Thursday, April 26, 2007

CustomizeGoogle 0.59

These are some of the new features in CustomizeGoogle 0.59:

A new option to secure the new Google History (including Bookmarks) was added.

It's now possible to add favicons to the web search result.

CustomizeGoogle is now compliant with the new Google design.

URL previews on sponsored links are now visible in the status bar when hovering them. Why, you ask? Some advertisers masquerades as legit sites. Previously, if you moused-over a sponsored result, no URL preview was shown! This means that users didn't have a clue where he/she was about to navigate to. Read more here and here.

The URL will look something like this: gBILZUKAM4BV&adurl=http://WWW.TARGET.COM

If you choose to enable the CustomizeGoogle option to "remove click tracking", then the target URL will look something like this:


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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

No more next page in Google web search results

CustomizeGoogle got a new timesaving feature that automatically streams Google search result pages. An average Googler would probably spend some time navigating through pages in Google, but not anymore!

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

New features in CustomizeGoogle 0.56

Please upgrade to CustomizeGoogle 0.56, it comes with two new features and a lot of updates:

Now, when you select "Remove click tracking" in CustomizeGoogle Options -> Web, the click tracking found in ads are also removed.

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This means
  1. Google will not know which ads you click
  2. The advertiser doesn't have to pay Google any money
This is good news if you're worried about your privacy. And if you are an advertiser, this is an easy way to check out your own, and competitors, ads without anyone being charged.

Google Video Search now have links to other video search sites (YouTube, Yahoo, Metacafe, IFILM, Revver, Dailymotion).

For those of you who had problems browsing Google Book Search and Google Patents, these issues should now be fixed.

I've also added three new languages, Frisian (Netherlands), Albanian (Albania) and Romanian (Romania). Thanks to moZes, Besmir Godole and ultravioletu from Babelzilla! CustomizeGoogle is now translated into 43 languages/countries. A complete list can be found at the CustomizeGoogle homepage.