World's Cultural Tour Via Google Doodle For December 2010 Holiday Season

The Google Doodle Culture Tour is referring to "Indian dance styles" through a link on fourth image from the lower left corner:

Other images are linked to the following keywords:
St. Basil's Cathedral
Mt. Fuji
Buche de Noel
Great Wall of China
Sahara desert
chili pepper
Sydney Harbour
Venice gondolas
Chilean vineyards
African kanga
Up on the housetop
Henna lamp

Happy 12th Birthday to Google!!! 
Google is now celebrating its 12th Birthday with New Google Doodle/Logo.

Google is celebrating its birthday on 27th September instead of 7th September with a new Google Doodle. Following is the new Google Doodle that has been used for its 12th Birthday.
 Happy 12th Birthday Google by Wayne Thiebaud. Image used with permission of VAGA NY.
Image used above is a direct link to the server Location of Google's Logo and all rights goes to Vaga NY
As per the Google Tool Tip for the Doodle, the image is used by taking permission from Visual Artists and Galleries Association, Inc. and is designed by Thiebaud, Wayne of VAGA. According to
VAGA is an artists rights organization and copyright collective representing reproduction rights (copyright) for approximately 500 American artists and, through agreements with affiliated organizations in other countries, thousands of foreign artists worldwide.
This means that the Google's 12th Birthday Doodle is designed outside the boundary of Google Inc. and Google has to use this copyright protected image by taking permission from VAGA.

Well that does not matter to us, we love Google and wish to see it gives the best results in future and should be remain free from any of Board of Directors profit making/financial interests.

 Instant Coffee, Money & Now Instant Search:Google Instant

Sep 8, 2010: Google has added a new feather to its crown and launched new searching feature: Google Instant. As you start typing a single word on Google, search result page will be served to you instantly. According to GOOGLE:
Google Instant is starting to roll-out to users on Google domains in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Russia who use the following browsers: Chrome v5/6, Firefox v3, Safari v5 for Mac and Internet Explorer v8. Please note, users on domains other than can only access Google Instant if they are signed in to a Google Account. We will continue to add new domains and languages over the next several months.
Below is the image of Google Instant Search Text Suggestion, having On/Off link next to it.

आजादी की हार्दिक शुभकामनाए !!!
Beautiful Google Doodle on India's Independence Day

Its work fine on IE8. You can see it working whenever you use F5 key or refresh your IE browser. But on FireFox, Flock and Chrome, this doodle works only the first time the page is loaded. Its weird but I don't know why this gif is not working all time. To view this Google India's 64th Independence Day Doodle, please use CTRL+F5, to clear your browser cache on Mozilla Firefox, Flock and Google Chrome. I use only these 4 browsers so I am able to check these only. Don't know about other browsers.

PAC-MAN 30th Anniversary:Google Celebrate with Interactive Doodle:

21 May 2010, Google is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man with a playable logo on its home page. Google pays tribute to all time world famous game: Pac-Man 30th Anniversary with a free version of the video arcade game on the home page logo. Google make public its first interactive doodle to celebrate PAC-MAN's 30th anniversary. Play the game using your keyboard’s UP, Down, Right and Left keys and enjoy it.

                                           PAC-MAN 30th Anniversary Google Doodle

Update: Play this game whenever you crave for Pac-Man by visiting the following link:
Just click on Insert Coin button once to start the game.

Today(Wed, April 14, 2010) after updating Google Toolbar, the cache function of PageRank Tool under Google Toolbar is not working. I am able to check the cache of any page through cache option shown in the Google Search snippet, but when I go for the toolbar cache version I am seeing a 404 Error. Following is the snapshot of the Google Toolbar's cache version of Amazon website:

Google Toolbar Error-404 Not Found Error

Also, the Google cache: command is not working. It too is showing 404 Not Found Error.

If you are seeing t he similar thing, please let me known by inputting your valuable comments...

Earlier Google used to show cache for a website like this:

But now it has changed the url to like this:

There seems to be lot of changes in April month. Earlier a PR and backlink update on 3rd April, 2010. Know change in the url for Google Cache version.

Also, when you search on Google with this, you will find in a search result a link to cache page url i.e:

Or just Google this:

you will find about 1,100 results.

Its interesting to see Google is showing cache version in its search result.

Google Web History to Display Search Results Even when You or I are NOT SIGNED IN:

Before going to discuss on the topic, I will like to let you know what Google Web History is. According to Google:

With Web History, you'll be able to:

* View and manage your web activity.

You know that great web site you saw online and now can't find? From now on, you can. With Web History, you can view and search across the full text of the pages you've visited, including Google searches, web pages, images, videos and news stories. You can also manage your web activity and remove items from your web history at any time.

* Get the search results most relevant to you.

Web History helps deliver more personalized search results based on the things you've searched for on Google and the sites you've visited. You might not notice a big impact on your search results early on, but they should steadily improve over time the more you use Web History.

* Follow interesting trends in your web activity.

Which sites do you visit frequently? How many searches did you do between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.? Web History can tell you about these and other interesting trends in your web activity.

Google Web History to affect search results only when you or I are signed in on Google. But with new Google Web History, you will find personalized search results based on your online behavior even when you are not signed in. Now when you search on Google your will find Web History at top right hand side of the search page near Search Settings and Sign in.

When you click on this Web History link, you will find:

Your search results may be customized using search activity from this computer.
Disable customizations based on search activity.

You can click on the above link to Disable customizations or enable it

Customization based on signed-out search activity is disabled.
Enable customizations based on search activity.

Now with this new feature, your search will not only be based on your Geographical Location but also on your online search activities on your computer.

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