You Have A Future On The InternetWritten by Vic Damone
After dot.com bubble burst a few years back I really thought that Internet craze was over. With sites folding faster than newbies at a Texas Hold ‘Em table it seemed like all those tech-crazed nerds would have to go out there and get real jobs like rest us. Even stock market seemed to lose interest in Internet and Nasdaq plunged. But, like inevitable sunrise, Internet just continued to grow and build momentum with each passing year. But I am no fool and it occurred to me that I either hop on board or risk consequences of being left behind!
Although most of us are naturally intimidated by things we do not understand we all have capacity to adapt and grow—and this is precisely what I did. I began reading through websites and it hit me completely—this thing is going to be bigger than invention of car, television, or anything that has come before! To thrive in this new, big, and very bold world being created by computer engineers and their counterparts I was going to have to create an e-business of my very own and do so soon! There are literally millions of pages added to web every single day and I didn’t know how to add a single one!
Effective Web Search with Google’s “My Search History” ToolWritten by Nowshade Kabir
You were looking for certain information on web. After several attempts using different words and phrases with your favorite search engine, you finally have found required information but, as it happens, forgot to bookmark pages. In a few days when you needed to check out same pages again, to your utter dismay, you realized that you couldn’t recall how you searched out those pages. Sounds familiar? If you are like me, you probably face this problem quite frequently! Finding right page link you are seeking from browser’s history feature, out of hundreds of pages that you have visited recently, is not easy either! More over, browser’s history page remembers where you have been as you browse web for a limited time only. Things may be a little easier if you use Google Desktop search or similar tools from other search engines, but again if you don’t always use same computer, even this might not be of much help.
My Search History – a new Google feature
However, thanks to new “My Search History” feature from Google, now you are able to overcome this difficulty. The service, which is still at beta stage and released just recently, provides complete search history of all past searches made through Google once you install it. The search histories are stored on Google’s servers, this enables you to access search histories from any computer. From your search history page you are able to make a query on search history itself. On history page at right side you can see search words or phrases used for making a query, time of query made, pages visited related to query and page link. At left side, there is a calendar to check out search made by you on an earlier date. It also shows how many searches you have done on a certain day and how intense your search activity was on each day. A neat feature, which will help you get rid of problem mentioned in beginning of article, will show you relevant search results from your “My History Pages” along with new search results while you make a query. “This feature of Google Web search enables you to find information you thought you lost", Google claims on its site.
How to install?
In order to add this feature go to "My Search History" link on your Google home page and search results pages, by clicking My Search History link on Google Labs, or by going directly to http://www.google.com/searchhistory. If you ever registered with any of Google’s services, i.e. Gmail, Newsgroups, Froogle, etc. you may use same user name and password to install this feature. If you don’t have account with Google as yet, don’t worry unlike Gmail account you can go to following page https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount and create a new account. Once you created an account, you can turn on “My Search History”, which will add link to your Google home page and search results pages.