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It’s no secret that Google has been aggressively pushing its Google Chrome web browser across a variety of its services and partner’s web sites.
Now, Neowin reports that the search giant has decided to spice the things up and advertise on Microsoft’s search engine as well.
Once user types phrases to download different web browsers, such as, “get firefox”, the following ad will appear:
While it’s nothing spectacular, once you combine all the advertising campaigns, one can only wonder how many millions of dollars Google is actually putting into the Google Chrome promotion, but hey, at least its working.
Previously we have discussed how to perform a country specific search using any search engine. This involves filtering search results from a specific country which can be useful in certain situations. We have also seen how to perform language specific search on the web. In this tutorial we are going to learn how to use different search engines to perform a site specific search.
By site specific search I mean that you can use a search engine to find content from a specific blog, website or forum. Sometimes you may want to search a popular blog for some tutorial and it’s not always very comfortable to open blogs in different tabs and use their search box to find the content you are looking for.
Instead, you can search any website from Google, Yahoo or Bing. The advantage is that you can filter all the posts that match with specific keywords directly from a search engine.
The New York Times Aug. 1 published this nice piece about how Google is aping some of Microsoft Bing's newer features.
That's something I've been tracking for awhile and been meaning to write about but backburnered for other newsy things. Good thing Google Watch lets me opine on others' coverage.
But I don't think the Times has zeroed in on what this means for Bing and Google. I'll come back to that. Here's what the Times said:
Microsoft closely, mimicking some of Bing's innovations -- like its travel search engine, its ability to tie more tools to social networking sites and its image search -- or buying startups to help it do so in the future.
Google has even taken on some of Bing's distinctive look, like giving people the option of a Bing-like colorful background, and the placement of navigation tools on the left-hand side of the page.
All of these points are well met. Let's work backwards to chart the way Google has imitated or at least followed Bing.