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iGoogle Is Now Officially Dead (Redirecting To Regular Homepage)

iGoogle Is Now Officially Dead (Redirecting To Regular Homepage)

By Chris Crum November 1, 2013 | 18 Comments

We’ve known for about a year and a half that iGoogle was going to be shut down, but the day has finally come. If you try to access it, you’ll now be redirected to the Google homepage. Google announced the …

Bing Zings Google With 'Bing Basic' [Zing] Bing Zings Google With 'Bing Basic' [Zing]
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The SEO tags aren’t the only April Fools’ joke from Bing this year. You didn’t think they’d get through the day without taking a shot at Google, did you? They introduced Bing Basic. There’s no mention of Google in the …

Has Yahoo Improved Its Homepage? Many Think Not. Has Yahoo Improved Its Homepage? Many Think Not.
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Yahoo has been testing various redesigns of its homepage for months, but now it has announced the “new Yahoo experience”. Note: We’ve updated this article from its original form, and since it was first posted, the negative comments have flooded …

Google Really Wants To Be Your Homepage Google Really Wants To Be Your Homepage
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Google really wants you to set Google.com as your homepage. You would think they would not keep taking away Google homepage features that users love, like iGoogle and the ability to set your background image, then, but they have done …

Bing To Users: We’re More Than Just A Pretty Picture Bing To Users: We’re More Than Just A Pretty Picture
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Been to Bing lately? If so, you may have seen a little tour of Bing’s homepage. A bar appears at the top, which says “Bing is more than just a pretty picture. See why.” You’re then presented with buttons for …

Google To Protest SOPA, PIPA With Homepage Link Google To Protest SOPA, PIPA With Homepage Link
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Wednesday, January 18th is scheduled to be a internet-wide day of protest, as sites big and small are going dark for the day to express their disapproval of the SOPA / PIPA legislation. SOPA Blackout Day will see sites like …

iGoogle Redesigned, More Updates on the Way iGoogle Redesigned, More Updates on the Way
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Google has redesigned iGoogle, its custom homepage product, so that it is more in line with other recent Google redesigns. That includes the navigation bar at the top and the left panel, as seen in the image. “In addition to …

How Relevant Are Homepages to the Web’s Future?
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Update: Yahoo tells WebProNews the video (embedded below) " highlights the philosophy & possible creative for Yahoo!’s campaign." So while it may be on the web, I guess it won’t necessarily be the approach for TV. In other words, it sounds like they’re just considering this approach.

Compete Looks at Ad Performance from AOL Homepage
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Last week, Compete shared some interesting data looking at homepage visitors at the top publisher sites, and compared them to visitors to the entire domain.

Compete Looks at Homepage vs Domain Visits for Top Sites
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Compete has shared some interesting data looking at homepage visitors at the top publisher sites. Here is the top 12 in terms of domain visitors. Look at how the homepage visitors compare to the percentage of site visitors who visit the homepage.

The Graphic Attack On Google

Bellbottoms, the Beetle, even lava lamps – the visual appeal of some things seems to operate in a sort of cyclical nature.  And as search engines start to jazz up their appearances, some see a return to past (read: pre-Google) trends.

Yahoo Takes Panama To Taiwan

Sponsored searches in Taiwan may have just gotten a bit better – Yahoo introduced the upgrade known as Panama.  Unfortunately, this will once again lead us towards something resembling a geographical “Who’s on First?” routine.

Google Homepages Get Altered In Asia

Google’s homepage has stayed (pretty much) the same for a long time, and the smallest changes have generated scads of coverage.  Now, in some foreign markets, the search giant is testing major revisions.

Avoid Duplicate Typepad Homepages

I had a client recently ask me about a blog that was using TypePad’s domain mapping feature and it was causing duplicate homepage URLs for the blog.

Google Recommendations for Personalized Homepages

Google has launched a new module for its personalized homepage users.

Great Homepages Really Suck

Where would we be today without vacuums? Think about it: The vacuum is a brilliant invention. It sucks up your household dirt and puts it exactly where you want it to go – off your floor and into that little bag.

A successful homepage acts exactly like a “digital vacuum” – it sucks users in, away from the homepage, and straight to important content within the rest of the site.