93.While some "extra-ordinary hubbers" who have more than 100 hubs, are 

always scored more than 97. This is perhaps for the 

reason that Hubpages always expect 3-4 hubs/week from individual hubbers. It means simplicity and quality like traits don't count much for honouring 

"extra-ordibary hubbers" here at Hubpages. 

Anyways congratulations for beautiful design 

and well organized hub having some beautiful 

photographs.


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cflynn 8 years ago from Ireland

Hi misha

great info thanks. I never thought to use google as a great example of less is more. Sometimes we take for granted what is right under our noses.

love your formatting too. I have alot to learn.

Caitriona


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Thank you everybody, I appreciate you looking at my hub and letting me know what you think about it :)

Rusty, for some reason yahoo works better for my hubs than google. Probably they give a bit more weight to hubpages. As for how to do this - it's a topic way bigger than a hub comment :) Try to start here: http://www.seofaststart.com/

Sgmunson, yes, I agree absolutely :)

Prem, thanks for your compliments :)

Catriona, we all have, don't worry :)


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Andrew0208 8 years ago from Zion

You have waken my eyes on what i didn't take to heart on Google Homepage. I've read your hub over and again. Thank you also for the "seofaststart.com". I'm learning pretty good here. More grease to your elbow.


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Paper Money 8 years ago

Google for me is functional and I've stuck with it for a while now, I find msn and aol really too busy for my liking, Google also just allows you to get on with what you set out to do. This is because there are no distractiions.

Thanks Misha, this is a great hub.


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Shadrack 8 years ago

Hi Misha, I have learned so much from your hub. I have just made google my home page now. It is indeed true that everyday we learn a new thing. Thanx to people like you


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craigan 8 years ago from United States

I don't care what people suspect of Google.... I love 'em!


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Hillbilly Direct 8 years ago from Salmon Arm

Misha,

Great article! You nailed it.

Do you need a photographer? I have a very good camera...lol.

I really like the igoogle. I don't know how new it is (new to my desktop). Great application for the Google surfer.

Cheers!


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Uninvited Writer 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Great stuff :)


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artchastudio 8 years ago

I am definitely knows and use mostly google applications. Such a great stuff! Yeah For now I'm a big fan of Google. Gmail is awesome (for me though)! I even tried CRAZY thing on how to make money with these free google application.

I will soon write about this (My hub) -- Soon!

Or should I make e-book and sell it?

Hey, Great infos!

:)


Canon SD770 8 years ago

Hi Misha, I have learned so much from your hub. I have just made google my home page now. It is indeed true that everyday we learn a new thing. Thanx to people like you


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thanjona 8 years ago

hmMp.... nice work


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lifestar 8 years ago from New York

Hey great hub, the pretty women next to their computers sure does help the guys to keep on reading ;) nice touch!


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dataminer 8 years ago from Ninety Six,SC

Great informative hub and it's giving me flashbacks ;-)

http://hubpages.com/money/Make-money-from-home_2


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kasauli 8 years ago from Delhi, India

misha, your hub is great. Its a news about igoogle.

www.fitnessnectar.com


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djtphn1 8 years ago from Riverside County, California

Spammer Alert!!!! Hi Misha!!


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Hi honey :) I was missing you...


East African Tribune 8 years ago

Google is the best searching engine i have ever seen in my entire life. Infact is it always my preference whenever it comes to searching.


garang 8 years ago

i want to know how can i use the google


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cheapbuys 8 years ago

Misha, I could care less about google but your pictures drew me in. If you like search engines with women..try http://www.msdewey.com/


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AndyBaker 8 years ago from UK

Thanks for reminding me about the roots of Google - it was the clean web design that got them noticed - not good search results in the beginning.

Not too sure about the green colour they were using in '99 tho...


sandra rinck 8 years ago

I like the new design, where the background changes from light to dark and you can pick from different scenes and stuff plus being able to add the things you want and not all the junk you don't want.

great hub!


sidh 8 years ago

it is perfectly the best home page from all

it rocks


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BeatsMe 8 years ago

Hi, I didn't know Gmail is Google Mail. Great hub.


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kappa02 8 years ago

Is Apple going to be redesigning Google's site (possibly just iGoogle)? There are rumors swirling that this is about to happen


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seamus 8 years ago

I love the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button. I really should use that more often!

Thank you for these tips, Misha.


Charlie 8 years ago

I have never used the im feeling lukcy button...i just give it a whirl.


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solarshingles 8 years ago from london

Mish, I like your Google hub very much!


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VernFin 8 years ago

Misha I can see that you have put some work in this article I for one love iGoogle I use it every day, such a powerful company yet so easy to use, good job.


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esocial 8 years ago from California

Nice hub! Wow, that's what Google looked like back in the day? lol!

I think we all use Google so often that we take the beautiful simplicity of the design for granted. Thanks for the detail!


jmwa 8 years ago

I remember back then.. I use to "dislike" Google because of it's too simple and emply searchbar/webpage.. today, this is one of the factor why they are the fastest search engine...Simplicity.. and look at it now.. lol Compared to yahoo msn and the other big names.. this page is totally empty..yet the most appreciated and effective search engine


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the informant 8 years ago

Misha I like what I see. I think you choose your hotti-er I mean images well. I am impressed with your ablity to make clean consise hubs considering how new you are here. As for Google, its' amazing to see the the backyard project become the standard. But then again, apple was rags to riches. Most things big began small, it just hard to imagine the acorn staring out the 10 story tree. Great info here, and awesome research. I'm a fan.


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

What can i say except great hub and as always Google rocks;)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great hub, Misha. I always wondered what all those things meant, thx for this.


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candees 8 years ago from Arroyo Grande

You're so funny with all of your pics being of pretty women ;) And actually, I found this to be an interesting perspective and very informative! Thanks for the quality hub.


Ukion 8 years ago

Misha. You have very interesting view for presenting this story to visitors as overview of one of the bigest technology gigant of all times - Google, motivated it with pleasant pictures of young woman working on laptop :).

About, Google and their web design, I prefer simple and useful design, and I love too check all pages with similar style, love to say google style :).


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Paraglider 8 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

I like the iGoogle version of the homepage. The only gadgets I put on it are RSS feeds from the half-dozen forums & sites I use most often. So it turns the homepage into a self-updating launchpad to all the places I want to visit.


Vladimir 8 years ago

a hochu ustanovit google homepage.


gloyulibeth 8 years ago

I love it alot!!!!!!!!


sierra 8 years ago

you so fine


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks everybody for taking time to read and comment :)


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Shasta Cascade 8 years ago from 1699 Highway 273, Anderson, CA 96007

great hub

I had no idea so much could be said about such a plain webpage.


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wilhb81 8 years ago from Southeast Dreamland

Google have been evolved and get stronger continuously...

It's still a long way to go for Big G.

Wilson.


frankbaggett 8 years ago

IS GOOGLE OR/AND HUB HOME PAGE FREE?????


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Both are :)


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eswar 8 years ago from India

Thanks for reminding the Home of the billions, how is that you always come with a bang?


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surfchicky23 8 years ago from New Zealand

I think someone should make a new search engine called "Poodle". Catchy, querky and sounds like Google but better!


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

LOL Why don't you give it a try then? ;)


Question 8 years ago

What is the image behind the GOOGLE logo today?


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Greysanatomy 8 years ago

ice rocket got a nice website, but it sucks compared to big daddy yo google


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beachbum_gabby 8 years ago

fantastic hub Misha!

Even they have the most simple homepage but they have the best results!


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Lifebydesign 8 years ago from Australia

There's alot of MORE in this content. And much I didn't know- that's the point I guess LOL! Nice work Misha


shalani 8 years ago

wow,

really best pages

shalani from

www.girlsmatter.page.tl


johniece 8 years ago

i like the art


satish kumar 8 years ago

Moh. Koliyan, Narnaul Distt. Mohindergarh (Haryana)


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webllinks 8 years ago from Michigan

Great Idea fo a hub. Really clever. Great execution as well. Congratulations.


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glycodoc 8 years ago

Very interesting and informative - A+


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clickbankformula 8 years ago from Thailand

thanks for the information, you are really a google master.


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esocial 8 years ago from California

Basics about Google but right on target, as Google is. Well said here!


Just Cool 8 years ago

I believe Yahoo had a very similar look in the early days. The big debate was whether to allow advertising or not.


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rohit4u 8 years ago from Kochi

Misha, great hub


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solarshingles 8 years ago from london

Misha, I am still coming back to your hub to learn you very nice, clean and neat 'hub composition'. Thank you!


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks a lot guys! I'm really glad you liked it! :)


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myworld2u 8 years ago from MyWorld

What can i say. Your hubpage keep me stayed on due to the hot gals on it. Its nice and i think i will follow your design instinct for my hubpages.

Hope you don't mind.

meoooow !


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Greysanatomy 8 years ago

I must say Misha that Google's homepage is sexy. that's all ^_^


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

@myworld2u Sure I don't mind, it's not my idea :)

@Greysanatomy As well as your avatar :)


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fourseasons 8 years ago from Pink City

HI Misha, great hub with nice informations..

regards


VinceSamios 8 years ago from Australia

It seems crazy that people don't follow googles lead!


nonie 8 years ago

hi evrybody this is grait isn't it


nettrust 8 years ago

Hehe, very nice text! So, thumbs up for you!


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dindin 8 years ago from Texas

nice hub.

I definitely recommend checking out all of googles features. They have tons of great webmaster tools


becky givens 8 years ago

THANK YOU....THIS IS THE HOMEPAGE EVER........


Katie  8 years ago

well i like google cuz we can look up images and find out lots of information on any topic. it also have videos, maps ...bla bla bla soooooooooooooooooooooo anyways it can be cool or 'in' i love cats and dogs they rock! i want to have CANDY lots and lot of Candy is GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD 4 my tum-tum rum bum bum la la de de so so te te well bb! ;)

thankyou all!


zylla3philippines 8 years ago

It's been a long walk for my fingers to get to the end of the line. You have such an artistic eye for graphics.


spike35@telus.net 8 years ago

I had designed a home page that suited me just fine. How can I recover it?


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks for taking your time ot comment guys!

Vince, why should they?

Zylla, thanks for the compliments, I'm trying to do my best in graphics. :)

Spike, I have no idea what you are talking about, sorry. Try to be more specific.


SirDent 8 years ago

Lots of information about Google that I never knew about. This is well written and easy to follow and understand. Great job.


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artchastudio 8 years ago

Thank you for sharing this knowledge


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funnebone 8 years ago from Philadelphia Pa

Sir, may you explain to me a way that I may reach my blog through one click from the Google home page rather than 2 or three? Thank you in advance for just being you.


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cheahyuniq 8 years ago from Penang, Malaysia

I learned about iGoogle from your hub. Thanks! Now I got news feeds, blog feeds weather feeds all in one page! I use Feedburner and then add to my Google homepage. Cool!


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privateye2500 8 years ago from Canada, USA, London

Misha - I just HAVE to say this - you are just TOOOOO cute! :}


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privateye2500 8 years ago from Canada, USA, London

P.S. I gave you the thumbs up (because you are just SO CUTE!) but so far as Google goes - IMO - they just BLOW.

These days you sometimes actually have to go to the 2nd page to even get to the actual web results. The pay-per-click results S*CK so bad it isn't even Slightly amusing and I am desperate to find a good SE that DOESN'T serve up google content results - Ask.com is really quite nice in a lot of ways - try it out as you will see on the left that it will re-phrase your Q's for you in many ways and often better ways to get more indepth answers.

Google may be taking over the planet-Definitely beciming Big Brother in the Worst possible way but their SE results just simply BLOW.

(You are STILL ravishingly cute.)

Melanie


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Thank you guys and gals :)

Funnebone, this is a bit bigger than just a hub comment and will not fit here no matter how hard I try :)

Melanie - awwww, thanks. I think you are cute too - at least what you write cause we did not see your face yet :) I can't say I will put my life for Google - but so far I get there better results than elsewhere. YMMV of course :) Last time I gave a try to Ask.com they seemed to be too illogical to my geek mind - so I gave up. It was a while ago, so I'll give them another try :)


ida@centurytel.net 8 years ago

pleae don't pop up on my pc again, thank-you!


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Nicki B 8 years ago from Orange County, Ca

Lovely... it was interesting to see the original Google Homepage in comparison to today's.

-Nicki B.


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guidebaba 8 years ago from India

One of the Best Hub I have ever come across. Thanks.


MY ASS 8 years ago

IWANNA MAKE GOOGLE MA HOMEPAGE


ilike2 8 years ago

Nice hub


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gjcody 8 years ago

Great hub and may I say I too am into Google ...I think it is so cool to say people Google things. Google has been a great help to me and I have enjoyed getting to the top of the search. You know trying to figure it all out ....the hunt! Well worth reading again!

My best to you!


aub 8 years ago

gggggggggggggggooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooodddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd


courtney 8 years ago

the page is okay, i mean i do not like reading anyway


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danieltetreault 8 years ago from Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Misha:I love your Hubs. Why don't you write MORE Hubs? Daniel Tetreaulthttp://hubpages.com/profile/danieltetreaultPS I just joined your Fan Club. Could you write more on Google and the role of "Latent Semantic Search"? Are you familiar with this?


Aime  8 years ago

I too think it's so cool when people say; Google it to find it.


nadeem 8 years ago

i always uses gmail ok


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eugie17 8 years ago from online (everywhere)

Nice information misha,


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knslms 8 years ago from North Carolina

Makes you wonder if google should change their home page since so many people are un-aware of there services.


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

LOL yeah, lots and lots of people search for "google homepage" on Google, let alone Yahoo and MSN :D


rahi2300000 8 years ago

I just want to tell you What I never tell anyone before I want you to love me I want to live my life with you Only the two of us. I’ll tell you my deepest feelings And share my secrets with you You were always my best friend You are my life I’ll love growing old with you As long as we were together I can see through anything As long as you love me There will always be good times and bad times But we will always have happiness And memories in our hearts All the laughter and joy I want to fulfill my life Not only live my dreams with you But to be able, at the end of my life Feelings and the love I have for you To be able to die in your arms And have you hold me eternally I just want to tell you I will always love you


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

I am flattered :D


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privateye2500 8 years ago from Canada, USA, London

Limabean said:

"Now on a more serious note. Great hub!!! It's hard to believe that Google had competition at one time. Serious competition too. I think the reason the home page works so well is that it invites you to type something into the search box. There's little else to do there after all."

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That is truly the KEY to Google at its beginning rise to success. There is (was) literally Nothing else to do on the front page - the brillance of it is complete in the simplicity of it. But with one click you are given over a hundred things to do/use of Googles now.

Less is MORE. It is a GREAT marketing lesson.

As for the *way back machine* - yes, sigh...it sure is there and it sure does its job - I never liked it at all! It is like having to go back in time and look at How BAD websites were when first done for some of us! It is embarrassing! lol

I had one that looked SO cheesy in 1998; I cannot believe they bother to keep all that *crap*. The archive is like a time capsule of none tangible invisible paper. Who would have ever thought this would be such a solid part of our daily lives?! Not Me.

Best regards Misha and all, Melanie

Investigative Resources LLC

http://www.unlisted-etcetera.com/


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks for stopping by Melanie, it's always nice to have you around :)


sheraz 8 years ago

Makes you wonder if google should change their home page since so many people are un-aware of there services. Great Idea fo a hub. Really clever. Great execution as well. Congratulationsit is perfectly the best home page from all


melchoir7@gmail.com 8 years ago

i keep getting a quick launch window saying that "an error has occurred and service temporarily unavailable" since 1 week. i tried to locate a place where i can correspond with google. at last, i felt that i can send in this comment so that you will be able to help in troubleshooting this error message.


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pratulguptaindia 8 years ago

i have seen all guest comment thanks my well wisehes for all guest thanks my e.mail pratul_guptas@yahoo. com


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netcrawl 8 years ago from philippines

GoogleChrome got tough competition here coz Microsoft still rock the online world. Microsoft still got 75% of the web market, its pretty high to catch up. Google need lots of efforts here. Google is missing something here it got what it called a no win game in browser war with Microsoft, too bad for Google. Microsoft still own the browser.


Okechukwu C. 8 years ago

There is no better option to Google yet. Google is unqauntifiably good, the best so far.


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larrybass 8 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

What a great tribute to the Greatest Search Engine in the World, Misha! I too, am a Big Google fan and supporter. I had No idea they they were that Big though. Biggest in America! Woa! Is it any wonder then, that they ROCK so well? :-)

Keep truckin' dude!

LarryB

http://larrybass.tripod.com/blog/


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gjcody 8 years ago

Thanks for sharing the information about Google. Isn't all of the links cool. I even like the term ...."I googled it" ...They created a whole new language.

But I couldn't resist the comment to put my name in and see if "I dare". But no results. Thank goodness :-)))) ...Good hub ...My best to your success!


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mikewitt 8 years ago from Davenport, Iowa

Great Hub Misha, and lots a valuable information on using the tools that Google has given us.

One thing that I love to use is Google Analytics. For a free tool, it can show an incredible amount of statistics about our sites and the visitors that reach them.

Thanks for the information,

Mike Witt


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks everybody for stopping by and taking time to read and comment, I do appreciate it :)


Fred S. Hobbs 8 years ago

Hi Misha

I love the Google homepage, but alas, when I open my browser I get a different page (IE 7 to be exact). No matter what I do that creepy homepage comes up. Does Google have a fix for this?


John Barton 8 years ago

I have received an advance fee fraudulent e-mail. The contact has a google e-mail address. Please give me an e-mail address so that I can forward the letter to you for action against the perpetrator. barton@windfield.freeserve.co.uk


A Mukherjee 8 years ago

Sir

I am receving frequently( from last one month or so) a mail stated that "Dear Sir/Madam,We are please to bring to your notice that your email justwon £500,000 British Pounds in our just concluded 10thanniversary give-away lotto.No purchases of tickets was required.Participants for thislotto prgramme were randomly selected from worldwide rangeof web searchers who use the Google search engine(Googler)and other Google ancillary services.For more info/how to claim your prize,send your winningTicket number:00869575733664,CGPN:7-22-71-00-66-12,Serialnumbers:BTD/8070447706/06,Luckynumbers:12-12-23-35-40-41(12) and personal details to theprocessing agent(Mr.Francis Henson)Mr Francis Henson (contact info)E-mail:101agent.henson@gmail.com,giveawayteam2008@live.com.CCS Tel:+44 703 195 8488Wish you goodluck as you spend your fortune,Thank you for using Google.Ms.Tanner Allen(Coordinator/announcer)"

Now i want to know that wheter there is any such thing from your side before ansuring the mail

Mukherjee

mukherjeearunangshu@ rediffmail.com


sardar 7 years ago

google is very good,i love google


mandy 333 7 years ago

i agree its , i thinck google is 1 of the best sercheingine, but i still need help with my pics,lol i carnt find them,lol, anyway i haven't tryed this new group, i think thats wat it is, i will learn about it, anyway ill try ok all good friends, was nice meetin u an seeing all your comments . ty all lov mandy


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livelovecoffee 7 years ago from Georgia

great hub! easy to read and enjoyable. you cover a lot of great points on Google. My question that always comes up is what do they do with all the information they collect on our behaviors? and where are they leading us? they are a great company I hear to work for thought. nice hub!!


Amol 7 years ago

funtastic & great homepage of google . google is a marvoulous compony any company never beat google .


Google 7 years ago

Don't do this. This is a scam only use our igoogle and use that to make your own google home page. The comments posted on here saying that its ausome are fake. I will not give you my name but i work for google

just kidden


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks for stopping by guys! And LOL @ Google and Mukherjee


Misha 7 years ago

sup


t-dog 7 years ago

so what you doen


trevor 7 years ago

sup


anuschka 7 years ago

sup


m nawaz akhtar malik 7 years ago

hi

i have seen this page. it is very beautiful. google is always on the top


muddassar toqeer amir hamzah pakistan thatti bala raja 7 years ago

we are students , plz pray for us


yosa 7 years ago

hi every body


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Lgali 7 years ago

Misha, great hub


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britneydavidson 7 years ago from united kingdom

thanx misha for sharing such a great information...few years before i dint aware too much about google but now after knowing the seo techniques and all really surprised that how complicate google is..still looks very simple for normal user...the perfect search engine...great information sharing....thanx


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area Author

Thank you for stopping by and your nice comment Britney :)


Virendra 7 years ago

Google is the very good & powerful website


Ahmed 7 years ago

its nice hub page.


CHUCK WALTERS 7 years ago

TO KING GOOGLE I WANT TO TELL YOU WHAT AN honor.TO BE AROUND MAN. WHO PUT GOOGLE. ON THE MAP I HERE GOOGLE QUALITY. THEY EARN MORE WORKMAN SHIP. THEY. ARE PERFECTION.KING AS MAN OF CHARACTER KING DON'T I DO NOT KNOW WHY YOU CAN HANG OUT AND TREAT ME LIKE GOLD.GOOD THING ABOUT KING HE DOWN.TO EARTH HE IS ACTS JUST LIKE US HE IS SO CONNECTED WITH ANY ONE HE A FAIR. GUY IF A PROBLEM .ARISES HE CAN STOP IT IN A HEART BEAT.IM JUST GLAD.I CANSEE WHY HE SO SUCCESSFUL.HE IS ONE OF GREATIST FRIEND COULD ASK FOR!! CHUCK WALTERS MEMBER OF GOOGLE BEST IN THE USA ALL THE GOOGLES IN THE WORLD.I AND THE REST OF HIS MEMBERS.HE IS THE GREATEST.OF ALL!!!!!


takoda 7 years ago

i like it


hardee Lowrance 7 years ago

Pretty fair. I'd use it.


Amrutha 7 years ago

wow.......


Larry F. Rosson 7 years ago

Someone please tell me how to change our address in the Google Search page. We moved and the current Google address for our business is wrong. I can't find an E-mail address to the location to do this? Help.


eleanor 7 years ago

poop


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CADarko 7 years ago from Northeastern PA, USA

Misha,

Thanks for explaining all the different parts of Google. You have simplified my search. Thumbs up!


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area Author

Glad I could be of some help CADarko :)


CHITRANG 7 years ago

thanks for exaplaining meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


rockstar 7 years ago

yo man vats up??


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

This is great info, and thanks for sharing it. I've been tempted to change to Google Chrome, but am not that computer savvy, so you have given some good points to ponder. I've bookmarked your page and will return...Thanks!


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks for stopping by Frogy :)


Michelle 7 years ago

i like google search around the world


burgerking 7 years ago

i love google


shwetha 7 years ago

i want a google home page


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sibaja_software 7 years ago from Italy

Those pictures make Google seem very sexy


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks Sibaja, this was the plan :)


Keisha  7 years ago

The page is great and it is easily accessable.I absolutely love it.2 Thumbs up to the person who created it.

xoxoxo


Charles Rose 7 years ago

I had someone make me a website with Google and I need to make changes--it is an ad for the Catholic priesthood.

The man told me to click onto:www.google.com but this is NOT THE HOMEPAGE, because he said when he does it he gets it. He said to sign in and look for "MY SITES" than click make changes. Please will y9ou remind me of my user name and password? This is very crucial.

God bless you. If you are working today [ Saturday ] will you please give me an answer? God bless you. Charles A Rose


darren 7 years ago

i cant get product key to work


shilpa 7 years ago

this is a good home page whr in u can directly send your mails on the front page..........good ha


lyricsingray 7 years ago

Misha, I learned so much ! Thank you -I love google, I admit it LOL, Thanks, Kimberly


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks for stopping by Kimberly, glad you liked it :)


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samironwebtrack 7 years ago

wow....you are very good writer.....nice posting.


girl who dc 7 years ago

wateber that is stupid


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area Author

Thank you Samir and Girl, very kind of you :D


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur

Hi Misha,

Hub is as simple as Google. Nothing unknown still readable.

Thanks for a good hub.

Rated up!

Jyoti Kothari


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area Author

Hi Jyoti, thanks :)


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sweetmir 7 years ago

what's after 2009 about google home page????


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area Author

What about it?


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Jeffrey Neal 7 years ago from Tennessee

Misha, I am sorry. It's late and I started reading, but the girls kept grabbing my eye. I give it a green light for the sexy internet searchers :-)


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area Author

He-he, that's what they are here for - green light! Thanks for coming Jeffrey :)


Rajesh 7 years ago

I think google is the best.It is very easy to access and even the first time your using an internet you use it very easily and you get what you want.


ali basha 7 years ago

I love the Google homepage, but alas, when I open my browser I get a different page (IE 7 to be exact). No matter what I do that creepy homepage comes up. Does Google have a fix for this?


charles rose 7 years ago

I am trying to advertise an Google Alert for an religious Order--I place my email and that is right, but I forgot my password. If y ou have it WILL YOU PLEASE LT ME HAVE IT?

How does one do Google Ad Words

Thank you and God bless you.

Charles A Rose


ahmed 7 years ago

touts

tous les jours


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itcoll 7 years ago

sergey and larry inspire me.


jason 6 years ago

i just got this thing, im still trying to figure out how it works lol


BRIAN MURRAY 6 years ago

I HAVE BEEN USING GOOGLE FOR TWO DAYS AND I LOVE IT. IT LETS ME THERE IN A SNAP


BRIAN MURRAY 6 years ago

I LOVE GOOGLE IT IS SO FASTER THAN YAHOO OR MSN OR EBAY AND LOL


N.sarathkumar 6 years ago

google was best in the browsing field


erica 6 years ago

i think that google has the best browsing out of all other browsers


ammu 6 years ago

its everything, what i want!


shuta 6 years ago

i love working with google keep up the good work


the awesumest 6 years ago

i luv google its sooooooooooooooo much beta then friguean bing lik wat is wif that stupid thing i hate it soooooooooooooo much

thanx so much 2 hooeva invetended google i lluv u

luv the awesumest


rahuldeshpande 6 years ago

google is wonderful


SHAILESH SHIROYA 6 years ago

I am trying to advertise an Google Alert for an religious Order--I place my email and that is right, but I forgot my password. If y ou have it WILL YOU PLEASE LT ME HAVE IT?

How does one do Google Ad Words

Thank you and God bless you. SHAILESH SHIROYA


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Misha 6 years ago from DC Area Author

Shailesh, wrong place, I don't work for Google, I write about them. Try here: http://adwords.google.com/support/aw/?hl=en


gogglededo 6 years ago

wazzz up nyc


Dr Faiz Alam 6 years ago

My Google is my permenant friend,which reduces my stress & loneleness.


iqbal shah 6 years ago

goooooogle on 1st nomber of all search


anish saxena 6 years ago

set google as my home page


paris 6 years ago

its good


kerstine 6 years ago

everyone is happy whith google it is well better then bing bing is well crap i got that one write


nhgjghj 6 years ago

you suck


sweta 6 years ago

wahoooooo..........dis is g8 service of google.....

thnkss....


amy 6 years ago

it is so alsome.I find lots of things.it is so ccccoooollll............ i like it

qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm


Wang J Y 6 years ago

setting up more main firms of google is much better than in HK

Taiwan has lots of people with talent for computer engineering.

plus, Taiwan also needs your help for promoting economy.

by Wang J Y


maira 6 years ago

I HATE THIS


MAIRA 6 years ago

i seriously was just playing it is so cccccoooollll u shuld tri it ya


jassy 6 years ago

wowow wth who cares its juss info srsly

wat fobs u r


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barryrutherford 6 years ago from Queensland Australia

something to be said for keeping it simple stupid ! :)


BOB 6 years ago

I'M A LAPTOP! COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!


Warren Jones 6 years ago

I lost my Google homepage. How do I get it back? I realize that I can start all over again, but there must be a one-click restoration method. Having to find and add all of the features I had (weather, stock market reports, and so forth, is more of a task than I care to have to undertake. I know there is a one-click method because this has happened before. I've just forgotten what I did to get my page back.


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Misha 6 years ago from DC Area Author

Sorry for you Warren, but you have to look further - I have no idea how to help you. Google it again, I am sure the answer is out there :)


Bonnie Jacobs 6 years ago

I would like to set google as my homepage


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Misha 6 years ago from DC Area Author

Go ahead, you have my permission :D


Ruth 6 years ago

ur dumb


Qumber Abbas 6 years ago

I would like to set google as my homepage


lolyterd 6 years ago

hahah?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


backstaberer1 6 years ago

WOW, nice hot chicks


jbjh 6 years ago

cool


Lt Col Mike Kucynda 6 years ago

I've been trying to download Google Chrome browser and although it puts the Icon on my desktop, etc., after apparently downloading, I get the message: "Web Page not Available",, and the Error, is Connection Refused.

What is the difficulty? I'm using Firefox browser to access the 'net' for the download search.


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Misha 6 years ago from DC Area Author

Never used Chrome, so can't help you here, sorry :)


jamal 6 years ago

I have been going on google for a while to the things that I've been logging on for a while and I am so surprised that I've have been on google for 38 years and I Thank God For that blessing. google is like inspiring to the children that go on nice web sites but some chlidren that goes on any website thank you and have a nice summer p.s are you on drugs


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Misha 6 years ago from DC Area Author

LOL I want some of yours :D


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ReuVera 6 years ago from USA

I am using Google Chrome, its performance is much better than of other browsers. If one has Firefox, it is very aggressive and won't let you use Google Chrome. Competition..... LOL

Nice pictures of intellectual girls, Misha.


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Misha 6 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks Vera. LOL sometimes competition gets funny :)


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adorababy 6 years ago from Syracuse, NY

This was ages ago but I personally think nothing has changed much since then except for the font / text style.


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Misha 6 years ago from DC Area Author

While on a first sight nothing has changed, there were massive changes behind the scene. :)


sord87 6 years ago

This is good,you beat almost 32 million sites in Google,most of comments build a great backlink to your site.Hard research pays well!


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Misha 6 years ago from DC Area Author

Hey, thanks Sord87! :)


mark conte 6 years ago

I have an email with google. But they they are blocking me and asking me for my cell phone number. I do not have a cell phone and cannot received a text message. Whny are they doing this and shall I cansell my email account?


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Misha 6 years ago from DC Area Author

Mark, try to go to google help forums, this is the place for questions like yours. http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/gmail?hl=en&...


vidushi 6 years ago

u r really cool misha n ofcoarse a good writer


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa

Thanks for sharing.. :)


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Misha 6 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks Vidushi :)

You are most welcome, Marliza :)


kyra 6 years ago

THIS DID NOT HELP ME ANY!!!!!:@ ...!!!!!!


Angela Low (Siao Hui) 6 years ago

when will google set up a base in Malaysia? *looking forward* :)


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Dangazzm 6 years ago

Pretty cool to see the evolution of Google. I used it in school but never paid attention to how it has changed (children are like that lol) and now am amazed at what they did and how they did it.


brigitte 6 years ago

i like it it is so cooooooooooool


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Misha 6 years ago from DC Area Author

It changed again Dangazzm, and I need to find some time to update this hub :)


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lender3212000 6 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

Misha,

I always enjoy your hubs, it is clear that you do amazing research before building a hub and then take the time to execute it to perfection with detailed information and relevant appropriate links. I admire your work and have learned a lot from you. Hopefully I can use some of it to improve my own content. Thanks for being a valuable part of this community!


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Misha 6 years ago from DC Area Author

Aww Lender, you made me blushing :) Thank you :)


rahul 6 years ago

hi.........


shoroukelmontaser 6 years ago

hi im from egypt


masood pervaiz sethi 6 years ago

M/s Google,

Dear Sirs,

With great respect I am writing to put forward the following request in your honour:

A few days ago I read alarming and desperate news that Google is banning reading newspapers online and has done so without taking notice of those who love reading and the only pastime left with them is reading.

You have ignored the people living in the third with meagre income and cannot afford to purchase costly foreign papers. Being a professional librarian, I used to enjoy reading these papers online in my free time but restriction imposed has deprived me of the facility. Not only me but also most of the other living on the planet met the same fate, which is very astonishing and troublesome, rather a mental torture.

I don’t think why the people at the helm of the authority at the Google took such a queer decision as the action will never affect the newspapers revenue because all those who read newspapers after purchase will never relinquish their habit save they are facing very difficult monetary conditions like people in the third world.

This is evident that reading anything online is difficult than the reading it physically. The charm of going through a novel physically is more enjoying than taking the trouble to read it online.

Further there are several drawbacks reading material online one of them is reading online effect eyes badly and those who can afford to buy and read will prefer to continue their habit of purchasing papers. They would damn care reading online.

I think the developers of the idea of free reading would never have thought that Google will one day take such a drastic action to eliminate free reading of newspapers. Instead of doing this Google must have freed other materials also for the benefit of human beings and reading lovers.

So to conclude I can say that the idea behind all this is to hinder the popularity of newspapers and make it troublesome for poor people, students and especially those who are busy in research work.

Hence, I can only request you only to take the decision back and let the people like me to enjoy free reading in the emerging global village.

masood pervaiz sethi

r-42, pioneer park city

gulistan-e-jauhar,

karachi-75290

pakistan


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Misha 6 years ago from DC Area Author

Hi Masood,

Take it easy, google don't have any power over your life, it is just a search engine :)


Prakhar 6 years ago

GOOD VERY GOOD.


roshanara 6 years ago

i love the google home page when it changes everyday, like today it's a very nice one, i've been sitting in front of the screen with my cup of tea for more than 10mins moving my curser in all direction to get the balls moving, it's so fun ;).. ilove it.

Very creative idea....


shivani 6 years ago

i want google as my homepage.


marshads 6 years ago

Very very nice


mar 6 years ago

I do not even know what a hub is...but I would be interested to find out...

By the way, why is google chrome having very small print on the news...I have uninstalled and re-installed but same thing happens...


amit madaan 6 years ago

this is the perfect.


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sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

Thanks Misha,

I am now a follower after your blog interview. I will eventually read all of your hubs but which one is it that gets the most daily traffic? Cheers.


Luke 6 years ago

Good Luck


Ashok Aditya 6 years ago

It is wonderful to have the fun and experience


sravan 6 years ago

its great


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Nice info Misha. I'm thinking of switching to a Google home page since I'm loving my new google powered G2 android phone


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jhendor 6 years ago

well crafted hub.

thanks for the incredible info Misha.


Deborah 6 years ago

Damn, this is still a great hub, isn't it my darling?


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kungfuboy 6 years ago from Hong Kong

Like it, useful and honest!


i4u 6 years ago

Awesome!!! Its really amazing to know how the search engine stands today and before.


i am german 6 years ago

wow this was written 2 yaers ago and the latest comments are 7days ago


TilenHrovatic 5 years ago

Great hub :)


max 5 years ago

u are stupid and gey


LARRY BURNS 5 years ago

HOW DOES SOMEONE ABLE TO TALK TO A LIVE PERSON FOR RESET GMAIL IF U LOST ALL YOUR INFO


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Misha 5 years ago from DC Area Author

IDK Larry, google is known for a terrible customer service. Try to post your problem here http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/gmail?hl=en , this is the best option I can think about. :)


Cards calling international 5 years ago

Excellent hub! I've been using Google for years, and I think they've realized that in many cases, less IS more. All kinds of flash and sparkle would have a better chance of getting in the way than helping with functionality, and when it comes to trying to find information on the web, getting in the way is the last thing they need to do. Again, great job of highlighting their ability...


ANWAAR 5 years ago

dear sir


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Garlic Angel 5 years ago from Dublin

Bookmarked for further reading, thanks

Garlic Angel :-)


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Garlic Angel 5 years ago from Dublin

Very informative hub Misha thanks. I never knew what the "I feel lucky" button was all about. I never felt 'lucky' enough to use it. Now I know what it is for I will put it to good use.

Thanks again and look forward to reading more from you.

Garlic Angel :-)


sujan_masud 5 years ago

I'm New Came in Google World. It's a Fine & Beautiful. I Don't know Good English.Pls.Help me & just Support me.


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iQwest 5 years ago from San Francisco, CA

Thank you for the post, Misha! I must pathetically admit that I simply didn't get the simplicity of Google's homepage in the beginning. With that being said, Google clearly understood their brilliance and now, even for those like myself who were slow to catch on, so do countless millions of users.


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Misha 5 years ago from DC Area Author

Hey, thanks for stopping by :)


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fayyazattock 5 years ago from attock pakistan

HI Misha how are you doing? it is nice to see and read your well informed articles, i have been here on this hub by searching it in the google search. You have done a marvelous job by letting us know the techniques necessary for the new one's here on hub pages. I would be needing your help and guidance in future, would you mind that? tc bye


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Misha 5 years ago from DC Area Author

Hi Fayya, and thanks for your nice words. Unfortunately, I don't accept students any more...


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PeggyW 5 years ago

this writing is good


ANZIYA KHAN 5 years ago

THANKS A LOT FOR GOOGLE IT HELPS ME TO GAIN A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE AND ALSO PROVIDES ME THE CORRECT INFORMATION


tianna 5 years ago

goggle is one of the best websites to go on if yu wont to lok up any website it doesn't matter


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HRoger 5 years ago from Online where I can be!

Wow this is really something interesting! The Evolution of GOOGLE's homepage. There couldn't be someone better to explain all this than you Misha, great hub man.


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Misha 5 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks HRoger :)


achealcious scarlet 5 years ago

Thanks for making me clear about what i use.


Lo  5 years ago

I really liked Picasa and recommended it to all. I really dislike Picasa3! I have my own browser and don't want to change to another just to email photos, and I detest the "wheel" which takes forever to download a photo. I will be moving on from Picasa. Don't know where this comment is going...ever try and access a comment line directly to Google? Good luck.


ayazarif 5 years ago

i love the google home page when it changes everyday, like today it's a very nice one, i've been sitting in front of the screen with my cup of tea for more than 10mins moving my curser in all direction to get the balls moving, it's so fun ;).. ilove it. from juju


syamasundar koka 5 years ago

I like google it is operating esly andchuging any one web serch get information world wise so i work into google at 5 years


suzannedk@gmail.com 5 years ago

I am unable to get in to a well functioning account as it seems the password has been changed since this morning somehow. I ned instructions on how to enter a whole new password without repeating the old one, please.


Mary K Middlesworth 5 years ago

Trying to get Google as homepage. On top toolbar it comes up blank page. Please help


lluvia 5 years ago

nice work ja


Stoney 5 years ago

does yahoo have a block aginst Real Player ?


Hi guy 5 years ago

GOOGLE IS AWESOME! Especially the pacman one


Filomena 5 years ago

Hi:

I am a google customer and I would like to have google homepage on my computer not yahoo. When ever I change it to google homepage it kept going back to yahoo homepage. Can you please help me.


jason 5 years ago

it is so cool i love to search on google


CLAUDIA FUGLIE 5 years ago

Get Google out of my computer I did not order it and I am having problems because your company is on it so take it off


GADEL 5 years ago

I always love to Google. Thanks Misha.


DANISH 5 years ago

GOOGLE IS BEST


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timonweller 5 years ago

I think the simplicity made them more successful as a homepage, however if anyone else did this with a website I don't think it is a good idea based on seo factors..


Peter 5 years ago

Some body can tell me how hop out of face book completely.


kaley 5 years ago

blablabla


rahmat 5 years ago

google is my life


rudra pratap singh. 5 years ago

Anna tum sanghars karo hum tumhare saath hai.vande mattram-vande mattram,Inqlabb-jindabad,jai-hind.BHARAT MATA KI JAI.


morge 5 years ago

i love google soo much


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Career-Guide 5 years ago from Mars

Google is my best friend!!

They have succeeded in developing their brand value and now the No-1 Internet service provider.


PRATYUSH KOLEY 5 years ago

Google is my life.


PRATYUSH 5 years ago

SUBITA IS MY LIFE. I LOVE YOU MY LOVE & GOOGLE.


deepak 5 years ago

google is my blood without it life has no meaning


Alex 5 years ago

i don't know about it?


nabawy 5 years ago

good


nabawy 5 years ago

good


TANVEER 5 years ago

FACE BOOCK


samantha 5 years ago

why are you guys killing whales and everthing in the water


Rosemary Patton 5 years ago

Goggle is a great tool to use for our English 12 Classes


faiq raza 5 years ago

i love google


tamer 5 years ago

yffdt


vickythakur 5 years ago

I LIKE TOO GOOGLE


Aslam Iqbal 4 years ago

google

i like it very much


Nana Brown 4 years ago

I don't want a new page for gmail. Give mine back please.


ebe otiki 4 years ago

google my home page, google my seartch, I DONT WANT TO MISS IT.


Kelsey 4 years ago

google is awesome . but to bad i have to use bing to find the right google page i want . it is so dumb . but google is awesome ! :)


jordan 4 years ago

i love google it is so great like totally


Abdi Ibrahim 4 years ago

Abdi,im hero ilik google manny time to be my website and friend,i live in minnesota but sametimes i remember in mogadishu somalia,about weather but not yet a beace.


mrgsangel@gmail.com 4 years ago

okay, I already know that stuff....how do I set my gadgets in the OCD order that I require....they are varied, interesting, informative and so me, but I Need to see them in the order that I want...Make the impossible possible for me


MA.ONE 4 years ago

I LOVE GOOGLE HOMEPAGE


Atray Tiwari 4 years ago

Google is fantastic It is my homepage.


Henry O 4 years ago

i have been trying for weeks to contact google. I just need to tell them that its not ok to shadow and snoop on my searches or such. Please stop tracking me, and please do not use my personal information as part of any of your plans to make money by snooping on regular people..

I would greatly appreciate your just leaving me alone please. Thank you. Henry O


tary 4 years ago

awsome


Allie 4 years ago

Wow they have some cool things


umesh manhas 4 years ago

i want a new page its cul


иЛЬДАР 4 years ago

??????


Lorna 4 years ago

i want google for my home page


santosh 4 years ago

i m flng vry lcky


lena 19 months ago

how do you even change your username/password. Don't blame me! I am jus 8 years old


Mark Anthony Padayao 17 months ago

II.miss u to all of yuo.

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