Google Chrome – A first look. There is good and bad news for serious Internet users!

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

 

Google Chrome Screen ShotI am now tinkering with the Google Chrome web browser, and I have to say that the experience isinteresting if nothing else.

This browser is sleek and slim and lightning fast, with pages being rendered much faster than Internet Explorer. The look is nice and clean, with few distractions and allowing the web page itself to utilize most of the screen real estate!

Probably the best feature is the start page, which loads every time you open a new tab and features thumbnails of your most visited sites and links to your bookmarks and your recently closed tabs. It’s a great resource when you are browsing.

Unfortunately, what is missing are all of the great Google SEO tools or even a compatible Google Toolbar. I expected that these tools would be incorporated directly in the browser, but this is not the case. So for SEO data, I’ll have to stick to Internet Explorer for now.

But I’ll use Chrome while I’m reading blogs or newspapers online. The speed advantage and nice layout makes it a great addition to my browsing arsenal! And I hope that SEO enhancements and tools will be added in the near future,

Google Chrome Start Screen Shot

 

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Rainer
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Melody Botting
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My brain is full.  I cannot learn anything new.

February 12, 2009 05:44 PM
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Richard Weisser
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Hi Mel...

Aw, it's just a free web browser, and it is pretty fast and a little easier on my old eyes! I hope that you are well, my dear friend.

February 12, 2009 05:45 PM
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Josh Bradley
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Great blog. This is quite useful information. Keep up the good blogs!

February 12, 2009 05:45 PM
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Melody Botting
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Did you say free?  I am in!

February 12, 2009 05:48 PM
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William Feela
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I am having a hard enough time learning the explorer...Free is good but for now tried and true!

February 12, 2009 05:54 PM
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Lenn Harley
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I will be dragged, kicking and screaming, before I give up my Google Toolbar.

February 12, 2009 06:07 PM
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Richard Weisser
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Josh...

Thanks, I appreciate it!

Mel...

There you go!

Bill...

This ine is simple, not a lot of bells and whistles! lol

 

February 12, 2009 06:14 PM
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Steve Shatsky
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Hi Richard... I have been playing with Google Chrome for a few weeks now.  It was suggested to me by a friend who knows something about internet security and I was told that it did not suffer from all the security issues that IE does.  So far the speed is my favorite aspect of it.

February 12, 2009 06:28 PM
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Susan Mangigian
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What are you doing over here?  Shouldn't you be over at Sheldon's?

February 12, 2009 06:42 PM
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Richard Iarossi
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Richard, Neat feature, in the address bar put spaces between the words and it's a Google search bar. Also, you can open up multiple sites simultaneously. They also have an incognito browsing page too for those times you might not want to leave a trail. Rich
February 12, 2009 06:56 PM
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Cameron Wilson
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Never even heard of it and I'm with Mels first comment.

February 12, 2009 07:37 PM
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Steve Hoffacker
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Richard,

Opera is a similar site, but I have put both aside in favor of firefox. I actually deleted Chrome. :)

Steve

February 12, 2009 08:12 PM
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JL Boney, III
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I have not played with Chrome yet, but I intend to.

February 12, 2009 08:26 PM
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Richard Weisser
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Lenn...

I know ...I live by it! 

Steve...

It is very good for casual browsing!

Susan...

Coming!

February 12, 2009 08:37 PM
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Gary Woltal
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Richard I wonder how Chrome compares to Firefox. Does the world need a proliferation of browsers? This all started with the battle between Netscape and Microsoft.

February 12, 2009 08:54 PM
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Suzanne McLaughlin
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Richard, I have used the Chrome for about three months and love it.  I don't think I'll return to Firefox ever. I may use Explorer from time to time but rarely.  Everything seems to have its tradeoffs.....

February 13, 2009 07:23 AM
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Matt Stigliano
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Brother Richard - I toyed with Chrome awhile back.  I love the look, feel, and speed of it.  The biggest drawbacks came to what it worked well with (MLS didn't work on it, so that was a huge drawback).  They've recently updated our MLS to include Chrome as an acceptable browser, so I have to give it another go.  Our MLS is being very progressive with what they work with (we had the WORST mapping system until recently - now its complete with satellite imagery from Google).

February 14, 2009 06:40 AM
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