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Haochi [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, December 10, 2006
13 years ago7,735 views

Hmm, this might surprise you, take a deep breath first...
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google.com/toolbar/ie7/getie7. ...


Google has its OWN optimized version of IE7, that is Internet Explorer 7! OMG!

links:
google.com/toolbar/ie7/
googlified.com/2006the-google- ...

[ Updated link – Sam.]

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

The link should be google.com/toolbar/ie7/

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Oh maa god.

That page actually is quite shocking.

So much for Firefox dedication, then :-)

To be honest, I don't mind people using Internet Explorer 7. In reality, the general public aren't going to opt for Firefox by the masses. At least IE7 has generally better support for coding.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Guess why they did that? Look at the ads (of course, Google is on top :) and admire the competition for installing IE7.

google.com/search?q=ie7&gl ...

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

This is Microsoft's marketing machine. They probably pump out specialized versions for many more websites. Scary ánd strange.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

There is the same on Yahoo!
search.yahoo.com/search?p=IE7& ...

with a logo :


us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/i ...

Anne [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I just downloaded Explorer 7 and the new Google package. Can anyone tell me how to refresh a page now and send a page to someone as there are no buttons for these functions now....except the gmail option which when I try to sign up for, I get the msg that it's a trial program and by invitation only. When I go to help it refers me to a bunch of irrelevant problems. Pls someone help!

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I'll try it- my PC wouldn't run the Yahoo version of IE7 for some reason. Maybe this will work.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

What about downloading IE7 from Microsoft:
microsoft.com/windows/ie/downl ... ?

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

did you notice that google and yahoos pages are almost identical. I wonder it that is a page supplied by microsoft?

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

nope. didn't work. well, it WILL run. but when i start up PC everytime, i get a 'framework entrypoint not found!' or something. Pass until the new PC in early 07 with Vista.

Ryan [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I don't understand why MS would go for this.

Yes i understand they want broswer share... but where's the profit in browser share?

That's right.. the profitability of browser share comes from the home page and the search defaults.

if they let others change them and offer installs, what's the point of offering a browser? Just to spread brand awareness?

Dusty Davidson [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

When I search for IE7, I get sponsored links from Google AND Yahoo. Oddly enough though, the pages are virtually IDENTICAL!

google.com/toolbar/ie7/

downloads.yahoo.com/internetex ...

Dan Tobias [PersonRank 6]

13 years ago #

"Upgrade to IE7"? That would be a downgrade from the Mozilla browser I'm using now.

Ryan [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I think the best is the 3rd result.... www.ie7.com

classic! Is it just showing up based upon it's domain name? Cuz it doesn't mention IE7 on it, and it's only got 6 incoming links total.

quietasamouse [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Anne –
To refresh the page, look for the button at the end of the address box with 2 green arrows.
To send the page in an e-mail, go to File / Send / E-mail Page (or Link). If you can't see a 'File' (text only, no button) on your toolbar, right click on the toolbar & tick 'Menu'

:-)

Eric Friedman [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Hi Philip,

I wrote about Yahoo doing something similar here: searchviews.com/archives/2006/ ...

Now it appears that Microsoft is working with both engines to get their browser installed. My questions remain; who is getting paid for what and when? How much of this is part of the barter deals setup months ago?

I guess we will wait and see.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<< did you notice that google and yahoos pages are almost identical. I wonder it that is a page supplied by microsoft? >>

Jeremy Zawodny has some interesting comments on this:

jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archiv ...

(Looks like Google copied Yahoo!)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Oh wow. That is pretty obvious. I'll ask Google for a statement...

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It's blatantly supplied by Microsoft... surely Google wouldn't just completely rip-off a layout like that...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It's funny that the code is completely different, so it can't be a template.

Nathan Weinberg [PersonRank 8]

13 years ago #

Funny thing: Both your post and this very comments page has ads for Google's download and Yahoo's. AdSense targeting at its finest!

Vivek Jani [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

So, Google has updated the page to make it look different than the yahoo page, now... google.com/toolbar/ie7/

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[Moved from "Google Blatantly Copies Yahoo" – Tony]

jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archiv ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

And here's a response from Matt...

mattcutts.com/blog/ie7-promo-p ...

Heh.

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Arghh, sorry for posting in the wrong place!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

He he he, I was talking about that there : [Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/78916.ht ...
;-)
Why Matt Cutts "feeled obliged" (is it English?) to prove that Yahoo copies Google too? Just "apoligies" weren't enough?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

We have a saying in English:

   "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."

Basically, you shouldn't criticize someone for doing something that you're guilty of yourself. I think that's the point Matt was making. (Sure, it looks like Google copied Microsoft in this instance, but just about everyone copies Google...)

BTW, it's "felt obliged" ... ;-)

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[Moved from "Yahoo Copies Google" – Tony]

It is reported that Google copies Yahoo...
jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archiv ...

I think Yahoo copies Google....:)

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